I finally made it to 90 days with no PMO. It took me over a year to accomplish this. Last year I relapsed on day 88 due to edging. Then several months of smaller streaks of 4-10 days before this one began.
Come midnight UK time (about an hour from now) I will be on 100 days of NoFap Hardmode. Hardmode, because in the hours, days and weeks that followed I slowly realised the extent of my porn addiction and the effect that it was having on my life.
I feel whole. I feel like a man should feel. I've conquered so much of what I thought was impossible. I have been suffering from undiagnosed social anxiety since about highschool. I felt nervous around people.
I made it to 99 days. I am going to continue and not going to look back. Like most, my P started from the age of 15. I used to PMO for around 17 years, even after I got married. It all started when friends and people around you, say it is normal and one should do it.
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I had been struggling with porn addiction for years, but had absolutely no idea how to go about stopping (I didn't know about the behavioural link between P-M-O, I thought I just had to address the P and everything would be fine, except it was impossible).
I'm 29 and have looked at porn since the age of 14, generally fapping most days, fairly frequently multiple times in one day. Although I often MO'ed without porn, I started thinking of myself as a porn addict years ago since I was unable to stop looking at it.
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