The rise of Christian nofappers has brought with it the ideology that you are a sinner and that PMO is evil. They are wrong. You are not a sinner and using masturbation is a technique for most human children to find their bodies and express themselves sexually for the first time. This is not inherently evil, however over the years one should develop a mature sense of willpower and moderate all pleasurable behavior.
Christian nofappers will want you to believe that you are a sinner and that PMO is not part of God’s plan. They will assert that even one relapse in your life is going against His will and should be stopped. You then must report your “relapse” to the group and end up in a never-ending cycle of guilt and oppression. This is false.
I realize now that those young boys in this community have become overrun with this ideology of addiction, as if masturbation could actually be a serious addiction compared to heavy narcotic use. YBOP, the popular “science” reference of this community is most likely a byproduct of the Catholic agenda and using pseudo science to get their message across.
You are not addicted to porn or masturbation and you are not an addict, nor are you a sinner and you do not have to repent for weakness and idle behavior that simply wastes your precious time. They are making themselves known in subtle ways but these Catholics eventually use the name of Jesus in a chat or post and claim that this is the only way. Do not listen to their proselytization. You are free to make your own choices and be your own person.
Now that you have found a community of like minded individuals, most anyway, you can use the secular character developing tools to nurture yourself. You are a man in the making and you don’t have to feel guilty at all for losing the small private battles of sexual expression. You simply lack purpose, meaning and willpower—but those traits can be gained as quickly as they are lost.
I have faith in you because I have been in your shoes. However if you manage to succumb to pornography or masturbation as little as once a week you are in my opinion getting stronger and doing well. You are certainly not damaging your brain or central nervous system and you are not failing at anything. As a man you can be sure you will have pitfalls, shortcomings and mistakes—but that by no means makes you a failure or sinner. There is no original sin. The idea of original sin was developed by followers of Christ to keep people down. Just look at that religions priesthood and their reputation. They may not use pornography, but they continue to rape young boys of the Church.
I believe in you, I trust you and I know that you can use critical thinking to find your way out of the community that you found solace in. My only hope is that you don’t get swayed by the subtle and conniving tactics of the Abrahamic faiths.
Get a grip on some daily discipline, attempt to help others and build character together. Avoid spending too much time on a computer and get plenty of sunshine. That recipe is enough to eventually find your peace, and get back on life’s track.