It’s obvious that porn usage causes low dopamine levels. Which in turn, causes negative physical response from the body. For years, I was never satisfied with life. I felt there was always something missing. I felt as if there was a hole in my chest that couldn’t be filled. I drifted farther and farther from the right course to find something to make me feel… to let me feel.
I was desensitized to life. So, in order to feel, I experimented with drugs which led to addiction on and off for years. I would use, become addicted, hit rock bottom and come clean. Then after feeling empty, I would begin the same cycle all the while using porn.
Finally, after feeling completely sick of myself because of my condition, I googled porn recovery only to find nofap. At first I couldn’t make it a day. It was difficult reading so many success stories and failing so hard and so often. I had no self control. I was a creature of impulse.
Daily effort and encouragement found on this forum made it easier to gain confidence and ability to overcome. Im not completely out of the woods just yet, but I feel I have reached a level at which I no longer feel that empty space! I don’t feel any need to abuse anything to try and “better” my life! I feel happy for once!
Scientifically, this makes sense. As my dopamine levels have become more regulated, I feel more fulfilled with life. I don’t feel or see any need to artificially regulate my enjoyment with the present.
I and thankful for nofap in every way. It has revolutionized my life.
TL;DR PMO leaves low dopamine levels, which caused a desire for abuse to increase stimulus in my brain. Nofap regulated dopamine levels, now I don’t feel a need or desire to abuse. I’m cured.