First of all, I find these kinds of posts motivating and inspiring. It affirms that what I'm doing is good for me and for a lot of men and women out there. Secondly, I'm currently on my longest streak for 2016. I signed up for a standard reboot and I'm going strong! Lastly, as for the benefits that I see, I find myself:
COMMENTS: In this study, as in others, the designation "Compulsive Sexual Behaviors" (CSB) probably means the men were porn addicts. I say this because the CSB subjects averaged nearly 20 hours of porn use per week. The controls averaged 29 minutes per week. Interestingly, 3 of the 20 CSB subjects suffered from "orgasmic-erection disorder," while none of the control subjects reported sexual problems.
Main Findings: The neural correlates of appetitive conditioning and neural connectivity were altered in the CSB group.
Nobody told me that 14 years ago I could succumb to an addiction I wasn't prepared for. That it would not only ruin my relationship with my best friend who happened to be a girl and keep us from falling in love like we would have but that it would also drive me, eventually to not only hate myself but to have little to no faith or trust in other human beings around me.
Success!!! First time cumming in so long! I can’t even believe I am writing this, I feel like a miracle has taken place. It has been 10 days since starting no PMO. I have read story after story of success from DE and always knew I could do it but of course still questioned if it would ever happen to me.
It's been over a year since I've gotten back on to this website. Can't believe the progress I've made... It's been about 2 and a half years since my last viewing, and boy, have things improved. Especially in the downstairs department. Anyways, I'll briefly share my story and tell you guys what daily life is like for me now.
It's obvious that porn usage causes low dopamine levels. Which in turn, causes negative physical response from the body. For years, I was never satisfied with life. I felt there was always something missing. I felt as if there was a hole in my chest that couldn't be filled. I drifted farther and farther from the right course to find something to make me feel... to let me feel.
I have been dealing with Delayed Ejaculation my entire life, I am 30 years now, and I can tell you living with this is extremely embarrassing, humiliating, and most of all frustrating. But let me give everybody here some encouragement, it CAN be fixed, 100%, no questions asked.
As a 34 year old married father of three, I imagine I am in a different demographic than many on here. I was a virgin until I married at 26 years of age. My virginity was due to having grown up in a strict religious home. We didn't talk about sex or sexuality much in my home growing up.
It took me forever to finally get here. Ok so what did I learn? Positives: Everything is brighter and much more optimistic. I am a true cynic and depressed person but without PMO dragging me down every day it was much easier to have a happier outlook on life. I still get terrible and ugly thoughts, and am a very paranoid person that has trust issues.
I am a 26-year-old man and have struggled with ED for my entire life. I have never been a promiscuous type, so I knew "nerves" weren't my problem, but I never knew what was wrong with me. I used to cling to relationships with terrible girls [partially] because of the fear and anxiety brought on by the notion of "learning how to have sex" with somebody new, given my lifelong ED struggle.
Well in my case (I'm 30), I had gone downhill with PIED before finally committing to stopping PM (and O unless sex with wife). I was so scared that it "wouldn't work" that the previous few times I had tried to have sex with my wife failed. So I started noFap and did not have any form of sexual contact in almost 3 weeks.
Anyways the thing is that in these 3+ months I learned a lot of things and gained a lot of things. First of all I realised what I want to do with my life, which is to finish my degree at computer science and then invest more time in programming languages because I find them interesting. My depression held me back for many years but now I think it's gone and was replaced with energy and motivation to try hard to become the best I can in many ways.
"Why haven't I healed yet from porn-induced ED?" is the hardest question we attempt to answer. That's why this FAQ is so damn long - we packed it with as many suggestions as guys say worked for them, and as much info as possible. If you are under 30 and started early on Internet porn, I strongly suggest you educate yourself on the differences between an adolescent brain and an adult brain. The difference is not simply quantity of experience. The following resources will help:
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