My forum name is Ralph (not my real name of course, but you can call me Ralph). Nice to meet everyone.
Today marks my seventh day of not masturbating and not viewing pornography. I'm feeling rather well. The first couple of days were really hard--I had to fight off cravings--but the more time went on, the easier it got. I'm not going to just assume that it's always going to be this easy--I've gone more than two weeks before, and the cravings have come back--so I'm going to try to "stay on my toes," as they say.
I've been tracking my mood as well, and the experiment seems to be improving my mood. I feel more relaxed and confident. I'm also finding talking to people easier. For instance, I recently went to a party and found myself chatting up everyone at it, and making people laugh. Oftentimes I'm just a wallflower at these types of things, or I avoid going to them altogether because of social anxiety.
Another finding of my experiment: the more time I go without masturbating and viewing porn, the more women I feel attracted to. I used to have a specific "type." I liked curvy girls. Think girls like Beyonce or Kim Kardashian. However, now I'm starting to feel attracted to skinny girls with, like a Paris Hilton-type build as well.
I also found that I was more flirtatious. Not in a creepy, desperate way. But more just flirtation for the sake of flirtation.
I also felt more energetic, creative, and funny.
Those are pretty much all the positive findings I can think of for now. I plan on going another week without masturbatingéviewing porn, tracking my mood, and then returning to this forum to report my findings. Then, if I make it through that week, I`m going to attempt for a third.
Talk to yall next week.
good luck in your endeavours,