Is it just me who goes through a period of relapses for a while before i start rebuilding up high streaks?
It’s called as Chaser Effect…
It does happen often (Chaser Effect). After I started NoFap September, I relapsed twice. But didn’t do more after. Just don’t do it after you relapse & totally abstain from Porn.
It is the result of 2 things. 1 the urges, and 2 faulty thinking. Like the other posters have said ‘the chaser effect’. But if you’ve been on a high streak you should be able to deal with urges. I believe the biggest thing is your thinking will change at this time because of your mood change. When you relapse people usually feel terrible and they think they ruined their progress. In reality you only ruined the number of days you’d gone from last relapsing. Your progress is still there, you really think relapsing once will reset your brain to when you were relapsing multiple times a day everyday? Hell no. But people believe this and that in turn makes them have a ‘screw it’ type of thought process where they think might aswell indulge in it since I messed up already. That’s so faulty and it causes the cycle to continue. My advice is even if you do relapse once only do it that once and continue on no pmo right after that same day. The addiction will in turn weaken and weaken and before you know it 90 days will become easier and easier to get to.
We all have this problem.
Binge relapsing is a common side effect of relapsing if you go all the way. A little P, okay, you may stop yourself and snap out of it and save yourself. But go all the way with PMO (Porn, Masturbation, Orgasm), and it all seems hopeless. You don’t feel the pain yet because you are on a dopamine high, and because you want it more, you’ll just go berserk for hours. At least, that is how it is for me.
thanks man i didnt know about this and now ive learnt its true i still had my effects but as i relapse in the past after a long streak feel my strengths drained
Same here. Since I discovered this app I was able to make it until day 35 and then until day 18. Both those streaks ended in a binge. Now it’s day two again.
Well, it all seems rational and sane, but somehow my brain often manages to trick me into “doing it just this one single time”… I’m sure you guys know that feeling.
All the best Brother.
Its true though 400+ streak and now i can’t even get to 20 days