100 days ago, I decided to try and quit masturbation and pornography. I know I haven’t succeeded yet, but I’ve been struggling long enough to realize a lot of things about porn and fapping. My longest streak so far has been 24 or so days, and I’ve been doing nofap on and off. Added together, though, I’ve come to realize that for a good majority of these 100 days, I haven’t been masturbating at all. This is something I really thought I’d never achieve, and so I felt obliged to share my discoveries with all of you.
Firstly, NoFap works. I’ve reached 20-something days three times already, and I can already tell you that I started regaining my ability to talk with women, as well as overcoming my social anxiety a bit. As a matter of fact, I asked a girl out for the first time in my life, and despite being rejected, this is something I wouldn’t have been able to do a year ago.
Secondly, I have come to realize how shallow and empty porn feels. Think of it this way; isn’t it pathetic that we spend hours each day mindlessly touching ourselves while watching other people we don’t even know having sex? And no matter how hard we try and imagine that the girl/guy is the person we want, ultimately we know that they aren’t.
Although I haven’t succeeded in quitting PMO, I’ve certainly seen a lot of the journey needed to break free of this addiction. There will be nights where you can’t sleep at 3am, and you feel that relapsing will solve everything. There will be depressing days in your week where all you want to do is watch porn again. I’ve been there, and I can honestly tell you, it isn’t worth it. If I hadn’t relapsed so many times, my counter would be at day 100 now, not day 1.
In conclusion, nofap isn’t some stupid joke. I can clearly see that now. But I write this to tell any of you who have just started NoFap, or are thinking of relapsing; NoFap works. Your body will lie to you about that, but trust me, and everyone else on this thread, it really does work. I hope that me writing this will help both me, and anyone who reads it, to continue trying to break free of our addictions.