I want to thank each and every one of you. I feel like I owe you all so much for helping me lift this heavy weight off of my life which has been PIED. I have done 30 days hard mode, and I cannot be happier with my life. My mind feels like it is back to the way it was before I started watching porn. I can now see the beauty in women again.
My PIED is gone, so I just want to thank all of you for you for the thoughts and stories you share. If any of you are on the journey of quitting porn, keep fucking going. You WILL see results. Fight those urges off and be strong. You will not see improvement unless you realize that porn is not an option anymore. Another thing that helped me a lot was telling my partner of my condition, and getting extra support. Thank you all, and you will get better if you put in the work!
Note: About 11 days into hard mode I tried to have sex to see if I was “cured” but still couldn’t get hard. I think I just put too much pressure on myself that time. I stayed positive and saw it as being too early to see results. About day 20ish I started noticing significant results and now PIED is almost completely gone.
Extra notes: I am 19, and started pmo at age 15 (every day to about every other day, few multiple day breaks every month or so). Began this NoFap hard mode challenge as soon as I realized porn was ruining my sex life. PIED began affecting me when I was about 18, didn’t discover that porn was the problem until 40 ish days ago.