Your Brain on Porn

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I built a new life for myself, devoid of porn

I was born in China, and I moved to Canada several years ago. Haplessly, I was exposed to pornography at the age of 12 in China. (Yes, tons of teenagers in Asia are falling for porn too.) Now, after years of struggle, I have been free for about seventy days, and I am convinced that my life is better in every way without porn.

"Correcting Misunderstandings About Neuroscience and Problematic Sexual Behaviors"

In recent years, neuroscience discoveries about the reward system and human sexuality have shed new light on both problematic and healthy sexual behavior.

As can be expected with any new paradigm, however, some doubtful neuroscience claims have also appeared in the media. As a neurosurgeon and the author of several papers on problematic sexual behavior and the appetite/reward mechanisms of the brain, I sometimes help to correct these misunderstandings. Here are a few examples that might be of interest to our readers.

Video - 250 Days of "Effortless" NoFap

 

Age 22 - From overweight and depressed to good job, fit body and being known as "the chief"

I started NoFap three years ago when I was 19. I had been fapping since I was in 9th grade almost everyday before bed and when I was alone in my small house. I grew up in a semi-poor environment and the stress of the world and my life was relieved through the dullness fapping left me. I was 250lbs for my 5'9" frame. My hygiene slipped, teeth yellowed, mind fogged, life stagnated: I was living in depression.

Boys fap urges away. Men use the urges to get stuff done!

I am always moved by how difficult this is for all of us. Yes, extremely difficult for me, too. Stopping pmo is surely the hardest thing many or most of you have ever done in your lives. For me, it's been worth the trouble. Well, I can hardly believe it. 90 days seemed absolutely impossible when I started back in October.

Age 21 – Healthier eyes, more muscle, bigger penis and fat loss

Because today I hit 100 days I thought to share my story with you. Like so many I discovered PMO when I was 12 years old. At first it felt amazing, it was one of the most pleasurable things to do. If only I knew back then how doing this affected me negatively in so many ways.

Age 26 - Better concentration & memory, Improved confidence, Decreased anxiety, Return of "morning wood", Healthier, Greater female attention

Today marks 50 days of NoFap - no porn, no masturbating, no orgasms. I had tried abstaining a few times before this current streak but would only last a week or two before relapsing. I had no energy, no self esteem, zero confidence, crippling anxiety, and had been contemplating suicide. Well my friends, those days are no more.