Since joining nofap, I have had mixed success. I've had some streaks that would start off pretty nice than would ultimately end in relapse. However, I finally decided to man up and try something that is talked about frequently in this forum, Cold Showers!!! I never tried cold showers because I didn't see what in the world cold water had to do with fapping and porn addiction. After my most recent relapse I decided to give it a try and see what the big deal was. I'm not going to lie, the first time I turned on that cold water I grumbled and wined like a little pussy outside that shower stall at the prospect of stepping in. When I finally did step in I nearly cried like a little ***** and was out of there after only 15 seconds. Despite the brief exposure, it was a personal victory for me. The next time I forced myself to stay in that ice cold shower for one minute, clutching my hands tightly to my chest as if that was actually going to help. One minute turned into two, two turned into three and so on and so on. After two weeks I'm now no longer watching the clock and I haven't taken and hot shower since. Every time I take on that water and win I feel like a beast. It is absolutely amazing how incredibly tolerant I have become to the temperature. I personally know guys who claim to be tough as nails, and I've also seen those same guys cringe at the prospect of doing something as simple as taking an ice cold shower. It gives me a tremendous sense of confidence in knowing that I can easily do something on a regular basis that most people would never dream of doing. From a fear and discomfort standpoint, stepping into a cold shower is almost like volunteering yourself for a kick in the nuts. Believe me though, they are nuts worth having. If you have the sack to comfortably and confidently step into an ice cold shower, and actually enjoy it, what else are you going to have the sack for? Perhaps finally asking that one special girl out, or going after that job promotion, or finally starting that business. The cold shower is a metaphor for breaking your comfort zones, because it teaches you how to be very comfortable with discomfort. When we as men finally nut up and decide to do something about porn addiction (or any addiction for that matter), we're going to be very uncomfortable for a long time! My experience with cold showers has enabled me to successfully battle many urges, I haven't relapsed since. If you're the kind of guy I used to be, and have avoided taking cold showers? It's time to man up and get in there. After about a week you'll see what I'm talking about!