For the last 91 days I’ve been following this subreddit and participating in NoFap. I just turned 18 a few weeks ago and my life has improved considerably.
I’ve gotten all the “superpowers” – more energy, mental clarity, sharper memory and wit. School is even easier, and so is conversing with all people. I’ve even started singing. From around days 20 to 30 I started edging. Some say reset your badge here, but edging is just another hurdle you have to overcome. Anyone who is edging now: stop. For NoFap the first step is to stop masturbating to porn. The second step is to stop edging and participating in self-stimulation. The final step is to stop watching porn and fantasizing about the world around you.
I also want to talk a bit about the heart. We all know the stereotype that women are the emotional gender, and that they are the one’s with stronger feelings and such. Well, I’ve reached the conclusion that it is the other way around. The reason men build up such a tough skin and persona is because we care. We care about what the other guys think of us. We care about having a significant other in our life that reciprocates mutual love. But, to really the lose of everyone, we are stuck in a culture where boys have their self-esteem crushed, their opinions belittled, and their hearts shattered in order to turn them into men. We turn to porn because it will not reject us. My heart has been broken so many times in my few years that I’m not sure I will ever recover, but I hope that some of you reading this will.
Finally I have this to say: You can conquer the urges. It fucking sucks for about an hour, or maybe a day, but the reward of self-control is so much sweeter. If I can do this, all of you sure as hell can. You want control of your life? Start by taking control of your penis.
LINK – 90 Days Cold Turkey