So it's been about a year and two months since I first came across this site in August 2010 and decided to give up porn and masturbation. I guess it's safe to say I've rebooted.
Sexual health has greatly improved and I've become a lot more open minded/kinkier. I'm now almost six months deep into what is the longest normal relationship I've ever had. This is the second relationship I've had since rebooting (the first one lasted 3 or 4 months before fizzling out) but before August last year I really only had relationships based on booty calls. I think that's saying something right here: in the past year I've been in a healthy adult relationships for 9 out of the last 12 months; yet none prior to this (I'm 25 years old). Also, for the first time in my life I enjoy performing oral sex on a girl (compared to pre-reboot, never would have happened). Anyway, in the last year, I've probably slept with 12+ girls (I'm a good looking guy lol) and haven't had any problems, other than ejaculating too quickly during a one night stand but in hindsight I could care less, and kinda just laugh about it now.
Still, I've had mental health issues which at times, were pretty severe. Anxiety (which peaked with a panic attack in late August 2011, a couple weeks after stopping) and depression have come and gone - I've actually been taking St. John's Wort to help with the anxiety and depression since March. While I think any psychological problems are too complicated to associate directly with PMO, they are noteworthy since PMO allegedly contributes to dopamine tolerance. A lot of this has to do with grad school, culture shock (living and traveling abroad), and generalized anxiety about my career (I'm transitioning as a student to employment). One major thing I noticed, psychologically, is that my priorities have transitioned. I feel like stopping PMO has accelerated my aging to the point where I'm caught up to where I should be. Before, I always looked really young, facial hair was patchy, occasional pimples. Now... I definitely look older, pubic hair and facial hair feels thicker, more confidence in social situations (especially with adults, who I now see as peers). Problem is, now that my priorities have changed, the values that used to motivate me and define me as a person (exploring the world, helping people, experiencing new cultures etc) is being suppressed. It just makes me feel really lost in my life right now. I'm sure in a few months I'll have things sorted but it's definitely been a rollercoaster. Emotionally, physically, socially, existentially. Dunno if this has to do much with anything but figured I'd mention it.
Bottom line, it's very possible to give up PMO for a healthy sex life. It may bring, or contribute, to other psychological issues to the surface though, especially anxiety and depression. Best of luck everyone!