Does Memory Improve After Quitting Porn? (Results From Poll)

Does Memory Improve After Quitting Porn?

A common benefit guys report after quitting porn is memory improvement.

So, how can quitting porn improve your memory?

Well, it has to do with the dopamine system.

Overconsumption of porn can cause a disrupted dopamine system in the brain. Dopamine, in turn, is highly involved in short term memory function. Then, when people decide to tear themselves away from the screen and quit using porn, some actually find a quite significant improvement in their short term memory function. 

Overconsumption of porn can cause poor memory functioning by disrupting the dopamine system…

A while back I made a video on my YouTube channel, explaining exactly how the process looks when the dopamine system becomes desensitized by too much stimuli. Eg. online porn.

Take a look right now…

If you found the video informative, check out my other videos right here, and perhaps consider subscribing as well…

How common is it that people notice memory improvements after quitting porn? (Results from a poll)…

Since a big part of my YouTube channel is geared towards helping people overcome their porn addiction, I have a perfect opportunity to create polls and collect data, with the help of my dear old subscribers.

Data about benefits of NoFap, quitting porn, as well as negative effects of relapsing, overuse, withdrawals…and on and on.

Most recently I asked my subscribers to participate in asking the following question…

Do you find that quitting porn has given you a better memory?

As you can see, more than 1100 people participated in the poll.

Out of my subscribers who participated…

  • 50% are certain that quitting porn has improved their memory…
  • 36% are not totally sure, but they think it may have done so…
  • 11% do not really think quitting has helped their memory…
  • 3% are certain quitting has not helped at all…

In other words big majority of the participants voted for, and only 14% voted against, saying that quitting porn did nothing for their memory.

That's an overwhelmingly big majority of guys who have noticed improvements in their memory function after quitting porn.

Let's take a look at some comments a few of the guys left under the poll…

Comments about quitting porn and memory improvements…

These comments are taken from the community section on my YouTube channel, right under the poll where I asked how quitting porn affects their memory…

“Much sharper memory. I can remember small things and i am much better at memorizing places and locations i visited once or twice. I even could forget words and would stutter, but nofap helped me a ton” -Rados V-


“Yes and better consecration 100%” -Manos Gkoutzaris-


“Yes, before 2 years I was severely addicted and relapsed 2 times a day. I was even forgetting words and I wasn't even able to remember what I ate for dinner yesterday. But after quitting I have no problems.” -Geno P. GB-


“I'm still not good at remembering my previous meals, but I know in a sharp sight what I've been doing these past months, which has improved since I've been practicing a lot of introspection. 😀 Being aware of the present never felt so good!” -RafaelVitoria-


“Better memory is a weird statement. More constant mental clarity as in living in present in 4k. U can still be numbed out and have a quick memory archive. In a sense. No fap should make u think of the past less and numb your memory and amplify the present and your future goals.” -oceansoflorevi-


“Definitely no longer brain fog and fantasy’s your mind no longer drifts but stays present and has pure thoughts” -Ricardo-


“It does reduce brain fog ……helps to think better” -Sammy Zayan-


“Yes. When I hit 35 days free from PMO I remember how clear I felt. Every time I woke up I just had one thing in mind and was to improve my life 1% more and when I used to PMO I would just feel lazy, couldn’t really talk and I couldn’t focus” -J Resendiz-


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Quitting porn and memory improvement
Final words…

In conclusion, I think it's very safe to say that quitting porn can indeed improve your memory. Now, this is obviously most noticeable if your memory is already under-performing from years of porn use.

If you never had any problems with porn in the first place, then quitting will obviously not be a magic pill for you, and in that case, quitting will hardly do you good at all. On the other hand, if you're not really using porn to begin with, there's also nothing to really quit there, right? 🙂

But again, improved memory is one of the most common benefit guys who give up porn start reporting.

Not just memory, but here are the top 7 benefits guys often experience after giving it up…

  • More motivation ad drive
  • More energy
  • Better memory
  • Increased confidence
  • Less social anxiety
  • Better mood
  • Less brain fog and better concentration

If you understand the dopamine system, the fact that a lot of people are gaining one, or even several of the above benefits is nothing strange at all.

If you didn't watch the video at the top of the page, now is a good time to do so.

You will then discover what the relationship between porn and dopamine really is. And this will help you in other areas of your life as well, since it's not just porn that can mess with your dopamine system, but other supernormal stimuli as well.

Thanks for reading!

-Scandinavian Bob-

P.S. if you need to reach out to me for questions or coaching, you can do so through my contact page right here. 

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