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  1. Luciano

    May. 24th, 2021 Permalink

    I would like to thank Gary Wilson for opening my eyes to the problem that is the consumption of pornography.

    You have my sincere sympathy.

  2. Anonymous Comment

    May. 24th, 2021 Permalink

    Today i got really sad opening the reddit page and finding out that Gary Wilson is no more. I am from India and I live in a rural area where I don't know any other person who I can talk about this topic (porn). I cannot thank you enough Gary for the countless efforts and time you have put in to help people like me. I am still struggling to quit porn but reading your work I learned more about addiction and I have been trying to get rid of other addictions in my life.

    Rest in pease Gary. You have done great work and will be remembered forever.
    Love to you and your family <3.

  3. Joe

    May. 24th, 2021 Permalink

    Gary's book "Your Brain on Porn" was an enormous benefit to me when I needed it. I owe much of my development to his work and effort and I thank him deeply. Thanks Gary, and rest well!

  4. Bru Capellà

    May. 24th, 2021 Permalink

    Thanks Gary por everything.. His Ted Talk changed my life forever and inspired me to spread this message of how porn affects our lives. His work will continue to help millions of others. Rest in peace.

  5. Michelle

    May. 24th, 2021 Permalink

    I hope his website will remain online. He has contributed so significantly, in such an incisive way, to the discussions about the harms of porn. His commitment to doing good was so evident, and I'm grateful I had the chance to ever hear him speak in person once. God bless you, his family and close friends, in this significant loss.

  6. Anonymous Comment

    May. 24th, 2021 Permalink

    Hi, i am from Nigeria.i felt terribly bad by the death of our master gary bruce wilson,public health advocate,and an educator.i have never met gary but significantly influenced by his work,his amazing book and website has and is still helping millions of people,i hope that oneday scientific consensus will support Gary's idea that porn can be addictive and can affect sexual perfomance.

    My condolence goes to marnia,arion sprague,gabe deem,noah church,alexander rhodes,laila mickelwait,the rest of Gary's family and friends,and thousands of recovering porn users in all parts of the world.

    I hope hiis website will continue to survive and be managed by his family,may his life continue to be a blessing.
    ##gary wilson is my master,hero,and a role model##

  7. LongWayToGo

    May. 24th, 2021 Permalink

    I am deeply saddened by the demise of Mr. Gary.

    The TED talk given by him was an eye opener. There were several success stories on ybop website which re-instated the faith that I can heal.

    I will miss him. RIP sir.

  8. Anonymous Comment

    May. 24th, 2021 Permalink

    Gary was one of those people who will live on forever through his amazing work and legacy. He had such a huge impact on millions of people who viewed his Ted Talk, and has been a positive influence for this generation and generations to come. You will be missed by many. My sincere condolences to you all.

  9. Kalesh

    May. 24th, 2021 Permalink

    One of my favorite teachers of all time. So blessed to have gotten good time with him.
    I know he will live in my heart forever.
    Heartwoodie friend
    Kalesh

  10. Patricia

    May. 24th, 2021 Permalink

    Rest in Peace, Gary.
    You might have saved my family/

  11. Kristen Jenson

    May. 24th, 2021 Permalink

    Gary Wilson was one of those rare, genuine people who selflessly work for the good of people he didn't ever or would not ever know. Gary never worried about attribution, but gave freely of his time to the cause of truth about how harmful pornography is. His information and YouTube videos helped inspire my work in writing Good Pictures Bad Pictures. And later, Gary was always available to make sure the science in my books and articles was accurate. Gary was giving. He was good. You could just feel it when you were around him.

    Gary was a stickler for the truth. He was brilliant in assessing new research, pointing out the strengths and weaknesses of the research methodology of any study.

    Gary's goodness was a perfect foil to the evil of the porn industry and the people who harassed him. He never gave in and he never backed down. He was a gentle man who was a relentless and courageous voice for the truth. I am deeply grateful for his monumental work. My heart goes out to his wife Marna and son Arion.

  12. Anonymous Comment

    May. 24th, 2021 Permalink

    I have no words for all things this guy did. Thanks man, you saved my, and millons of other lifes. I´m grateful for your work. We all miss you so much.

  13. Chris

    May. 24th, 2021 Permalink

    His knowledge and dedication to YBOP has literally saved my life and my future, as well as countless others. I will never forget him.

  14. LAUREEN SUTTON

    May. 23rd, 2021 Permalink

    Gary, I'm already missing your presence! Thank you for being such a good friend, brilliant instructor, wise counsel, encouraging mentor, and fabulous example of living true to your beliefs. And... funny! You made me laugh!! You took me under your wing as a new graduate at AIM and helped me grow and believe in my own gift as an instructor. I could hardly believe you trusted me enough to hand me your courses to teach, but you did! I would never be who I am today without that mentorship at such a crucial moment in my growth. Thank you for so many hours of counsel and advice as Bryn and I were stepping into the big shoes of becoming school owners. Phew. We had your support and it meant everything to us.
    Bryn and I were just reflecting on all the AIM graduates who never actually met you, but who know your name as the super smart guy who figured out how to teach Kinesiology in a brain-friendly way that everyone could handle, and as the Fascia Wizard who inspired such a significant part of the AIM curriculum. You're a great man with a brilliant mind, huge heart, and unassuming approach. May your example continue to inspire.

  15. Charlene Khan

    May. 23rd, 2021 Permalink

    I first met Gary when he arrived at Heartwood Institute as a student in 1987. I have so many awesome memories of times spent with Gary! Loved his sense of humor(what a jokester he could be!), his friendship, his being, and what a great teacher. Heartwood was blessed to have him as a student and a teacher! I was blessed to have him as a friend! Sending love and strength to his family! I Love You Garr! May you soar free!

  16. Pat Doane

    May. 23rd, 2021 Permalink

    With great admiration and appreciation for Gary as a model person lived his values personally and professionally. His gift of excellent research, teaching, and publishing will continue to bless people throughout the world for generations. May the family and friends find comfort and peace over time.

  17. Tanith Carey

    May. 23rd, 2021 Permalink

    I am a UK parenting author and journalist ('What's my Teenager Thinking?'/'Girls, Uninterrupted' ) who has been writing on the effects of porn for over ten years. Gary was always extremely supportive and generous with his time when I asked for his help - and I hope I helped spread his findings. What a good and brave man he was. A huge loss. His work will live on.

  18. Tanith Carey

    May. 23rd, 2021 Permalink

    I am a UK parenting author and journalist ('What's my Teenager Thinking?'/'Girls, Uninterrupted' ) who has been writing on the effects of porn for over ten years. Gary was always extremely supportive and generous with his time when I asked for his help - and I hope I helped spread his findings. What a good and brave man he was. A huge loss. His work will live on.

  19. Mary Sharpe

    May. 23rd, 2021 Permalink

    Losing Gary is like losing a beloved brother. His depth of knowledge of this important subject and dedication to teaching it, all laced with his ever present humour, made him a joy to work with.

    He listened carefully to men who were reporting unaccounted for sexual dysfunctions and diminished interest in real partners when no one else was making a connection to the now readily available, high speed internet porn. He diligently sought out and dissected the academic literature as it rolled out and inspired users to consider experimenting with quitting porn to release them from the impairments compulsive use of porn was causing them. He combined that theoretical knowledge of porn-induced brain changes with the good news, real life stories of users who had quit porn to produce the life saving TEDx talk in 2012 "The Great Porn Experiment". His remarkable teaching prowess became the inspiration for our education charity, "The Reward Foundation - Love, Sex & the Internet". We wanted to help spread the priceless information mined by Gary that users were not lost and broken, but could free themselves from the treacherous siren calls of Internet porn.

    Gary loved Marnia with a tenderness and devotion that is rare, and he had a similar love for his beloved son Arion. I count myself fortunate to have known him as a friend and colleague for many years. He will be deeply missed. I find some comfort in knowing that his great work will live on to help many others and that we can feel like he is still with is by listening to the many talks, videos and podcasts that he made. Farewell, dear friend and teacher.

    I have been hearing this music in my head since Gary left us. It is called “Sicilienne” by an eighteenth century Austrian woman composer called Theresia von Paradis. I like to think that she has come from paradise to bring Gary home.

  20. Dr Darryl Mead

    May. 23rd, 2021 Permalink

    Gary changed the way the world thinks about pornography.

    As the key mind behind the peer-reviewed paper ‘Is Internet Pornography Causing Sexual Dysfunctions? A Review with Clinical Reports’, Gary helped to change the face of pornography research.

    This paper put the term Pornography Induced Erectile Dysfunction (PIED) into the scientific literature. By saying that pornography was potentially harmful Gary and his co-authors, seven US Navy doctors, faced massive resistance from supporters of the pornography industry. Gary bravely resisted every effort to have publication of the paper blocked. His persistence was rewarded. It has now been cited 131 times and is the most widely read paper the journal Behavioural Sciences has ever published.

    Gary’s other huge contribution is the website yourbrainonporn.com. In the past year over 3.6 million people have used it as their trusted source of publicly available information about the harms of pornography. We will help it grow even stronger over the coming months and years.

    What an achievement. I will miss Gary every day.

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