Another Christian; another fapper

Discussion in 'New to NoFap' started by Notmandy, Dec 10, 2016.

  1. Notmandy

    Notmandy Fapstronaut

    Sup friends,

    I literally was finishing porn when I decided to check snapchat and stumbled across the NoFap advertisement. Coincidence? I think not...

    So yeah, I'm a Christian who started masturbating since age...12? Maybe? I've had a high sex drive and strong sexual imagination since before I can remember, but I didn't start the "m" word till I got my first laptop (surprise surprise).

    I am a virgin, but I started hooking up with guys in the end of high school. It was great because things didn't have to be weird and I knew guys didn't want to date me, so we both got something out of it.

    Porn was on and off for me. Honestly, I was really into movies with sex scenes. I'm turned on by the story, so I preferred erotic novels and intense love scenes. It didn't help that my parents were SUPER open about sex.

    When I got to college, I decided to wait till marriage to have sex and stoped hooking up... mostly; but by then, I was still used to masturbating 2 or 3 times a day. It was bad. I masturbated in a lot of places and some I'm too ashamed to talk about.

    For Lent (Christian season for abstaining from stuff, FYI), I started giving up masturbation and quickly discovered my addiction. Every year for Lent, I give it up and every year I fail.

    Recently I gave it up to become closer to God. I did well for 2-3 weeks. Then I broke... hard. In a matter of a few moments, I had found myself on an online chat room and started sexting with strangers for two days straight!

    That may not seem very bad to some, but it was a VERY low point for me. I was sending nudes and talking with married men... yikes!!

    I really pray that NoFap will help me. I want to be able to enter into a Christian relationship clear minded and fap free! I'm just worried since I have so much sexual tension + waiting for marriage, that I'll keep falling into worst habits!

    Thanks for letting me vent!

    Good luck to you all!
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  2. ILoathePorn

    ILoathePorn Distinguished Fapstronaut

    Welcome and congrats on discovering your addiction. This is not an easy one to overcome. I encourage you to start a journal and keep track of your thoughts, feelings, triggers and such. Set goals on what you want to accomplish and what counts as a relapse and a plan of what you are going to do if you are triggered. We are here to support you. This is a great community. You can also go to They have some very good articles on how all of this stuff changes you.

    I am the one with the PMO addiction in my family. It was interesting to find out that my wife actually has an M addiction herself. Together we have been able to heal and have overcome many great obstacles. Our relationship is better along with our intimate time together.

    I have no doubt you will be successful and get to where you want to be. Stay strong!
  3. Tiny antelope

    Tiny antelope Fapstronaut

    Welcome! Its great to have you here. Keep working at it and don't give up.
  4. D . J .

    D . J . Fapstronaut

    Remember we are not to do this alone. Do not fear your weakness when you have Christ on your side. Don't forget to call on Him. I would also suggest joining the Christian Fapstronaut group to be encouraged through scripture and prayer.
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