Whoever you are, I'm so glad that you're reading this article right now. We're about to address a delicate topic that’s in need of addressing. A side effect of porn addiction that's only recently beginning to be discussed: Porn-induced erectile dysfunction. LINK TO ARTICLE
Despite all the porn, we may be moving towards a romantic renaissance. Recently I caught up with a wonderful friend whose company I adore because he is so damn honest. As usual, over a few drinks, we made each other laugh, talked politics and then moved on to deeper issues like how are you really?
This is my second attempt at NoFap. The first time was a couple of years ago and I made it to 60 days. Then I got back together with my girlfriend (we were in a long term relationship and my PIED and non-existent libido was definitely a contributor to forcing us to take a break).
Over and over again men who quit porn report physical changes that would not normally be associated with addiction-related changes, although they may well be neuro-endocrine. Here we collect a sample of those accounts. (See What benefits do people see as they reboot? for other kinds of benefits.)
20 years ago, I was unmarried and living with my hot future 2nd wife; I had it made; things couldn’t have been better. We married a year later, and surprisingly, things got even better. I only learned recently that I was operating at ~40% emotionally back then due to fapping. Years later, PIED started to happen, though I didn’t know it as such.
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