Newbie Fapstronaut, an introduction

Discussion in 'New to NoFap' started by Blitz96, Sep 19, 2017.

  1. Blitz96

    Blitz96 Fapstronaut

    Hello everyone, my name is Gabe, I am 21 and I just started using the site yesterday. I stopped watching porn and masturbating about 9 days ago. There isn't really a dramatic reason for why I stopped but I have noticed that such habits where interfering with certain aspects in my life. That isn't to say that they haven't before. Now it only seems like it's getting to be a bit too much, if that makes any sense.

    I've been exposed to porn and masturbation since I was about 12 or 13. It started around the time I started having sex ed in a personal and social development class. Like many kids, it stared out of curiosity. I never really talked about this to anyone except for my best friend, as he had issues with this as well. I remember myself being quite knowledgeable about biology and sexual health at that age and so my friend and I have had many conversations surrounding these topics. Eventually he went into the sciences while I took a more artistic route, but I still find these topics fascinating.

    I would also like to say that I am a Roman Catholic Christian and a firm believer, so there was always a conflict with porn and masturbation. There were times where spiritual directors also weren't on the same page on the topics, but I eventually arrived to the conclusion that both are morally wrong. This is simply my opinion and I am not here to impose mine on anybody. Still I kept falling to both, on and off for the past 8 years. Yes, I go to confession because I do feel guilty and in the wrong when I commit sin. I find that confession helps in moving forward.

    I joined because of some videos I came across on YouTube that expressed how great the site is and the benefits they started reaping from abandoning terrible habits.

    Any tips and experiences are welcome. I also like a good challenge.
  2. D . J .

    D . J . Fapstronaut

    Welcome to NoFap where you are amongst friends who are here to encourage you and sometimes challenge you but not judge you.

    The enemy is here to steal, kill and destroy. Check out In Case You Didn't Know for strategies and tips which may help you along your journey.
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