Age 17 - 1 year: Not scared to talk to girls, able to make eye contact, don't see girls as objects anymore
I have finally made it to 365 days without porn. The last time I looked at porn was on December 30th, 2013. Here is my story. I am 17 now.
I was first introduced to porn when I was 12 by some friends at school. Which was also when I started fapping but I never started watching porn until I was around 13 years old. But after that I got hooked on porn. Then when I was around 15 or 16 I saw the ted talk about porn and that made me realize I need to quit it. In the last few years I never really got all that addicted to porn I kind of just used I to keep my self entertained while I fapped. I never really went to any extremes when I watched it. I just stuck with teen and amateur porn.
A few years ago I had tried quitting porn and got to about 150 days and then got back in the habit because I didn't try hard enough to quit it. But on December 30th, 2013 I just made the decision to quit and I haven't even seen a naked girl online since.
Some benefits I have noticed since quitting porn are.
- Not as scared to talk to girls now.
- I am now able to make eye contact with people.
- I don't have to worry about my internet history.
- I don't look at girls boobs or butts anymore.
- I don't see girls as objects anymore and now I see them as people.
- I have since gone and talked to 3 girls who I found attractive which I never would have done before quitting porn.
One word of advice I have for anyone trying to quit porn is. Try taking at least one 5 min cold shower daily. I have been taking 2 cold shower daily since December 12th, 2013. If you say your water is too cold, let me ask you something. Is your water 8 C (46 F) in the winter because mine is here in Canada. I have also gone swimming in 3 C (37 F) water. The first few shower may feel bad but after that your body gets used to it. You also have more energy and don't feel tired after a cold shower. Plus it helps you get used to being uncomfortable and you feel great after getting out of the shower. If you need some motivation to start cold shower check out the article on Impossible HQ's website on cold showers.
I have to say I feels great to have gone 1 full year without porn. After tomorrow I will have completed Pornfree 2014. I am never going to watch porn again. Social interaction with girls is a way better than any porn you could ever watch.