Thank you for your work, when no one else would speak out or say anything.
I would like to express my deepest thankfulness to Gary. There are no words that can describe it. Gary's work saved my life, literally!
I was borderline suicidal when I found out I couldn't have sex with a real partner. I saw I light of hope when I discovered I had PIED due to my massive amount of porn use in the past and that it could be fixed thanks to neuroplasticity.
I could get it up with porn but not with the girl I liked! I decided then to do a reboot, it was REALLY HARD, I went to hell for around three or four months, then I started to see some improvements. I failed and relapsed many times but never stopped moving forward.
I can happily say now that I have an amazing sexual life with my fiancée. I learnt that women are the most beautiful on the planet and I love to make love to my future wife and not just sex for the sake of it. I have changed as a person after all this experience and I appreciate more the good things in life thanks to people like Gary Wilson, Gabe Deem, Noah B.E. Church, etc.
My deepest condolences to Gary's family. I can only say that you can be proud of having shared a close life with such a great human being. Gary will be missed but not forgotten. And his work will still be carried on by all of us who were touched by his work and dedication.
See you in heaven,
I am so sorry to hear that you are gone. We've never met, but your work and public talks/interviews massively helped me deal with my porn addiction. You were the reason I was able to stop blaming myself by learning how addictions work and by being able to see why this one creates this particular negative spiral. You've helped me understand addictions in general and thus helped me deal with various problems with addictions in my life.
I can't even imagine how many lifes you've changed. I'm grateful you've dedicated your time to this.
My condolences to your family and friends.
My deepest condolences. I got to know him by reading his book - your brain on porn and it is the very thing the world needs : A plain scientific view on what is dangerous and being hidden from us by the power and the capitalist. Wilson stands for me as an image of what doing the right thing and contributing the best to the humanity.
We love and respect your views.
I was an addict, but now I'm less of an addict and more of a person who is actively trying to improve himself. I'm way more happier these days. I won the everlasting battle with my depression. The first things I came across in my recovery journey was his website. I still remember being so motivated after reading it. Then I discovered r/NoFap and things got even better! Massive respects to Gary! You&I are responsible for this change in my life.
Thank you for your work, Gary. You changed my life for the better and those of many other people, too. Rest in Peace.
My deepest condolences to his family.
Gary will forever be remembered; not only by the Nofap community, but I am sure by the whole world one day, when the negative effects of porn finally reach the main stream.
Just like the doctors who first found out the effects of smoking, he will be remembered as the first one to shed light and give scientific evidence to the dangers of pornography.
He put so much effort into spreading the message, which reached millions of people, including me.
I will never forget you, as you helped change my life.
Rest in Peace
He saved my life!
His message was such a relief. To see it all play out in a presentation in a Ted talk...
Your work will be recognized by the God and Angels. Lots fun to reborn as a porn quitter. I felt that journey will be harder for both my generation and future generations. I hope your work will bless us and wash our sins away.
It is really shocking that Gary is no more. May his soul rest in peace. He had a huge positive impact on many lives. His book will be a forever guidance to people .
Bro you didnt deserve to die
I mean you changed thousands of.lives and got them out of the stereotype that porn is good
You were are and always will be a hero for me
RIP yo bro i am sure there is a ticket to heaven waiting for you
I learned from Gary at The Heartwood Institute in 2000-2001. Gary and I hit it off right away. I loved his unfiltered teaching methods. Gary spoke what he felt in the moment. He was always had a smile and liked to joke around. His passion for anatomy and physiology was contagious. He was a great guy. I remember Marnia showing up at heartwood and watching their relationship blossom. I could tel that she was a great influence on him right away. RIP Gary
We deeply regret the loss of a great human being. His work has been very important and helped many people in the world. Thanks to his books and exhibitions we have a very large source of knowledge about the evil that lurks with the consumption of pornography. We pray to God to have mercy on him and to give him eternal rest. We are united in prayer, for him and his family. He will continue to shine through his works, he has left a legacy of virtue in humanity. May he rest in peace.
Like most people I first became aware of Gary's work via his website. I was immediately struck by his clarity of expression, his thoroughness, and his steady good sense. This was eight years ago now but it was already obvious then that pornography was creating very real problems for many of its users, even if the idea that it could be addictive was still loudly rejected by people who should have known better.
I was lucky enough to work with Gary on the book he wrote based on his research into the scientific literature of addiction in general and pornography addiction in particular. He was a marvellous author; always clear about what he wanted to do, and what he wanted the reader to take from the text. In all the years I knew him he always managed to make things clearer (even when I did my best to complicate things).
I'd like to express my condolences with his friends and with his family. He did fine work, and he helped a lot of people, and that's a lot to say of anyone,
Some things change one's life forever. Pornography addiction is one of them. Many men think that watching it compulsively, as many do, is just a normal part of ourselves, society has also embraced this idea, and nowadays not using it seems rather weird and foreign. Mr. Wilson taught us that it is okay to not take this path, be independent of pornography, and speak up for millions of us who have to deal with this problem. I did not know him personally, nor do I know the people in his surroundings, but I am pretty confident about the fact that he was a good man, an honest man. A man who decided to raise his voice in a world where men and women have to take the over-sexualization of society as a standard. Thank you very much for giving us hope
Thanks you for your selfless investment in getting accurate information out about the science of the addictive nature of pornography. You will continue to impact generations to come. You have fought an invisible war and paid the ultimate price. I will not forget you.
I m literally holding myself from crying , Dr. Gary wilson was a person i really look up to , hearing that he died now is shocking to me , he helped me a lot with his book and his Tedtalk presentation , I was and still an addict , but now I m in the process of recovery and all of that thanks to him , if it wasn t for him now i would have been watching filthy content , fat , bad hygiene and wasting my time ..... anyway all i wanted to say Mr. Gary thanks for all the hard work and effort you have put for us and for the whole world , you inspired and will continue to inspiring us ...... THANK YOU
Without knowing me, you were the one who changed my life (you actually saved me from suicide). Thanks to you, I figured out what was wrong with me. Just like me, there are thousands or even millions of people that you impacted in a possitive way. I still can't believe you're gone, I wanted to have the honnor of meeting you one day.
You're work will be considered a great contribution in the history of science/medicine. You left a mark in hummanity. I just wish you didn't have to go... it wasn't your time. Thank you for saving my life. I will always look up to you, you are the type of people that should be admired.
Death is life...
THANK YOU, Gary. I say it from the heart.
I have appreciated Gary's tireless and courageous work to shine a light on the truth about the harms of pornography. His vast knowledge, credible research and work have propelled the movement forward. Thank you Gary. We honour you and miss you. May your legacy continue. Defend Dignity (Canada) send much sympathy to all of the Wilson family.