Compulsive sexual behavior: A nonjudgmental approach. Despite limited evidence, this disorder can be accurately diagnosed and successfully treated (2018)

Current Psychiatry, February 2018 by Jon E. Grant, JD, MD, MPH, Professor - Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois

Compulsive sexual behavior (CSB), also referred to as sexual addiction or hypersexuality, is characterized by repetitive and intense preoccupations with sexual fantasies, urges, and behaviors that are distressing to the individual and/or result in psychosocial impairment. Individuals with CSB often perceive their sexual behavior to be excessive but are unable to control it. CSB can involve fantasies and urges in addition to or in place of the behavior but must cause clinically significant distress and interference in daily life to qualify as a disorder.

Mind clearer, confidence up, relationship with wife better

100 days and going strong. I feel great. 28 yrs of [PMO] nearly every day, but with the support of this group, something clicked and I was able to stop. My mind is clearer, confidence greater, and my relationship with my wife is significantly better.

Age 25 - PIED and DE gone!

I feel fantastic man, it is as if a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulder and I can enjoy proper sexual intercourse with a woman and climax when I choose. Well worth the struggle. I as well notice my life improving through the building of strong habits.

Epiphany: I just want to be a normal, healthy person

I had never been a heavy porn user; I used to watch it about once every three days. But that doesn’t mean I wasn’t addicted. It just means I was less addicted. An addiction is an addiction, and porn isn’t something one should watch, not even in moderation. I had slowly grown reliant on porn without even knowing it. So why did I one day suddenly decide to quit? It was all thanks to two epiphanies.

Delayed ejaculation - I needed a year to recover

We're taught in schools that masturbation is healthy and there is no limit to when it becomes unhealthy (including a lot of pro sex talk regarding vibrators.) It's simple, your brain is learning to enjoy sex in a way that is not natural or at all related to real sex so obviously it is going to cause issues later in life when you actually have sex and experience something completely different.

Porn is a 'Mean Castration of the Male Population' – Evgeny Kulgavchuk, a Russian sexologist, psychiatrist and therapist (2018)

According to physicians at the Brno University Hospital, the number of patients with erectile dysfunction is increasing. Men are sexually active in masturbation with online pornography, but they experience great problems with their real partners. The study shows that for men in a steady relationship, the number of sexual acts with a partner is almost equal to the number of times they masturbate.

Sputnik talked about the influence of pornography on man-woman relations as well as Europe's population with Evgeny Kulgavchuk, a Russian sexologist, psychiatrist and therapist.

Age 20 - Pornography led me down a dark path

Today is the official day where i hit 150 days without any pornography. So I thought it would be good to write a reflection piece. I started quitting my addictions at the end of april, 2017. I was 19 at the time, and little did I know, I was a major addict to a lot of things without me even realizing it. I was addicted to video games, nicotine, porn and masturbation.

Age 25 – Never had good sex without Viagra, now libido increasing

I didn't watch porn at all in last 51 days. I don't know if I was addicted to it for sure but 90+% of the time I masturbated to it. Without porn masturbation was boring. After quitting porn the frequency of Masturbation is like once a week. I'm satisfied. Now, not interested in it anymore. I'm 25. Libido for real sex increased, I want to enjoy sex now.

PIED - Had my first orgasm without porn!

I had to abstain from masturbation for 16 days but I was finally able to nut without porn! Very happy. I feel like I have control again. No chaser! I’m in a really good headspace and I believe have the tools now to never use porn again. I’ve been trying to abstain for 3 years now but I think I have it under control. I know I won’t always be able to trust my brain, and that cravings can trick me into thinking porn is okay. So for that reason I won’t trust my brain, I will only trust my willpower.

Voice deeper, words come smoothly, no longer stuttering

I was the 99% of people who failed a thousand times. 2 years of trying. You only lose, when you stop trying. I will never ever back to this PMO shit again, I want my life back. I really like just to speak, now that my voice is deeper and words come more smoothly, i'm no longer stuttering.

Press release about a Brno University Hospital study (Czech Republic): "Pornography as a Relationship Killer" (2018)

There are 2 articles below. The first is a very short press release in English, saying there was study. (The radio segment linked to in the release says the same thing at minute 1:30-2:00.) Next is the full press release followed by a choppy Google translation into English.

New career, marriage better, acountability group helped

After struggling for nearly 15 years it is so refreshing to be clean for so long! I’ve never had so much confidence in myself! I went from being a Verizon wireless sales rep that wanted to kill myself to learning the trades and becoming a general contractor! My marriage has never been better and I’ve never felt so alive! Life still has its challenges but I am very excited for the future and the path I’m on!

Age 20 – Truly happy with who I see in the mirror

I saw my Parents today for the first time since starting this streak. I was flatlining hard but I feel like I'm coming out of it. They remarked about how I was giving off a really positive energy and how I looked more muscular. I said it was because I've been going to the gym (didn't want to tell them about NoFap). I felt like they were proud to call me their son.


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