What does withdrawal from porn addiction look like?

Excerpt from this rebooting story - 9 for 90 (9 rules that helped me reach 90 days)

There will be moments of absolute beauty, understanding, and peace throughout initial recovery. There will also be moments of intense depression, anxiety, fear, and abandon. The key for making it through these moments is to remind yourself that all things are temporary and these emotions will pass, no matter how intense.

Age 22 - My confidence is stupidly high, interest from females up

Attraction to real females has increased a lot. Attraction to virtual girls has decreased a lot. You just notice that virtual girls are literally pixels on a screen, and you're alone. I don't really chase/lust after females that much anymore, and I require emotional connection. I don't just want to have sex with a female for the sake of it now.

The biggest change I would say my confidence is stupidly high. I smile at strangers in public now. I’m 22.

Age 21 - 1 year: I don't like to overreact but the benefits have made me a completely different person

A little background: I'm 21. The last time I watched P was January 15th, of 2016. WOW. Feels amazing to type that out. Especially because nobody else really knows except for me and the people of nofap. When I discovered this sub I meant to go ahead with it as a new years resolution but didn't get around to starting until the 15th. Thanks to people's posts of encouraging me that it's not too late. So I'm saying to you now, if you haven't started, it's not too late. Start today. Cold turkey is the way to do it.

Age 20 - PIED gone in 4 months

I was watching too much porn and feared having erectile dysfunction, which created a fear for meeting women. The amount of time, frequency and genres of porn got worse as time went on from age 14 to now (20). i had a sexual encounter with a girl my age where i realized i was victim to porn induced erectile dysfunction and some time later discovered nofap and figured the porn had to stop.

Age 49 - Delayed Ejaculation: I've climaxed on two occasions, the first time in a few years

By tapering way down, my DE has gotten a lot better. With one of my girlfriends, I've climaxed on two occasions, the first time in a few years. I'd be doing so more frequently, except this is pretty much a long distance relationship and we only get to see each other every month or two.

Age 18 - Anxiety reduced noticeably, Sleep better, Doing REAL things feel better, Social relations improved, I feel interest from girls

Sorry for my English, i am from Ukraine. 9 weeks report here. I have been masturbating for 6 years (since 12) and 5 years with porn. First of all: NoFap really worth it. Benefits:

  • Anxiety reduced noticeably
  • No more porn fantasies

Age 17 - Quick recovery, skin cleared up, girls go for me

I’m a 17 year old guy who found out about this movement about 40 days ago and thought to give it a try. I was masturbating since third grade ( age 10 ) , and would do it almost every single day ( sometimes multiple times in a day ) and biggest breaks i took were about 5 6 days ( i remember on excursion i didnt fap ) .

Age 23 - ED cured & A life-changing experience. However, I went back to porn and am now addicted

I just wanted to share my experiences about NoFap, as this will be my second serious attempt. Basically I have been watching porn/masturbating daily since my early teenage years, and am now 23. Over time, I started watching the most hardcore of genres, as softcore porn no longer interested me. When I went to have sex, I found it hard to get an erection, as porn had fucked up my idea of romance.

Age 29 - PIED cured after two years

Took me almost 2 years [to heal from PIED]. Every relapse would really set me back a lot. But then again I was a hard case who had trouble getting it up even with porn, I needed compilations and very quick succession of images/shots.

Age 19 - One year: My life has improved immensely since I quit.

My nineteenth birthday is today, and my eighteenth birthday was the last time I rubbed one out. Thanks to the leap year, my 365-day dry streak landed on my birthday! This process wasn't as easy as I thought it would be. I slowly decreased my addiction over the two months leading up to my birthday, and it helped me a lot. Two months before I quit, I stopped using porn altogether, but kept masturbating almost daily. The month before I quit, I slowly backed off from once a day to once a week. I cranked out one last one on my birthday, and called it quits for good.

Age 16 - ED: Could no longer get erect with porn. My 90 day report.

It all started when I was 11 (2011). I was in 6th grade at gym class and we were all changing back into our school clothes. In the locker room, topics such as boobs, sex, and dick size came up frequently. On that particular day, the guys started talking about masturbating, and I didn't know what that was so I listened intently.

Married, had to quit P and M to rediscover my wife

Since I knew youbrainonporn I never imagine writing a comment, but the things that happened with me recently made me change my mind and, above all this, made me grateful for all this knowledge that this website brought to me. So, this is my sincerely thankful.

Age 20 - I suffered from clinical depression, major anxiety, paranoia, OCD and mild ADHD: I've also been waiting 3 years to write this post

Where to begin..? That is the big question. It's hard to know what to write because these past 3 years (and 90 days) have turned into a really elaborate story, and all I want is to be able to effect a lasting and permanent change in someone so that they may experience something similar to what I have experienced. (I've also been waiting 3 years to write this post so bear with me as I engage in verbal diarrhea).

ED - Porn ruined my sex life and my marriage: Now able to achieve a full hard erection without porn or fantasy.

Yesterday was a great day for me, I finally felt that I am healed or partially healed and felt sexually normal for the first time in a long long time. I started masturbating when I was 12 to fantasies and a few years started reading sexual stories, looking at magazines and starting watching porn and masturbating in my early twenties. Unlike many people here, I wouldn't go on binge watching or edging and would only watch a couple times a week and not for more than 20 minutes each time.

Age 21 - Courage, focus and motivation up

I still can't believe it. I started fighting this disease in 2015 with no success. But last year I was completely fu..ed up Mad and disappointed. One day I told myself “hey man how long. how long you're going to waste your life trying? Fight once and give all you have to beat it.” It was hard at first but literally it got easier that now pmo is no longer an option for me

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