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.
I am new to this forum, and Ill like to share my experiences and successes with recovering from PIED. I am 28 years old.
Development of my PIED: I PMOed sporadically when I was 15-18 years old, since I was living with my parents. From 18-26, I lived alone and had my own internet connection, so I was able to PMO practically every day and sometimes several times a day. At 20, I had a girlfriend and no problems with ED despite PMOing, but we broke up after several months. At 23, I unsuccessfully tried to have sex, so by then I know definitely that my ED had fully developed.
I blew it in a couple of seconds. Funny. I started this challenge out to cure my PIED because not only was I semi erect, I could last for 20-30 minutes and struggle to come. Now it took three seconds. Embarrassing, sure, but man am I happy that I can both keep it up and orgasm from sex.
There’s growing evidence that today’s streaming pornography videos are sui generis, with unique properties such as inexhaustible sexual novelty at a swipe, effortless escalation to more extreme material, and accessibility by youthful viewers, and that these unique properties are giving rise to severe symptoms in some consumers.
Today is the day. It's funny, but for a while I never thought that I'd make it to 90 days. It feels surreal right now that I'm at the top of a mountain that seemed impossible to climb. At the time, it seemed like those who achieved 90 days were somehow higher quality people, the elite bunch who excelled at everything in life. I was, ostensibly, falling victim to a different kind of fantasy.
How about trusting addiction neuroscientists and peer-reviewed papers?
Before I address many of the claims within the Pfaus article (link to the Pfaus article), it must be noted that Jim Pfaus omitted the 30 neuroscience-based studies on porn users published in the last few years. So far, the results of every "brain study" (MRI, fMRI, EEG, neuropsychological, neuro-hormonal) offer support for the concept of porn addiction. In addition to reporting the same fundamental brain changes as seen in substance addicts, a few studies also reported greater porn use is associated with erectile dysfunction, delayed ejaculation, decreased libido, and reduced neural response to images of vanilla porn. The up-to-date list of current "brain studies" is here.
I went 64 days without porn/sex and I remember how much more enthusiasm, motivation and courage I had. It was a really eye-opening time. I'm on the 11th day of NoFap now, tbh girls have always liked me but now i'm on NoFap it's crazy.
WOOO THE HYPE IS REAL LETS GOOOO. I went from being the third wheel/ the outcast, hating myself to Day 90 full of energy. People are glad to have me around. My eyes went from dull to beautiful, full of life. My hair went from sick-looking brown to high detail looking blackish. I am blonde btw just very dirty blond.
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