You might be wondering why the best thing that has ever happened to me? When I discovered I am porn addicted I was devastated. I never had a clue that something like this even exists and I definitely didn’t want to become addicted. Who would like to? But when I discovered am addicted I knew it was all my doing and it is also my responsibility to beat the addiction as well. Nobody will do that for me.
I am on 54 days of a lifetime of no PMO. I went 34 days hard mode and then tried to have sex. It wasn't perfect so I waited two more weeks and tried again and it was a success! About a week ago I felt the switch back to being normally aroused by a real woman.
I'm 29, and there have been some amazing changes since my journey of rebooting. Here's a are several good symptoms that have resulted from No porn or masturbation.
1. Sex with my wife is better than it has ever been in 8 years of marriage. To explain; I used to do exactly what turned me on with Viewing porn. Many things I liked to watch my wife would NOT agree to participate in. Such things as, anal sex, facials, aggressive speech, or the misconception that she should do anything I wanted her to as what in portrayed in porn. I now longer have that mentality during sex, nor do I have it when not intimate.
Today is day 61 completely PMO free. I don't think I've ever had this long without P or M since I started by porn career at about age 13; I'm now 58. I don't even want to know, if I was able to add up the hours, how many complete days or weeks of my life have been spent indulging this addiction. I've also been trying to stop for almost as long as I've been doing it.
8 months ago I posted this, my 75 streak day post about the changes in my life since I started abstaining. A lot has changed since then, and I think it's high time that I make yet another post. Before everything, I want to thank this subreddit with all my heart. I have never seen a place on the internet as kind, supportive, friendly and helpful as /r/NoFap.
Young men think that when they reach a certain age, all sexual desire will suddenly fade and PMO is not be a problem. Not so! Sexual temptation, including the desire to PMO, will last until death in many of us (including me).
I really don't need much support at the moment; but I realized there might be people who need the encouragement, and remembered that these posts were the reasons I wanted to get here in the first place. I'll repeat what's been said before - it gets a whole lot easier.
Porn is spiraling in popularity - but do we truly know the consequences it could have on our relationships? Curious husbands looking at sexual fantasy videos online have often been the cause of many painful divorces and break-ups.
One year ago today, July 1st 2015, I gave up choking the ol chicken and haven't looked back! I'm a little lost for words at this point as I would have never thought after my 10 or so years of addiction that I could stay clean for a year. HOLY COW IT FEELS AMAZING!!! YOU CAN DO IT TOO!
I wanted to share my story as the girlfriend of a man with PIED and to give back after all the information we found on this website was instrumental in helping us understand the neurobiology of porn addiction and also the road out of it.
90 days soft mode. 90 days without P. 90 days without fapping. I wasn't going to spend years of my life fixing this. I needed to succeed first time. Life is too short. I made 56 days hard mode. Got back with ex so there was release on day 54, 56 and 57. I'm currently back in hard mode for 33 days.
I feel like I have succeeded because I feel joy again, something I had forgotten about. My sex drive is though the roof and consistent, I can talk to people, i see women as humans and not sex objects, I am confident and I am able to focus. I just feel amazing.I have been pmo free for 6 months and have cut down to mo about once a month. This was my goal, if you choose to go hard mode I think that's great.
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