So I’ve now reached 30 days without porn and masturbation for the third time this year. Some benefits I’ve noticed: - a higher willingness to expand out of my comfort zone (PMO would give me the tendency to want to withdrawal from society) - great feelings of happiness and excitement at certain times, especially when driving and listening to music - more comfortable in my own skin, less self conscious about myself Some tips if your struggling to get past a few days or one week: - on a calendar mark each day you go without PMO with a certain symbol, and mark each day you PMO with another symbol. Keep a tally of how many times you PMO’d on each relapse day. This calendar method will give you a visual and allows you to see patterns. This has greatly reduced my number of relapses over the past year. Pretend you are a scientist studying something (yourself and your PMO habit) - be more calm and chilled out. This is very important I think. Just be calm about stuff. If you see some girl walking down the street wearing only underwear and a see through bra, don’t look at her as bad or evil. Just relax and let her enjoy herself. - exercise, lift some weights. I notice the gym fixes some of my wrong thinking. It’s like the gym takes away certain weak tendencies and lets me see clearer - have a reason for quitting. For me I know how screwed up a PMO session will leave me for multiple days in a row. So I just can’t even afford to feel like that. - if you don’t have a girlfriend or are not talking to any girls, pretend you are doing your no PMO streak in order to have the universe give you a girl. Look at it as like a sacrifice or something. overall, I still have a long way to go. I have a lot, I mean a whole lot of work to do as far as controlling my emotions and emotional intelligence in general. I’m highly underdeveloped in controlling my emotions for whatever reason. But at least getting better. If you are really stuck in this habit, please start writing out a calendar and keeping track of your days of relapses. Begin to view yourself as a doctor studying a disease. The disease is porn and masturbation addiction. This can at the very least greatly reduce your amount of relapse days. Which will give you a higher amount of days of clarity, which can then spill over into learning more knowledge which can help you even more to quit.