Newbie here. Actually on day 6, but I will restart my counter.

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  1. Last Resolve

    Last Resolve Fapstronaut

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    Hello, newbie Fapstronaut here. Upon reading Gary Wilson's book Your Brain on Porn, I accepted the fact that I am addicted to PMO. I have confided in two people that I intend to do NoFap for 90 days and subsequently quit porn and masturbation forever. One of my confidants was encouraging; the other had an opinion that porn and masturbation was 'normal' and 'healthy'. On my smartphone I have this app called mdf and my counter reads 6 days, with my best streak being 12 days. To this date, I have made 4 attempts on quitting.

    Anyway, I have resolved myself to take on this challenge, starting with the deletion of all erotic material from all devices. So, I deleted the hentai and porn on my iPad and smartphones and set up porn and ad blockers. And then I stumbled upon a video on my computer...and watched it. Turns out it was a compilation video. In other words, I failed. I did my research. Watching P without M or O is already considered edging because it still triggers dopamine release and renews the neural networks I was trying to break. So I'm going to take the plunge and finish it, to stop this from becoming actual edging. Then I will start again, and log my progress here until I achieve my goal. This is my resolve. And hopefully this attempt at quitting will be successful (hence the last).
     
  2. IGY

    IGY Fapstronaut
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    Welcome! That was a bold move. So, stick with the encouraging guy that was encouraging. You can use him as an accountability partner in real life. He will be a valuable ally during your journey of recovery.
    Great awareness and application! :)

    I am impressed and feel confident you will do well. Make good use of the resources here.
     
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    Thank you for your welcome. Your kind encouragement is much appreciated!

    I have just dealt with that... *Sigh* Minutes of pleasure for days of anguish. Not a good trade at all. Tomorrow will probably be a day with brain fog, but I will press on and make good use of the resources here, and the support from the pioneers and those who have made the journey before myself.

    I am impressed with your counter. Great job!
     
  4. IGY

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    Thank you! I would not have made it this far without being part of this extraordinary community. :)
     

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