Age 15 - 3 Years ago I did Nofap, then slowly returned to PMO: Didn't like the changes
As a 15 year old freshman, I attacked NoFap. I don't believe I ever had a bad problem with PMO, I was just interested in the benefits that this life-habit could give me.
First I made it 3 weeks. Then a month or two. My longest (recorded) streak was 4 months! But I eventually became less active on the subreddit and took a much more casual approach to Nofap. I simply avoided fapping whenever I felt like it. Was this a good idea? Probably not. I did a pretty good job for a while. Making it a month, maybe 2, between lapses. But I had really lost my commitment. Regardless, the predominant lack of PMO in my life was incredibly benefitial!
I went in and out of PMO a number of times, but I also had a number of great streaks. I found that once I got going without fapping for an extended period of time, I could easily manage to continue without thinking about it too much. Though I never really recorded it, I believe I managed a streak of 6-7 months at one point. Unfortunately, over the years that hasn't held up.
I have taken up PMO again, and after a few months, I really don't like the changes in some of my personal traits that I am seeing.
I entered my first serious relationship during nofap. I enlarged my friend group, met new people, and became more universally liked during nofap. I noticed women seemed more attracted to me during nofap. I learned to crave friendships and relationships not for sexual reasons but because I was genuinely attracted to who the women were/are during nofap! I became a more outwardly genuine person during nofap. And talk about Confidence!! My confidence was through the roof during nofap!!
Wow. Just making that^ list was motivation enough. There's so much more that I think I need to say, but it all boils down to one thing: It's time to stop. It's time for me to commit to nofap again to pull myself out of this slump.
I just turned 18 two days ago, its 2015, life is full of opportunities, and I'm ready. Let's do this!!!