Has anyone successfully de-porned their mind AND felt a longterm difference?

Has anyone successfully de-porned their mind AND felt a longterm difference?

I can't get a good answer on whether it's actually bad for you. Apparently the author of "your brain on porn" isn't even trustworthy.

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  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yes, people have fricked up their own hormones enough to kill their sex drive. They hang out at the other end of depression.
    I'm not seeing anything positive about it

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      My sex drive isn't fricked, though. I do stuff with my wife. I just feel like it's sucked the motivation to do anything else with free time.

      Doesn't help I'm pretty sleep deprived at the moment.

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    yes, porn destroys your brain. I have used it since I was 13 and now I am "clean" for 2 years. The stopping watching part is actually easy because its all in your head and I dont even feel like watching it anymore, but my brain is gone for good.
    I am actually thinking of suicide because i cant do anything with my coombrain anymore. Porn massacred a whole generation of brains and noone will even talk about it because its the norm.
    We no longer even have a control group to compare to

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >but my brain is gone for good.
      Then why not just watch it

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        ah yes, another mindless slave to porn

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Easy access to porn, unlimited access to tiktok, reels, shorts. Our brains aren't built for this.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >my brain is gone for good.
      What do you mean ? Really seems like you got too much into some false idea/fear. I stopped porn and my brain is good. I can study and have concentration, love, have female friends whom I'm not attracted to,... my brain is healthy.
      Maybe be less into neutonal "facts" and more into love, into what you're into, with God's forgiveness, prayer (Jesus prayer, like meditation, for the brain to find rest and concentration too) and religion. Just heal yourself if you really think you have a problem.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        NTA but what did stopping for good look like for you? Like what were - if there were any - the specific steps you took to get away and stay away for good?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Absolutely this.
      After i stopped taking meds i also stopped cooming all the time but i cant concentrate on most things, and even the programming that i did do was coom related. It is so over.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >even the programming that i did do was coom related
        What does that mean?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I mean that i can only really concentrate on programming computers, you know write code, when it in some way is porn related. I have fun with programming but i lack the strengh when its for different reason.

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I fight since 4 years against it and as long as you fight, you can win.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Have you noticed any changes?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        alot, yeah. First - sex quality with my ex [she made me fight] rapidly increased in a week - two after I stopped jerking off to porn.

        Later on we brkoe up, I came back to relligion, found a relligious gf [now fiancee] and I am trying to live no fap [ofc I often fail, sometimes to porn too] but I can say that I stopped viewing women in an objectifying way and I stopped being aroused by an idea of watching myself having sex, wanting to have sex with my fiancee more than just wtach it in a mirror or something [that was my kink before].

        Porn rapes your mind because it makes you used to be a 3rd person observer of someone having sex, instead of yourself acting. It makes it harder to enjoy it too.

        Porn makes it harder to love another person, overall sexual problems are like chasing a rabbit. If you develop a fetish for example, you might chase it like a rabbit to satisfy urges which are impossible to satisfy. It might even lead to cheat.

        My sexuality is very vulnerable and even though I never cheated physically, i did it emotionally with few women. Furthest I went was sexting. Never repeated it since then, and since I realised my problem, my relationship is waay way better.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >If you develop a fetish for example, you might chase it like a rabbit to satisfy urges which are impossible to satisfy.
          I think this is a good point. Porn pushes all these unrealistic things at you.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I will tell you funny thing. When I used porn, i was very, very into feet. GEtting intimate with women for the first time made me realise I am not and it was fake. Also intimacy taught me that I prefer chubby girls over slim ones. Sex with a person teaches you real love and intimacy, meanwhile porn teaches you how to objectify people and gives you fake image.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >When I used porn, i was very, very into feet. GEtting intimate with women for the first time made me realise I am not and it was fake.
            Could you elaborate a bit, please?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Just, my ex feet didnt turn me on really. My fiancee feet are a bit better, but approximately what I want is massaging them or touching sometimes. Including them into sexual activities was total turn-off for me with my ex. I realised that it was a fake kink implemented into me by footporn.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            See that's the thing about porn. Even if you enjoy watching footjobs, are you really going to ask your significant other to do that. How do you even explain that.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            My ex tried to did me these but I never orgasmed because of this and I found it turning me off. I wouldnt ask my fiancee now to do it anymore. It just doesn't turn me on at all, really. The idea is totally neutral for me.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Porn rapes your mind because it makes you used to be a 3rd person observer of someone having sex, instead of yourself acting. It makes it harder to enjoy it too.
          ABSOLUTE TRUTH right here.

          My first time felt shockingly bad and boring and I could not understand why, and then I came to the realization that porn wired me to only be aroused through visual stimulation, I needed to see sex from a 3rd person point of view, but sex is mostly physical, hugs, kisses, licking etc.

          Took a while for me to get used to normal sex.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >if it looks good, it doesn't feel good and if it feels good, it doesn't look good

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            it's sad how many people of this generation will experience their 1st time like this,and it's like nobody cares about any of this outside of this hellhole.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            What if most of what i fapped to was POV and the character is just waiting there open and wide to be taken. Am i still cucked into thinking someone else is fricking her?

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yes, I have. Holy shit was it hard for the first few months, it was a real addiction. Plus, I started getting into fetish stuff and I was legit worried I was fricked.

    After that period, during which I did nofap too (which I recommend once you’re coming off everything at first), my brain reset.

    I started getting morning wood, lost all interest in fetishes, and mundane interactions with women became fun so much so I craved them and sought them out — things like casually chatting in line, smiling at them, etc.

    I’d say stop everything (porn and fapping) for like 3-6 months. If you want to start fapping after go for it but don’t use photos or videos, use your imagination and visualize yourself as the protagonist with a woman you desire.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      yeah stopping fapping is the first step in recovering from what this world done to us.

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I've been fapping 2-3 times daily and I started edging, I'm addicted to it and I've developed a ton of fricked up fetishes. It's so hard to stop doing it because I've serious mental problems from the get go. The longest I've been without fapping has been like 4 days, I'll try nofap again because the last time I fapped I didn't really feel aroused, I just wanted to cum and my pp hurts
    Wish me luck brahs

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I started 2 years ago from the same position like you. And I made my best nofap - 56 days. Will go back hopefully. Now i'm at 9. And I almost had intrusive thoughts, almost watched porn. But I hesitated. We fight.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        alot, yeah. First - sex quality with my ex [she made me fight] rapidly increased in a week - two after I stopped jerking off to porn.

        Later on we brkoe up, I came back to relligion, found a relligious gf [now fiancee] and I am trying to live no fap [ofc I often fail, sometimes to porn too] but I can say that I stopped viewing women in an objectifying way and I stopped being aroused by an idea of watching myself having sex, wanting to have sex with my fiancee more than just wtach it in a mirror or something [that was my kink before].

        Porn rapes your mind because it makes you used to be a 3rd person observer of someone having sex, instead of yourself acting. It makes it harder to enjoy it too.

        Porn makes it harder to love another person, overall sexual problems are like chasing a rabbit. If you develop a fetish for example, you might chase it like a rabbit to satisfy urges which are impossible to satisfy. It might even lead to cheat.

        My sexuality is very vulnerable and even though I never cheated physically, i did it emotionally with few women. Furthest I went was sexting. Never repeated it since then, and since I realised my problem, my relationship is waay way better.

        I fight since 4 years against it and as long as you fight, you can win.

        Yes, I have. Holy shit was it hard for the first few months, it was a real addiction. Plus, I started getting into fetish stuff and I was legit worried I was fricked.

        After that period, during which I did nofap too (which I recommend once you’re coming off everything at first), my brain reset.

        I started getting morning wood, lost all interest in fetishes, and mundane interactions with women became fun so much so I craved them and sought them out — things like casually chatting in line, smiling at them, etc.

        I’d say stop everything (porn and fapping) for like 3-6 months. If you want to start fapping after go for it but don’t use photos or videos, use your imagination and visualize yourself as the protagonist with a woman you desire.

        And how do you manage when browsing sites like this where people post random porn or related images?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          text-only mode

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >It's so hard to stop doing it because I've serious mental problems from the get go
      Chasing the feel-good chemicals allows you to push the pain away.
      You're never going to be successful in the long term until you face that pain and stop dissociating from your own life.

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I've been using porn since I was 13, personally I'm not convinced its the brain destroying substance that it has been touted as. Up until covid messed things up I kept up a friend circle and even after covid I still pursue hobbies and other interests. It hasn't done much of anything to ruin my life. A life worth living is what's important here. Do you have family and friends whose wellbeing you care about? things you enjoy doing outside of porn? If you have them, things don't tend to spiral out of control. I think its the same for drinking, much like porn if you have nothing going for you in life that's meaningful to you, you tend to drown yourself in alcohol to feel something good somewhere. Moderate yourself OP, don't lose your priorities like drunkards and gooners do and you should be fine.

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Porn always fricked me up and made me depressed. I quit for years now.

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I think just like *anything* that makes your dopamine go hard, it's a matter of what you're using it for. If it's addiction level regularity, you're with almost 100% certainty running away from something and keeping your mind occupied chasing that sweet, sweet dopamine.
    If you just watch porn when you get to horny after a few days of no action so you can get it out of your system there's no harm done. Just make sure you don't moronicly confuse porn sex for actual sex.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >If it's addiction level regularity, you're with almost 100% certainty running away from something and keeping your mind occupied chasing that sweet, sweet dopamine.
      Yeah, that's me. But what am I running from

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Porn is bad. Don't listen to ~~*them*~~.

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Porn makes me unsatisfied with my girlfriend.
    Especially now that I live in Japan and getting laid is easy as shit, I feel like missing out by staying faithful, frick porn. I wish I never touched it, alas I was exposed to it at 11 years old and it has stuck to me ever since.

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    what if I have sex with my gf fairly regularly but due to this it makes me hornier so instead I jork it to amateur girl solo stuff once at most twice in a week? never been a fan of sex porn but I like watching a girl strum herself off. Or should I just stop? I find it distracting thoug, I get rid of it by doing something else but then it just keeps coming back until I jork it, I dont suffer from feeling like shit after it either, for some reason I feel energised after it.

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I haven't deporned, but I have defapped it for 2 years now and can say there is a longterm difference. Before I quit I got into edging and even gooning thanks to lockdowns and remote work, so I basically went off the deep end.

    The biggest difference is that while I will put on porn once in a while (especially before heading to the gym) I won't spend hours on it. It's hardly a thing as much as something in the background while I have finally gained a total control over my urges. I have tried this before and the urges would get the best of me and break my streak. This is no longer a concern and I feel good about it. Hell, doing it before gym time means I "get it out of my system" in a healthier way.

    Speaking of, I do believe my T levels are high. Better work outs, more outgoing, less passiveness and more willing to just tell people to frick off if they're being annoying.

    Sex with the wife is excellent each time now, whereas before sometimes I'd be too tired or whatever. Shoot big loads too. Weirdly enough also can last which for the longest time I thought fapping would get rid of.

    The one thing that sucks though is that I feel like if presented the opportunity to cheat (ie, I'm away for work at a bar and some qt is alone drinking at the hotel bar) I may do it whereas before I 100% would not even be in that situation.

    I do intend to eventually quit porn alltogether because I don't even like the idea of wanting it anymore or seeing what 3-5 chaturbate/OF models are "up to."

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    yes. i posted yesterday i had anorgasmia from porn. couldnt even cum to my exact fetish with my non-main hand either so it was like porn + some bizarre death grip syndrome
    after about 2 months without porn or fantasy i can orgasm during sex. i get good ass so its been easy to practice. however during the first few weeks of abstinence i cant even have sex the thoughts are overpowering so i just incel mode

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    When I get close to 14 days of nofap/porn, I start to take care of myself better, I start to do workout, study, stop eating shit food, etc.
    But i'm a hikikomori and neet, I have almost 30 and i'm probably autistic, i'm just too weird, since when I was a children, have sensory sensibility and etc, so eventually I relapse, because I see no hope in my future. I can't get a job, have no friends, i'm just a burden for my parents.
    I'm in this stage now, I keep edging for 4~5 hours until I cum, then after a couple of hours I will do the same edging session with my fricked up fetishes. I'm in a very dark place now. Please don't be like me.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >When I get close to 14 days of nofap/porn, I start to take care of myself better, I start to do workout, study, stop eating shit food, etc.

      Then it's better not to. I'm in the same loop of feel hopeless > watch porn > feel hopeless etc. so I know what it's like. But I think you have to address that issue of why you feel so bad, accept yourself, and make incremental steps forward. I am coming out of a deep depression, and it's difficult, but just knocking down small goals each day really helps. Try and be around people too, it orients you more towards the right direction. GL anon, don't give up

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I broke away from it years ago by switching to 3d hentai. Best decision i ever made, it completely rewired me so that i dont even see real people in such a way anymore. Obsession over women, depression about not getting them, false hopes that one day i might, its all gone.They are drawings and animations and they even inspired me to get into 3d art as well so i can make my own.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I don't think that's what OP was asking, I think you just descended even further down the path he wanted to avoid. It works if you're willing to accept monk mode forever, but otherwise it's not good.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        I have accepted being a virgin monk forever, so you are right about that. My point was that this doesnt bother me anymore the way it used to, this is why i feel like 3d hentai saved me. No woman is ever going to want me, i already knew this but nature made me feel like shit about it anyway, so i had to rewire my mind to be rid of that feeling.

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I haven't jerked it in a month because of my antipsychotic. Notice no dif

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Porn destroys your brain. It at the very least makes you think about sex way to often, and realistically is a dopaminergic trap that lowers gray matter. I haven’t watched porn in 2 years and though the temptation never really goes away you do stop thinking like a monkey every time you see a woman and a lot of the gross shit porn tricks you into liking (anal, cumshots, stepsiblings on the lower end of messed up) become revolting to you again. I’ve probably gotten smarter too but I can’t attribute that just to porn.

    Get off it. Start by not posting coombait.

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    just search "ezpz method" on google

    you're welcome bro

  19. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    how do I porn my mind?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      browse a nsfw board

  20. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i quit porn but it made me really horny and loneliness was a lot worse.
    its good to quit porn if you can actually get women, but if you're short or ugly its just pointless torture.

  21. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >literally anything you want to see is out there
    >any fetish
    >any character doing anything
    >any size boobs
    >any hole filled
    >completely free

    That's what makes it so tough. Your HD's probably full of it even if you don't open a tab.

  22. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    A couple of days in, I've realised that it's partially triggers. It's not like I'm horny, I'm just tired.

    My mind is like
    >free time to myself
    >why not open a porn tab

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      for me its the dreams i had last night

  23. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I want to browse NSFFW but it's full of coomers. Literally every other post is porn. What do I do?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      filter every image with a base-16 hash filename that's common on boorus. Should work something like
      /[0-9a-f]{32}/;boards:v,vg,other_boards
      I don't know if NSFFW's native filter feature supports regex like this, but the NSFFW X userscript does

  24. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >thread talking about porn addiction
    >with lust inducing image
    frick you OP,and why are you all even replying to this homosexual

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      [...]

      talking about porn addiction
      >>with lust inducing image
      Isn't that the perfect image?
      At least it's cropped.

  25. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I think this shit is highly subjective. To be honest, I have gone from 4 edge sessions to maybe jerk off once a week just using my imagination and I didn't really feel a change. Maybe the issue is the type of porn you watch, or how do you jerk off, or maybe how do you get aroused.
    What I'm trying to say is that, if you don't feel like your life could be better without porn, then maybe don't stop watching it?

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