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.
Automatically, our brains tune in to what’s new. Though your unthinking response to a new face in the crowd or a new dress in a store window may be fleeting, this impression creates both short and longer-term effects on your brain. Looking at how novelty affects us, two psychologists propose a new framework that categorizes the neurobiological processes into three response groups: perception, arousal, and memory.
So it's been a few days over 90 and so far I'm doing great! I have to admit that I was extremely skeptical in the beginning but now I am a huge believer. I don't believe in the superpowers, for me at least.
It's been one year since I started NoFap + NoPMO, and it has changed my life. I went from being depressed loser, weak & living on the brink of suicide to a principle-based man of discipline with self respect. I'm alot more in touch with life.
2 years ago I stopped looking at porn but just this year I've finally gone 90 days Fap free. Don't be discouraged if you don't get it right away. Each day is a new day to becoming a better you. Here are a few tips and encouragements based on my struggle with PMO.
Comments: The study states that "More than a third of young military personnel report experiencing some level of erectile dysfunction (ED)". This extraordinarily high rate of ED aligns with several other recent studies on young men. The study found a relationship between "male genital self-image", "sexual anxiety" and ED. In other words, concerns about penis size and ability to perform were somewhat related to ED. Might both be markers for porn-induced ED? Common sense anyone?
I did a full reboot 90 days. I feel fine. It was a hard road getting here. The first weeks and months were the hardest. I did have a number of relapses and edging but I feel it's paying off in the end.
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.
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