Facilitated online support groups.
NoFap’s weekly anonymous accountability calls will help you stick to your sexual health goals. By attending weekly meetings online, you’ll have direct access to the NoFap team and the inner circle of the most dedicated NoFap users. We’re available to anyone who is looking to recover from porn addiction, porn overuse, or compulsive sexual behavior.
Accountability changes everything.
“Hi, I am a recovering porn addict.”
When’s the last time that you said that? Probably never, at least not publicly. It can be a difficult thing to say when you haven’t been in an anonymous environment of people who accept you, have been through similar experiences, and who you feel you can truly be yourself around. Our support groups can offer you this ideal setting for your recovery and other goals.
Porn addiction thrives in isolation and secrecy. Our weekly group calls are designed to completely flip the script on this. Every week, you will be able to connect with a facilitator and group of peers who get it, because many have been where you are, or are currently going through similar challenges. This type of consistent support might be the piece that your recovery has been missing.
Not only do porn addicts often lie to those around them, they often “lie” to themselves. Porn addicts often fall into a routine of repeating the same mistakes over and over again for years and creating countless excuses, continuously pushing back their ideal lifestyle in favor of the escape and temporary pleasure that porn brings. Accountability in an accepting, shame-free environment can completely interrupt this pattern and put you on the path to making choices that will bring you closer to living the life you want.
Once a week, on a consistent basis, we’re going to sit around and talk (or live text chat). And that might completely change everything for you. You’ll be able to share your successes – or slip-ups – with a facilitator and group of peers who accept you for who you are. We and your group will be rooting for you to succeed, and will hold you to the goals that you set for yourself. While accountability isn’t a cure-all solution to porn overuse, it can be incredibly beneficial to your recovery.
Overcoming porn addiction is a tough journey – there’s no need to make it any more difficult by going through it alone. We believe that you can quit porn and look forward to seeing you in our weekly calls.
What to expect:
How do the group calls work?
Join using your computer or phone.
You may attend our accountability calls from anywhere in the world. You will be provided both a phone number to call in or a URL to connect online.
Let your group know how you're doing.
The group facilitator will make sure that everybody who wants to has a chance to share updates about their recovery via voice or live text chat.
Connect and set goals for next time.
Get support from the group facilitator and fellow call attendees. At the end of the call, time permitting, we set goals for the next week.
Calls vary depending on a variety of factors, such as attendance, current events, & holidays. Sometimes, we focus on one particular aspect of recovery.
Frequently Asked Questions
Drop-in support calls are less organized and have more attendees – although attendance varies every week. A dozen people might show up – or a hundred. Some people like to just listen in, while others like to actively participate by either talking or chatting in the chatroom. The amount of personal attention that you can get depends on how many people are in the call; however, many people appreciate simply listening in similar to a live talk show-style podcast. These calls can be quite lively, are often attended by NoFap founder Alex Rhodes, and we share behind-the-scenes information about the website, news, and recovery advice. Sometimes we invite special guests such as therapists or recovery personalities. Everybody has the option to check-in via the live chat – and we bring on people live to share their stories and to ask questions. While these aren’t the same level of accountability as our accountability group calls, many people find it beneficial to have somewhere to show up to every week to focus on recovery.
Accountability group calls are focused on holding you accountable for reaching your goals. With accountability calls, call facilitators track your goals and progression on a weekly basis. Since attendance is capped and the same set of people attend every week, there is a far greater amount of individual attention – whereas in the drop-in support calls, call facilitators are unlikely to be familiar with your situation. In between weekly sessions, you can communicate with your fellow group members in a private forum hosted on NoFap’s main forums.
Drop-In Support calls are currently at 10 am and 8 pm ET (Eastern Time, same as New York City) on Thursdays. We will likely add more time slots in the future.
Accountability Group calls are more varied. They occur at various times throughout the week. Most calls start sometime between 10 am – 8 pm ET. If you are from another time zone, please check to make sure that the time range works for your schedule before signing up. Here is a handy time zone conversion site. Within one week, you will be matched to a group that fits your time availability. If you have an especially busy schedule, you might want to contact us before signing up.
Our currently-available time slots for accountability groups are as follows:
- Wednesdays at 10 am ET
- Wednesdays at 4 pm ET
- Wednesdays at 8 pm ET
- Saturdays at 11 am ET
If none of these time slots work for you, email us or keep checking back for new openings!
NoFap is a secular recovery website. However, people from many religions around the world, or of no religion at all, utilize our website. We approach the issue from a science-based perspective. If you are personally religious, we are happy to have you and you are welcome to share your personal story, but our calls are not faith-based and call facilitators won’t be able to get into religious text discussions with you!
Yes and we encourage it. What you choose to reveal is entirely up to you. Asking us to refer to you by your NoFap username is completely acceptable. We also recommend not sharing personal information about yourself that could be used to identify you, such as your job, where you live, etc, if you have concerns about anonymity.
You can opt to use text-chat only – every call has a chat room that the facilitator will monitor. You may connect using your voice or even video (through your computer webcam or phone camera) – it’s up to you. In any case, we still recommend that you withhold personally identifiable information.
Anybody who is 18 years or older who is looking to establish healthier sexual habits or recover from porn overuse, porn addiction, or compulsive sexual behavior. Note that our calls primarily focus on porn addiction recovery.
We hold you accountable – but there’s only so much that we can do. You are responsible for showing up to the calls. From there, our facilitator and the community will encourage you to reach your sexual health goals. But similar to how a personal trainer actually can’t do the exercises for you, we can only show you the path – it’s up to you to walk it. So the answer is, yes, we will hold you accountable and we keep track of your progress (for accountability group calls, not drop-in support calls) , but you need to show up to the calls and participate!
There are benefits to each. Some people find that having more people in the group is motivating, while others find the deeper camaraderie of a smaller group to be more motivational. There is less individual attention given in big groups, which is ideal for busy people who require just a quick check-in. Some people prefer to sit in and benefit silently from the recovery atmosphere, while not actively participating themselves. In this case, big groups are a better option. The choice between big or small groups is up to you and the experience that you want to have.
A trained facilitator runs and maintains the flow of the meetings. These are recovering porn addicts who are NoFap team members, such as moderators or site administrators. Even Alexander Rhodes will be running some of the groups and will try to stop into every group to say hi once per month. Alex will also be present for many drop-in sessions (depending on his schedule). From behind the scenes, the NoFap team organizes the groups and sets up the calls. We plan to occasionally invite guests, such as therapists and recovery personalities, to answer people’s questions during our drop-in support calls.
Any phone or a computer. You can dial-in or connect via the Zoom meeting software on your computer (Windows, Linux, and Mac), iOS, or Android device. If you can read this web page and sign up for the membership, you have the ability to attend the calls.
For now, all calls are in English and hosted by team members based in the United States. Anyone from any country is invited to attend, but we highly recommend a conversational fluency in English to listen, participate, or live text chat.
For drop-in support and regular accountability group calls, you are completely welcome to attend and just listen. And our text-chat option allows you to communicate live with the NoFap team and group members without actually speaking. Many people prefer to do this, instead of talk. However, note that the quality of your experience and the support you receive will depend to a degree on the relationships you build with the team and your fellow group members, so we encourage you to contribute as much as you feel comfortable doing, even if just through text chat. For small accountability groups, we request that everybody actively participate.
Generally yes. Keep in mind that the group facilitators are similar to you, though, and cannot provide you medical or mental healthcare. They do, however, have personal experience with porn addiction (and sometimes compulsive sexual behavior too) and can share what has worked (and not worked) for them, along with giving you general guidance based on NoFap’s best practices.
For accountability groups, yes. While we do not allow group members to exchange contact information for privacy reasons, we set up forum groups for each session just for group members to stay in touch. Note that you have to have an active NoFap forum account to utilize this optional feature of the membership.
This optional feature is only available for accountability groups, not drop-in support calls. We set up a private forum “group” for each accountability group. Here you can connect to your fellow accountability partners, receive updates about their recoveries, and discuss ideas on how to overcome each other’s obstacles.
To take advantage, you will need to have a forum account. We recommend that you sign up for your group membership using the same email address as your forum account. If you have a forum account that matches the email address that you use to sign up for your membership, we’ll automatically add you to the forum group shortly after purchase. If you don’t already have a forum account and create one after subscribing to our accountability groups, or have a forum account under another email address, contact us and let us know to add you to the group.
For drop-in support calls, you will receive an email after signing up asking you to select which drop-in session you’ll be attending every week. After you make your selection, you will receive another email with the Zoom Webinar link to join. Note that these links change every month and we send these new links at the beginning of every month via email.
For accountability groups, after signing up, within minutes you will receive a survey in your email box (if you don’t see anything, check your spam folder!). The survey will ask you some basic questions about yourself and which times that you are available. It may take up to a week to match you into an accountability group, but in the meantime, you will be provided links to attend drop-in support calls.
Meet the Team
Alexander Rhodes created this website in 2011. Alex has led hundreds of recovery peer support meetings since 2013. Alex will be facilitating some of the groups and will try to stop into each group every month to say hi and answer questions.
Matthew has worked as our community manager since 2016. Matt has helped to facilitate in-person workshops to educate people about porn addiction and recovery strategies - one of the in-person events was featured on CNN!
Other NoFap team members, such as website moderators and administrators, will be facilitating group calls. Facilitators are trained by NoFap and are recovering porn addicts, so they're both empathetic and up-to-date on our best practices.
Ready to join?
Drop-In Support Call Access
Large, podcast-style calls
Get support, ask questions, or just listen
Thursdays at 10 am and 8 pm ET
Access to one session per week
Maximum of 35 People Per Group
Access to a weekly accountability group
More individual attention
We track your progress
Access to private forum group
Small Accountability Group
Maximum of Just 12 People Per Group
Access to a small accountability group
The most individual attention
We track your progress
Access to private forum group
We look forward to meeting you! Your subscription will not only support yourself in your recovery – but financially support our ability to keep this site online!
“The Fine Print”
- This is a monthly membership that is automatically billed until cancelled. While we do not provide refunds for this service, you may cancel your membership at any time on this page or by opening up a support ticket to avoid future billing.
- Support call and accountability group availability varies. We have to cap the number of people who can sign up. We reserve the right to close enrollment at any time. If you are looking to join, we recommend signing up quickly after enrollment periods open, as we are unable to take on any new members until more slots become available. If accountability groups are closed, you may join the waitlist to be alerted whenever they open up again.
- All attendees must agree to our User Agreement and Call Rules prior to signing up. Our rules are designed to foster a civil group dynamic that helps everyone reach their goals. We’ve never yet had to deny anyone access, but NoFap reserves the right to cancel an individual’s membership if they repeatedly disrupt meetings and disregard facilitator direction.
- This is not mental healthcare or therapy. Group leaders are peer facilitators. They are, in general, similar to you – enthusiastic recovering addicts who want to help provide a supportive atmosphere for attendees to provide mutual encouragement – not professionally licensed therapists. We strongly recommend that you see a therapist in conjunction with attending our accountability group calls. If you are experiencing suicidal or violent thoughts, seek help from a hotline or emergency services immediately.
- Individual results vary. While we believe that being in a supportive community of peers is incredibly beneficial, joining an accountability group doesn’t guarantee increased success in overcoming porn addiction, porn overuse, or compulsive sexual behavior.
- By signing up and attending accountability groups, you agree to waive all claims against NoFap LLC, our team members, or our call facilitators for any advice that you receive or any actions that you may take as a result of attending accountability groups. For further information, see the User Agreement.
- We take the privacy of our members very seriously. Recording calls or publicly disclosing personal information about others discovered during calls is strictly prohibited and may result in legal action. However, while we can guarantee that we won’t disclose your personal information to other parties (outside of very limited circumstances, outlined in the User Agreement), we cannot make that guarantee on behalf of other call attendees. As such, we encourage an atmosphere of anonymity – so please don’t reveal personal information about yourself, such as your full name, during calls.
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