I made a promise to myself and my girlfriend that I would do 3 moths no porn, no matter what, and I was hellbent on making that true. When there's a will there's a way. Always keep that in mind.
So the best aspects of this. I feel more focused than ever. I am more energetic, work harder, longer, and am learning things I always wanted to since I was a child. I feel in control of myself. My relationship with my gf has been on the up and up, and she is without one of the reasons why I was able to hold on for so long.
What might be a few "dead giveaways" that such an article is nothing more than a propaganda piece?
Psychologists David Ley and/or Nicole Prause are cited as "the experts," while actual top addiction neuroscientists, who have published recent studies on porn users (Voon, Kraus, Potenza, Brand, Laier, Hajela, Kuhn, Gallinat, Klucken, Banca, etc.), are omitted. Neither Ley nor Prause are affiliated with any university, yet "journalists" prefer both over the top neuroscientists at Yale University, Cambridge University, University of Duisburg-Essen, and the Max Planck Institute. Go figure.
I realised earlier that I am very happy which made me ask myself why I was so happy. I've been attempting nofap for about a year and I've had a couple of 30+ day streaks but nothing spectacular, but my life is soooo much better than a year ago.
A year ago I was bored of life, i didn't have a lot of friends and the friends that I did have were all introverts. I hated school and all of the people, I barely talked to anyone that I wasn't friends with.
It's officially day 90 for me. So far I feel relieved that I don't watch porn and masturbate anymore. However, the 12 years has done its damage to my mind so the healing process is gonna take a minute.
Hello guys I started this journey with a friend so it made everything alot easier because we made it like a competition, and we also have another friend who’s already doing it for like 2 years now I think.
I’m 26 years old and I have suffered from depression since as long as I can remember. I don’t know how much of my depression is genetic and how much is psychological. I think my depression might be due to my parents’ broken marriage and also because my father himself suffered from depression all his life and genetics might be at play here. He resorted to alcohol and died due to health problems when I was 15. Since I'd joined high school in 2008 up to 2014 I’ve had a lot of ups and downs. My self esteem was low. I had severe social anxiety. I couldn’t even muster up the courage to go to a super market which is less than 200m from my residence.
I wish I knew about this when I was in high school. I'm 22 now and now that i think about it my teens would have been much more different. But either way, what's done is done and time to make changes now.
Since my last post on July 29, 2016 I have made a lot of changes. I gave my wife a little card which spelled out my promise never to masturbate and never to orgasm without her. She keeps it in her bedside cabinet. I have managed to stay absolutely true to this pledge and I am now certain that I will never edge or orgasm again while by myself.
Hey guys! So let me start of by saying before I found out NoFap, I was a complete mess. My memory was terrible, my skin was bad, I had erectile dysfunction, I had no motivation, I had no energy, I had anxiety, I had brain fog and the worst thing personally for me, was I later found out I had derealisation because of it. If you take the time to read this and follow through with it, I can guarantee all these things will fade away!
I've been struggling with anxiety and depression ever since I started fapping. In 2013 I was so sick with adrenal fatigue that I would drop in my bed sleeping right after coming home from work. So I often had early dinner at my workplace. Thing is, I've just come to realise that the reason why my depression/anxiety both lifted back in 2013 is that I just did not PMO.
I'll start by giving a little info about me and my situation and hopefully it can encourage and give hope to others. I am 31 and have had PIED for probably 10 years. I had great sex for years but porn took over and it eventually left my dick broken. It ruined the best relationship I've ever had with the girl of my dreams... I just couldn't get hard for her and honestly didn't care because I could always run to porn.
Introduction: In various comments, articles and tweets Nicole Prause has claimed that not only did Prause et al., 2015 falsify "a core tenet of the addiction model, the cue reactivity biomarker," but that "a series of behavioral studies replicated by independent laboratories [falsify] other predictions of the addiction model." Prause cites the Letter to the Editor (critiqued here) as her supporting evidence. Put simply, Prause has gathered all her debunking eggs into one basket - the single paragraph excerpted below. This YBOP response serves as a debunking of the debunker (Nicole Prause) and all her favorite "eggs."
I want to make this post as short as possible and valuable for you. This morning I had sex with my girlfriend. I cannot say it was the best one, but it was the first time without any additional pills or toys (will explain soon). So it felt really great and I can clearly see the benefits of no-fap and no porn since August, 2016. [Now Feb. 2017]
My story: Divorced with my wife. Had stress like....a lot. Met new Girl Friend was nervous, and noticed some problems. My story is as long as I can remember myself I had problems keeping my erection, without stimulation. I can get Hard very fast, but if stimulation is not there, then my erections went away. Also standing up erections goes away fast.
Today is my first year sober, and I have turned off my timer a month ago. My dad (2 and half years sober - his is a porn addiction as well) a few weeks ago told me that there comes a time where you have to move on from the number. You have to own it, and can't let the number own you. A year seperated and I have found the hardest thing for me....is being at peace with myself and not allowing the anxieties of my natural attractions and daily life to overtake and dominate my mind and body.
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