[MUST WATCH BRILLIANT SHORT VIDEO] In the past I had a pretty compulsive weight gain fetish. Weight gain porn (especially furry weight gain porn) was the only kind of porn I ever masturbated too. But after a year of being porn free I stopped fantasizing about anthopomorphic foxes that gained 500 pounds.
Well... I did it :) 120 days of no porn, masturbation, or sex. And trust me - I don't plan on doing it anytime soon (Masturbating that is). First off: Damn! The first few weeks were hard, but after that it is just keeping your mind and body under control, and knowing how to handle urges. As you have probably heard before - the pro's far outweigh the con's.
Before I discovered nofap and pornfree was banging it multiple times at day, was really tired. Sometime MO multiple times in the day, then sex, and then still not happy another MO... I had to watch porn as soon I had some free time or felt slightly bored. And clearly I masturbated to it every time. I'm in my late 20's. Life was shit. Emotionally I was very tense. Dropped a cute gf. Was getting borderline weird.
Today marks 185 days no PMO. There is so much I can report on, but I'd like to be as concise as possible (however I have a habit of rambling). The main reason why I would like to write a report is to give my perspective on NoFap which may in turn motivate others, and document how I feel in case I ever want to relapse.
I have been actively facing no PMO for about 2 years. During those 2 years I have had major ups, major downs, and everything in-between. Going from a multiple-year habit to stopping cold turkey is not an easy task, at all. Even to this date I still have slip ups, but I am happy to say that during my time with this community that the slip ups happen WAY less, and it is only a matter of time before I am able to finally feel 100% rebooted.
I got a wonderful girlfriend and we've been together for 6 months. It may not sound like much but I've only had 1 girlfriend and I was 17, I'm 27 now. So if you're trying to change by not fapping and improving your life just so you can get a girlfriend, STOP. Do it for yourself.
Guys, I would highly encourage you to NOT give up on nofap! There's so much to learn and grow when you embark on this journey. :) During my 90 day journey, I used to constantly feel “what's the use of nofap”, because I wasn't seeing any noticeable changes when I started out. But now on hindsight, when I compare me to my previous 90-day self, there's been a significant change!
Yeah man so i'm tall, decent looking, and take care of my body but my social and sexual ability are both extremely stunted due to severe porn/substance abuse from 15 until now (24)... I quite drinking, smoking, video games, junk food, and went vegan on january of this year. I also "quit" pmo but we all know how that goes... Finally i got a streak that stuck.
COMMENTS: A recent re-discovery. The first paper to report porn-induced ED and porn-induced low libido. In an experiment employing video porn, 50% of the young men couldn't become aroused or achieve erections with porn (average age was 29). The shocked researchers discovered that the men's erectile dysfunction was "related to high levels of exposure to and experience with sexually explicit materials." The limp men had spent a whole of lot of time in bars and bathhouses where porn was "omnipresent," and continuously playing. The men explained that "high exposure to erotica seemed to have resulted in a lower responsivity to "vanilla sex" erotica and an increased need for novelty and variation."
I'm going to keep this short as possible because I want to write in my journal so here we go: Last year I was dating a girl, and we tried to have sex. I couldn't get it up. She broke up with me a week later for other problems, and I felt hopeless. I binged and binged my dick away. Literally everyday 2-3 times.. for months.
Been on the nofap journey for approximately 9 months now and it is safe to say that my life has experienced a much needed jump-start. I am only 23 years old, but I feel like I have been reborn and am truly becoming a man. This major change in my lifestyle granted me the mental clarity and willpower I needed to re-evaluate my life.
Happy to report that I am at day 118 and am very grateful to be here. I never thought that I would be able to live without PMO but here I am. It took damn near 50 years to get here but here I am. :) Feels great! Good luck to those of you who are not giving up!
This site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of the science behind addiction. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit for research and educational purposes. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner. Any information you gather here or in the related forum is not professional advice and is provided solely for educational and informational purposes. Thanks for sharing your experiences and insights, as this is a group effort. Please know that anything you share, even in posts protected from public viewing, may be included in future materials, although extreme care will be taken to insure that no details that would identify you personally will be included.
Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License