When I started NoFap on this streak I was the oddball kid at school who hung around with his own friends, was shy and didn't talk to people very often. Over time I have become way more confident and I am willing to talk to people that I have never talked to before at my school. I
concentrate a thousand times more in class and I do much more exam revision. NoFap granted me this extra motivation for this studying.
Lamentations, but gratitude. Here, I recall in the years of near 2006, some 10 years ago, when I was ages 21-23 trying to "Sow" my wild oats as a young man. It wasn't until recently, last year, (2015) that I discovered the true destructive effects of pornography in my own life, that I look back upon my youth and realize the consequences.
Found out about nofap about 2 years ago ended up having a 30 day streak. Then I relapsed and kept pmoing for a year and half or so until my buddy from work was like, “If you don’t masturbate, it’ll make you stronger.” Or something along those lines. But I got the idea that he could sense something. Like I was giving off some weak ass vibes.
What might be a few "dead giveaways" that such an article is nothing more than a propaganda piece?
Psychologists David Ley and/or Nicole Prause are cited as "the experts," while actual top addiction neuroscientists, who have published recent studies on porn users (Voon, Kraus, Potenza, Brand, Laier, Hajela, Kuhn, Gallinat, etc.), are omitted.
The article cites Prause's lone, anomalous 2015 EEG study as proof porn addiction doesn't exist, while simultaneously omitting over 20 neurological studies and 5 recent reviews of the literature: current list of brain studies on porn users.
I have tried the challenge off and on for the past year or so, with essentially no success. Maybe a week tops, then relapse over, and over, and over. Over this past spring break, I decided to try again, like usual. Only 3 days in, I spent an entire afternoon edging, and gave myself a horrific case of blue balls.
I am 40, dentist from Serbia. I have been heavy internet porn user for last 10 years. Even though I am happily married, and have been very satisfied with my sex life, I've been addicted to porn, because it offered me variety, and I was rather porn addicted than unfaithful. I am sure I am not the only one who was a heavy porn user because of that.
Who am I? I'm a 21 y/o hardworking student. I major Computer Science and spend 80% of my time in front of my lap top. I started the challenge on January 19th hard mode because well I'm always intimidated by online challenges... or any kind of challenge for that matter. So, I'm not sure how exactly I found out about NoFap, I just know that I saw the challenge somewhere and said 'ok I'm doing this'.
183 days of improvement. 183 days of production. 183 days of gears moving, wheels spinning, cognitive conveyor belts moving with no sluggish afterthought every relapse. 183 days of living. I didn't do this to get a girl. I didn't do this to get rid of any "anxiety" I've had. I did this because I wanted more time. The hours wasted on PMO are sinkholes that suck you in and spit you out in that same tired, disappointed state EVERY SINGLE TIME.
The first generation of men who grew up with unlimited online porn sound the alarm
Excerpt: A growing number of young men are convinced that their sexual responses have been sabotaged because their brains were virtually marinated in porn when they were adolescents. Their generation has consumed explicit content in quantities and varieties never before possible, on devices designed to deliver content swiftly and privately, all at an age when their brains were more plastic–more prone to permanent change–than in later life. These young men feel like unwitting guinea pigs in a largely unmonitored decade-long experiment in sexual conditioning. The results of the experiment, they claim, are literally a downer. Read the full article for only $2.99 online
I occasionally have sex with my girlfriend and have successfully had tantric sex which lead to multiple body orgasms with no ejaculation. Other times I was too caught up in the carnal pleasure of it and accidentally busted a nut (probably twice in the last year). Deep breathing can move sexual energy up the spine if one is not overly concerned with the pleasure seeking aspect.
From the terrible young age of seven I had my first encounter with pornography. I remember sneaking down early in the morning when everyone was still sleeping, to type in exciting things in google and got to click all these different sites which excited me greatly.
I've had EXTREME PIED (total limp-dick except when I masturbate myself). I haven't been able to have sex without sildenafil for years, which gives me erections but I still can't orgasm from sex. I always finish using my own hand.
I can't believe I am here, but today is my 90th day PMO free. 4 months ago, I thought something like this happening to me was impossible. January 2016 is when I really dedicated myself to it because it was taking a heavier toll on my life than I initially thought. I wanted to live life PMO free then where I wouldn't be lazy or socially awkward.
Heyo!! Exciting news yo, I finally think I've cured myself. It's been about two- two and a half months now since I stopped watching porn. I used to have a counter on my whiteboard in my room, and if I messed up and PMO'd I'd restart that counter.
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