I've been living in a fog for my entire life and I've been set free

If you'd come up to me two years ago and told me about myself today, I wouldn't have believed you. I wouldn't have believed that I have a girlfriend now, or that I started going to the gym, or that I can have conversations without breaking out into a cold sweat. I wouldn't have believed you if you'd told me I was going to be happy. The difference is so drastic.

Analysis of "Sexual Desire, Not Hypersexuality, Is Related To Neurophysiological Responses Elicited by Sexual Images" (Steele et al., 2013)

Update: In this 2018 presentation Gary Wilson exposes the truth behind 5 questionable and misleading studies, including this study (Steele et al., 2013): Porn Research: Fact or Fiction?

THE REALLY SHORT VERSION: Some years ago, David Ley and study spokesperson Nicole Prause teamed up to write a Psychology Today blog post about Steele et al., 2013 called "Your Brain on Porn - It's NOT Addictive". The blog post appeared 5 months before Prause's EEG study was formally published. Its oh-so-catchy title is misleading as it has nothing to do with Your Brain on Porn or the neuroscience presented there. Instead, David Ley’s March, 2013 blog post limits itself to a single flawed EEG study - Steele et al., 2013.

I've become an another person, my character has changed, my attitude, my speech, looks and everything.

After 90 days - Here is the new me... The picture speaks for itself. I can't believe it... So much has changed.. I remember posting 2 months ago how I finally made a real friendship.. Well, guess what! I got out of the friend zone.. Now we're in a relationship.. And I still can't believe it.

I learned about NoFap a little bit over a year ago and I have to say, my life changed dramatically since.

First of all, I want to express huge thank you to this subreddit - the mods, the participants, everyone who helped me along. I learned about NoFap a little bit over a year ago and I have to say, my life changed dramatically since. I am truly overwhelmed by emotions now. Thank you everybody.

PIED reversed - I told myself “OK, from now on when I do MO or have sex I’m only going to think about my own body doing things.”

It was May 15th of 2017 that I first started taking steps to reverse my PIED.  During that same time I was also testing various antidepressants and ADHD meds so it’s hard to tell exactly how long it took to correct it since a lot of those meds had sexual side effects.  I started seeing improvement after the first month, but things weren’t quite where I wanted them to be so I kept at it.

I had multiple relapses over that time.  Some worse than others.  Some of the relapses didn’t seem to make any real difference but some definitely did. 

Age 23 - I used to be so damn anxious and fearful

Nofap gave me something new. It gave me the genuine feeling of not giving a fuck, and not caring what people might think of me, my actions or my opinions. I feel so fucking free guys, so damn free. Today I was so happy and almost cried, because this "not giving a fuck" mindset, helped me a lot. I'm more relaxed, more confident, I'm I feel no stress anymore.

Age 32 - I have altered my personality: I'm talking to women more confidently, have more respect for women and stopped objectifying them

Warning: Possible Long Post and trigger alert ahead. The last time I PMO'ed was in late August, but due to my registration today it shows that I am on 0 days but I'd still like to share my story. I was 16 when I had my first contact with P. Boys would sneak in VHS tapes into boarding school and we would watch them from the Headboys room,

Age 22 - More energy. I feel happy much more often. Greater mental clarity. MUCH more confident socially. Stutter gone.

 It's been one hell of a journey. I've learned a lot about myself and life as a whole. I'll try sharing with you some insights and maybe inspire some of you like I've been inspired by so many before me. I got into NoFap about a year ago as a fun challenge, but that quickly changed when I saw how dependent of PMO I was. This is my third serious streak and I do not intent to lose it.

PIED went away, more alert and outgoing

[When did your PIED go away?] For me around 40 days was the turning point. I did have mild PIED and that went away. Definitely more alert and outgoing. I started seeing morning wood for the first time in years. I also practice no fap and since I have a g/f that’s usually no issue but if we go more than a couple of weeks I do what I need to do.

Age 24 - Better focus, Calmer, No social anxiety, No tiredness, Girls looking at me with a smile, Confidence way up

I am very happy coz I have completed 52 days. It feels awesome guys. If you are struggling with this problem then the best way to keep you going is train your mind how to deal with urges. Teach your mind that real world is incredible.

1 Year - I was heavy porn user for 25 years. I wish this streak happened years ago.

Wow....i made it this far ...I still can’t believe it ....it’s so good to achieve your dreams. What seemed impossible, now happened. Many may think it’s not a big deal but in my eyes is great ...because I know how hard it was to get it . Thank you everyone who was supporting me in my journey. So...this is my story...

Age 19 - This honestly feels like the best time of my life

I have been doing nofap on and off for 2 years I'm 19 now and I'm on the longest day I had without having a wet dream 28 days and holy shit have I noticed a difference nothing like when I was having wet dreams every 2 or3 weeks or so.

How Technology is Like Bug Sex: Supernormal Stimuli

How Technology is Like Bug Sex

This week, thousands of people swarmed the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Looking from above, the scene resembled an insect infestation of scampering masses in a hive of the latest must-haves.

I couldn't be happier with my girlfriend and my PMO free life - I barely even think about porn

Like the title says I just finished my journey of 90 days. I came into contact with masturbation and porn at a very young age, in primary school to be exact. When I was in second grade (I was like 7 or 8) I masturbated for the first time. And I was around 9-10 years old when I first came in contact with porn.

Age 17 - More energy, Greater confidence, Motivated to do good things, Stutter gone

17 years old 18/05/18, 22:44. After breaking up with my ex the second time, it triggered everything up to this point. I moved out of my dad’s because my relationship there was toxic, I felt like shit, and PMOing just simply made it worse. I deleted Snapchat and Instagram, and took up Reddit, because those sites just fuck with your mental health. It was a butterfly effect and eventually I ended up here, 90 days of success.

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