Finally, I have gone 3 full months without PMO for the first time. I’m 17 years old and started PMO when I was 10. I used to do it only sometimes back then, but when I got to middle school, it was everyday. As I got into high school, I started masturbating at least 3 times a day and was addicted to porn. It wasn’t until I got into high school when I found out about Nofap and realized how PMO was affecting me.
In elementary and middle school, I was a social guy who was friends with a lot of girls and cool and fun with people. Even though I PMOd during this time, it didn’t affect me as badly as it did in high school. In high school I started looking more skinny and weak and my parents always mentioned it. I was never motivated to do my homework and get things done. I started getting social anxiety and couldn’t even really make eye contact with a girl. My voice became low and I became a weak and anxious person. I tried Nofap but couldn’t ever go more than 2 weeks. I also noticed my hairline receding over the years. I believe PMO does have a link with hair loss, but I don’t want to get much into that. After 2 years of attempting Nofap and being unsuccessful, I finally decided to actually be serious about this.
On December 10, 2017 I started Day 1 of Nofap and truly committed to myself that I will never PMO again in my life. I was ready to beat this addiction for real this time, and this is very important to succeed. You really need to be committed to actually going not just 90 days, but your whole life without PMO. Once I started this streak, I started to implement healthy habits into my life. I started taking cold showers everyday and it has become part of my lifestyle now. There are many benefits of cold showers (you can search it up), as well as it helps you get out of your comfort zone. I recommend watching the Tedx talk on cold showers. I started to eat healthy and limit the junk food. Even though I occasionally eat junk, it is not as much as before. I started exercising and doing pushups everyday. Before Nofap, I could barely do 10 pushups and ended up getting sore all week, to now being able to do 100 pushups everyday without getting sore. I am also getting shit done instead of always procrastinating. Procrastination is like masturbation, at first it feels good, but in the end you realize you’ve fucked yourself. I started doing activities that I enjoy more, such as juggling. And really importantly, I limited my time on the internet. Each day, I recorded my progress in my journal on Nofap.com. Making a journal and recording your progress every day really helps you stay focused on your journey. After 2-3 weeks into Nofap, I was in a flatline that nearly lasted a whole month. But I kept on going, living my healthy lifestyle, and eventually got out of the flatline. If you are in a flatline, remember Winston Churchill’s quote “If you’re going through hell, keep going.” After that, the days went by and I stayed strong. I did get urges often, but remained stronger. The urges will never go away, but it gets easier to deal with them.
And now, to what you guys call “superpowers.” Honestly, I wouldn’t call it “superpowers.” I believe it is just your true self without PMO. If you mean benefits, then yes I did feel some benefits from Nofap. I never have felt this happy before. I feel more confident than before. Even if it’s a placebo, the result is still positive and I like it. But a benefit from Nofap that is definitely not a placebo is the energy and strength. When you stop PMO, you aren’t wasting that powerful sperm inside of you, the sperm that contains nutrients and makes you full of life. When you jack off and release that sperm, you are making yourself weak. I also got more attention from people. When you’re on a long streak of Nofap, people notice something different about you. They might not know that you don’t PMO anymore, but they notice a change, and it’s something positive. I started to get more respect from classmates and people. And also, my views on girls has changed. I don’t think of them as sex objects anymore. I now think of them as just human beings. I am attracted to more girls, and seeing beautiful girls makes me happy and smile, but at the same time I remember that they are just people. Even though I haven’t really taken action yet and haven’t approached girls, I now feel like I can do it. Before Nofap, it seemed impossible to talk to girls. But now, I feel like I can actually do it; I just need to take action and get out of my comfort zone. If you’re trying to be successful with girls, then Nofap is a must. Porn just reduces your motivation to go out and meet real girls, if everyday you come home and jerk off to them behind a screen and release the tension that way. Another benefit I noticed is that my hairline has stopped receding. I don’t know if I regrew hair or not, but with my hairline not receding anymore, I feel so much better and it gives me more confidence about myself. Living a Nofap lifestyle with good habits and benefits makes you feel great about yourself and thus gives you more confidence and happiness. Nofap isn’t just about quitting PMO. As you’ve probably heard before, it’s about developing a whole new lifestyle with good healthy habits. And Nofap won’t solve all your problems. Did Nofap cure my social anxiety? No, but it definitely prevented it from becoming worse, and gave me the willpower to cure it myself by getting out of my comfort zone. But Nofap has definitely improved my life, and I’m never going back to PMO again. This is just the beginning, as I still have a whole life to live like this and still a lot to improve about myself. For those of you fapstronauts struggling, believe in yourself and stay disciplined. If I can do it, then so can you. I wish you all good luck. Stay strong!