Your Brain on Porn

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Age 17 - I am living life at a much higher level, where most of the men are supposed to be

I even forgot I was doing this challenge, because my urge to fap completely disappeared. I was into social development before I started nofap, so my confidence went through the roof! Nofap gives you this natural confidence, this natural behavior that attracts women. I literally became a chick magnet; so many girls get attracted to my natural maturity.

Age 33 - Less stress, More energy, Comfortable sleep, Stronger relationships, Good erection during sex, Less body pain, More confidence

It’s been 60days without pmo. It’s unbelievable. I never thought I can do this. Personally, I feel there is lot improved in my family relationship. I am spending lot of time with my kid. No night out with mobile. Before NoFap, to me every day morning was an achievement if there is no porn previous night.

Age 16 - Confident talking with girls now

Feels good. Got told by a group of girls "You're like the only normal guy in our year". Almost two weeks ago I was told this by a group of girls that I hanged out with after school. Even though it sounds like they're saying that I'm not interesting and possibly boring, I asked them what they meant by it and they said it was because I'm not awkward in front of them, how confident I was and how I was actually able to talk to them like a normal person.

Critique of: "Damaged Goods: Perception of Pornography Addiction as a Mediator Between Religiosity and Relationship Anxiety Surrounding Pornography Use" (Leonhardt, Willoughby, & Young-Petersen 2017)

The “perceived pornography addiction” meme continues to infect the peer-reviewed literature, this time in a new study: “Damaged Goods: Perception of Pornography Addiction as a Mediator Between Religiosity and Relationship Anxiety Surrounding Pornography Use", 2017 (Leonhardt, et al.). The phrase "perceived pornography addiction" was promoted by Joshua Grubbs, and first used in his 2013 study. It's abundantly clear that the present study's support for invoking "perceived porn addiction" or "belief in porn addiction" rests upon Joshua Grubbs's continued promotion of the concept. Leonhardt, et al. cites 3 Grubbs studies a whopping 36 times in the body of the paper.

Age 28 - Had a severe case of delayed ejaculation and had low sensitivity

I´m male 28. Had a severe case of delayed ejaculation and had low sensitivity. When I first joined this site, I was reading the success stories here and damn how I wished I could some day write my own one. And here it is!

Age 27 - PIED progress, flatline easing

I mostly decided [to do] nofap due to PIED (porn induced erectile dysfunction). It ruined my life and my ex relationship. Benefits are mostly the common ones. More energy (I think this comes from the urges that kick in and drive you nuts). More confidence and need to smile / mingle with girls.

Age 37 - HOCD & PIED: Right now, I can assure you those issues are over

I made it, so can you! Here's my story. I had been hooked to P for more than 20 years, and my sexual life was a complete mess. I had PIED and suffered gay HOCD, I even acted out, and I was so confused. I didn't dare date a girl for many years. I felt old (I'm 37), and that it was too late for me to change.

Age 18 - I'm comfortable in my own skin, I can now talk to anyone, I have greater empathy

I've joined NoFap somewhere in July 2016 to end watching porn. I wasn't heavily addicted but I knew watching it was a problem (I started watching porn in middle school age 15). I would always watch it at night instead of during the day because I had more time and in which I lost some extra sleep hours because of it. I started to see men and women as tools instead of human beings and I was anti-social.