The post-porn wave: why some young people are shunning videos of misogynistic sex (The Independent, UK)

laptop on a bedThere is concern in the UK over young people’s access to pornography: some want to block it, some want to see more vigilant age restrictions. Either way, the relationship that teenagers have with porn is rarely discussed with the nuance and patience it deserves. Today’s twenty-somethings are our lab rats: the first generation to go through puberty with unlimited access to online porn. The most interesting among them are those who now identify as post-porn.

The Basics Of Rebooting

Age 23 - Porn-induced ED cured. Sex is fantastic. Let's change our mindset!

shooting starWhen I woke at January first... I told to myself... I'm gonna achieve it... I'll have sex with a new girl... WITHOUT ED DRUGS with a STRONG BONER...LAST NIGHT! I ACCOMPLISHED MY MISSION!

Age 24 - ED & Delayed Ejaculation cured

young guyI've been doing NoFap for about a year, but my current streak is 13 days without PMOing. I know it should be at 365 days, but I've relapsed many times.

Age 25 - Marriage is better than ever, brain fog gone, improved sleep, huge motivation

young guyHere I am, somewhere in between 60 and 65 days (I lost count: minimum of 2 months) and life IS a struggle.

"How long will my reboot take?"

Goal“I have Porn induced ED. How long will my reboot take?” This is maybe the most common question I get in emails and blog comments. And I understand why: you want to know what to expect.

While some guys with mild cases of porn-induced ED can reboot within 3-6 weeks of no PMO (no porn, masturbation, or orgasm), for others it can take up to 4 months. And in some extreme cases, it may take up to a year or more to fully recover.

Age 31 - I couldn’t even get it up before I stopped PMO - sex seemed like a second job

happy guyI’ve been masturbating since I was about 10 or 11 (couldn’t even ejaculate then). It was when I became a teenager that dial-up internet became available.

Age 22 - I literally feel like a different person, a much better person, I am so much more happy now.

couple chattingTo start off, I'm 22 years old and have been masturbating since I was about 9 (started early) and did it every single day.

6 Step Reboot Plan... that helped me quit

sexual secretsI haven't masturbated to/orgasmed to porn in 367 days.  Until a year ago, I had tried many times to stop and kept failing, until I finally gave up, only to stumble on this website and try again. After going a year without PO, I summarized my experience and reboot process into Six Key Steps.

Age 20 - ED: not only does sex feel ten times better than masturbating, i'm enjoying life more

happy guyReflecting back on things its hard to honestly tell if I had purely anxiety issues or porn related issues but one thing is for sure i definitely had issues.

I now realise my previous relationships were bullshit driven by fantasy sexual desires

  • happy guyAlthough I can't attribute my happiness solely to nofap, I can say I would have never taken action if I was still an unmotivated wanker.

Age 18 - ED cured. I now see women as beautiful people instead of objectifying them.

happy coupleI originally started this journey for two reasons: one, because I have suffered from increasingly terrible PIED since I was 14 and never knew the cause until I got fed up after numerous embarrassing situations. I felt attracted to girls and had confidence and skill in talking to them, but simply had trouble when it actually came down to sex.

Age 27 - No more ED or delated ejaculation: 131 days

couple kissingShort Story: Success! sex 4 different times. No ED, No DE, I was fully sensitive and Aroused! 131 days - 10+ edging, 6 times MO, 1 time PMO. First 60 days easy, got off track a few times last 60 days. around the 120 mark had Successful (albeit) short sex. Had 3 more success sessions after that.

Age 23 - Porn-Induced ED gone, lost virginity, got girlfriend.

happy guy23 years old. Failed with five other women, and felt hopeless. After 17 days, I had sex, and was able to get hard on the second attempt. I also think a big part of it is that I've never felt as comfortable with a women like I do with my now girlfriend...


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