Checking in After 5 Years

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Wow it's been 5 years since I blogged on about my experiences, and since then it seems like an entire subculture has sprung up around this stuff, including TED talks and various online forums. I've been looking at the nofap community, and it's great to see this stuff starting to enter the mainstream consciousness in a very real way. I was talking to my brother about the nofap movement the other day, and he's trying it himself, after going through various issues with sex and relationship. Then it occurred to me, that this is where my recovery all began. 5 years and a lot of water under the bridge, including 2 long term relationships, and many sexual encounters. My ED issues seem like a distant memory these days, and it's this community that I have largely to thank for that. I'm actually in a relationship at the moment, and going to totally cut out masturbation again to see how it affects my relationship. I guess you could call it a full recovery.

Anyway...I hope that my story maybe inspired and helped some others out there.

Stay strong. Stay true.


Welcome back!

You, unwittingly, were a major part of the phenomenon. By powering through the flatline, you and your story gave hope to millions of men - and taught all of us something really important. Did you ever read this?

We wrote other articles about it, too, to get the word out: Porn Recovery and The Mysterious Flatline | Your Brain On Porn

So, on behalf of thousands of men, I thank you!

Glad to hear life is good and that your brother is experimenting too.

As far as relationships go, here on Planet Relationship Drama, you may want to check out this page: Karezza is for addicts (too)

Or one of these:

Lovers' Ultimate Sex Hack: Karezza | Reuniting

The Lazy Way to Stay in Love

Prolly not for you, but you never know. Kiss 3

So nice to hear from you!


It's interesting reading that article, because so much time has passed and it's almost like reading something that happened to someone else. I guess in a funny way, I was a different person back then. If what you say is true, that my story helped thousands of people, then I'm blown away. However, I don't think I'd have gotten anywhere if not for I do remember reading about Karezza back when I first found this site, and I'm a big believer in that type of thing. It's what makes sex really meaningful and fulfilling for me ultimately.

Glad to have been of service

but it was a collaborative effort. We didn't know what you guys were coping with until you figured it out. Though you may not know it, I then did my level best to get academics to research the no avail. Ultimately, my husband set up to provide a way you guys could find each others' stories and the latest relevant research. Then we got talked into writing a book, the proceeds of which go to a UK charity.

In short, life took a very strange turn.Crazy But it has been a blast watching so many of you recover and regain your lives.

How all of this fits into karezza though, beats me. Unknw