I want to thank you. May you rest. I hope I learn from your work. I appreciate you sharing with us, the truth and helping us.
Thanks Gary! Your website is the first place that I always look for inspiration. I was shocked to hear about your demise. Lots of love! RIP! Hopefully get out of this addiction.
Thank you so much for everything Gary, you have helped transform the lives of so many including myself. Your legacy will live on and you will always be alive in our hearts. We all owe you so much, thank you! RIP Gary.
Devastated to hear this news. Absolutely devastated!
I am 16.
I found out about porn from a young age. Ever since then it has left a lasting impression on me and once I hit puberty I developed a habit of visiting the same porn sites every day, to get that same dopamine hit and I would keep ramping it up day by day.
When I was 13, I stumbled across a NoFap video by mikkois, now aanghel. This video was what started me on NoFap. I struggled for many many attempts, and I simply couldn't break this seemingly impossible barrier of 90 days.
That is till I came across YBOP.
I truly learned of pornography's harmful effects on the human mind and how it actually addicts people. This is what gave me clarity, and it reduced a lot of my anxieties and worries about leaving porn behind. Combine this with the phenomenal support groups for porn addiction and I am proud to say that I am now a 16 year old who has permanently broken the chains of addiction, and I will never look back.
Gary, I never got to meet you. I wish I could have, as a way to send my respects to you for changing my life. But now I am forced to write this message as a way to pay my respects. It pains me, but I just want to let you know that your effect on humanity will go on for ages and you have done nothing short of amazing for people of all walks of life.
I have just found out about Gary's death and I am still in shock. Although I didn't know him personally I feel a very deep consternation. His work definitely played a vital part in my life.
12 years ago, his work changed my life by pointing my awareness to a problem I wasn't aware of.
In recent years, being a mental health professional, i refered many many clients to his website for initial education about porn misuse and addiction. Almost all of them changed significantly after that as well.
The impact of his passionate work cannot be underestimated.
I am sending my deepest condolences to the people he left behind. I wish you all the best.
Thanks Gary for the wonderful work you have done. May your soul rest in peace. My best wishes are with Gary's family. Love and respect from India.
Got to know Gary's work through Marnia Robinson's work-Cupid's poisoned arrow. I acknowledge and appreciate your contribution to men(and women) all over the world. Your courage is amazing!
RIP Gary Wilson, your Ted talk is what made me join nofap back in 2015. Your book & website YBOP has helped change my life in so many ways.
Gary's work was instrumental to my beginning of realizing the problem I had with internet pornography, and also with ending it. His TED talk remains a bench mark for a turning point in my life. My journey from a very unhealthy porn addiction to an integrated sexuality, being able to enjoy the real moments of life.
Thank you Gary for bringing light to this issue that affects so young men and women today, and I hope your work continues to help turn other lives in a positive direction.
Gary's book changed my life. I have been without porn for a few months now and my life is so much better for it. His book was the wake call I needed to change my life. Thank you Gary. Many blessings for you and your loved ones.
Just found out about Gary's passing. Shocking, just lost for words. My condolences to Marnia and the Wilson family.
I'm now going to make a renewed effort to quit PMO for good, to honor the legacy of this great man.
Mr gary, may you rest in peace
a lot of industry giants are rejoicing over your passing,probably.
i've known you from your TED TALK, that i watched back in 2017
i still struggle with it to this day.
and i won't give up.
I'm lucky I saw Gary's Ted talk early on in life.
Went from depressed and starting out from a hostile environment to being a successful entrepreneur with a beautiful family while still in my 20s.
The first push in my life was thanks to Gary. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
It is sad that he is of those geniuses whose major contribution to humanity will only be truly understood and appreciated after his tragic passing. Condolences the entire family.
Thank you for your book and website. It was the first scientific blog discussing this huge problem that I found support reading. My thoughts and prayers to his loved ones. Rest in peace.
I'm 3 weeks into NoFap after so many relapses and failures. I feel like this streak has been my strongest yet and I wouldn't have begun this journey without our pioneer, Gary Wilson to kickstart this new beginning for porn addicts. I have taken this journey alongside my friend, whose life was also ruined by porn and whom he also has Gary to thank for.
I was considering buying his book last night to implement a stronger reading habit and with the news just now reaching me, I feel it's my duty to at least save up until I can purchase it. For his sake.
Rest in peace.
Gary was a leading figure in spreading awareness about the Porn industry and what it can do to your brain. A subject that many may find laughable yet in actuality this message cannot be more important in our current society.
Gary, a fine leader in many ways. Taken away too soon.
May god rest his soul in peace
Thank you Gary for your revolutionary and brave fight against the evil of por* which plagues the humanity today. Your Ted Talk and other content really changed my life and freed me. I hope we carry forward the light you ignited, until it becomes as bright as the sun and whole of humanity wakes up. Rest in Peace, Gary. Thank you for everything.
The work of Gary and Marnia brought me from the depths of a pornography addiction to a healthy sexuality that I can fully integrate. I will be forever grateful. Rest in peace, Gary.
Gary's lecture "The Great Porn Experiment" was the very first thing that started me along a long, incredibly difficult, but infinitely fulfilling path to recovery from a 20+ year addiction to porn that had held me back from my full potential since childhood. For that, let alone all of his other work, I will always be deeply grateful. Thank you, Gary. May you rest in peace.