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 20 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 28 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.

Age 22 - Body pain gone, need less sleep, making eye contact with women

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.

Age 43 - My wife's touch is special & very arousing instead of being 'not quite as good as my own hand'. No longer have performance issues

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.

PIED cured: I now have healthy normal sex and my partner turns me on more than anything! Many more benefits.

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!

Age 28 - My story how NoFap changed my life back in 2013 - and how it all went to hell again

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.

Age 31 - From total 100% PIED to super hard and successful orgasm during BJ

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.

Debunking the debunker: Critique of letter to the editor “Prause et al. (2015) the latest falsification of addiction predictions”

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."

PIED cured: It felt really great. I can clearly see the benefits of no-fap and no porn for 6 months

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]

Age 25 - PIED & DE cured: As long as I can remember I had problems keeping my erection without stimulation

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.

Age 20 – Father and Son Porn Recoveries

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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