Wow, so it has been 74 days of no PMO. I have travelled across the country since I began and now have a job that requires a lot of moving around and being outside (which is awesome, might I add).
Anyways, to start I will note that my digestive woes are being managed and understood a little better. I believe my primary digestive problem consists of not being able to properly digest or handle long-chain carbohydrates (polysaccharides), though there are other things I am avoiding too. All in all, I am avoiding grains, potatoes, sweet potatoes, apples, onions, garlic, or lactose. For a long time I had been avoiding grains but not anything else. This modification has helped tremendously.
Since my job requires a lot of movement, and I am with many peers who like to have fun by moving a lot, I have been very physically active. My energy has increased, the amount of sleep I have needed to healthily function has decreased, and I have been having a lot more erections during the night hours.
I think one of the best results of my coinciding diet and sexual abstinent changes has been what my mind sexually craves. Though I have had no intimate experiences with women since beginning this journey (it will happen soon enough, no worries!), I have had many interactions. What I most notice is that I am no longer craving orgasm. Instead I increasingly find myself wanting to cuddle and simply be in physical contact with women. It is a wonderful craving. It is not nearly as distracting of a craving as craving orgasm.
Also, recently I started chatting with a girl who I had a very open sexual experience with shortly before I began this journey. It has been really refreshing because, for whatever reason, we have started talking a lot about sexuality, sexual health, and all of our many experiences with sex and sexual acts. It is really nice and therapeutic to be able to talk to someone about all of this stuff--especially someone who has shared an intimate experience with me. I think we will both learn a lot if we continue talking.
Lastly, I am just about through "The Brain That Changes Itself". It really is a fascinating read. I love learning about things that help me understand what goes on inside of me. Next on the list: "Cupid's Poisoned Arrow"
Thank you all for contributing to my journey. This website really does help.