I am new to this site and the idea of “No Fap”. After I found this site I decide to partake in a NoFap challenge. I made it 13 days and decided to make my first post after some realizations. The compulsion to look at porn and masturbate are extremely strong in those of us that are addicted. Biologically I feel as men, it is innate in us but some of us posses an addictive compulsion to porn and masturbation. While the reasons vary I have come to the conclusion that beating the compulsion is key! During my 13 days of no PMO, I was able to recognize the subtle urges and desires to look at porn and masturbate. On day 10 I had amazing sex with my GF and the urges were less, but when they came, more intense. Today, on day 13 I relapsed 3 times in one day. 13 days with no PMO is a record for me. I have been keeping a small journal of each day I went without PMO and that helps recognize the thoughts and compulsions you face each day. Moving forward, I don't think there is need to feel shame or guilt about the addiction but instead recognize the compulsion in and of itself and work to beat that. This compulsion should not run nor ruin any of our lives. I am hitting the reset today and will work to beat my record of 13 days. Who is with me?