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You are doing great Doc74! Stay strong & I hope you can find a healthy way to manage your desire.

Ages 20-29 / Re: Slow but determined.
« on: July 09, 2015, 06:15:34 PM »
I can share a positive as well. I have been doing occasional MO and I don't think it has harmed my reboot. (85 days without P/P subs)

Ages 40 and up / Re: Breaking Free from Porn
« on: July 09, 2015, 01:56:34 AM »
I am so glad that you both made it home, Chile, and so sorry for your terrible experience in my country. :-[

Your faith and trust in the face of these trying circumstances is very inspiring. Thank you for holding it together and demonstrating your strength for all of us.

Ages 30-39 / Re: My Reboot - Breaking Good
« on: July 08, 2015, 03:09:54 PM »
Congrats on passing 30, heisenberg! It is a big milestone, for sure  ;D

Like your exercise tracking! Need to get myself back to shape  :-[ ;)

Ages 20-29 / Re: Edit: The Bluefly Journal
« on: July 04, 2015, 02:06:19 PM »
Congratulations, Bluefly! 100 days! It is more than a season. Your progress and determination is a great inspiration for all of us now. Stay strong & carry on ;D

Ages 40 and up / Re: The journey
« on: July 03, 2015, 03:55:07 PM »
Greetings Feetfirst,

It sounds like you are feeling pretty awful today. :( I have done that landslide back into P myself many, many times, and sometimes with many days on the counter. And so I know how easy it can be to get down on yourself at times like these.

It is good to hear, then, that you are ready to pick it back up and try again! I believe that motivation to keep trying forms the foundation for all our success.

Hope you feel better soon,

Ages 20-29 / Re: Hard 90
« on: July 01, 2015, 03:32:55 PM »
I hope you get relief from your pains soon, mousta. :( Coffee sometimes causes horrible headaches for me, though I can't imagine life without it!

I loved what mtaha said there: "childhood's bad habit". What a great way to encourage us to move on and become responsible adults!

Ages 20-29 / Re: Whooo!
« on: June 30, 2015, 12:29:42 PM »
Welcome back, SeanKirk91! The journaling here has been very helpful in my reboot. Perhaps you will find it helpful as well?

Ages 30-39 / Re: sick and tired and hopeful
« on: June 29, 2015, 10:14:33 PM »
Hey pinkerton, I hope you're not feeling down on yourself? It sounds like maybe the chaser effect got you, or perhaps your willpower was drained after struggling for so many days in a row there.

I think it can help at times like these to remember jnv's perspective:

with each streak it seems that I'm honing my "snap out of these thoughts" skill. This is mainly what is allowing me to have bigger and bigger streaks. [...] This technique allowed me to first go 10 days hard mode, then 17 days, then 23 and the last one being 35 days.

As long as we keep honing our skills, building our desire to succeed, and learning what has worked for others, then we will surely improve! I am convinced this is true.

Recovery is like building a brick wall. Setbacks may happen, but success is assured when we just keep laying those bricks of recovery day after day after day.

So be kind to yourself now, and carry on  ;D

Ages 30-39 / Re: Need advice on recovery
« on: June 29, 2015, 11:37:49 AM »
Greetings Hack1234,

Personally I do not believe it is necessary to abstain from MO in order to recover from P addiction. And for myself I choose not to abstain from MO. However PIED is a special case. If getting rid of PIED is important to you, then you will probably have better results if you completely abstain from MO.

Also, erotic stuff like Craig's or Backpage is commonly called "P subs", and MO while watching it is not really that much different from PMO. And so I do not feel happy to give you this news :(, but no, you will not recover from P addiction if you are masturbating to this kind of stimulus.

Best of luck to you my friend! It only gets better from here ;D

Ages 30-39 / Re: sick and tired and hopeful
« on: June 27, 2015, 02:05:09 PM »
Sending lots of strength your way, pinkerton! Good luck today.

Ages 20-29 / Re: Slow but determined.
« on: June 26, 2015, 05:41:13 AM »
I have definitely gone through phases where that was happening.

I think the more you are getting stimulated during the day (checking out girls, etc), the more likely you will have these dreams at night.

Ages 20-29 / Re: Getting back to life
« on: June 24, 2015, 10:28:29 PM »
I will be thinking of you, jkkk. You will make it through this.

Ages 20-29 / Re: Uncovering my true potential
« on: June 24, 2015, 03:55:39 PM »
Welcome, thailandexpress2112!

I have also tried many times to break free on my own, but I've experienced much more success when I am journaling and participating in a community like this. I am not sure why it works exactly, but I hope you will experience this benefit too!

And good luck for your reboot ;D

Ages 20-29 / Re: Turning it upside down
« on: June 23, 2015, 02:27:03 PM »
Greetings DayByDay,

I think maybe I can relate to what you are feeling because I went through a period in life where I was depressed. I made some very bad mistakes and even spent time in jail. After that I was disappointed with myself and felt like I was worthless.

But eventually I came back from that experience. Other people encouraged me and I found out the way to make the bad feelings go away is to just ignore them. Instead, I focused on what I need to do.

Now I feel much better about myself, and I think you can feel better too! You have your goals and you know what you need to do now. Do not think about the past or the things you should have accomplished already. Instead, just do these things. And after you have done those things, then you will realize what you need to do after that. If you do that and keep doing that, then you will start to feel better.

You have accomplished 74 days of hard mode, which is something that very, very few men have been able to do. It is a great achievement! Now you can begin to work on your next achievements, which will be great as well. :)

Ages 30-39 / Re: My Reboot - Breaking Good
« on: June 23, 2015, 08:54:24 AM »
You will, heisenberg, for sure. :) You have taken so many positive steps already, now you need only keep going without giving up.

Ages 30-39 / Re: Things to deal with after 35 days in reboot
« on: June 22, 2015, 10:23:43 AM »
Greetings davenl,

The P subs thing is tough for me too. One thing some guys have found useful is to block images and/or ads in the web browser. That could take care of the torrent site ads, facebook pics, and twitter. I am not sure how to do this on mobile devices, but there are some instructions for Google Chrome and it is possible in other desktop browsers as well. I have been doing that personally for years, and I am very happy with the results!

That's about the only thing I can think of. Maybe some others will chime in? And I am sure you will discover some good techniques on your own that you can share with the rest of us as well! ;D

I am grateful for my home too, Trying2Survive. Thank you for this reminder. It will help me keep things in the proper perspective today.

And, congrats on 20 days. Keep it up! ;D

Ages 20-29 / Re: Road to recovery - a winning path?
« on: June 20, 2015, 12:02:56 PM »
Congrats Taka! I recently passed my previous best and was super thrilled, so I know how excited you must feel. Keep it up ;D

Ages 20-29 / Re: During my reboot.
« on: June 19, 2015, 06:41:05 PM »
Welcome to RN NoFap_master! Thanks for sharing your story with us.

Your question about whether dating sites are "OK" is hard to answer. Some guys are able to use them without problems. But other guys seem to use them to get a dopamine rush just like they did with P. William can tell you more about the risks of dopamine rushes and P subs.

I haven't seen anything like that. Did you install any new software recently? It could be something on your computer that is messing with the site.

Greetings jags18. Thank you for your honesty and candor about the fear you feel at the idea of deleting your collection. Honesty is so valuable, not only for you, but also for the others who read your post. Many feel the same way!

Perhaps you will find my experience interesting. The first time, I forced myself to delete my collection before I was ready. I didn't want to do it, but I thought it would help my rebooting. So I forced myself to delete it. Later I regretted my decision. I failed at rebooting, and I wasted a lot of time building another collection. :-[

However, I continued working on my problem. Some time later, I realized that I do not feel this fear anymore. And I was able to delete my P, along with many years of collected television, movies, and video games. It was not a struggle. I have felt no regret this time.

Good luck for your reboot! I am glad you are here :)

Ages 40 and up / Re: New and Just Sick of it- Starting Reboot
« on: June 12, 2015, 02:40:12 PM »
Hello again Jack Strap,

73 days is amazing!

But you may experience the chaser effect now.

Ages 30-39 / Re: This path is the long one...
« on: June 12, 2015, 02:15:07 AM »
Philgood63, it sounds like you are having strange, intense feelings. And it is throwing you off a little bit? But also you feel strong, like you can do this!

Hope I got that right. I am glad you feel strong, me too :)

Ages 30-39 / Re: 3 Years of Failure: My Story
« on: June 11, 2015, 09:56:52 AM »
Hey, you've just stayed PMO free for 5 days, nice job dude!

Ahaha, just kidding. Welcome to the 30s section, fnatk. ;D

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