Learning how to walk, kissing my first girl, going off to college. All of these are milestones in my life, but for none of them will I look back and appreciate them as much as my NoFap milestone. 90 days ago I was a porn addicted loser who was so scared to do anything and fapping was how I coped with the emotional pain I faced in my life. I was seeing signs of PIED so I knew I had to make a change in my life.
Background: I'm a 32 yr old male. Hadn't had sex since my last ex which was 6 years ago. I've been single for the past 6 years. I've been viewing porn since the age of about 18. It gradually increased as the years went along. 18-25: I viewed and jerked casually, (anywhere from 1-2 times/week). It would've been a lot more, had it not been for slow-speed interned at the time and lack of sites like today.
I'm a 25 y/o male. I have never experienced any "superpowers", but recently I was reflecting on how I can see signs of my brain reshaping itself back to "pre-porn". What I mean is that my instant connection from a thought about porn to needing to use porn is weaker and slower. And that feels pretty awesome. Now that I have a sneak peak of that, I have high hopes for what my brain can do after 90, 180, 365 days, etc.
I first forayed into the Nofap sphere about 4 years ago when I was 16 years old and was drawn to the practice by the so called 'superpowers' that I hoped would allow me to get out of my shell and thrive. The initial effects of Nofap were pretty strong and kept me hooked onto continuing the practice well into college. I never really put much thought into it; I simply mustered as much sheer will as I could and abstained from masturbating, reaching for that supposed golden ticket to freedom once I hit 90 days.
I live in Belgium. I am greatly intrigued by personal development and lifestyle. Other than the life that society has decided is possible for us, I deeply believe that each and everyone one of us has the power to create his or her dream life and become the person they want to be.
I (Matt Fradd) interview Gary Wilson from YourBrainOnPorn.com about porn addiction, and throw several objections from the naysayers his way. We also geek out a lot about the neuroscience of addiction and how porn can literally damage your brain.
For the first time in my adult life, I've gone 30 days without PMOing. I....honestly can't believe this is true. I felt so buried, so hopeless, so lost and so powerless to fight porn and here I am, a whole MONTH without PMO. A year ago this time, I would easily do this at least 3-4 times a DAY. Wow.
Today marks the 64th day I have gone without PMO. It was very difficult not to give in to temptation but I made it! Many times I wanted to give in but I was reminded by the failures to get it up that I had in my past relationship from a year ago and that fueled my abstinence from PMO. Now for the benefits!
I just got into writing this hoping that it will help at least one person. ITS GOT TRIGGERS. This post shows how fucked up I was and explaining a bad thing porn gives - HOCD. Don't read if you think you will trigger a relapse or something.
I thought I would report on my progress since starting this journey in June 2016, with the hope it may be helpful for others.I am a 29-year-old UK male, PMOing since I was 15 years old. Over the years I had descended into material that would be revulsive to my loved ones, and often illegal. Never really made the connection between my “secret” life and my public life.
MEN and women who experience sexual health problems, including younger people, can get specialised support from Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust. According to a recent BBC Newsbeat report, there is a surge in the number of young men who suffer from erectile dysfunction due to easy access to online porn.
Health professionals are now seeing more and more people in their late teens and early 20s experience the problem which they say is caused by online porn.
I started to see the world from different angles. I am not who I was last year anymore. It's about improving yourself. Apparently there are lots of benefits of NoFap. I have slowly noticed them for five months. I am 17 years old now since this Monday. Nobody told me happy birthday but I am not complaining. It's certainly OK for me. I even bought Jack London's Sea Wolf for me as a birthday gift.
The Journey has been a long one so far. It has been 70 days with no porn and 63 days without playing with my snake. There are so many things that I have learned and gain from this experience that I could write an entire book! I chose to stay away from porn and masturbation after finding myself in a lonely hole surrounded by porn, unreal fantasies, and webcams.
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