How Long Does It Take for a Brain to Heal from Pornography
In this post, I am going to answer a common question about NoFap:
How long does it take a brain to heal from chronically watching pornography?
And I’ll also give you 3 simple tips to do it more easily and quickly.
In fact, I used these strategies to help dozens of clients and followers to rewire their brains.
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As a coach, I help people beat porn for good.
I haven’t watched porn for years.
I feel so much better now.
That place was hell.
I never want to go back.
Now I love, live, and respect life.
I wish I knew this earlier.
And if you don’t want pornography to rob you of your potential, you’ll love this video.
Without further ado, let’s start with tip 1.
TIP 1: See how addicted you are
So how long does it take to heal a brain from pornography?
Firstly, your time to recover depends on how addicted you are.
Many men don’t even realize this is happening to them.
I didn’t, for sure.
In the meantime, my relationship with my ex-wife deteriorated.
And it gave me an excuse to keep replacing it with porn and masturbation again and again.
No one told me I had developed an addiction.
I became a sponge that always wanted to suck in more intense porn.
Some people start enjoying violence, fetishes, or even things that cross their moral boundaries.
And then they watch more of it per day and week.
That’s when the addiction becomes hardwired and dangerous.
So it depends on:
- how long you’ve been watching porn
- how often
- how intense it is
- how much you watch per session
These things will impact your time to recover from pornography addiction or sex addiction.
And now’s the time for tip 2.
TIP 2: Have the right strategy
Secondly, the time to heal your brain depends on having the right strategy.
I had watched pornography for about 15 years before I realized it was a problem.
I was coasting through life, unmotivated and unhappy.
I would come home to my 1-year-old son and have little energy or desire to play with him.
I wanted to start NoFap but I didn’t know how.
And I didn’t know how long it would take a brain to heal after chronic pornography consumption and whether this would work for me.
But I started anyway and did my porn reboot by trial and error.
And I kept relapsing until I found the right solution.
So my advice to you is to have the right “No PMO” strategy in place.
Otherwise, you might waste months and years, relapsing and then restarting all over again.
And now let’s look at tip 3.
TIP 3: Deal with the root cause
Your rewiring time depends on whether you need pornography to escape some sort of pain.
The most common types of pain are:
For me, those were unhappiness and boredom.
First, I was depressed because my dog had died tragically.
I loved that dog.
Second, I felt bored and burnt out in my business.
So I used porn as a pain reliever that was like an opiate to my brain.
And I would forget about the pain for some time.
But it was a band-aid that never dealt with the root cause.
No matter how frequently I watched pornography, it didn’t resolve anything for the long term.
In fact, I was getting even more depressed, because of shame and guilt.
So I worked on those two root causes instead.
And I stopped craving porn.
So do this to cut your rewiring time as well.
With that said, let’s answer our question.
ANSWER: How long does it take for a brain to heal from pornography?
So how does porn reboot happen and how long can it take?
With the right strategy in place, you can stop watching pornography within 30 days.
It’s completely doable as long as you replace the old, negative pattern with a new, positive one.
Do it consistently for a month, and you will feel differently.
Things will start changing in your brain quickly.
- You’re not hardwiring in that unhealthy pattern anymore.
- You’re hardwiring in a new, healthy pattern instead.
- Your dopamine receptors upregulate → your overall happiness with life goes up.
- You feel proud of living a good life.
That’s how you rewire your brain to quit porn once and for all.
There you go!
You can heal your brain from pornography in one month.
All you need is awareness, the right strategy, and NoFap motivation.
One month, and you become a hero!
A hero right here!