How I Overcome Masturbation at Age 15

How I Overcome Masturbation at Age 15: Success Story

How I Overcome Masturbation at Age 15

I know it might all sound a little too much, given my age. But, well, I have been through the addiction phase, dealt with all the consequences it brought my way, and finally over it. 

However, it wasn’t always so. I had massive porn and masturbation issues. By the time I was 15, I had this nagging inner voice telling me I was doing something really wrong with my life. 

I needed to do something about it. I needed to change my ways. And trust me, I did try. But I had failed every time. In fact, I remember the exact day of my last relapse. I was sitting alone in my room, feeling the weight of yet another defeat. I felt like a loser. 

Masturbation had taken over my life since I was 12, and for the past year, I had been stuck in an endless cycle of trying to quit and failing miserably. Every attempt ended with me giving in one day. It was exhausting. 

What’s more, it wasn’t just the act itself. In fact, I won’t lie; in the moment, giving to urges, masturbation did feel pleasurable. But that is it. After the moment passed, well, that’s a different story. I felt guilty and ashamed like anything. 

But that was not all. Beyond the act, it was the constant thoughts and urges that consumed me. I couldn’t focus on anything else. I had this constant urge to take a quick look at a porn video and fap to it. It was consuming every second of my waking hours.  My grades were slipping, and I was pulling away from my friends and family. 

It felt like I was living two lives – one where I tried to be a normal teenager and another where I was trapped by my own urges.

It was frustrating. So, one night, after another failed attempt to stay clean, I decided to do something different. Instead of beating myself up, I started browsing online, hoping to find something that resonated with my situation. I was adamant about finding a solution. After all, it was the internet that got me into this; it had to have some solution for me!!

Well, I did find something. That’s when I stumbled upon a community post that changed everything. The post was brutally honest and straightforward. The person who wrote it, a user my age, talked about his struggles with masturbation and how he overcame it. What struck me the most was his advice to stop counting the days and to stop thinking about it altogether. “Your brain controls your hands, not your ‘thing’,” he said. It was such a simple yet profound statement that it stuck with me.

I decided to take his advice to heart. The next day, I woke up with a new mindset. Instead of marking the calendar and counting how many days I had stayed clean, I decided to focus on other things. 

I threw myself into my hobbies, like playing basketball and the guitar. Whenever the urges came, I reminded myself that I was in control. My brain was in charge, not my urges.

At first, it was incredibly hard. The urges didn’t just disappear overnight. But every time I felt the temptation, I would distract myself. I’d go for a run, call a friend, or immerse myself in a thriller movie. 

Slowly but surely, I started to notice a change. The thoughts that once dominated my mind began to fade. I was taking back control of my life, one small victory at a time.

But well, the online advice alone was not the game changer. What also helped was talking about my struggle with someone I trusted. 

I confided in my older brother, who was always someone I looked up to. He didn’t judge me; instead, he offered his support and shared some of his own struggles growing up. Knowing that I wasn’t alone made a huge difference. It gave me the strength to keep going, even when things got tough.

As the weeks turned into months, I felt more and more confident. My focus shifted from trying not to masturbate to enjoying my life. My grades improved (not a lot, but still, it’s progress), and I reconnected with my friends. I wasn’t isolating myself anymore. I was present, engaged, and happier than I had been in a long time.

There were setbacks, of course. But every time I stumbled, I remembered the advice from that community post: don’t put NoFap on a pedestal. Don’t treat it like the ultimate goal. Just live your life and forget about it. It’s easier said than done, but it works. When you stop obsessing over something, it loses its power over you.

Looking back, I realize that overcoming masturbation wasn’t about sheer willpower. It was about changing my mindset and my habits. It was about realizing that I had the power to control my actions and my thoughts. It was about finding support in unexpected places and not being afraid to ask for help.

If you are reading this and struggling with the same issue, my advice is simple: don’t let it consume you. Don’t count the days, and don’t make it the center of your world. Find activities that you love and immerse yourself in them. Talk to someone you trust, and don’t be afraid to seek help. 

Remember, your brain controls your hands, not your urges.

In the end, all I can say is that overcoming masturbation wasn’t easy, but it was possible. It required a change in perspective, a lot of patience, and the support of those around me. 

Today, I’m stronger, happier, and more in control of my life. And if I can do it, so can you. Just take it one day at a time and remember that you’re not alone in this journey.

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Morgan Schmidt

Morgan Schmidt, LPC, a Yale University graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, specializes in addiction treatment and is a licensed professional counselor. His practice as a therapist is informed by both his academic background and hands-on experience in the field. In addition to his therapeutic work, Morgan is also an active writer, sharing his knowledge on psychological and addiction topics, thereby reaching and educating a broader audience.