I started nofap 3 years ago. I've been away from this forum for a while. I wanted to share my experience since I moved on. I found out that porn wasn't an "addiction" and nofap doesn't turn you into superman. I can prove why. I PMO'd to porn for about 17 years, twice a day, every day plus a nightly MO without porn. After 17 years, I had ED even with porn. I needed a lot of time to reach O. Meanwhile, porn didn't arouse me and I woke up every night with irresistible urges to fap. However, the urges weren't triggered by porn. It was simply hypersexuality. If you orgasm every day, multiple times a day, your hormones will go insane and force you to repeat it. It was all due to orgasming all the time. In my life, I had periods in which I watched porn for many months while and cold turkey abstaining from masturbation because I had a housemate. While doing so, I could quit watching abruptly for months without any urge to watch. Yes, after long-term excessive porn-watching, I could quit any time for weeks/months without getting any urges. But with excessive long-term daily masturbation, with or without porn, I always had urges when I stopped. Porn is NOT addictive. Your hormones make you want to do it again and again because of over-masturbation, not porn. Since I stopped posting on the forum, I did some semen retention for weeks or months once in a while. I noticed the "use it or lose it" effect. If you don't ejaculate (masturbation or sex), your body will think that you aren't mating, thus goes to idle mode and stop giving you sexual urges. There was a period in which I had a lot of sex and my libido was high all the time until I quit having sex for a long time. Currently, I'm busy with a lot of things in my life and haven't had sex for a while. My libido is completely gone. No, it's not a "flatline". It's simply because I don't have sex for a long time, so my body adapts to the new situation by not forcing me to repeat something that I'm not doing anyway. Nofap hard-mode only had one purpose for me: to cure my hypersexuality caused by excessive masturbation. Since I was cured, I only had urges for sex if I consistently had sex with a girl. It has nothing to do with porn. The reason why porn didn't turn me on after years is because repeatedly watching one thing removes the surprise. Like watching the same movie over and over again or permanently living like a billionaire which will sooner or later become boring. It's not addiction, but getting used to something. The real addiction is fapping multiple times a day. I'm not saying nofap is what I regret. Actually, hard mode nofap cured my nearly 2 decades of hypersexuality that gave me anxiety. I haven't had anxiety for a very long time while I used to suffer from it on a daily basis. My experience: use nofap to get rid of hypersexuality. After 2 or 3 months hard mode, have sex or masturbate in moderation to rebuild sexual health. It's all about moderation, but in order to cure masturbation addiction, 2-3 months hard mode is the way to go. No edging or sexual photos. Nowadays, I have sex once a week or every other week. Sometimes, I go hard mode for two or three weeks because I'm busy with stuff. No anxiety or interest to watch porn anymore.