153 days is a great achievement, GBS!
Hey GBS Looks like your doing well keep it up156 no PMO and (just) 4 no MO.
Two things I read recently on other threads came to my memory again today. One was definitely @Blondie who said he never touched his dick anymore. Not at all. He’s well over 300 days sober and a long standing pillar of this community but that seems to be the goal. I am mikes from there or I think I am. Perhaps this only comes after many months and retraining the mind with the body. This is now my aim. Difference is he has sex with his lady. I don’t. I still think that as an ideal this is where I should head and get through the next frustration.
The second thing I read I can’t recall where (on RN) was someone saying they were many days sober (like 200 plus) and they truthfully (I believe him) said he wanted to test out wether he could watch porn for one night only. He could but then said he had two weeks or so of hell. He put the words in CAPITALS and said it was mind blowing how hard it was not to go back. Obvious conclusion - this is like heroin. All duly noted.
It's funny, I was just thinking about this this morning - I don't think I ever masturbated until I was in my early 20s (long after I discovered porn). My "innocent" self, coming from a strict Christian background, had no idea that masturbating was even possible!I knew masturbation was borderline encouraged (when I was younger - 70s actually) I think it would be fair to say I took that advice a bit too literally.