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1) Is this site religious?

  • Nope. The site's founder is an atheist (as were his parents and grandparents). For more see this 2016 interview of Gary Wilson by Noah B. Church.

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3) What is the current state of the research on Internet porn addiction and porn's effects? 

4) Has Gary Wilson published in the peer-reviewed literature?

5) Are there any studies that falsify the porn addiction model?

6) Do doctors and therapists recognize and treat porn-induced sexual dysfunctions?

  • Yes. This page contains articles and videos with about 110 experts (urology professors, urologists, psychiatrists, psychologists, sexologists, MDs) who acknowledge and have successfully treated porn-induced ED and porn-induced loss of sexual desire.

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8) Why was YBOP created?

  • We created the site because we don’t like people suffering needlessly simply because they lack critical information for improving their circumstances themselves.

Glorious erections, confidence, energy and self-control

Now this might not seem like much to the absolute legends on here with 500+ days but I want to point out the benefits I've experienced personally.

  1. More energy. I always wanted to work out but always gave the excuse of there being no gym in my area and me being tired after work but now I wake up with so much energy in the mornings that I have to work some of it off.

Age 20 - Clear head, almost as if I'm working at twice the speed, Way more energy, Appreciation for what I have

This is the 2nd streak on which I got to 30, the previous being 31. Journey up til now: First 14 days were the most terrible of my life. Went through a breakup, near career suicide, Lonely AF, basically, there was no happiness. I felt like there was no point of going on, there was nothing left.

Age 63 - What is new is the experience of total virility in a loving relationship

Day 62, and a lot of changes to report. Advice to couples from our experience with "karezza". I use the word to mean loving sex without the goal oriented judgmental pressure to have orgasms. Avoiding the burnout of too many O's, (especially the man's), and eliminating the overstimulation of porn, has given us amazing sexual experiences that we've never had in our many years of marriage.

I have enjoyed replacing fantasy with real life sexual relationships built on honesty and openness.

I have now reached 180 which is my longest streak. It has become normal to live without PMO and I have enjoyed replacing fantasy with real life sexual relationships built on honesty and openness. I have essentially become who I wanted to be simply by filling the void with relationships, new friends and adventures instead of porn.

Propagandists misrepresent peer-reviewed papers and ICD-11 search features to fuel false claim that WHO’s ICD-11 “rejected porn addiction and sex addiction”

The deniers of porn addiction are agitated because the latest version of the World Health Organization's medical diagnostic manual, The International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11), contains a new diagnosis suitable for diagnosing both porn addiction and sex addiction. It's called "Compulsive Sexual Behavior Disorder." For a responsible article quoting Geoffrey Reed, the head of Mental Health Disorders for the ICD-11, see "WHO recognises 'compulsive sexual behaviour' as mental disorder."

Nonetheless, in a bizarre "we lost, but we won" propaganda campaign, the deniers are pulling out all the stops to spin this new diagnosis as a rejection of both "sex addiction" and "porn addiction." Their assertion is nonsensical, as:

Being alpha is not for everyone. Respect others.

If you want to know about advantages of no pmo you can read my older posts. I want to discuss another topic. One of the reasons why I started my journey was because I never had a girlfriend, sex or even a kiss. I'm a good looking guy, I workout a lot, I'm successful and money is not a problem for me. But my biggest problem was my social skills.

Video - 250 Days of "Effortless" NoFap


Age 17 – My life is literally amazing, my social anxiety has completely gone

i know everybody says the same but man, this shit is real. If i had to describe how i feel in only 2 word, it would be FUCKING AWESOME! haha, literally, my life is incredible!!

Two days ago I turned 17 and the reason I started nofap was becuase i was really shy, i had masive social anxiety, negative with everything, weird and i was super lazy.