Hi, I'm a little newer to this community and I have joined you amazing people because I believe that it is truly a step towards my self improvement, and even hopefully a way that I can give back to this community for how much it has helped me. With that being said, every single time I have been tempted to PMO, only one thing has stopped me from giving in to the temptation: Rationality and Foresight. With that in mind it only seems logical to me to post a list of very rational reasons as to why we should abstain and resist those fleeting urges, this list is as much as a reference to myself personally, and hopefully a valuable resource for anyone reading this. Note that this is completely a personal list, so it's just my opinions and beliefs, also I will be continuously updating this as I find more reasons. List of Reasons to not PMO: - I would be failing my family by defiling myself in the house that my family has provided me with, and I would be abusing the internet privileges they gave me by browsing pornography. - EVERY single time I do it, I IMMEDIATELY regret it, and it will not be different this time. - I would be failing my God, by ruining my body which he gave me, and I would be directly disrespecting him and disobeying him. - I'd have to reset my counter and face the shame of knowing that I let the NoFap community down. - If I PMO, that would be cheating on my future wife and potentially endangering a future marriage or relationship by viewing pornography. - Every time I view porn, I use women as mere objects for my lustful fleeting desires while the real women and men in the porn industry are living awful lives and being constantly objectified and having to do disgusting stuff, and here I am encouraging that horrible industry. - Every time I PMO it is a step closer back to a depressing miserable life, and every time the temptation is resisted, a step towards a joyful happy life is taken. - Porn addiction will screw up my reward circuit and wire me for instant gratification and give me brain fog, this will contribute to me not being able to perform well in University and later in my working years. - The next day I ALWAYS feel very crappy and regretful, I always wish that I could've resisted the temptation the day after. - If i do it it will screw up my sleep patterns and ruin my sleep, it will also keep me up at night later than I should be. - The more I do PMO, the more brain fog will consume me and the worse my life will be in general. Work will be more difficult and less productive, and I will have less motivation to do the things I need to do. Just like in high school I basically wasted my life away by PMO and pretty much lost 4 years of my life to this monster addiction. - If i do PMO, then I will throw away all those amazing experiences that I could be having. Most of the fond memories of life that I have, are at a point in my life where I wasn't PMO'ing regularly. And I look forward to all the new memories that life will bring me, but doing PMO will throw all those amazing experiences away. - porn inevitability leads to masturbation, and that drains me completely of energy and motivation, which makes me feel like garbage. - PMO destroys self-esteem, it's emasculating, and it rips us of our manhood making us cowards.