Hi again, it's been a while since I've posted, so I just want to pop in and say HI since I'm now experiencing the long-term effects of NO masturbation/ejaculation. I'm forever single it seems, but it doesn't bother me *that* much anymore, and with age I may be "spiritually" more interestet in pursuing a (friendly) close relationship which I do miss. I haven't masturbated to porn in several months (1/2 year?), but every once in a while I get a wet dream. Last time was just after christmas (possibly the christmas food, and spending time with female friends..), but then I had two in two nights! Interestingly I don't notice the dopamine drop, though. What I do notice is the oxytocin bliss slowly coming back (which I usually only would experience following orgasm) from daily life: I'm more interestet in spending time with friends, exercise, enjoying good food, taking up activities I've forgotten about, especially enjoying good music, travelling, I sleep less.
One "odd" thing: at times I'm crying recklessly to moving music, which I haven't done before, but it feels very soothing to me.. !
This "stopping porn" journey doesn't take 14 days *for me*, as others have noticed it takes probably a YEAR or so of NO porn, to transform yourself. And Actually wet dreams does not reset the whole thing, I seem to power through anyway! (they do happen rarely now)
Biggest three things I've found helpful for "breaking free" or whatever:
1) GETTING OUT and socializing, travelling.
2) Exercise - use up the excess energy until you can control the beast!
3) clean diet -no inflammatory foods, excess proteins etc.
Looking forward to the day I can enjoy a relationship! Take care.