Without a doubt it was Gary's work that really helped to turn my life around from going in a dark direction. His eye opening work was exactly relevant to me, and was the only thing that made a difference in my life. Medications and therapy were a waste of time, as they were only looking at symptoms, it was Gary's work on YBOP that spoke to the true causes of my issues, and gave me understanding, hope, and a real path forward to deal with my issues.
It's been several years since I first found his work, and I now have a wife and son, and honestly don't know if I would if I hadn't found his work. His impact on this world has been so positive, and will ripple on through time. Thanks Gary, you will be missed.
I was shocked to learn about Gary's passing. A kind soul that we lost too soon.
Just today I came to know about the sad news... Like many of us here, I did not know him personally. However, from his talks one can see that he was a very humane person. Hardworking and devoted to a cause that he truly believed in, to bring a grain of sand in this lonely world. Always with great humbleness. Many of us who struggle and struggled with many technology-related addictions will always be immensely grateful for his contribution... and willing for more like him to follow his path.
I'm so shocked to hear about this! I'm incredible thankful for how Gary opened my eyes to the harm in porn and how he tweaked my life for the better. The impact he caused was felt all over the world, by millions of people, and his legacy will live on to continue impacting lives and saving them. Thank you so much Gary!
Even though I did not know Gary personally, he was one of the few people I considered a hero and a mentor from afar. Gary's work gave me the confidence to join the fight over the past 6 years. His commitment to academic excellence, truth, and boldness is something I have strived to aspire to and emulate in my own life and work. Gary's humble heart, deep convictions, courage, strength and faithfulness to serve others gave me personally and countless others a model to look up to.
Gary gave us a powerful foundation of truth and solid academic success to stand on.
He was a true hero, pioneer and man of character.
I am deeply saddened by his passing, but know that he lives on in all who encountered him and his work. He will never be forgotten.
I have had problems with porn since the age 12 or something around that.
I got familiar with NoFap 3 years ago, so at that time I was 16, I am now 19.
Because of the huge problem the excessive porn watching created, I have decided to write my graduation school work about negative effects of pornography.
When I got deeper into the problems connected with porn I also got familiar with the BigPorn websites and their trafficking/propaganda etc.
I am from Czechia which is a porn hotspot. Companies such as Bangbros, Xvideos, Xnxx, etc. are all under WGCZ Holding which is registered here.
They don't care about peoples lives or anything else other than money.
I will continue to fight on the good side.
Gary's work was my main source of information and everything he wrote about fitted my personal experience.
I am 100% sure he did everything to make world a better place. He helped me and a lot of other people.
I truly love you Gary and wish you peace!
I also wish that your family is strong as well, greetings from Czech republic.
I miss you sir. Your Tedx talk and your research on pornography gave me a big deal of awareness. Without you, I'd have suffered a great deal of depression during my teenage years. Thank you and your legacy will stay forever.
Thank you so much for your contribution and work on the effects of pornography which has positively impacted my life even though you are not here to read this. I hope your spirit will live on and your impact on the world will never be forgotten.
English is not my native language so i am not sure if i am going to be able to convey what this man means to me ; in fact even if it was i am not sure if words are enough to describe this legend who single-handedly exposed one of the dirtiest markets and gave a voice to people like me whose lives had been destroyed by this addiction.
Thank you Gary your tireless dedication and your will will be carried forward by your followers and i will never forget until my own timely demise about the man who stood up and gave a voice to our voiceless community.
Gary, thanks so much for your work here on the physical plane. Your YT video of 8-10 years ago fully opened my eyes to the dangers of porn, and put me on a different, and much better path, with my wife. From your work, I learned of your wife's work with Karezza, and have been practicing such for approaching eight years. You and your wife did wonderfully important work to help us humans heal ourselves and our relationships. Again, thank you for your work here, and best wishes as you sort through things in the spiritual world and plan your next adventure.
Gary's work over the past seven years has been more vital and fundamentally constructive than even the man himself might have believed. He has helped untold numbers of young men remove a blight from their lives, a poison that they were told was normal or even natural. With the information and support that he provided, these men were able to grab hold of their lives and move towards the future.
Thank you Gary Wilson.
thanks for what you have done. Your work gave me hope that recovery is possible.
Sorry to hear of his death.
A new person here who wants to quit it. I had just watched his Tedx talk on YouTube and searched for the fapstronauts community he mentioned, though on reddit what I found was this post about his death.
Rest in Peace Garry.
ईश्वर आपकी आत्मा को शांति दे ।
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