Between late July and mid August this year, I went 40 days without watching pornography and masturbating. That streak ‘cured’ numerous health problems, which I have been suffering with for 5 years, including:
- Erectile dysfunction
- Eczema (it slowly got better and better and disappeared completely by around day 30, soon after I had sex for the first time in ages)
- Night awakenings/ poor sleep quality
Listed above are only the 3 symptoms that have a profound impact on my quality of life, but PMO also causes a few other horrible things that persistently get mentioned in this subreddit, such as: unnecessary sweating, acne/spots, dark circles under eyes, anxiety, lethargy.
Since that 40-day streak ended, I’ve only managed to go 2-5 days without PMO and consequently, all of the health problems are affecting me again.
It’s clearly evident that in my case, PMO causes serious health problems and I must stop. I hope that people suffering from any of these issues take heed and battle the desire to watch porn and masturbate.