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This site is maintained by a group effort that includes men who have recovered from internet-porn related problems and a retired anatomy & physiology teacher. You can contact YBOP admins here, but you must first create an account. Please do not ask YBOP admins questions specific to your situation. YBOP does not diagnose or provide medical or sexual advice. See the Support Page and About This Site for help with your porn-related problems.

Quick FAQs:

1) Is this site religious?

  • Nope. The site's founder is an atheist (as were his parents and grandparents). For more see this 2016 interview of Gary Wilson by Noah B. Church.

2) Does anyone make money from YBOP?

3) What is the current state of the research on Internet porn addiction and porn's effects? 

4) Has Gary Wilson published in the peer-reviewed literature?

5) Are there any studies that falsify the porn addiction model?

6) Do doctors and therapists recognize and treat porn-induced sexual dysfunctions?

  • Yes. This page contains articles and videos with about 110 experts (urology professors, urologists, psychiatrists, psychologists, sexologists, MDs) who acknowledge and have successfully treated porn-induced ED and porn-induced loss of sexual desire.

7) Is YBOP for banning Internet porn?

  • Nope.

8) Why was YBOP created?

  • We created the site because we don’t like people suffering needlessly simply because they lack critical information for improving their circumstances themselves.

My wife loves and respects me more, depression gone

I started nofap normal mode on October 4th was fapping and watching that shit called "pornography" (strangers having intercourse), 6 times I relapsed, anyway many things in my life change after that I realized how little I know and how bad my life was anyway. I got out of debt, lost 62 pounds.

Video - 250 Days of "Effortless" NoFap


My fetishes have diminished and I'm no longer confused about my sexuality. I also had depression & anxiety brought on by PMO

I have been on nofap for one year now after being on a 15 year binge of pornography, masturbation, dishonesty and loneliness. The first time I watched porn I was 13 years old; it was also the first time I masturbated. I would wake up at 5am to watch porn before my parents woke and throw sickies from school for the same reason. I could not get enough porn. I was also compulsively masturbating, some days going 10 MO sessions.

Female - Quit porn, libido coming back

There's not a lot of posts on here for women, but this sub has definitely been helping me this past few months and just wanted to give an update on my situation. I've stopped engaging in pornography for 3 months after noticing that it was becoming impossible to orgasm with my partner. I just started noticing now, after avoiding porn, that I want nothing to do with it.

The Dangers of Internet Porn (Podcast)

In this revealing episode, talks about how internet might be ruining your dating and sex life. Gary Wilson starts by clarifying the difference between masturbation and porn use. He explains why porn has become such a big problem for a lot of young men in today’s society.

Age 29 - First time having an orgasm during sexual intercourse (severe delayed ejaculation)

So I'm still on the road to recovery, but definitely hit my first big milestone. I'm not going to lie, its been a struggle to remain completely abstinent from Porn. However, I have GREATLY reduced the frequency in which I watch it. Though it is still my mission to completely stop viewing Porn.

Youthful ED isn't normal, spread the word!

While drinking and talking with friends or even guys I barely know, I've heard a lot of 20-30 y/o say stuff about having failed to get it up or needing viagra. I hear it from girls as well, saying it's hard to find a guy that can fuck properly.

This isn't normal and didn't happen like 20 years ago, this generation is letting itself get fucked over by porn and becoming a bunch of insecure virtual cucks, because they don't know any better.

Glorious erections, confidence, energy and self-control

Now this might not seem like much to the absolute legends on here with 500+ days but I want to point out the benefits I've experienced personally.

  1. More energy. I always wanted to work out but always gave the excuse of there being no gym in my area and me being tired after work but now I wake up with so much energy in the mornings that I have to work some of it off.