Tahru (early 20s), a member of the www.yourbrainrebalanced.com forum, describes his experience with porn-induced HOCD (sexual orientation obsessive-compulsive disorder) and recovery. He invites listeners with questions to contact him.
Why I'm here: I started off going to catholic school, with parents who didn't talk to me about sex. This is not a good way to raise your kid. I was essentially left to figure it out myself (aside from whatever the school was feeding me), and I didn't do too well! I first discovered porn around age 11, by complete accident.
Before saying anything at all, I need to say thank you. If it weren't for this community I don't know if I would have ever been able to slay this demon. When I was going through the rough part of my reboot it was all of you right here that kept me on track. But this isn't the only reason I need to thank all of you.
The other I reason is because you all helped me find my purpose in life. At least my purpose as far as I understand it.
The last 100 days have not been easy. But man have they been worth it. Not just with Nofap but I have made many other positive changes in my life in those 100 days. Nofap was the solid foundation though. I then went to stop smoking weed, drinking pop. I also began meditating and lifting on a regular basis. I put all of my sexual energy into these things and they have all paid dividends. I feel healthier than I ever have before.
I am 19 years old. Today is my first day of being a fapstronaut. My father is my inspiration. Since I can remember, my mother has had serious health problems resulting in at least one major surgery a year. To pay off these medical bills as well as my sister's and my own tuition, my dad works a great deal of overtime, on the night shift, at his job. He would work all night, then sleep during the day.
Every person on this subreddit has his/her own reasons for taking on r/pornfree, but for those of you who may be on the fence about partaking in this challenge, let me persuade you with several of the best and most obvious benefits.
1) Tissue boxes last for-fucking-ever. Before I would go through one every other week but with r/pornfree I feel like I'll never run out. Why you may ask? Because they only go on my nose, not on my dongle.
Submitted by Marnia Robinson on Wed, 04/10/2013 - 20:32
I'm 26 years old and week ago I was virgin too. Now I am no more. :) I started NoFap exactly on 1 January 2013, it just turned out that way. I wasn't very good with girls, even though I'm quite handsome (in my opinion).
Youth and intense sexual arousal are a surprisingly volatile combination
Research on animals suggests that first sexual experiences may have more power to shape our individual sexual proclivities than we would guess, and that they do so via specific brain mechanisms. Consider the following research on young, virgin rats:
Todd Becker, host of www.GettingStronger.Org, discusses natural ways to reverse the biological addiction process and feel better organically. Examples covered on the show include: vigorous exercise, cold showers, intermittent fasting and socializing.
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