Started Nofap a couple of weeks back, now officially part of the forum

Discussion in 'New to NoFap' started by Father Dan, Mar 28, 2018.

  1. Father Dan

    Father Dan Fapstronaut

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    Kia Ora everybody

    My name is Dan. I'm a single 25 year old male from New Zealand. I had come across these forums, about 3 or so weeks ago. When I was researching why, as a young guy, I couldn't "get it up" on one particular occasion.

    I think I was 14 when I started watching porn, I don't quite remember though. Through my high school years I was only watching it at most a couple of times a week. I come from a large family so it was quite difficult to indulge my habit without getting caught. However, my porn habits really ramped up when I started Uni. Still I thought nothing of it. 6 months after uni (I was 22 at this stage.) I got a job in a food testing lab. The first few months were great, but then I was getting increasingly frustrated and unhappy with the job. I persisted with it though, my unhappiness turned to anxiety and depression. A couple of months I packed in the job. Now I'm doing temporary contracts through a recruitment agency, until I figure out my next move. But on the whole I'm much happier, now I've left my toxic workplace. I still suffer from anxiety and depression, but less frequently in these last couple of months.

    After discovering this forum. It became abundantly clear, that my excessive porn use, was a contributing factor to ED. As I was unable to perform in a sexual encounter a few weeks back. Anxiety and depression, probably didn't help either.

    Immediately after that sexual encounter, I couldn't even perform watching porn. So I stopped cold turkey, no porn, no masturbation. That was 18 days ago. However I relapsed this morning. I didn't watch porn, but I gave in to a strong porn fantasy. It was a little disappointing, as I got through the 18 days without too much trouble at all surprisingly.

    So I'm joining this forum now, because if I'm going to kick this habit, I might as well go all in. I'm confident that if I could go 18 days by myself already, I can start again with support from you guys and be that much more successful in my reboot.

    I'm already exercising more frequently and cooking more, instead of ordering food all the time. I'm also finding more time for my friends, due to a less hectic work schedule and my free time no longer consumed by watching porn. So at least my relapse hasn't put me entirely back to square one. Anyway, I look forward to interacting with you all and I promise not to ramble so much in the future, haha.

    Good luck to you all on your journeys.
     
  2. Welcome and hope you do better this time around good luck on your journey and if you need support there is plenty here on the site good luck
     
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    Father Dan Fapstronaut

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    @My Best self I hope so too, mind you the 18 days was my very first attempt at no PMO, so I'm still pretty proud of that. Prior to that I didn't recognise porn as a problem. I'm optimistic that I'll be successful, now that I'm participating in the forum.
     
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