Age 22 - After years of struggling, being grateful helped me overcome porn addiction

I overcame porn addiction after years of struggling and I hope I can help you out with these tips:

1. Be Grateful: Being depressed leads to depression which is the doorway to porn and fapping. Being grateful releases dopamine which helps fight the addiction.

Age 47 - Happier, enjoying service to others and dream job

I'm 47. I used porn since I was 14, and even then, it was highly compulsive. What drove me to quit was a constant sense of emotional overwhelm and years of untreated depression. Benefits so far: I'm happier. I'm useful. I can look people in the eye because I'm not ashamed of my behaviors. I keep getting promoted a work, like more than I want :) .

Age 32 - Porn-induced ED cured. It's like my brain has developed a firewall to looking at porn

I made it 90 days without looking at ANY porn and without jerking off a single time (obviously I had a handful of wet dreams, most recently as two nights ago). If you told me a year ago or even 90 days ago that i would be able to accomplish this, I would have said you're crazy. I started nofap right after being dumped by a girl who I was super into. We had gone out for about 6 months, and it was my first relationship after two years of being single (and yes, a countless amount of PMO).

Age 23 - ED cured. Libido back. Depression has faded.

I’m 23 and I started this nofap 120 days ago. I went two years of not getting erections during intercourse and was heaps scared and totally depressed. I stumbled across nofap and saw what were the symptoms and I realized I had ED porn problem. I noticed when I took a pill and couldn’t get horny for a prosay instead later at home for porn, at that moment I knew that was the sole problem after 2 years of not knowing.

Age 17 - PIED & DE cured. Used to get Ds & Fs now on the honor roll. Other benefits.

I've been porn free since July 18th, and can say that NoFap has really made a difference in my life. I used to be a terrible student, F's and D's only. School started up and I was still in recovery mode, but, I have noticed an extreme increase in focus and concentration. This has now made me an honor roll student.

Age 25 - Sexual performance healed, girls find me "hot"

Just had some reflections that I wanted to share.

I started NoFap about 2 and half months ago, soon after beginning a study abroad in a country where I had no other prior friends.

Age 27 - Many benefits. The highest benefit I can think of is feeling stronger emotionally

So I wanted to go semen retention for over a Year. I started at the beginning of 2016. The challenge for me was that I had a girlfriend that really couldn't understand that all the sexual encounters we usually have were depleting me of my life energy and the drive to do anything else.

Age 20 - Social Anxiety almost gone, Focus has significantly improved, Depression is a mixed bag

I just passed day 60. I am here to share what kind experiences I have had over this streak. I have been trying this for three years and this has been a really successful streak. Personal Best trick for avoiding Fapping: Whenever I feel an urge in public I do a series of breathing exercises to help me relieve the urges.

Exploring the effect of sexually explicit material on the sexual beliefs, understanding and practices of young men: A qualitative survey

Comments: Research from the University of the West of England on the effects of exposure to extreme porn on adolescent males and their sexual attitudes and behaviours. Excerpts:

  • Research into levels of SEM consumption have suggested a range of potential negative effects include; encouragement of sexual violence; objectification of women; earlier sexual debut; risky sexual behaviour and sexual harassment.
  • Consumption and acceptance SEM was reported as growing, as confirmed in other research, including more extreme content as  adolescents reported becoming desensitised to SEM content, requiring evermore extreme exposure in order to feel stimulated or shocked. 
  • Young men in this study themselves raised the possibility that SEM exposure may lead to an addiction model of consumption with increasing need for more extreme content. Some report feeling the need to constantly push their boundaries for stimulation, with individuals no longer being shocked by some content, a pattern found in previous research linking it to  premature sexual experiences; objectification of females, unrealistic expectations and  increased incidence of sexual harassment.

Guys speak up about short-term changes other people notice

Currently on day 19 and visited my parents for dinner tonight (I see them every couple weeks or so). While eating and chatting it up with them, my dad made a comment saying that he has never seen me this present and in the moment before (i'm 29 years old). I looked him in the eyes and I felt like he almost somehow knew about the transformation I've been currently going through with NoFap (but I had never mentioned it to them).

Age 27 - I went from depressed, hopeless virgin, to high self esteem, more productive, happier, having an overwhelming amount of sex

I'm 26 years old and in late October I began researching the affects of PMO and the brain. I realized my addictive behaviors that I developed from the age of around 10. These behaviors sunk me into a depression (that I didn't know I was in!) feelings of isolation, feeling down on myself for being a virgin, and wasted/unproductive time.

I read and read this forum to the ground. I bought a book on sex addiction and practiced its techniques.

Age 29 - PIED cured. Sexual tastes normalized

I found out about nofap on Thursday November 12 2015. I was at my own rock bottom. I was habitually visiting prostitutes. I was addicted to pornography. I couldn't have sex very easily if at all with a human being, unless I took pills or got lucky.

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Age 25 - Social interactions better than ever, intuition up, anxiety down

I'm currently 25, and I could go on and on about the benefits. I would describe myself as an introvert. I've been a hotel bartender for the past two and a half years, and my customer/co-worker interactions are better than ever, and I find myself accessing my natural intuition much more easily in and out of meditation.

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