Over a year or two ago now, I sat down in front of my computer after work, fired up facebook and resumed the all-familiar position that I had become all too accustomed to for the evening. Relentless scrolling, browsing, masturbating, everything I could do to distract myself from the monotony of what my life had become.
Guys, I'm no long consecutive streak winner at nofap, never was. My best was maybe 21 days. Then relapse. 14 days. Relapse. 18. You get the idea. I never gave up. But I learned many things while trying to finally break the addiction that after a year of trying it out. I am doing a lot better now in spirit and soul. And I think girls can tell that. I've slept with 3 girls on the first dates. I want to first state that sex isn't the holy grail here (I want sex= I get sex).
I have been doing nofap for about 2 years now and this has literally been a life changer from a guy who had extreme social anxiety to start feeling normal again. This has been a long journey but it was totally worth it because its helped me become more comfortable with myself.
It wasn’t that long ago that the world’s eager young wankers could happily jerk themselves into a state of exhaustion without a care in the world. But for some time now there's been a growing level of consciousness of something that should probably have been quite obvious to anyone whose blood hadn’t all been redirected away from their brains.
Ok, so I'm just one day away from 100 and it feels like I reached that number all of a sudden, without even paying any attention to it since day 73 when I broke my previous record. This is by far the longest time I've been without PM (or any masturbation to visual stimuli) since age 12 or so.
So I consider myself successfully recovered by now. I am 42 years old, sexually not very experienced and have been recovering for 11 months. During this time, I went from not being able to get an erection at all to having sex without ED drugs.
Finally. I've reached 90 days without fapping. It is great to have control over my life and actions again. Without being caged up in PMO all the time. To anyone reluctant about trying this, just start.
I've been abstaining from PMO on and off for a year now. I was in a long relationship previously (almost five years) and it was my first experience with sex. Unfortunately, I became addicted to PMO about a year in. I didn't realize it at first, but it began to slowly affect my relationship.
Comments: This is another Cambridge University study on internet porn addicts. This one is a cue-reactivity test (attentional bias), which meticulously follows established neuroscience protocols. The subjects were all male and heterosexual (average age 24). Subjects were screened with a battery of tests & questionnaires to avoid confounds. Two control groups consisted of healthy heterosexual males who were, age, sex, and IQ, matched. Results mirror results seen in substance abusers, and dovetail with an earlier brain study on porn addicts.
Guys. Rebooting works. Seriously, I never thought it would work for me. I was masterbating 1-3 times a day, every day, from age 11 to age 18. That's 7 years of my developmental life torn apart by porn. I had the worst ED imaginable, I'm pretty sure my penis was the equivalent of a shriveled toe. But fear not! After 339 days of rebooting, I feel like superman. My life went from being a loser, a hardcore videogame junky, barely passing classes, with losers for friends; to pure greatness.
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