OCD and NoFap

Discussion in 'Rebooting - Porn Addiction Recovery' started by DanceToTheRadio, Jan 15, 2014.

  1. DanceToTheRadio

    DanceToTheRadio Fapstronaut

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    I was just wondering if anyone with OCD (I have intrusive/negative thought OCD), would be willing to share their abstaining from PMO experience? By this I mean how they believe porn addiction has affected their OCD, as well as during their reboot. I know there are a few posts on NoFap/Reddit already, particularly in regard to HOCD and POCD (I have the former), including a good few articles on Your Brain on Porn, but I would like to know whether fellow NoFappers would find a dedicated OCD forum thread useful? I've found OCD forums to be generally over-cluttered and far too broad - a NoFap thread would keep it to sex/porn related obsessive conditions.
     
  2. superschaap

    superschaap New Fapstronaut

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    Hi DanceToTheRadio,

    This is my first message on the forum. I feel that I have to answer your question. For me OCD and PMO are linked. I had a OCD a few years ago and learned to handle it. Now I'm quite fine. What also was part of the deal was that i smoked weed once per week and it really didn't helped. But a year ago I realised that porn was maybe a bigger part of the problem. It makes your head fogged. What I have to mention is that my OCD was about sexual thoughts. But while I was treated for OCD nobody ever asked me if I looked porn. I think they should ask it and send the ones that do directly to this forum! I'm now abstaining from porn for more than three weeks, MO'ed once. I feel like my OCD won't have a chance to come back now, while before I felt like it wouldn't but it could. I wish I could give you more information but hope this helps you. A thread would be good, since talking about OCD was really import to find a solution.
     
  3. ronson

    ronson Fapstronaut

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    I have also found i can think clearer and articulate myself more, my mind doesn't seem to be as busy and my general anxiety has lowered, hopefully this will increase the further i go. Hope this helps
     
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  4. DanceToTheRadio

    DanceToTheRadio Fapstronaut

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    Thanks to those who responded to this thread. After 30 days + now, I feel my OCD is much better. At times I still have 'relapses' however, generally, I can combat the OCD in a calmer, more mature manner. The 'negative thoughts' seem less real, in that I find it much easier to distance myself from the nagging false truths. Like you superschaap, a lot of my OCD was/is centred around sexual thoughts. In particular, my thoughts revolved around prostitution and HOCD. Though it sounds like you are cured, I bought a very book on this subject recently: The Mindfulness Workbook for OCD. It's helped me.

    I think there is room for a dedicated OCD thread in the NoFap community. From the hundreds of accounts that I've read on here, I can definitely see a correlation between OCD symptoms and excessive masturbation. Perhaps we could start a little sub-community on here? All those who happen to read this, please let me know your thoughts.
     
  5. king25

    king25 New Fapstronaut

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    Hey,

    I'm so glad i found this thread. Let me explain my story briefly- I am 23. Last year I was very anxious about being a virgin so I hired hookers on 2 diff occasions but couldn't get hard either time (i feel like this was more to do with anxiety and the condom than PIED). Then I started developing HOCD thoughts and kept jacking off (sometimes to lesbian porn) to assure myself that I'm ok. About 15 days back, while trying to masturbate I was anxious and just couldn't get a boner. I tried again the same day and no luck.
    I started doing research and stumbled upon YBOP and Nofap. I am now on 15 days of no PMO. I get morning erections but my overall libido is low. But more than that, I've started to develop obsessive thoughts and anxiety and depression about HOCD and my ED. It just doesnt stop. It's on my mind 95% of the time. Does it get better? I am really worried that this will cause some serious psychological issue in the future.
    Let me know your thoughts, I am very worried!!
     
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  6. MartimPereiraHelp

    MartimPereiraHelp New Fapstronaut

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    Bro it does get better!!! I cured 90% of my HOCD by doing NoFap and knowing that you are what you think you are and they are just thoughts! If they cause anxiety they are intrusive thoughts and not thoughts that you want! So if had been always heterossexual your entire life, you still are heterossexual! Don't worry!! I've been trought that and I know it is very fucked up!! Stay strong and continue NoFap and all this thoughts will fade away!! They are just thoughts, thoughts don't define you!! Stay good!
     

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