Age 19 - ED, multiple relapses (6 months)
I still am not where I should be, but I definitely feel a great change. When I started, I couldn't even get hard on porn. That is how I was addicted to porn, and how masturbation and watching porn had become a daily habit for me, not something I did because I was horny.
I also feel generally more confident. I want to flirt with girls. I want to be more attractive. I want to be a better basketball player. I want to go out and have fun and party hard.
This is really something that will change your life. Just be confident, patient, never forget the fact that you are an addict, that you will not have a normal sex life if you don't do this. But when you pull through, you will be a better person.
To experiment a little, I tried touching myself yesterday and I got an erection, no problems, it wasn't at 100% but it was at 90%. I decided to masturbate. No porn, no imagination, nothing. It was great. I can't remember when was the last times I enjoyed masturbation and the orgasm that much.
I have no chaser effect today whatsoever and I am still getting spontaneous erections when I am flirting with the girl I am supposed to go out with. I told her yesterday after masturbating that I was thinking of her, and she told me she blushed. I got hard immediately in that moment. It's something that hasn't happened to me in a long time.
I feel happy, confident, and I think my no PMO journey is finally coming to an end. I have to admit, it was one of the hardest things I did in my life, especially since this forum was the only support I had throughout these 6 months of abstaining, relapsing, abstaining, relapsing and so forth. I think my story should be an example. It doesn't matter if you relapse. The only thing that matters is to keep going and be persistent.
This thing can be cured. I was hopeless when I started, heavily addicted and plagued by ED problems. Now everything has changed. I feel like a better person after this ordeal.