Hello everyone, my first post here with a couple of doubts. I'm 19 years old, have been masturbating for around more than five years, and I think I have built an addiction towards it. Had sometimes where I just quit for no reason, sometimes I was in a relationship so I didn't see the "need" as much as when I'm single, but still did it every once in a while. For the past few months it had become a routine, and it started feeling a little bad an even something that was making me feel horrible, I'd have lunch, go to my room and masturbate every single day, I think I did that for more than two months, until one day I came across a video about Nofap benefits, and I thought it would be good to atleast know. That's how I got here, after a couple of videos, I decided to masturbate one more time for the "good" old days, and the next day just quit it, 'cause it's for my best, physically, psychologically and probably in a lot more ways I didn't know. The video I saw said something about addictions could take more time to actually see benefits, people that didn't have an addiction could see the results really fast, and at the 90 days most of them would be fully recovered at most. I stopped masturbating 18 days ago, haven't masturbate, edged, or anything like that, I was really motivated at the beginning and continuated to motivate myself because it's for my best. I'd say a few days ago (around day 14) I started to fantasize and remember times with my ex-girls, just remember how we used to do stuff and have a really satisfying and good time, this always happened as soon as I went to bed, I rolled over to try to fall sleep and there they were, naked memories of the girlfriends I used to have, I never thought it was a big deal, probably the time of "huge urges" was happening and I didn't mind for it, I never relapsed nor was about to. Today I came across a video of Nofap, I usually watch videos about this so I continue to remember why I'm doing this, to motivate myself, and on the video was mentioned that "Watching porn, thinking about porn, a little touch on your D, fantasizing, imaginating sexual situations, coming across an Instagram post of a not-too-dressed lady and looking at it for a while" was basically relapsing, just looking at these things or thinking or fantasizing, would just give me as much dopamine, as masturbating, meaning that I probably was losing my whole time, since I was every single day (at nights) remembering stuff like the mentioned above or creating in my head new potential situations. When I heard this, I started to investigate about it, and saw exactly what was told to me, was true, this gives me dopamine just like if I masturbated, supposedly meaning that the 18 days of NF, probably didn't make much sense, and that I should start over. That got me here, continued to try to investigate more but didn't quite find the answer I was looking for, let me resume the mentioned above: -18 days of NF, almost no porn (just instagram posts, twitter gifs, never porn pages.)Never found porn intentionally on this period. -Haven't touched my penis for those 18 days, no edging, no touching without cumming, nothing. My questions: 1. Should I start over (from day 0) with my Nofap journal due to the fact that I've been having sexual thoughts, encountering (with no intention) porn content, fantasizing, remembering sexual situations that gave me pleasure a couple of times in my life? 2. If you think I should start over, how do I remove this sexual thoughts, memories, (of course I tried to stop thinking about them when this happened because I wasn't going to act on it so I was going to get hard for no reason) or anything that could basically give me this dopamine without me looking for it? 3. If you think I don't need to start over, what should I continue to do?, just keep not masturbating, out of porn pages as always, and it wouldn't matter to have sexual thoughts or memories, would it be wrong to continue to think about these thoughts or fantasize about these memories? Will be really alert for this thread, hopefully I'll get the help that I need, thanks for the ones that read it all, can't wait to get those answers, happy to enter this community!. Have a great day!.