First 30 days in 10 years

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  1. ExperiencedSorrow

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    I'm nearly 24 and for as long as I can remember, I've been fapping and edging to porn since I discovered it on waptrick.
    I have severe PIED and my depression and anxiety is at an all time low. Tried to kill myself a few times in the past. Didn't even know what happiness was.

    Nofap is pretty much my last resort at this point. I think it might be a major contributing factor because porn was my escape from a very hard and depressing childhood. That period is done but the misery still persisted. On meds for my depression. The work for a while but then they stop. I think my porn addiction might be the reason they're refractory.

    For the first time in years, I've stopped masturbating for 30 whole days. One whole month. My mood maybe labile and my motivation at an all time low but for the first time, on my good days, I felt genuine happiness. Music made sense. I wanted to talk to people. I even appreciated the small moments I spent with my parents. I think the reason for all my shortcomings were the long times I spent cuming.

    This is my first real personal achievement and I wanna thank the community, especially, for making this issue known and providing help and encouragement. Thank you all so much, brothers.
     
    Last edited: May 25, 2019
  2. SirErnest

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    And thank you for sharing.
    Great to hear! I hope you continue with your progress.
     
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  3. Congratulations man! Please keep it up, I’ve been masturbating everyday since I was 9. Started porn at 12.
    I have never gone more than 23 days which is a streak I got last month.

    Hopefully I get to 30 days this time.
     
  4. stoneyman22

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    Everything's going to be alright brother. I feel your pain and empathize with what you've said. Congratulations on making it this far and let's keep moving forward toward a better life!
     
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  5. ExperiencedSorrow

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    Thanks a lot, mate! I hope we all see the end of this struggle in one piece.

    Keep up the good fight brother! It's hard but I know we can make it.

    Thanks, bro. I'm keeping up the good fight for as long as I can.
     
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  6. Ogikubo

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    Well done, don't quit. I did the same for decades. Couldn't bring myself to believe it was a genuine problem. 90 days actually went pretty well, then I fucked up and have really struggled recently. This addiction is awful. Hang in there, man. A success for one matters to all of us.
     
  7. Guysavi

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    HI, im also 24; edged; developed pfd dominant constipation.
    But it doesn't end here as long as you're willing not to repeat this cycle.
    Best of luck
     
  8. Survivor Wars

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    I pray you keep going. You have to wrestle very hard you know.
     
  9. Blackjedireturns

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    Congratulations brother
     
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  10. rp007

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    You are on your way brother. Wish you luck!
     
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  11. WarriorReborn

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    Continue on that path brother, good luck.
    But it would really be appreciated, and helpful, if you can share some tips as to how you managed to abstain from masturbation for a month.
    Thank you.
     
    Last edited: May 27, 2019
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  12. stoneyman22

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    Hey I know you weren't asking me but I'm on an almost month long streak now and I've found the #1 thing to avoid the urges is to simply get on here at nofap and read success stories and post comments on a lot of threads. Join some groups wouldn't hurt either and definitely avoid triggers at all costs. Even when your brain says YES! gimme gimme. Just look away close your eyes turn the volume on mute etc.
     
  13. WarriorReborn

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    I really appreciate the feedback dude, and wish all, or most, success stories would include some advice.
    While a trick that worked with someone doesn't necessarily work with everyone, one might at least find something that helps in some of the many success stories on here.
    I will try posting the next time the urge arises !
    Thanks again
     
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  14. stoneyman22

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    no problem man, you can do this!
     
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  17. ExperiencedSorrow

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    Thank you all so much. It's been a tough month so far but I'm determined to never give up. Godspeed, brothers!
     
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  18. ExperiencedSorrow

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    I've tried and failed multiple times since starting in February. For me, boredom and having access to porn were my biggest enemies. I used OpenDNS to ban porn through my router and changed the login details for my router (username and password was randomly generated and deleted). K9 was also added as an extra security measure and is perfect if you have apple products. Once my porn blocker was fool proof and I had no access to porn, it was much easier on me.

    My flatline kicked in at about 2 weeks and from then on, it's been easy sailing. Even seeing stimulating clips from tv shows have no effect on me. Freaked the shit outta me at first but I've learnt to embrace it so I can get better.

    Don't forget to keep yourself occupied and good luck to you man!
     
  19. Congratulations
    Keep on doing what works the best for you mate, life is full of joy.
     
  20. ExperiencedSorrow

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    Thanks mate! Sorry to see your counter reset :\
     

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