My NoFap journey started 3 months ago. Before I started NoFap I used to pmo once or twice daily since around the age of 12 till 21. Before I had found NoFap I was always tired, depressed, struggling with my grades in college.
YBOP Comments: In this study, compulsive masturbators were younger than other ED patients and had more severe erectile dysfunction. It goes without saying that compulsive masturbation in today's young men would be associated with internet porn use. Compulsive masturbation was associated with higher anxiety and depression, but with less phobic anxiety and obsessive compulsive symptoms. Study's Conclusion:
"Compulsive masturbation represents a clinically relevant cause of disability, given the high level of psychological distress reported by subjects with this condition, and the severe impact on quality of life in terms of interpersonal relationships."
I just wanted to post a 6 month follow up. Hopefully someone can find it encouraging. I firmly believe that nofap provides incredible improvements to many facets of life and hope that everyone else feels the same improvements I do.
I've been PMO free for more than 90 days. I don't post a lot on nofap.com but I feel the need to share what has helped me along the way as I know you're all struggling right along with me...fighting the good fight.
I wasn’t planning on writing a 90-day report on various reasons: first of all, there’s already a lot of them and I wasn’t sure if I had something new to say. Furthermore, I was sort of cheating during my streak.
DAY 1 I was unemployed out of college, living with my parents, single, and had a porn problem that was destroying my life. Brain fog made intelligible thought near impossible, and anxiety made social contact a terrifying obligation.
I learned about the biology / psychology behind my porn addiction. I read everything I could about my addiction in this forum, at the Yourbrainonporn webpage, and several addiction recovery webpages. This is the first item in my list because I feel it's crucial, and one that many (especially those that regularly reset their badges) fail to do.
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