I've been attempting to get off Porn since about 2013. My first streak I combined with nofap and made it 64 days (I had a gf at the time) and it was hard. Then after that the most I could make it was maybe a month and then I'd slip again, although each time my porn consumption got less and less. Here are some insights I learned and what finally got me there:
It's been at least 3 months since the last time I PMO. I do not count the days since I think that can backfire. I made the decision to not masturbate to porn, and I don't need to count the days since the last time I did it. I been on a self improvement journey since the past 5 months, NoFap has been a big part of it.
I started nofap in April because I finally realized that what was affecting me was PIED. I was never getting hard, and as a result, I built up an anxiety about initiating sex. II was having it, it was terrible (like I would lose my hard on or orgasm really quick) . I was watching porn everyday, but after nofap, I haven't seen porn for 2 months, but have MO'd twice within those months. These are the results....
I have been fapping 2-4 times a day for the last 7 years, I am now 21 y/o. Like your average porn addict I started off with 'soft porn' and over the years my fetishes and interests dramatically changed. I eventually got PIED and couldn't get hard and or O during sex with a girl I was seeing for like 2 weeks.
Aside from my PMO addiction, in the last year I became addicted to ADHD meds and cigarettes, as well as drinking in excess. I used to smoke 10-15 ciggs a day. I Would also double or triple my ADHD meds dosage everyday.
I completed around 550 days so far, I am completely abstinent sexually. I started it on December 2014, and I never heard about nofap movement at the time of start. Just, I was in deep depression because of failure after failure lost multiple jobs and failed in a business.
I just recently watched a YouTube video talking about how Porn "tube sites" really got going around 2006. It made me think about how the first time I was showed porn was around 2008. Even though I didn't really start seeking it until 2009, I realize how I truly had no idea on what effect it would have on me.
I want to start by saying that stories like this keep me motivated, so I hope it can do the same for one of you. I'm 19 years old, studying at university, and I've been using since I was very young. What started with just a picture of a cute girl in a bikini soon progressed into dark, fucked up, internet-fueled fantasies.
So it happened!!!.. we did it after 3 months! was amazing!!! we made out like never before! such a passion! i thank god for this moment, she said she felt really better and a huge weight of her shoulder cause she wanted me naturally for the first time in months.. maybe 8 months... i know right!!!..
I will finally hit the 200 day mark tomorrow. A goal I have been setting for myself for the last 2 years now. I wrote myself a letter about 2 years ago, that I would read once I reach this milestone. I am nervous yet excited at the same time. The struggles has been abundant since the start
Carol the Coach interviews Gary Wilson who explains the neuroscience behind addiction and how it can be associated with erectile dysfunction and less overall sexual satisfaction. His website, www.YourBrainOnPorn is one of the most visited sites on the internet today! (Interview starts about 15:30) LISTEN NOW
TL;DR 26y/o male, tried and failed for 2 years finally at 90 days. The changes are listed and numbered below. Overall feel amazing with still some flatlines and brain fogginess but overall having an amazing time doing it! Don’t feel ready for sex yet but I’m getting there.
I'm in my mid thirties, I used Porn for almost 20 years. I feel very lucky that I didn't grow up with internet porn, hi-def video porn, porn streaming sites and especially VR porn because I think that my addiction would have been worse, or perhaps I would have realized it was an issue earlier, IDK.
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