Background: Just posting this personal experience for any frustrated fapstronauts out there. PMO since age 13, I'm 20 now. Tried NoFap a few times, lasted three days once, then a week a few times, the absolute longest I could last was 20 days one time.
I've been struggling with this basically for the last 9 or so months. I had some serious low points, I cried, and I doubted if my life would ever turn around. It's hard for me to even put all of this into words honestly. Now, I have my life back. Like all of us on this forum, I was just so susceptible to porn that ittook control of my mind. Eventually it took control of my dick.
Month 1: I was as horny as I'd ever been since hitting puberty; random boners and a desire to rub one out for old time's sake was very hard to shake. Oftentimes I couldn't concentrate on my work because I wanted some relief. Regular exercise definitely helped with my excess energy. But the results came quickly.
I've been free from porn in about 6 months now. I've cut dramatically down on the fapping also, but not stopped it completely. I would say I now fap 4 times a week, where as before I could have done it 3-4 times a day at worst.
So today is my day. I can't believe I did it. It's like I'm 16 again. When I go to the fitness centre and I see a nice girl in tight leggings for training, I get a stone-hard erection which lasts. I never felt more like a man as nowadays. I do not have the feeling that I have to abstain from fapping anymore, cos fapping isn't important to me anymore.
I was addicted to sex, pornography, and masturbation. My fiance has also been doing the nofap hardmode challenge with me, as he was addicted also, but his 90 days was about 2 weeks ago. Here's how I've changed.
So, today it is 90 days since I started my second serious attempt at this. I can't say it's been super easy, but it hasn't been super hard either. I started the challenge in part to cure a few cases of DE I'd been experiencing with my (then) girlfriend, and in part because it seemed like a good way to test my willpower.
I'm 29, had PMO'd for the last 10+ years, while having normal sexual relationships with women... then over the last 2 years, my porn use escalated, I escalated into some fetish type stuff, and slowly my erection quality/strength went down until I had total PIED and even had trouble getting hard while masturbating.
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