Interview with Noah B.E. Church (author of WACK)

Noah B.E. ChurchNoah B. E. Church is a wildland firefighter, EMT, tutor, entrepreneur, speaker, and author. At 24 years old, he’s also a recovering porn addict. Having first encountered internet pornography at the age of nine, it wasn’t until very recently that he realised how badly his porn habit had affected his sexual and emotional well-being.

Following his recovery, Church wrote down his own story as a form of catharsis, but this soon grew in a short non-fiction title, Wack: Addicted to Internet Porn, which he released earlier this year. The book is an attempt to look at current research into porn addiction, and to help others realise the negative effect it could be having on their lives, and escape the addiction.

Enhanced Attentional Bias towards Sexually Explicit Cues in Individuals with and without Compulsive Sexual Behaviours (2014)

Cambridge University logoComments: This is another Cambridge University study on internet porn addicts. This one is a cue-reactivity test (attentional bias), which meticulously follows established neuroscience protocols. The subjects were all male and heterosexual (average age 24). Subjects were screened with a battery of tests & questionnaires to avoid confounds. Two control groups consisted of healthy heterosexual males who were, age, sex, and IQ, matched. Results mirror results seen in substance abusers, and dovetail with an earlier brain study on porn addicts.

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Study: porn blamed for decreased sexual desire & increased sexual dysfunctions in teens, Dr. Carlo Foresta (2014)

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90 days - Delayed ejaculation cured, more confident, cheerful and calm

happy coupleI spent my whole life watching porn, it destroyed my last relationship (ended six months ago) and worst of all, despite having a reputation for being somewhat of a ladies' man, I have delayed ejaculation which has caused me and my partners frustration.

Age 20 - ED Cured! No more need for Viagra!

loversI have reached the 5 month mark for nofap now and I almost think of it as a good luck charm now and am too scared to stop it as everything has been going so well for me since I have started it.

ED - erections are much stronger; huge confidence boost

musclesI tried to reach 90 days without PMO 2 times before and failed miserably. Then I figured that you can rewire your brain easier if you go hard mode or even monk mode. The key is to divert your attention, change your focus to something else, some kind of activity whenever you start thinking about porn, sex, girls or when you consider relapsing.

Age 28 - 1 year: improved sex and relationship

young coupleI'll start by saying that everyone who's looking to improve the sexual and relationship parts of their lives needs to start NoFap. Before NoFap, life was good, except I had a big void when it came to romantic relationships. Since ending my PMO addiction that's completely changed.

ED - I was told masturbation was healthy. It cost me my dream.

cricketHow can I find the words to thank you all at no fap? I was groomed to be playing for a major cricket team, and even touted as the best in my field, twice representing my country in the under 18's. But disaster struck early. On trials I would freeze up. My coach slowly began losing confidence. I honestly did not know why.

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