My Story

Discussion in 'New to NoFap' started by abetterme99, Nov 12, 2019.

  1. abetterme99

    abetterme99 Fapstronaut

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    Hi guys, I'd first like to say thankyou to this site and everyone on this site. It's provided me with real hope that I needed. I've recently found myself to be addicted to masturbation. I never felt I had this problem up until this year when I used it as a major stress control mechanism. I'd just come out of a relationship and troubles with work and just found it to be a way out. I was a very confident guy, felt great about myself and always performed well in bed in that relationship, with really rock hard erections ALL THE TIME. However in the last month or two of being single my erection strength went down, I'd masturbate 2 to 3 times a day, would no longer get morning wood, would need a lot of physical stimulation to get an erection. I never really cared for porn so thats not an issue. I have been depressed and felt i lost myself. Anyway I started my streak on Friday and its been 5 days and I already feel an improvement in terms of morning wood and the occasional random erection at night. I now have hope and seeing the improvements has been uplifting. I really feel i can do this for a long time and would like to say that everyone on here should be proud for identifying the problem! Would like to know when people started getting full erections from pure mental stimulation again?

    Thankyou everyone again,
     
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  2. Hello and welcome! :)

    We are glad to have you as a part of our community. Here are some quick links to get you started.

    Getting Started Guide | How to Use the NoFap Forums | Panic Button | Day Counter | Rebooting Resources | Forum Rules | Glossary

    If you wish to keep a journal of your progress you can do so in the appropriate section found here

    You can also take part in one of the many challenges available. It can be a tremendous help. Challenges

    Also, there are groups you can also join if you wish to do so. You can browse through them here. Groups

    There are plenty of wonderful, friendly and knowledgeable people here to help you along on your journey to a life free of PMO. I wish you nothing but the best!
     
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  3. abetterme99

    abetterme99 Fapstronaut

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    Day 6 got a random really firm erection last night in bed just from wanting to be touched and to touch someone. Good progress. The erection didn't last that long because I didn't physically stimulate it but it was very firm and progress to my goal of returning to a place where my dick and me are in harmony again!
     
  4. Jefe Rojo

    Jefe Rojo Fapstronaut

    Hi @abetterme99! I also only struggle with masturbation (I used to have an addiction to porn but was able to overcome it 10 years ago). Masturbation can never be justified. We know that it only weakens us and makes us slaves to our own bodily appetites. I welcome you here and I know that NoFap can work for you. I’ve already seen significant improvement in my own recovery. Take care!
     
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  5. GK33

    GK33 Fapstronaut

    Hi Welcome!

    I can totally relate to using PMO to mediate stress. I've found that sometimes, rather than running away from our stress, we have to lean into it.You'll find a lot of support here, and we are all working toward this same goal. Keep up the great work, and never give up!

    G
     
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  6. abetterme99

    abetterme99 Fapstronaut

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    Thankyou man! Really appreciate it knowing there are people here that are more focusing on their solely masturbation addiction rather than it often being focused on porn!
     
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  7. abetterme99

    abetterme99 Fapstronaut

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    Hey man thankyou for your kind words, had a rough day emotionally today but didn't even feel inclined to masturbate to relieve stress which is progress however I worry about how long this flatline will last as I'm suddenly feeling very depressed and unmotivated and haven't gotten major erection improvements (Day 8).

    But yes we can both be proud we are tackling our issue and aiming to achieve new ways to tackle stress ! Keep going too man
     
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  8. Jefe Rojo

    Jefe Rojo Fapstronaut

    Yeah, I wish the counter could just show masturbation instead of porn and masturbation as it implies that I am still trying to overcome porn. Not that there is anything wrong with having a porn addiction. I know how difficult it is to leave Porn behind. Overcoming only masturbation is tough enough as it is!
     
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  9. abetterme99

    abetterme99 Fapstronaut

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    Agreed man! you know anything on the difference in recovery times for Ed induced by mainly excessive masturbation (3 times day often 4) and PIED recovery?
     
  10. Jefe Rojo

    Jefe Rojo Fapstronaut

    I believe PIED takes longer to recover from. For me, after Masturbating I usually start having normal erections again after a few weeks.
     
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  11. abetterme99

    abetterme99 Fapstronaut

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    That's really good to know that it should take around a few weeks. Did you have any flatlines in that time?
     
  12. Jefe Rojo

    Jefe Rojo Fapstronaut

    Honesty I’m not sure.
     

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