Thought I’d share my personal experience since everybody else’s are so inspiring. I’m not quite sure how I stumbled across nofap, as before looking on this thread I had never even considered giving up PMO, or thought that I had a problem. I was probably at it about 2 or 3 times a day, and more when I was alone and bored all day.
I started this because I had anxiety issues when it came to social situations, and after months or years of browsing the internet for self help posts I hit this sub! My benefits so far as pretty much in line with many you’ve already heard. I don’t feel as anxious when I’m out with friends or around strangers, I have more motivation (though using the internet in excess which at some point I want to cut down).
I hadn’t had sex in over a year and in my second month of nofap I got laid (Although I wasn’t very proud of it, as I’m not really a one night stand sorta person). But hey, getting laid after starting nofap… coincidence? 😉 I also took up cold showering (I highly recommend these, they are such a great mood booster!) And have finally, after over a year of saying I would, I joined the Gym.
So yeah, I can definitely feel many benefits from nofap, and I’m going to keep this going for as long as possible.
The only time I’m in a ‘danger’ zone so to speak is when I’m hung over. Boredom & being alone I can deal with, but when I’m hung over it’s a totally different story. I’ve come very close during these hangovers, so I say this : Be cautious when hung over !
Any questions I’ll be happy to answer as I’ve found other peoples posts really great to read, and have helped me (and many others) a load.
PS this sub is hands down the most friendly forum on the internet that I have ever encountered, and I am still always amazed that I never see even a single post that means anybody any harm. So thank you everyone for keeping this happy vibe going.
P.p.s As the title, this was my first attempt, and I’m really proud of it!