I’m a 17 year old guy who found out about this movement about 40 days ago and thought to give it a try. I was masturbating since third grade ( age 10 ) , and would do it almost every single day ( sometimes multiple times in a day ) and biggest breaks i took were about 5 6 days ( i remember on excursion i didnt fap ) .
I just wanted to share my experiences about NoFap, as this will be my second serious attempt. Basically I have been watching porn/masturbating daily since my early teenage years, and am now 23. Over time, I started watching the most hardcore of genres, as softcore porn no longer interested me. When I went to have sex, I found it hard to get an erection, as porn had fucked up my idea of romance.
There will be moments of absolute beauty, understanding, and peace throughout initial recovery. There will also be moments of intense depression, anxiety, fear, and abandon. The key for making it through these moments is to remind yourself that all things are temporary and these emotions will pass, no matter how intense.
Took me almost 2 years [to heal from PIED]. Every relapse would really set me back a lot. But then again I was a hard case who had trouble getting it up even with porn, I needed compilations and very quick succession of images/shots.
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