My Situation

Discussion in 'Rebooting - Porn Addiction Recovery' started by Ready to be healthy, Oct 8, 2017.

  1. Hi Guys,

    I hope I am posting this in the right place, I wanted to reach out to the NoFap community as I really want to rid porn from my life. I thought I should introduce myself :)

    I'm a 34 year old gay guy and I was in a long term relationship for the last 5 and half years.. Through out the entire relationship I also masturbated to porn on a very regular basis- I was also plagued with Erectile Dysfunction for the entire relationship. I combated this with the use of medication and even Psycho-sexual counselling- It got to the point that I was almost willing a "physical reason" upon myself just so I could understand why this was happening- Physically I am fine however.

    I became aware of NoFapp a few years ago and toyed with the idea on and off- last year I tried to stop and lasted for about 6 weeks and I did notice and improvement in sexual function! However I relapsed and just continued to try and fluke my way through the problem- so I could continue to indulge in porn.

    Anyway, about 6 weeks ago me and my boyfriend broke up- the sexual problems were apart of that- it was amicable and it seems this may just be a "temporary space" if it is great and if not- I will meet someone else one day and I want to be free of porn addiction and I hope this will help my problems with Erectile Dysfunction.

    I stopped Masturbating 2 weeks ago as of tomorrow (Monday 9th October) I'm really struggling just now- today and yesterday I allowed myself to look at sexy images while I was on Twitter- not all pornographic but certainly sexual- I didn't masturbate or orgasm but I feel bad for even looking...

    Do you guys consider just seeing a sexy image as a kind of relapse? Is it better to Masturbate alone without porn to relieve the stress and remove the risk of relapsing with porn- or should I just keep going?

    I really appreciate any advice :)
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  2. Jimmy5555

    Jimmy5555 Fapstronaut

    Keep going..

    It's not helpful to look for sexy images as this can escalate very quickly and also feed into the same thoughts and feelings you have with porn.

    I would view it as a minor slip up and a warning sign.

    I know you're struggling now but it does get easier.
  3. SanityOverVanity

    SanityOverVanity Fapstronaut

    it's a struggle but knowing your triggers and weakpoints is a start.

    For one, being on social media isn't always a good idea. You'll have to consider some sacrifices.

    For me, I got rid of any and everything I felt could lead to relapse, including all social media.

    Best of luck
  4. Gotham Outlaw

    Gotham Outlaw Fapstronaut

    There's no way to avoid seeing sexy pics because they're all over. I think masturbating without porn is okay for most people. I would advise that you should hold out on masturbating for as long as possible, though. The reason being that I felt like it was a better experience with porn out of my system. I made it to 70 days before masturbating. We will reclaim ourselves with fire and blood.
  5. Thank you :) I appreciate the advice- I appreciate it! I agree and I think it's best I totally abstain for as long as possible also! Fire and Blood indeed ;)
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