Enhanced Attentional Bias towards Sexually Explicit Cues in Individuals with and without Compulsive Sexual Behaviours (2014)

Cambridge University logoComments: This is another Cambridge University study on internet porn addicts. This one is a cue-reactivity test (attentional bias), which meticulously follows established neuroscience protocols. The subjects were all male and heterosexual (average age 24). Subjects were screened with a battery of tests & questionnaires to avoid confounds. Two control groups consisted of healthy heterosexual males who were, age, sex, and IQ, matched. Results mirror results seen in substance abusers, and dovetail with an earlier brain study on porn addicts.

Also see Rob Weiss's article Another Study Links Compulsive Sexual Behavior to Other Forms of Addiction

Religion and Porn Addiction

Bible and PlayboyRecently, there has been some buzz regarding the role of religion with regard to porn addiction. One study http://www.provenmen.org/2014pornsurvey/pornography-use-and-addiction/#addiction showed that men claiming to be Christian were twice as likely as non-Christians to think that they might be addicted to porn.

Age 19 - worst ED imaginable cured, and my life has improved in every single area

happy guyGuys. Rebooting works. Seriously, I never thought it would work for me. I was masterbating 1-3 times a day, every day, from age 11 to age 18. That's 7 years of my developmental life torn apart by porn. I had the worst ED imaginable, I'm pretty sure my penis was the equivalent of a shriveled toe. But fear not! After 339 days of rebooting, I feel like superman. My life went from being a loser, a hardcore videogame junky, barely passing classes, with losers for friends; to pure greatness.

Age 28 - ED, Relapses - 3-year update

Holy smokes it's been almost 3 years since I first posted to this blog. What a ride it's been, too! Ups and downs, good days and bad days, relapses and successes, and, most of all, many realizations.

Age 17 - I focus on long term success instead of temporary satisfaction

football playerI haven't really taken the opportunity to write about my 90-day experience, however I feel like the young fapstronauts are entitled to our experience and stories. I originally joined the NoFap movement because like many of you out there I realised that I had a problem, and I needed support to help me. I didn't come here to partake in the "ultimate challenge".

Pornography Use and Addiction - 33% of men 18-30 "addicted" or "unsure" (2014)

PollResults are from a nationwide study. First, the participants were asked to identify their frequency of viewing pornography. Second, they were asked if they thought they viewed pornography too much. Third, they were asked if they felt that they were addicted to pornography. One-third (33%) of men between the ages of 18 and 30 either think that they are addicted or are unsure if they are addicted to pornography.

Age 25 - ED, mild OCD, generalized & social anxiety, femdom fetish & prone masturbation: but I made it!

couple in bedI'm 25. I've a huge femdom fetish that started about 12. Internet porn at 14 and high-speed video porn at 16/17. From 17-24 it was porn and masturbation every single day. Without fail for a lot of years. I had extreme social anxiety that didn't come from porn, but the porn made it ten times worse. I also had mild OCD and just general anxiety.

Age 29 - Had sex for the first time in 10 years!

happy coupleI've been masturbating to porn daily since I was about 8 years old. The first two, and previous to nofap only, times I had sex, were not very good.

Interview with Noah B.E. Church (author of WACK)

Noah B.E. ChurchNoah B. E. Church is a wildland firefighter, EMT, tutor, entrepreneur, speaker, and author. At 24 years old, he’s also a recovering porn addict. Having first encountered internet pornography at the age of nine, it wasn’t until very recently that he realised how badly his porn habit had affected his sexual and emotional well-being.

Following his recovery, Church wrote down his own story as a form of catharsis, but this soon grew in a short non-fiction title, Wack: Addicted to Internet Porn, which he released earlier this year. The book is an attempt to look at current research into porn addiction, and to help others realise the negative effect it could be having on their lives, and escape the addiction.

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Fleshlight v. Dating Tips - Giving up is on the riseAsk The Academy [Sample newsletter] Girlfriend and hardmode, is it possible? To other people reading the newsletter who may not know, NoFap’s Hard Mode refers to deliberately abstaining from orgasm, even with a partner, throughout NoFap’s challenges.

Study: porn blamed for decreased sexual desire & increased sexual dysfunctions in teens, Dr. Carlo Foresta (2014)

Thumbnail of article in ItalianComments: The following (roughly) translated articles contain quotes and describe studies (in press) by Italian urology professor, President of the Italian Society of Reproductive Pathophysiology, and author of some 300 academic papers, Carlo Foresta.

90 days - Delayed ejaculation cured, more confident, cheerful and calm

happy coupleI spent my whole life watching porn, it destroyed my last relationship (ended six months ago) and worst of all, despite having a reputation for being somewhat of a ladies' man, I have delayed ejaculation which has caused me and my partners frustration.

Age 20 - ED Cured! No more need for Viagra!

loversI have reached the 5 month mark for nofap now and I almost think of it as a good luck charm now and am too scared to stop it as everything has been going so well for me since I have started it.

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