Am i addicted? Advice needed

Discussion in 'Porn-Induced Sexual Dysfunctions' started by KingB1998, May 17, 2020.

  1. KingB1998

    KingB1998 Fapstronaut


    I am a 22 year old guy, i watched porn since 13 i think, and on daily basis since i don't know when.
    I recently began trying the nofap challenge (not watching porn and no fapping), i am 15 days in right now, but since the first day i have not struggled with it and i do not feel different at all. Does this mean i was not addicted?

    I read "your brain on porn", and a lot of the symptons that are described in the book are in line with things i struggle with.
    Since the first time i have tried, i have erectional disfunctions with woman. I tried stimulating pills and it usually does not work, and if it works it does for a couple minutes. I do not feel anything while having sex, it does not feel pleasent or bad. I have been to a couple hospitals, doctors, psychiatrists, specialists and go on. None of those have found anything, they all say it is in my head and i just have to press a button to change it. The nofap challenge is the last thing i will do before giving up on my problem.

    Also i can't get myself to do stuff, which i have read could be a sympton aswell. I stopped finishing my uni because i did not like it, i tried 3 different study's. The same goes for work, after a couple months i want something else. If i try to start doing workouts, i cannot find the motivation. This are some examples from me.

    I need some advice, maybe some of you have had the same things.

    Thanks in advance.
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  2. Lack of energy and motivation is certainly something I deal with. And it might help you to know that these things stopped when I quit porn. Give it a try yourself. There is technically no such thing as "porn addiction" currently recognized, but you can certainly suffer from having too much of it. I consider myself an addict as well. You will get a lot of anecdotes from people like me saying how much better their lives improved after several months of abstinence. I wouldn't read too much into those, but I guarantee your life will improve in some way, if what you're saying is true.

    Oh and congrats on the 15 days. If you're not struggling with quitting, then keep going. As far as difficulty goes - it varies. I managed to get 93 days on my first try, but then I've never managed to get a couple weeks ever since that streak ended. You might have a burst of motivation right now which could explain your ability to get such a long streak.
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  3. I hate it_I love it

    I hate it_I love it Fapstronaut

    We don't need porn in our lives and the truth is that we would be better out without it. It has indeed bad affects on the brain and takes a lot of time of our hands. We lose motivation for other things because there is nothing better our brain wants. The human brain is very impressive and complex But can also be just weird. Negative thoughts is really bad and the best thing to do is to ignore them because they are so unnecessary.

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