I relapsed a few times so far but I can happily say that I’ve watched porn 5 times in 2 months which is incredible considering that it would normally be 60+ times in 2 months. Despite those setbacks, and badge resets!!! :'( – I am proud of myself for continuing the struggle. I’m still masturbating when I feel too crazy but I still feel magnificent.
My erections are harder of a magnitude of 1million. Simply the thought of kissing my girlfriend is enough to stimulate a full-chub – is this real?
I thought I was severely damaged from the 14 years I’ve been addicted to porn – don’t get me wrong, porn was damaging – it just seemed beyond hope that I would be able to return to the responsiveness I once had. I’ve read article after article that suggested an average of 9 months for recovery from porn and its come much sooner for me.
So I’m thankful. Thankful for my body’s recovery, my supportive partner, my perseverance and you guys. Whenever I have felt the urge, I’d come to pornfree and always get a little motivation.
Obviously my journey is not over but it appears to be well on its way. Best wishes to all of you.
Thanks everyone for the continued support.
[Comments] Started using porn at 14 years. Other benefits include: More free time and less time fixated on porn related thoughts, a bit more confidence from upholding a personal value, reconnecting with my body’s actual desires, more positive (I attribute this to normalizing dopamine neurotransmitters) and again – not just stronger boners, but hard-ons in response to real life stimuli, where as before that was very unlikely.
I did experience PIED, it wasn’t always a problem but it would get in the way of a good time more often than preferred (which is none lol). This was a culmination of many other factors such as depression, body image issues as well as porn addiction – and hell, my exgirlfriend was not that attractive if I’m honest.