More energy, cofidence, motivation, improved concentration, and girls flirt with me

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So first off, I'm doing this so when I feel tempted to watch porn I can remind myself why I am doing this. I've been trying to quit porn for almost a year now, and had some great streaks. My longest streak was 4 months.So here it goes:
  • More confidence
  • Improved eyecontact
  • More energy and motivation to face my problems and to exercice (Ran 6km yesterday).
  • Less anxiety in social situations and when doing presentations, etc.
  • I'm more humorous and joke around more.
  • Improved concentration
  • Girls flirt with me and touch me randomly on my arms (This NEVER used to happen before!)
  • More vivid dreams

There are probably a few more that I can't think of right now, but this journey has definitely been worth it so far!

LINK - My improvements since I started doing NoFap.

by Restless_Mind7


 

UPDATE - On Porn, Masturbation & Ejaculation

On Porn, Masturbation & Ejaculation - A collection of quotes

David Deida, The Way Of The Superior Man:

"In a subtle way, excess ejaculations will diminish your courage to take risks, professionally and spiritually. You will settle for doing enough to get by, to be comfortable, but you will find that you would rather watch TV than write your novel, meditate, or make that important phone call. You will have enough motivation to live a decent life, but ejaculations drain you of the 'cutting through' energy that is necessary to pierce your own wall of lethargy and slice through the obstructions that arise in the world. Your gift will remain largely ungiven.”

Alain De Botton - Why Most Men Aren’t Man Enough to Handle Web Porn

Pornography, like alcohol and drugs, weakens our ability to endure the kinds of suffering that are necessary for us to direct our lives properly. In particular, it reduces our capacity to tolerate those two ambiguous goods, anxiety and boredom.

The entire internet is in a sense pornographic, it is a deliverer of constant excitement which we have no innate capacity to resist, a system which leads us down paths many of which have nothing to do with our real needs.

Full article: http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2012/12/26/why-we-should-limit-internet-pornography/

Quote by Matt Fradd

"Porn promised us freedom, yet we became enslaved. Porn promised us intimacy, yet we only found isolation. Porn promised us excitement, yet we eventually ended up bored. Porn promised us 'adult entertainment' yet we became increasingly juvenile."

C.S Lewis, The Great Divorce:

“Lust is a poor, weak, whimpering whispering thing compared with that richness and energy of desire which will arise when lust has been killed.”

Personal Letter From Lewis to Keith Masson (found in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume 3)

“For me the real evil of masturbation would be that it takes an appetite which, in lawful use, leads the individual out of himself to complete (and correct) his own personality in that of another and turns it back; sends the man back into the prison of himself, there to keep a harem of imaginary brides.

And this harem, once admitted, works against his ever getting out and really uniting with a real woman.

For the harem is always accessible, always subservient, calls for no sacrifices or adjustments, and can be endowed with erotic and psychological attractions which no woman can rival.

Among those shadowy brides he is always adored, always the perfect lover; no demand is made on his unselfishness, no mortification ever imposed on his vanity.

The danger is that of coming to love the prison.”

John Mayer on pornography

It's a new synaptic pathway. You wake up in the morning, open a thumbnail page, and it leads to a Pandora's box of visuals. There have probably been days when I saw 300 vaginas before I got out of bed.

Internet pornography has absolutely changed my generation's expectations. How could you be constantly synthesizing an orgasm based on dozens of shots? You're looking for the one ... out of 100 you swear is going to be the one you finish to, and you still don't finish. Twenty seconds ago you thought that photo was the hottest thing you ever saw, but you throw it back and continue your shot hunt and continue to make yourself late for work. How does that not affect the psychology of having a relationship with somebody? It's got to.

Source: John Mayer’s Playboy Interview

Quote by Dr. Judith Reisman

Pornography causes impotence—an inability to function with your own sexual power. “If he can’t make love to his beloved,” says Reisman, “If he has to imagine a picture, if he has to imagine a scene, in order to actually reach the heights of completion with this person, then he’s no longer with his own power, is he? He has been stripped. He has been hijacked. He has been emasculated. He has, in effect, been castrated visually.”

A text written in 1871: (some of these things are probably the subject of speculation)

"...a very degrading and destructive habit...There is probably no vice which is more injurious to both mind and body...it retards the growth, impairs the mental faculties and reduces the victim to a lamentable state. The person afflicted seeks solitude, and does not wish to enjoy the society of his friends; he is troubled with headache, wakefulness and restlessness at night, pain in various parts of the body, indolence, melancholy, loss of memory, weakness in the back and generative organs, variable appetite, cowardice, inability to look a person in the face, lack of confidence in his own abilities...[Eventually] there will be an irritable condition of the system; sudden flushes of heat over the face; the countenance becomes pale and clammy; the eyes have a dull, sheepish look; the hair becomes dry and split at the ends; sometimes there is pain over the region of the heart; shortness of breath; palpitation of the heart; symptoms of dyspepsia show themselves; the sleep is disturbed; there is constipation; cough; irritation of the throat; finally the whole man becomes a wreck, physically, morally and mentally."

Napoleon Hill - Think And Grow Rich

CHAPTER 11 THE MYSTERY OF SEX TRANSMUTATION

Sex desire is the most powerful of human desires.

When driven by this desire, men develop keenness of imagination, courage, will-power, persistence, and creative ability unknown to them at other times. So strong and impelling is the desire for sexual contact that men freely run the risk of life and reputation to indulge it. When harnessed, and redirected along other lines, this motivating force maintains all of its attributes of keenness of imagination, courage, etc., which may be used as powerful creative forces in literature, art, or in any other profession or calling, including, of course, the accumulation of riches.

A river may be dammed, and its water controlled for a time, but eventually, it will force an outlet. The same is true of the emotion of sex. It may be submerged and controlled for a time, but its very nature causes it to be ever seeking means of expression. If it is not transmuted into some creative effort it will find a less worthy outlet.

Fortunate, indeed, is the person who has discovered how to give sex emotion an outlet through some form of creative effort, for he has, by that discovery, lifted himself to the status of a genius.

CHAPTER 11 THE MYSTERY OF SEX TRANSMUTATION: http://www.sacred-texts.com/nth/tgr/tgr16.htm