It's been more than 6 months since I created this forum and I'm sure everyone has noticed the same thing as me: The success rate is currently very low. Plenty of guys have reduced their porn use dramatically, but very few have been able to finally "break free". By "breaking free" I mean get to a point where porn is no longer an option in their lives. A point where porn is a thing of the past and they can be able to go months without it. This is what we all ultimately aim for. The current recommended approach is this: Reboot your brain by going 90-120 days without any sexual stimulation. That is the ideal scenario and supposedly the fastest way to recover. But, how realistic is it? The forum has around 1300 members and there are only 13 members in the Hall of Fame. That's a 1% success rate. Let's give it the benefit of the doubt and suppose that there are actually 40 members who have been able to go more than 100 straight days without porn, making it a 3% success rate at best. I still believe this is extremely low. Here's what happens most of the time: A guy starts a journal and decides he's going to try a reboot. He has a counter for PMO (which usually means masturbating to porn, but can also mean complete abstinence). He reaches 10-15 days or whatever and relapses. Then he starts again. Sometimes he gets discouraged and binges until he feels depleted. This cycle repeats itself over and over again and it can go on like this for months or even years. Romantic made a great thread about it: http://www.yourbrainrebalanced.com/index.php?topic=1530.0 I never understood why he got attacked so much for it. He was really onto something there. People around here become obsessed way too much with the "orgasm-free" reboot. The main problem lies with the "all or nothing" mentality that you either quit both porn and masturbation or quit none. This inevitably leads to: If I'm going to relapse, I might as well relapse to porn. To which I respond with: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31g0YE61PLQ Absolute nonsense. There's nothing wrong with trying to quit masturbation forever, but let's not forget that porn is our #1 enemy here. I am aware that there are people who have done it. I'm not saying it's impossible. What I want to do here is increase the success rate of people quitting porn. The idea is to keep porn separate from masturbation. Avoid at all costs the trap of thinking "If I'm going to fap, I might as well fap to porn". If you've been trying to quit for months without success, then I highly suggest using a SPREADSHEET. Here you have a ready-made spreadsheet for the whole year 2014: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AvdmZGYxQFHQdHl5aVpZZXMtRU5HOG1MNnVkOC1LaHc&usp=sharing You can either download it to your computer or add it to your signature. Just enter the number of times you fap in each column. The cells will add themselves and change colors automatically. Personally, I recommend replacing your counter with the spreadsheet, but if you want to use both that's also fine. A good rule of thumb is to try to keep your total orgasms per month to 5 or less (ideally zero). - Here's how you can incorporate it in your signature: Step #1: Log in to your Google account. Step #2: Open the spreadsheet here. Step #3: Go to File->Make a Copy and give it a name Step #4: Go to Share in the upper right corner and change it from 'Private' to 'Anyone with a link'. Step #5: Add the following code to your forum signature (make sure you replace 'SPREADSHEET_LINK' with your actual spreadsheet link): Code: Take a look at my [b]PMO Spreadsheet[/b]: [url=SPREADSHEET_LINK]Click Here[/URL] That's it! Anytime you need to update your spreadsheet just log in to Google Docs and open it. Simple as that.