Today I hit the 60 days marks on my hardcore mode NoFap challenge. I wanted to share my story with you and maybe help some people to find motivation in my post. I’m a 21 years old man living in Europe. I’ve been trying to do NoFap since 14 months; I had a few good streaks during those months: 111 days, 60 days and 23 days. As far as I can remember I’ve always been a shy guy, I always had this fear of rejection.
Brief introduction of my history: I am 21 years old, college student, I have been watching P since 18 or 17 and before that i used to look at Porn images and pictures since 15 or 16. I had social anxiety (not very much), low self confidence, found it hard to talk to girls. I had one girlfriend during my whole life. I also had a need for approval, I did actions that subconsciously were to get the approval of my society. I was also a lazy ass and dependent.
Today marks a big day in my NoFap journey. I hit 500 days with no masturbation. Zero.
Since taking on NoFap and getting past the initial withdrawal, I've earned a Bachelor’s degree, and now I'm halfway into my Masters degree. My confidence is SKY HIGH. I feel I can better direct my thoughts, I can focus better. I'm with this incredibly beautiful girl, who is well aware of my NoFap journey.
A flood of younger guys (early twenties and late teens) showed up with the same erectile-dysfunction problems. Rapidly, they comprised the majority of visitors to most threads and sites where men were complaining of porn-related sexual performance problems, and
These younger guys ("Newcomers") generally required longer (sometimes months longer) to recover from their performance problems. In fact, some needed regular contact with a real partner—which presents a challenging "chicken-and-egg" problem in the world of casual hook-ups.
I am 35 and this is not my first rodeo. My previous record was 30 days. I cannot believe that I have made it to 90. I guess what was different for me this time around was I had felt I had really hit bottom. I had hit it so many times before (or so I had thought), but it just struck me 90 days ago: how many times can I go back into this destructive spin cycle?
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.
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