"How long will my reboot take?"

Goal“I have Porn induced ED. How long will my reboot take?” This is maybe the most common question I get in emails and blog comments. And I understand why: you want to know what to expect.

While some guys with mild cases of porn-induced ED can reboot within 3-6 weeks of no PMO (no porn, masturbation, or orgasm), for others it can take up to 4 months. And in some extreme cases, it may take up to a year or more to fully recover.

Age 31 - I couldn’t even get it up before I stopped PMO - sex seemed like a second job

happy guyI’ve been masturbating since I was about 10 or 11 (couldn’t even ejaculate then). It was when I became a teenager that dial-up internet became available.

Age 22 - I literally feel like a different person, a much better person, I am so much more happy now.

couple chattingTo start off, I'm 22 years old and have been masturbating since I was about 9 (started early) and did it every single day.

6 Step Reboot Plan... that helped me quit

sexual secretsI haven't masturbated to/orgasmed to porn in 367 days.  Until a year ago, I had tried many times to stop and kept failing, until I finally gave up, only to stumble on this website and try again. After going a year without PO, I summarized my experience and reboot process into Six Key Steps.

Age 20 - ED: not only does sex feel ten times better than masturbating, i'm enjoying life more

happy guyReflecting back on things its hard to honestly tell if I had purely anxiety issues or porn related issues but one thing is for sure i definitely had issues.

I now realise my previous relationships were bullshit driven by fantasy sexual desires

  • happy guyAlthough I can't attribute my happiness solely to nofap, I can say I would have never taken action if I was still an unmotivated wanker.

Age 18 - ED cured. I now see women as beautiful people instead of objectifying them.

happy coupleI originally started this journey for two reasons: one, because I have suffered from increasingly terrible PIED since I was 14 and never knew the cause until I got fed up after numerous embarrassing situations. I felt attracted to girls and had confidence and skill in talking to them, but simply had trouble when it actually came down to sex.

Age 27 - No more ED or delated ejaculation: 131 days

couple kissingShort Story: Success! sex 4 different times. No ED, No DE, I was fully sensitive and Aroused! 131 days - 10+ edging, 6 times MO, 1 time PMO. First 60 days easy, got off track a few times last 60 days. around the 120 mark had Successful (albeit) short sex. Had 3 more success sessions after that.

Age 23 - Porn-Induced ED gone, lost virginity, got girlfriend.

happy guy23 years old. Failed with five other women, and felt hopeless. After 17 days, I had sex, and was able to get hard on the second attempt. I also think a big part of it is that I've never felt as comfortable with a women like I do with my now girlfriend...

My skin is vibrant, my eyes are piercing and I am finally a true man. I have energy for life

happy guyI have healed considerably and my body has heavily regenerated from what was years of torture I put upon it. Porn, masturbation, drinking, drugs, and general lack of regard for health had placed me in what I thought was an unrecoverable and hopeless position.

Age 50 - Sexual Health Back On Track

happy coupleI am a fifty-year old lifetime porn user. My porn use started with the women's underwear section of the sear catalog when I was around 6 and spans the entire latter half of the 20th century. Books, magazine, online pics, erotic stories, and finally, internet video. My entire life I've had delayed ejaculation and could only cum with my hand and porn.

I actually take pleasure in doing things like sports and social activities

loversI intend to write this as perhaps a sobering assessment of what nofap has been to me. I never experienced any of the ‘superpowers’ that others did, and I didn’t really believe in them or expect them or want them. For me, nofap has been all about a return to normality.

Age 20 - Depression, OCD, ADHD going away. Stopped meds. Erections came back.

No pillsI want to share this with you guys. My name is Kyrollos and I am 20 years old. I have been a heavy user of pornography since I was 12. I used to masturbate at least once every day and some times up to 3 times a day.

Age 17 - Zero brain fog, Social anxiety gone, Libido comes roaring back

happy coupleDays are longer than you think. NoFap taught me this more than anything else. I used to be addicted to Porn. It is hard to admit but I was. For me it was a thrice daily habit that took up 2 and a half hours on average, every single day. Over a year, that is 913 hours spent fucking myself, literally and figuratively.


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