7 Surprising Benefits of Quitting Porn

Most guys decide to quit porn because they can’t get boners anymore . . . or because it’s destroying their relationships . . . or because it makes them feel like shit . . . or some other painful reason that’s clearly caused by too much porn use.

But then they often get a surprise when quitting porn not only solves their original problems, but also brings a heap of other cool side benefits that they never expected.

This article reveals 7 of the more surprising benefits reported by people who have quit porn.

Sources

The main source of these reports is the large number of posts that people have made in online recovery forums. Thanks to Your Brain on Porn, you can get a huge compilation of these posts all in one place here – it’s a very inspirational read!

In addition, some of these benefits have also been reported amongst all my discussions with former porn addicts, plus a few of my own personal experiences.

Although this isn’t hard scientific research, when looking at literally hundreds of independent experiences, some patterns emerge that might not just be a coincidence.

It’s all weirdly cool

These benefits reported by former heavy porn users aren’t intuitive. You wouldn’t guess that they could result from giving up porn.

Some can be explained by the physiological, psychological and emotional changes that occur when you recover from porn addiction.

Meanwhile, others aren’t so easy to explain, and we can only speculate about them – maybe they have a more indirect relationship with porn recovery.

One thing’s for sure: amazing things happen when you quit porn. Read on to find out about some of the things that have surprised other guys so far.

7 Surprising Benefits of Quitting Porn

1. Getting way more attention from women

So many guys have told me about this awesome benefit by now that it sure doesn’t surprise me any more.

Basically, a lot of guys find that not long after they quit porn, women start flirting and responding positively to them much more than before.

The coolest bit is that none of these guys were trying to be more attractive to women. It just happened automatically once they stopped using porn.

This even includes guys in relationships – their girlfriends or wives (plus other random women too haha) just started paying them way more attention without them making any other changes.

In my own case, I got together with the woman of my dreams only months after I quit porn.

And it was effortless – she practically fell into my lap, and has always been totally into me just for who I am without me having to try to get her love and attention.

Now we’re engaged, and honestly, our relationship is better than ever today! Wootwoot!

For some guys, the extra female attention is a blessing, and for others it can be a tricky thing to manage. But you have to admit, it’s a quality problem to have ;)

Update: see the end of this article for a reader’s comments on the physiological changes that may contribute to this phenomenon.

2. Improved skin complexion

Guys of all ages have talked about their skin complexion improving a lot as they recovered from porn addiction.

This includes things like less acne, less oiliness, fewer rashes, more radiance, and a clearer, healthier and more youthful look overall.

Depending on the specific skin improvements people notice, maybe this is caused by both physiological changes in the body, along with big changes on an emotional and psychological level that radiate from within and make them “glow”.

Watch out, Nivea for Men!

3. Eyes that are brighter, clearer and more alive

Along the same lines as the skin complexion benefits, guys who quit porn have reported that their eyes look much brighter, clearer, and more awake and alive than before.

As an extra bonus, some guys have also said that the dark circles under their eyes disappeared after they stopped using porn.

Once again, perhaps these changes are also a combination of physiological, emotional and psychological factors that result from quitting porn.

4. A much deeper and stronger voice

Another unexpected benefit that many guys experience is a deeper and stronger voice.

Some of the words they’ve used to describe the new sound are “manly,” “resonant,” “clearer,” “relaxed,” “charming,” “charismatic,” “sexy,” and “powerful.”

This surely goes hand in hand with other results of quitting porn, like greater self confidence and inner strength, physiological changes and perhaps also other psychological and emotional improvements as well.

5. All kinds of hair improvements

Some guys who quit porn have also talked about a range of hair improvements and other changes.

These include faster growing facial hair, less dandruff, and thicker and healthier head hair.

So if you’re looking to grow some manly Samson-style locks or a mighty Gerard Butler beard in record time, maybe quitting porn will give you the boost you need ;)

It certainly can’t hurt at least. Sparta!!!

6. Greater athletic performance and physical strength gains

Something a lot of guys find is that once they quit porn, they perform way better athletically.

They don’t get tired as easily as before when playing sport, and they can hit their fitness training a lot harder.

I even had a client once who was a cross country runner, and he wanted to quit porn because he could clearly see the negative impact of using porn on his training times.

Whenever he hadn’t used porn for a little while, his times were noticeably faster than instances where he’d used porn in the previous couple of days.

Also, other guys have said that they’ve found it easier to put on muscle mass, their physique looks more defined, and they’re making physical strength gains faster since they stopped using porn.

Show me one guy on the planet who doesn’t want this benefit!

7. Much more enjoyment and appreciation of music

Among the countless benefits guys experience after quitting porn, this may be one of the most unexpected of all: the newfound enjoyment that music brings them.

Lots of people report that music now gives them a much bigger emotional lift, that they appreciate music more and enjoy taking time out to listen to it, and that their tastes have shifted from darker music genres to lighter and happier ones.

Not only this, but some of those guys who play musical instruments have said that their skills have really picked up since they quit porn: they’re more creative and learn new songs and techniques faster.

Plus, those who had stopped playing have even started picking their instruments up again. Totally cool stuff!

How About You?

Have you come across any benefits of staying away from porn that surprised you? Drop me a line in the feedback box below and tell me about them!

And if you haven’t taken action to quit porn yet: won’t it be fun and exciting to find out what cool side benefits you’ll experience when you do?

Update: A Reader’s Input on Physiological Changes

Since I originally posted this article, I’ve received a lot of comments via the anonymous form below (thanks to everyone for your great feedback!).

But one reader went into an unprecedented level of detail with some very enlightening information about the physiological changes that occur when you stop using porn.

Since these comments add a lot of value to this article, I’ve decided to publish them for everyone’s benefit here:

“I have been in healthcare for 25 years. Most of the benefits reported is due to testosterone and pheromone production.

If you are watching porn, and I am assuming using it for solo pleasure, your testosterone production is ‘kept in check’ but your pheromone levels decrease (you’re not needing to attract a mate if you are getting rid of your ‘need’, so to speak).

When you stop watching porn, which decreases a lot of things- your body responds by starting to produce what it used to need to attract a mate- testosterone, pheromones. This increases you ‘attractive magnet’ to the opposite sex.

You become more attractive, your eye color and clarity increases (kind of like the ‘hunting’ complex), your testosterone production increases, in anticipation of a mate and no longer getting rid of it through self-pleasure, and this testosterone also increases your sports and physical attributes.

Just tid-bits of info I thought I would throw out there for you.”

Thanks to this reader for providing these insights, and I hope you don’t mind me sharing them :)

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