Gary Wilson of Your Brain on Porn has passed away

Gary Wilson, the creator of Your Brain on Porn and author of the bestselling book by the same title, passed away on May 20, 2021.

The horrible news was announced on his website in the evening of May 21, just days after Wilson’s 65th birthday. According to the press release, Wilson struggled with undisclosed chronic health issues.

Wilson’s TEDx talk, The Great Porn Experiment, has been viewed over 14 million times on YouTube.

The press release read, in part, that “Gary Wilson cannot be replicated or replaced, but his legacy will live on through the enormous impact that he had. He successfully pushed for more research on pornography to be conducted, gave a voice to people silently struggling with excessive porn use, and raised awareness about porn addiction to millions.”

The family is setting up a memorial website for the public to leave their condolences which will be accessible at GaryWilson.life.

16 thoughts on “Gary Wilson of Your Brain on Porn has passed away”

  1. May his soul rest in peace. He is the man who changed how we view porn and addictions. He was a huge influence on this nofap and quitting porn movement. God bless him

  2. What terrible news. I’ve been attempting (and failing) to do nofap for months. But I had just ordered his book thinking it would help give me the scientific lens through which to view this negative habit. I’ll be starting his book in a few days. May his work have the impact he wanted it to. RIP.

  3. From God we come and to God we return.
    He did everything he could to spread awareness of this life eradicating disease, and he completed his mission. His awareness reached us all. It’s now up to us to continue on the fight, for ourselves and our children, and it has only just begun.

    Never forgotten.
    Until next time.

  4. Gary Wilson had an enormous impact on the world of pron and the harmful affects of it. He raised awareness about it and shed light upon the subject that was not discussed at all. His contributions are enormous he helped many people quit thier addictions and live a happy and healthy life.

    May his soul rest in peace
    R.I.P Mr. Gary Wilson ,You will always be remembered
    – Fellow NoFapper

  5. Terrible news!
    But this just pushes me to try even harder to quit porn, not just for me but also doing it for him.
    RIP Gary

  6. R.Ip.Everyone fight the good fight in his honor,hopefully assholes like useless david ley and nicole prause will let him r.Ip.And stop making fun of no fap,he didnt deserve the defaming and lies from david ley and prause,those two call them self professionals and claim they have degress,but act very imature,they need to go back to school and learn the bilogy of addction and throw away there so called degress in whatever they do.David leys book of lies and ignorance is astonishing ,people like gary and donald hilton dr drew see alot of suffering bc of this,and relationships and peoples over all health being torn apart,and sucideal thoughts.It effects everything,the industry especially online performers and porn actresses in general are hurting also,porn in all forms is terrible,its no secret that thse women are being used abused by the industry and not very glamours ,they get paid for shoots no compsation for sales,no insurance,many get stds or get hooked on drugs ,get called fat by producers,more pron to sucide ,glad for the ones whom are smart enough to leave the industry,like britney dellemora ,aka jenna presly ,penny flame real name jennifer ketcham,most realize you wont find love doing so and everyone deserves better and love ,they realize there is more important things in life then being swallowed up by the industry,alot stay in the industry for money and porn producers swallow that up

  7. I remember watching his TED Talk back in 2015, I was 25 at that time. It blew my mind, everything he said was happening to me. I couldn’t think clearly, my mood was no longer the same, I wasn’t able to feel pleasure in the small things of every day life. Next year I had sex for the first time, but I wasn’t able to reach climax, so I knew what was going on.

    To this date I still suffer from the same issues and I’m kinda hopeless. But I’m grateful to Gary Wilson for letting me know what happened to me, and for raising awareness of the porn addiction problem in our society. I trust his work will prevent the next generations from falling into this trap, allowing them to live a happier and healthier life and to give their best to the people they love.

    Rest in peace, Gary..

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