First Time on NoFap

Discussion in 'New to NoFap' started by scratchwest60, May 14, 2019.

  1. scratchwest60

    scratchwest60 New Fapstronaut

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    Hello,

    I am a 29 year old addict that has not had more than a 7-day streak since the first time I masturbated, many years ago.

    In recent years, I noticed the negative effects that porn and masturbation were having on my life. They led me to places I am ashamed of and diminished my self-esteem and confidence. I've been aware of the problem for some time now, but always find an excuse to start another day. Recently, I reached out to a specialist in my area who works to help clients/patients with sex addiction. I have only had 3 sessions, but I have a much better understanding about the addiction itself and the science as to why some people become addicted to sex.

    What's got me here is that ever since my first session, I feel like a monster has reared it's ugly head and is showing exactly how much power it has over me. My problem has never felt worse. I have never felt so weak. I am starting to feel like this is going to be a long, hard, fight.

    My counselor has recommended SA and SAA meetings. He sees success with "90 Meetings in 90 Days." I am much too ashamed at this point to confess this problem to strangers, IRL. One day, I would like to get to that level, but for now, I am looking at alternative solutions.

    NoFap seems like a great online support community I can rely on for the help and feedback I am going to need. My goal is to gain wisdom as the master of my domain and to increase my lifestyle.

    See ya around the forums.....
     
  2. MuscularSherlockHolmes

    MuscularSherlockHolmes Fapstronaut

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    Hi! :)

    Welcome to the forums. I hope you find success in your reboot journey. :)

    Remember, one day, one step at a time can lead you to some pretty good goals.

    Best wishes!
    -MSH
     
  3. scratchwest60

    scratchwest60 New Fapstronaut

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    It is the beginning of Day 2. I have already experienced some urges this morning, luckily, nothing that I wasn't able to over come. It is more humbling today to come on NoFap and see these streak banners. It feels like a week since my first post lol. Long journey ahead.
     
  4. bfdet

    bfdet Fapstronaut

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    Hi @scratchwest60 !

    If you haven't already done so, please take some time to read the "Getting Started Guide" available on this site's (noFAP) home page. It includes a lot of information you'll find helpful as you begin your journey of healing. Also check out the Glossary (in toolbar on top of this page) for definitions of terms and abbreviations that may be unfamiliar to you.

    There is lots of other things to say, but for now ... get reading. Then do come back to the forums. There is a lot of support available here.

    One day at a time is how we all succeed.
     

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