Now, this is serious. I should begin with a disclaimer: I'm NOT in puberty, that's not mere coincidence. So, hi everyone! My first post in this forum. I signed up two days ago but waited till today, my 31st day so I'm legitimate to post here. I want to share with you my story, amazing as it is. Let me introduce myself. I'm a 27 year old guy and I'm virgin, one of the reasons for this being my size concerns. Ever since I first measured as a kid, I've always been exactly 5" (12,5cm). I've measured a lot of times and always got exactly the same result. Now, I want to make it clear: my point is by no means to induce insecurities in other guys about their own penis size. If you are happy with yours, that's great. We are all different and what works for one does not necessary true for someone else. For example I'm a tall guy which raises expectations and also by means of contrast creates an optical illusion of it being smaller. It also heavily impacted my motivation to quit porn, since I was telling myself that I anyway would never try to get it on with a girl.. So as you get it, I was not at all fine with it which added a lot of frustration to my anyway not so easy life. Ever since I got my first erection at 13 I've been masturbating habitually. Usually not every day but like every few days or every other day in some gloomy periods. Or two-three days in a sequence, then a few days rest. Of course it became worse with the rise of tube sites where you could browse through videos without waiting for download. I think this is when my sessions started steadily becoming a half-day/night binges drowned in the virtual reality. It was a few years ago when I was first realized how harmful pronography was to my physical and mental health. This was the time when I started doing (or rather trying to do) meditation and practicing Indian mantras. I was influenced by my mother who was becoming increasingly spiritual. Gradually I became more open to esoteric knowledge and decided to quit porn for good, but it has been a huge ordeal. I don't want to provoke fate so I'm not claiming/bragging here that I've quit, as much as I'd like to be for sure. You never know, as long as you are alive.. It has been 5 years of despearate struggle. Maybe I'll open another thread on it in more details and elaboration on my experiences not to bloat this one. My most common relapse mechanism was telling myself 'OK, one more last time and it's over. Just one last time.' And this 'last time' lasted for 5 years. During this time the longest I've gone without PMO has been two weeks, on two occasions. Otherwise I could hardly make a whole week. Even after I got a stroke, 2 years ago, during one late night session, losing my eyesight for a couple of minutes in front of the screen. Yes, totally losing it, going blind. I still could not ditch porn for at least two years, so far. This last Christmas I finally had a breakthrough. I made whole three weeks before slipping and then relapsing. But this time I even managed to restrain the relapse to a single binge and maybe two times of a single orgasm, sparing as much as I could of my Kundalini/Chi. Now the last time I've masturbated was 30th of January. A week ago I was reading some forum posts somewhere and came across topics discussing size. This motivated me to measure again, though I did not put any hope in it. The last time I measured was last autumn after two weeks of abstinence and I was still pity 5". This time the ruler stunned me. It was 13,5cm or 5,4". I could hardly believe my eyes, measured a couple more times to make sure. A whole centimeter or almost half an inch is too significant difference to blame it on poor alignment of the ruler in the dozens of times I've measured in the past. I'm sorry I've no before and after photos for evidence but I didn't expect to make such progress and while only 5-long I never felt like taking dick pics, especially with ruler on. It was a thing I'd rather hide. Now I made some photos with the ruler on top of my penis, in case I keep growing. I hope in few months I'll have a reason to update this post with more progress. Now you probably ask how did I achieve this, was it only absinence or smth more? Yes, there was. Abstinence is surely a factor. Even if you prefer materialistic approach, scientists will tell you when you don't ejaculate you allow your testosterone levels to boost which makes sense to have as an effect grow one's penis. I know many guys try so called 'jelqing'. I've tried it myself in the past, with no success. I don't know, maybe I lacked to consistency to practice long enough, maybe I was afraid to squeeze and pull too hard in case I rupture a vein, or maybe it simply doesn't work. All the result I got with it was slipping to more excessive masturbation. Glad I ditched it for good. I strongly suggest you don't do it while trying to stick with NoFap. During last two months I practiced the 5 Tibetan rites. Maybe many of you have heard of them, I see they are quite popular even in fitness circles, there many video tutorials on youtube. I personally like this one, an authentic practice of Tibetan monk filmed in the heart of Tibet: Some of them may look hard for a beginner, if you lack an athletic body by default. I started with the first three during the first month but did not have very good results in terms of how I felt afterwards. Key is you should start small - 1st day only 3 reps of each, then increase in steps of 2 till reaching total of 21. I did not know this and was following some do-it-along tutorial done too fast where I lost ballance and fell a couple of times in the end of the 1st one. My overall feeling of well-being was not good afterwards, I rather felt my energy drained. Now when I do them properly I have better results. Another thing I often practice is Linga mudra. There are many articles about it. Linga is a sanscrit word translating to 'phalos' - not just penis as an organ, but a symbol or archetype. It's said to improve blood circulation and have as an effect warming your body. I suffer from cold hands and that's the reason I started doing it - during meditation, commuting, or sitting on desk reading from the computer screen without having to engage my hands typing or using the mouse. I can testify positive about the warming up reaction. Another purported benefit of the mudra is improving your posture, which also appealed to me, being a tall guy comes with a tendency to slouch. None of the articles on it I've read mentions penis growth, maybe because of awkwardness to mention it, but given it's name I can figure this by myself, it must have been a key factor in what I got as a result. Just to warn you, if it can warm the body, likely it increases the fire element in it, so if your begin experiencing symptoms like heartburn, stop doing it. So, that's it so far. I'm still amazed I've come to a point to share such a story. And I hope there will be more to it. If you want to ask some questions, share an experience, you're welcome!