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Discussion in 'Success Stories' started by Barnabas_, May 15, 2019.
Thanks! Keep on fighting for staying clean. One day at the time. Congrats on 69 days PMO free!
7 months of freedom.
glad to hear about your success story!!! Godspeed, brother!!!
Thanks to Christ, reading daily a portion of the Bible, support from the other Christians, this website - have been now free from porn and masturbation for 8 months.
This last month showed me the importance of bouncing my eyes (summer time), first look can be accidental, but the second is ALWAYS a choice.
Installed also finally program Covenant Eyes, which is an additional help (have a few Accountability Partners in this program) plus have not used youtube apart from listening to Christian music and watching some sport matches.
Youtube used to be a trigger when being under big stress to watch some sexual content - seems that in recent weeks is no longer. God's helping me to deal with that.
Life is much better without P & M.
I am grateful for this website and additionally for having three Accountibility Partners in my life (one from this site, somebody who has helped me immensely in the recent weeks).
In the past I was able to to live a few years without porn, but was unable to give up masturbation in longer term. Every 2-3 months (maximum) was masturbating, usually after huge stress.
Nofap.com was a key to break masturbation addiction too. However I know I need Christ's help every day to stay free and clean, without Him in my life (and reading His Word - Bible daily) I would not been able to stay free longer than a few days.
Have a great day, free from P & M.
God is good
He is. Christ is good, faithful, patient, merciful, full of grace.
The thing with youtube is that if you just look at 1 or 2 videos with hot girls, they keep sending you videos in your feed of just that, and a lot of those thumbnails are just too hot to handle, you know?
I visited this site called Quora, which is primarily a site about answering questions of all sorts. Eventually I realized this site had become borderline visual erotica. Tits, ass, bikinis, you name it. Models just everywhere. Now I think I'm going Monk mode to see if I can repurpose the sexual urges into more energy.
Your experience is motivating. Thanks for sharing.
congratulations! happy for you. and yes that youtube thing is real
heyy thanks man.
Youtube seems to be no longer such a problem since around one month.
Two reasons why it is not triggering any longer:
1. At the end of August I installed Covenant Eyes and have 3 Accountability Partners who receives regular reports with what I watch on the internet,
2. Installed Wizmage image hider in Google Chrome, now even songs I play on youtube are now only sound/music (without images).
Can you please shade some light on my situation.
Frankly right now I am strict only on watching porn and nasty content.
To be honest not that strict on Fap and edging but without porn ( fantasies) and also light on orgasm.
But say I am without porn for 11 days now
Fapping with o - 5 days
Edging - daily.
What do you think is it a right approach?
Because I do thing that i i resolved full no PMO for 1 month I personally believe that i will most likely fail.
I am thing on moving gradually
No porn strict then larger gap for orgasm then fantasy fap.
I would like to here your opinion on this.
( my short history joined Nofap last month.
26 days with no porn then release for 10 days and now again started)
Well it is your choice.
I can only share my experience - when I was without porn but still masturbating my recovery was very, very slow. Why? Because it is hard or even impossible to masturbate and not have sex/porn images in our mind. Additionally, you have a chaser effect after masturbation and orgasm. Finally, as for edging - it was killing me and my marriage for a few years. Thanks to this website I understand what this word means and after reading here more about edging - finally stopped doing this.
Christ (reading daily a Bible, praying to Him) is the source of my power for everyday fight for purity. Day by day, one day at a time. Relying on my own strenghts only I was and still am powerless in this area. I tried hunreds of times give up addictions (gambling in the past - before quitting porn, later with porn, finally with masturbation) - was unable to do this for many, many years. He gave me freedom, freedom I had been searching for majority part of my life. Having Accountability Partners was/is also very crucial in my case.
Thanks for genuine reply.
Yes I am allso observing chaser effect ( if what I understand it is( is correct)).
After few days there is more urge to go to site and porn pic while masturbation and It makes us more suseptible to fall back.
I would like to read what you read about edging on this for us. ( if possible, It would be kind of you if you can share link)
But i have posted / asked 3-4 people about what I have asked you about ie my adopted way.
And all of them have reservations on my startegy and all of them are successful story writters so, in short I will have to mend my way. Hmm
Now my target is 100% no P M O ( although for smaller intervals present target is 7 days it's to small I know but still I will improve on it then)
Thanks God now 9 months and one week of freedom from being slave to porn and masturbation.
A few new observations an update on the last 30 days.
- sleep much better at night,
- come back to a hobby from the past - basketball, love it and it gives me a lot of joy and energy
- immune system strenghten
- more discipline in other areas (like eating for example).
Still struggling a bit with handling emotions like anger (from time to time), but life is much, much better now.
Be strong & keep on fighting Brothers
Well said brother. Its encouraging howfar you have come.
For me YouTube is also a problem. Trying to use it now for gospel and recovery.