hello, I have a problem.

Discussion in 'New to NoFap' started by MindPoison, May 21, 2020.

  1. MindPoison

    MindPoison Fapstronaut

    Hello, I'm MindPoison, and I have an addiction to masturbation.

    I am a college student entering the final year of my bachelors, and for the last nine years I have masturbated nearly every day, multiple times a day, sometimes to porn, but mostly to attractive women on social media.

    In the last year I have become religious, and as I have devoted myself more to my religion, I knew I needed to stop masturbating. I never considered myself to have an issue until I tried to stop and couldn't. I didn't realize that nearly a decade of pornography and habitual masturbation had sunk its claws into my developing brain and gotten me addicted to pornography and masturbation. Countless times over the past year I have tried and failed to end my addiction. I fully relapsed over and over again after (maximum) two or three days of not masturbating (not just resets, but full binging relapses). I realized that if I was going to overcome my addiction I needed a community, resources, and a plan.

    After reading the start guide and testing myself for PIED last night, I decided I'll be doing an indefinite PMO nofap "challenge". Today is day 1.
     
  2. Jefe Rojo

    Jefe Rojo Fapstronaut

    Good for you! The first step is recognizing the problem and that you need help. I’m primarily here on NoFap to overcome masturbation too. I overcome porn about 11 years ago. Masturbation has been more difficult. You’re in the right place though. When I started NoFap 1.5 years ago I was masturbating once or twice a week. Now it happens once or twice a month. You’ll find the keys to succeed here if you truly have the discipline to stay here and recover. It can be very discouraging at times. But we get stronger each time we fall.
     
  3. :)-keepsmiling

    :)-keepsmiling Fapstronaut

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    Welcome to nofap. I hope that things go right for u.
    Hoping to read your success story one day!!!!
    Cheers
     
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  4. Hey, welcome to the NoFap community
    : )

    It's nice to see you here fighting the good fight alongside us!
    First let me go ahead and drop some helpful links for you:
    Getting Started Guide / Forum Rules / How to Use the NoFap forums/ Glossary/ NoFap Panic button/
    Set up your day counter /
    Rebooting Resources/
    Accountability groups (new!)/
    About NoFap/ Support NoFap

    Here is just some advice:
    First and foremost please take a careful look at each section in the forum, there may be something(s) you will find to be of big help to you.

    Secondly I advise you to be active onyour profile(as there a few active people in the profile section). Please start by choosing an avatar and then begin posting frequent status posts to show you're active and needing support/encouragement.
    The forum has got a neat little feature that shows freshly posted statuses for all users to see.
    People will find your profile and give you support.

    There’s a portion of people who love communicating in the profile section..(it should be and is )mostly spportive talk but it doesn't hurt to deviate from supportive conversations. It would be great to have you join in and become part of the team!
    We support others in the threads, profile posts, and journals/reboot logs.
    Once you receive some support, please be sure and be grateful to the member for the help/support you received and consider giving some in return to anyone you wish.

    Thirdly, you should highly consider creating a public journal/reboot log (in the appropriate sectionfor you) to write about your days in depth for us members to follow along on your journey and offer support to you on.

    Please start your journal in the correct section and with that, also try your best to post in the correct sections as it is mandatory and would be helpful to the mods who organize the forum. : )

    Last but not least: Good luck on your journey here, make sure to really give it a try with all your heart!
     
  5. BrohkenCompass

    BrohkenCompass Fapstronaut

    Welcome. Take advantage of the info here and a couple other resources that'll be shared with you. Try to be as open as possible, this us a safe place that you need to come clean.
     
  6. Yoyo xx

    Yoyo xx Fapstronaut

    Look if you are religious as you said i see that you should rely on God 100% not just praying or reading but you should jusy sit with God and admire him and focus your thoughts, sight and love on him not abstaining PMO to sit with God but sitting with God due to love and the more you focus on God the easier it will be to abstain
    And remember dont forget mental ex. as reading, meditation and willpower and remember dont make sth you like areason for depression
    Finally that is very long journey enjoy it and experience a real relationship with God not just laws
     
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