I understand the title is contreversial and has a negative connotation but this is a genuine observation that I feel many others are also aware of and are in agreement with. I want to make it abundantly clear that I in no way oppose nofap, and its effects on me have been overwhelmingly positive and life changing. First I will say that today is day 91 of my nofap journey and even though I have surpassed my goal at this point, I am not going to relapse any time soon. The purpose of this post is for me to talk about an observation I have had in my nofap experience. I find it easiest to describe this observation as "the curse of nofap". Nofap has worked wonders for me and has been literally life changing. I am so much happier and more confident than ever before and this is a lifestyle change I have permanently adapted. The "curse" however, simply put, is that nobody wants to discuss nofap irl. I have found it very difficult to find support, even from the closest people in my life. Me and my brother are very close, and I try to tell him about the amazing benefits I have recieved from nofap but he just dismisses me and tells me its too personal. I love my brother and want him to experience the same benefits I have, but he won't even have a discussion with me let alone try it. I am 17 and I still live with my parents, they have no idea I ever had porn addiction or have since adapted nofap. I have great parents and I believe they would be supportive if I told them although maybe reluctantly so. However they never even had the sex talk with me, so such conversation pertaining to nofap would seem very spontaneous and akward. Everyone I have told about nofap simply dismisses me or does not believe me. I tell them passionately about how nofap has changed my life for the better yet they dont seem to care and dont even consider trying it for themself. This has been my greatest frustration with nofap. I feel as though I have found a golden key that unlocks life's secrets, yet people look at me like im a fool. I want to share this great experience with those I know and care about, but many of my friends shun me for bringing it up and I feel as though it would be socially unacceptable to share with people such as my parents. I find solace in the nofap forums; everyone here has been very kind. Everyone has a mutual understanding, and different outlooks are presented so that we can all see different persectives and grow. I wish such interaction could exist face to face in real life. It occurs to me know as I write this, that I might not have the right people in my life to support me. I perhaps should go out and find those who will. What have your guy's experience's been with trying to talk about nofap irl? I feel great I just have no one in my life to share my passions and realizations with. Do any of you have the same problem? Sorry if this topic seems outlandish, just a major issue im not sure how to fix.