Love you Gary.
I read ypur book and somehow I briefly came out of an existing mess.
I am battling that addiction, but with a quick frame, I will be completely out of it.
You were a legend, pioneer for men, who struggled with pornography.
Your work was more bigger than your life.
Love you so much.
Happy to see you on this earth.
I encountered Gary's work when I was attending BYU. I had seen the negative effects of porn on friends and family, but I didn't know if there were any academic sources that I could turn to to educate people on its negative effects. That's when found his book, and I read it. Since then I have been reading post after post on yourbrainonporn.com and I have used the information from that website in debates with people who are determined to assert that porn has no ill effects. I also used the website as a source when writing research papers in my forensic psychology classes for my masters degree. The studies he gathered on porn's effects on sexual aggression and violence were instrumental in helping me make clear research based arguments. I hope to carry on the fight that Gary Started.
Thank you for everything, you have helped not only me but numerous of other people see the consequences of what porn does to one's mind. It came as a shock hearing you passed on but your work was not on vain. You've opened the eyes of millions of people with how this addiction works and the brain changes it can cause. To this day I'm still struggling with this fight but I still appreciate the studies you have done and actually taken the issue seriously. I'm still lost for words but just remember you were a hero. Thanks Gary.
Gary's dedication to the truth, his work, friends, and family was evident to all. His passion and reassuring demeanor made him a beacon of hope in a dark world. I was lucky enough to witness this from a distance.
I looked forward to reading every message Gary shared and was amazed by his brilliant mind. Gary was approachable and could make even the most complex things attainable. His presence was a constant and his work will continue to have an immeasurable impact on the movement to end sexual exploitation. Gary's commitment and service to others was profound and he will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing his name.
Grateful to have witnessed even a tiny fraction of such an extraordinary life lived by Gary Wilson.
His work was the first I'd come across that changed the trajectory of my counseling work! Thank you. 6 years on and im still learning! He's a legend! Condolences to the family. Rest assured he'll never be forgotten and will always be respected for all he did in this field! May he rest in peace.
You made me human again
Thank you, Gary. What a wonderful man you were. Brain-healing vibes to your wife and family ✌️
Gary, thank you for your passion, curiosity, courage, and hard work for popularizing knowledge about the risk of problematic pornography use. Your voice has helped many people all around the world in whose hearts and minds you'll remain alive. It was a great pleasure to meet You.
NoFap changed my life. Thank you Gary
Thanks Sir for waking us up from this horrendous addiction. Indebted for life. You will be missed. RIP
Thank you Gary for helping young men around the world to better their lives. Rest in peace.
Hi, I'm not a native English speaker so I might make one mistake or another, forgive me. Anyway, I can't tell you how many links had I read from YBOP. Litterally mpre than a hundred and I'll be grateful for Gray's and his wife's work all my life. Because I was addict to porn and Gary's work was a shinning light into my darkness and give me some of the tools which made me able to make my own light, and embrace my drakness and work on it. And ultimately, made possible for me to be happy again. To laugh, to cry, to get angry, to feel. Something that porn take away from me over the years but with effort I bring it back. I still got a lot of work to do, a lot to read, a lot to think, to know, to see and I'm working on all of it. But you people definitely changed my life. And I'm thankful for that. My sincere feelings to Gary's family and friends. I'll miss him too.
Gary's book 'Your Brain on Porn' really helped me to change my perception to Porn. I believe he has definitely helped many more teenagers to change their lives for the good before they fell to deep. May God rest his soul.
This man changed my life ever since I first saw him on TED Talk. I stopped my porn addiction and everything from that moment on changed the way I live and how I see woman and sex. He lives on through the many millions of people he has helped. Eternally grateful!
Listen here: https://youtu.be/y5beWOIecS4
Now let the day
Just slip away
So the dark night may watch over you
Velvet blue, silent true
It embraces your heart and your soul
Never cry, never sigh
You don't have to wonder why
Always be, always see
Come and dream the night with me
Have no fear
When the night draws near
And fills you with dreams and desire
Like a child asleep
So warm, so deep
You will find me there waiting for you
We will fly, claim the sky
We don't have to wonder why
Always be, always see
Come and dream the night with me
Though darkness lay
It will give way
When the dark night delivers the day
Dearest Wils, I love you and all you accomplished despite the obstacles in your path. Thank you for sharing your life with me. Smokey and I miss you. <3
This man changed lives of many people having problems with porn, men and women.
He explained what was wrong with excessive comsumption and how It changed the brain.
The way he talked was captivating, well explained and motivating.
He was basically ''our'' doctor in the NoFap community, he knew so much stuff about this subject.
May he Rest in Peace. We will never forget him.
Gary Wilson, thank you for your dedicated research and sharing your knowledge to help educate this upcoming generation. It can be confusing to understand new technology, and your research has been a guiding light. Your contributions will not be forgotten. May you rest in peace.
Gary has spread so much awareness on the issue of porn and what it has done to millions in our society. His legacy will never be forgotten. Gary Wilson, you will die a legend.
Simply stated, Gary Wilson changed my life. For reasons unknown, I had harbored a weakness for pornography from an early age. When Internet pornography came into existence, I found it all but impossible to resist. With a simple explanation of what was happening in the brain, I was able to gain perspective on the process and effectively counteract the cycle in which I had been trapped.
Now, in and of itself, deciphering this process was a major accomplishment on the part of Gary Wilson, but it doesn’t stop there. Gary Wilson saw fit to make this information readily available to others, and at no charge, via his website. Beyond that, he stood up to opposition from people that sought to mischaracterize his efforts as some sort of censorship.
One significant element of Gary Wilson’s work was that he didn’t seek to moralize the problem. Instead, it was presented as simple, factual data, which explained why pornography could be addictive and he left the moral aspect of the matter to the individual. I never felt that I was being preached at, or condemned to shame, and absent this effect, I was able to deal with the matter without feeling the need to become defensive. In my case, the effects were almost immediate; from the first time I read the information on Gary’s site, to the point where is began to break the yoke of porn addiction was effectively instantaneous. I had moments of relapse, but meaningful progress began as soon as I visited Gary’s site.
I mention this, only because it illustrates the power of accurate information. In my case, I had tried all sorts of approaches to combat the problem, but a simple explanation of how Dopamine works and how the decrease of Dopamine receptors occurs was enough to make sense of a phenomenon which had puzzled me for most of my life. In my case, anything even remotely pornographic seemed to alter my state of mind and I almost felt as if I was being led by pornography. That, the altered state of mind, was the enemy I fought. By understanding the role of Dopamine and Dopamine receptors in this process, I came to understand that this altered state of mind was an illusion caused by a reduction in Dopamine receptors. It was that simple, and it changed my life.
Descanse en paz Gary Wilson
Gracias a ti y a muchas personas que seguían tu trabajo hice uno de los cambios mas positivos en mi vida.