Age 21 - More energy, More resistant to cold, Deeper voice, Less procrastinating, Less brain fog, Less anxiety, Greater happiness, My life has a direction

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.

Age 21 - Increased self confidence, I can speak to any girl with minimal shyness, I stopped objectifying women, I started seeking knowledge in many fields

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.

Age 22 - ED healed: Earned a Bachelor’s degree, halfway through my Masters degree. Confidence is sky high. I'm with this incredibly beautiful girl

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.

Young Porn Users Need Longer To Recover Their Mojo

What digital sex entails Is highspeed porn use rewiring adolescent sexuality?

Around 2006-07, when guys first showed up at our website with chronic porn-related sexual performance problems, they generally recovered after about two months of no porn, masturbation or porn fantasy, and a minimum of orgasm. Most were computer wizards who had acquired highspeed Internet porn ahead of the herdand then developed uncharacteristic performance problems during real sex. We'll call them "Oldtimers."

Soon we began to notice two unexpected trends:

  1. 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
  2. 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 partnerwhich presents a challenging "chicken-and-egg" problem in the world of casual hook-ups.

Are Sexual Tastes Immutable?


It'sMorphing brain time to distinguish 'sexual orientation' from reversible 'sexual tastes'

"The bulk of scientific evidence currently favors the view that the origins for most sexual desires are not cultural but innate." —Leon F. Seltzer

Such statements mislead people that all sexual inclinations are created equal and are immutable. This is simply not true. 

Age 27 - PIED: First no-physical-touch 100% erection in recent memory!

Hey guys, this is taken from my journal, which can be seen here:

https://www.NoFap.com/forum/index.php?threads/first-ever-reboot-monk-mode.89074/

I'm pretty happy about it, and I think it qualifies for 'mini success story'! All about spreading the optimism and small successes.

Raised on a Diet of Internet Porn: The Health Consequences of Long-Term Use

Noah Church speaks on how Internet porn can change our brains, our sexuality, and our lives.
Watch it on YouTube

Age 35 - I no longer view others sexually - unless it is my wife. Also took a huge step up in my career

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?

Calmer, Greater Concentration - I passed all the exams on the first try, More motivation to date girls, I have a few business ideas

First, sorry for my English (I come from a distant, eastern European country. I'm Polish) ;)

Here's what gave me the "NoFap Challenge":

Age 19 - I’m more focused, More energetic, I work harder & longer, My relationship with my gf has been on the up and up

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.

How to Recognize Biased Articles: They Cite Prause et al. 2015 (falsely claiming it debunks porn addiction), While Omitting Over 30 Neurological Studies Supporting Porn Addiction

Several recent articles and interviews have attempted to pushback at the TIME article ("Porn and the Threat to Virility") and the Utah resolution declaring internet porn a public health problem. One example

What might be a few "dead giveaways" that such an article is nothing more than a propaganda piece?

  1. 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.
  2. The article cites Prause's lone, anomalous 2015 brainwave (EEG) study as proof porn addiction doesn't exist, while simultaneously omitting 31 neurological studies and 10 recent reviews of the literature: Current list of brain studies on porn users. (a few articles cite Prause's 2013 EEG study, which actually lends support to the porn addiction model and porn-induced sexual conditioning)
  3. The article omits the many studies linking porn use/porn addiction to sexual dysfunctions, low libido, less arousal to vanilla porn, less sexual satisfaction and poorer intimate relationships. See this page: Studies linking porn use or porn/sex addiction to sexual dysfunctions, lower brain activation to sexual stimuli, and lower sexual satisfaction

Since I found NoFap a year ago, my life has significantly improved

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.

Age 24 - Increased confidence & focus, Have a care-free attitude, Less anxious, More sociable - I greet everyone I meet

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.

As far as benefits goes:

Age 21 - Brain fog almost gone, I feel more emotions, Anxiety & social anxiety greatly reduced, Music sounds better

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.

(English not my first language btw)

I noticed a few changes:

Age 26 - I have suffered from depression since as long as I can remember; also severe social anxiety. Extraordinary changes over the last 100 days

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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