I have been browsing and attempting nofap for about a year and a half now and I have finally made it to 90 days.
Backstory: When I was 19 I went off to University with a girlfriend that lived back home… this lead to a lot of PMOing. Halfway through the first year was when I started to change because of it. I stopped socializing, I stopped playing sports, and I started eating really bad and would just sit at home watching movies, playing video games and PMOing. Over the next two years I would go on to gain somewhere around 50 lbs, break up with my girlfriend, have bad ED, have severe social anxiety to the point where it was hard to take public transit, lose a lot of friends from me always bailing on them, and drop out of university because I would rather sit at home and PMO than attend class. So one day I was looking up ways to help beat depression on google when someone listed something called ‘nofap’. I looked more into and ended up here reading all your success stories, what nofap can do for an individual and the support everyone has for complete strangers here but are all feeling the same way. I had many streaks of 20 days, 30 days, and a few 50 days to get to this 90 today. It has taken me a year and a half to do it but it has been worth it. I don’t plan on stopping, my goal is now 180.
I feel better than ever. I am back in shape as I am motivated to hit the gym at least 4 times a week. I fixed my posture. I have read more books in the last 6 months than I have the previous 6 years. I take a cold shower daily. I dress a lot better now. I went to college and got an internship in a management position at a fortune 500 company. My friends want to be around me now. I now have plans to get a business degree. I am always now looking to better myself. This all started here.
Here is a list of nofap benefits that I have personally noticed:
- Clearer mind
- Anxiety and depression non existent (took a little more time than other benefits)
- Deeper voice
- Clear skin (no more acne)
- Eye contact is no problem for me anymore
- More energized
- Rock hard erections and huge loads (can go multiple rounds now too)
- ED is gone
- Girls seem to be more attracted to me than ever before
- People randomly compliment me more now
- I am horny as hell
- Sleep better/fall asleep easier
- Not afraid of confrontation anymore. By this I simply mean I will not let people walk over me. I have boundaries and I keep those boundaries. I am very direct with people now.
Don’t get me wrong, for a lot of these benefits to kick in you have to get off your ass and leave your comfort zone but nofap is how I started it all.
The only cons I’ve had so far are wet dreams, flat lines, and the urge to relapse. I now do kegels until that urge goes away and it’s helped me ever since.
Again, I want to thank you all and wish everyone else all the best on their personal nofap journeys. I am now 23 and finally excited about the future and living life each day. I hope this story can contribute to somebody’s success just like the many stories on here have done with me.