Age 21 - Happier, Emotions more powerful, Intellect is sharper, Not afraid to look at people and talk to people, Have energy to do things

I've finally succeeded at overcoming this major issue in my life. 7 years of destruction are finished. For 4 years I tried to reach 90 days. I have reached day 21, 30, 40, etc., many times. In this streak I reached day 70 for the first time and started to experience a GREAT change in my brain and body and life. I'd never experienced this before in all my time on NoFap. The real change that we all seek on NoFap actually began.

Is Internet Pornography Causing Sexual Dysfunctions? A Review with Clinical Reports (2016)

. 2016 Sep; 6(3): 17.

Published online 2016 Aug 5. doi:  10.3390/bs6030017

Brian Y. Park,1Gary Wilson,2Jonathan Berger,3Matthew Christman,3Bryn Reina,4Frank Bishop,5Warren P. Klam,4 and Andrew P. Doan4,5,*

Scott D. Lane, Academic Editor

Abstract

Traditional factors that once explained men’s sexual difficulties appear insufficient to account for the sharp rise in erectile dysfunction, delayed ejaculation, decreased sexual satisfaction, and diminished libido during partnered sex in men under 40. This review (1) considers data from multiple domains, e.g., clinical, biological (addiction/urology), psychological (sexual conditioning), sociological; and (2) presents a series of clinical reports, all with the aim of proposing a possible direction for future research of this phenomenon. Alterations to the brain's motivational system are explored as a possible etiology underlying pornography-related sexual dysfunctions. This review also considers evidence that Internet pornography’s unique properties (limitless novelty, potential for easy escalation to more extreme material, video format, etc.) may be potent enough to condition sexual arousal to aspects of Internet pornography use that do not readily transition to real-life partners, such that sex with desired partners may not register as meeting expectations and arousal declines. Clinical reports suggest that terminating Internet pornography use is sometimes sufficient to reverse negative effects, underscoring the need for extensive investigation using methodologies that have subjects remove the variable of Internet pornography use. In the interim, a simple diagnostic protocol for assessing patients with porn-induced sexual dysfunction is put forth.

Age 17 - I'm the same person, but my social anxiety and my depression are gone.

So today I hit 90 days (I remember it so well, last time I fapped was December 12th 2016). Here is my report. Yes, I am more confident. I now have 3 close female friends. Yes I can hold eye contact with someone. Yes I notice how girls watch me.

Age 23 - I can walk past a girl without being consumed with anxiety over wanting to f*** her

I'm 23, was PMOing on and off for awhile, couldn't last for more than a week without it, the videos just wouldn't get out of my head. I've educated myself more about the sickening porn industry.

Age 19 - Fire in my eyes, motivated, energized, full of love and positivity

I wake up every morning, full of energy. Go outside, for a run, eat some healthy breakfast and read books, educate myself or study for my bachelors degree in civil engineering. Gaming and every other way of wasting time is completely out of my mind. I focus on things and get them done, most of these things are actually a lot of fun to me even though they're technically not. (Used to be boring af to learn or read books, wouldve never done so before NoFap)

I am more confident. It's easier speaking in front of groups, meeting new people, and socializing in general.

After what was probably my 50th or so attempt I finally made it to 90 days (hard mode). First of all the accomplishment of going so long feels good in and of itself, we all know how hard it can be. When I first started out trying nofap and discovered this sub, I was always curious as to the benefits felt by those of you who were able to abstain for this long. So for that reason I thought I'd share my thoughts with those who may be curious like I was.

Age 24 - I’m happier, Feel like a kid again, Tons of energy, Very comfortable in my skin, Work performance & intelligence are through the roof

So, I finally did 90 days and here is a summary of what I will write, "WHAT THE FUCK?!" Benefits:

  • Tons of energy,
  • VERY comfortable in my skin,

The Dual Control Model - The Role Of Sexual Inhibition & Excitation In Sexual Arousal And Behavior (2007)

COMMENTS: A recent re-discovery. The first paper to report porn-induced ED and porn-induced low libido. In an experiment employing video porn, 50% of the young men couldn't become aroused or achieve erections with porn (average age was 29). The shocked researchers discovered that the men's erectile dysfunction was "related to high levels of exposure to and experience with sexually explicit materials." The limp men had spent a whole of lot of time in bars and bathhouses where porn was "omnipresent," and continuously playing. The men explained that "high exposure to erotica seemed to have resulted in a lower responsivity to "vanilla sex" erotica and an increased need for novelty and variation.

Video - (Female) Day 47 on NoFap - THIS WORKS!

Mom, don't watch this please. NoFap is amazing! I know it. I wasn't interested at first, but I just started. Until now my journey is going so well.

By KasumiKriss

UPDATE Day 64: https://youtu.be/WV42_EsVZK8

High schooler - Less anxiety, increased motivation

Reached one year today! I'm a junior in high school and I never relapsed once. Don't give up! Hopefully 2017 will be as great as 2016 was for me. Benefits:

-Increased confidence and motivation,

Age 29 - PIED: My mind is finally clear of all the worries that have clouded my thoughts for the last 10 years and it feels f***ing incredible.

Finally I can come out of the shadows and give something back to anybody that is struggling with recovering from PIED. I’ll start with a bit of history about myself. I’m 29 years old and have struggled with PIED since my first sexual experience aged 19. I used to watch porn on an almost daily basis from the age of 13/14 to the day that I heard about the NoFap community (15+ years!).

Age 25 - My interest in porn is dropping, started martial arts, cooking healthy food

in my country we haven't got too many information about that addiction. Most people think it is normal. So let's begin. Right now, I'm 25. I don't remember, when I'm started watch porn. Anyway, I think that it was like most people, about age 13 I guess? Obviously, I didn't think about this subject in problem category. I thought - 'everyone doing that, so come on'.

Age 18 - For the first time in my life, I am becoming much more social and it feels incredible. Words cannot explain how happy I am.

The last time I fapped was August 19, 2016. Since then, I have felt many benefits including:

  • improved confidence,
  • less anxiety,
  • faster muscle growth,

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