SoSuave NoFap November 2022 challenge (Sex is okay!)

Plinco

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Yeah it's retarded, fapping is not the issue, porn is the issue. Internet porn literally causes identical changes in the brain to hardcore drug abuse (I can link to the studies). However, not-fapping is probably not good for you, the whole "semen retention" thing is broscience hype.

The fact that most "nofap" movements make no mention of porn tells me that most people don't understands what they're talking about.

It's like saying you're going to go on a caloric restriction diet or OMAD for a month, but still eat processed junk for every meal.

That said if you can give up porn for 3+ months and consistently decrease your overall usage over the years, you will see tangible benefits, but 99.99% of men cannot give up porn for any meaningful amount of time. The other issue is that many people just replace porn with other vices such as youtube, social media, or maladaptive internet use in general.
Pornography consumption and masturbation are two similar, but different issues. The damage that pornography does is well known and studied. Sexual abstinence is not well understood scientifically, but from personal experience I believe that sexual abstinence, even away from pornography, balances out dopamine levels. I have not looked at pornography in years, yet if I abstain from masturbation, I've noticed improvements on my willingness and ability to focus myself properly.

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I don't even watch Pron, but I will do this NOFAP challenge until I find a new girlfriend.
 

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I'm in, I haven't fapped for a while anyway but let's make it a clear month (never done this before).
 

Giovanni SouthSide

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Now a days I feel like a failure in life if I nvt with my hand. All that primal life force is sucked out of me for instant gratification.
I feel drained the next day.

Sex is different if anything I feel more primal and savage after nvtting in a attractive female.

I rather take a brutal cold shower when I get the urges to fap. Im already 3 weeks in no pulling the meat.

Wish you fellas perseverance and resilience.
 
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Sexual abstinence is not well understood scientifically
It was well understood before "Enlightenment" times. It was generally understood that too much sex made you retarded, effeminate, physically weak and ritually impure. After all, men give their life essence away, this is why they feel relaxed, weaker and more emotional after orgasm. You give part of your essence to a woman, your woman is filled up with your essence each time, she absorbs what makes you. Your seed is like investment in stocks. Invest wisely with maximum return.

NNN does not make sense when you still have sex. The benefit is better when you don't masturbate, but doing a complete dopamine detox and reset for your brain comes only when you abstain from sex.
 

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Im in. Im in a LTR atm so its gonna be like playing a video game on Easy difficulty.
 

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Ive been on no fap for more than an year now. Except sex and night emissions,i didnt ejaculate. Trust me its not something that gives you godly powers. Youll feel better sure, but thats it.
That's been what I've been doing, but for multiple years. You feel better but it's not a magical difference maker in most cases. It's worth doing.

fapping is not the issue, porn is the issue.
This is important. If you plan to do a nofap effort, you must also do a no porn effort too.
 

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Well, that's one day... I'll update in a week.

Also, had enough of this BS so it's gone. I'm out.jpg
 

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I agree that excessive porn consumption is the the problem.

I’ve tried nofap in the past and I noticed it did seem to improve my confidence in cold approaching, especially when I was lifting regularly. It also seems to be easier to maintain eye contact. Maybe it’s the placebo effect?

Not enough for me to stop altogether though. I usually won’t approach the day I fap, probably because I’m satiated, not sure.

I look at it like having to use the bathroom…There are times when I could go, but I don’t because I can hold it and the release isn’t forced when I do go later.

Not good for your ‘state to keep it clogged like that. Also, you might lower your standards when selecting.

Give it a try though, I think you’ll find it’s something that you can apply when necessary and does not have to be a permanent lifestyle change. Once every 3-4 days is reasonable and healthy

I read a study somewhere that it doesn’t make a difference after a week, can’t be bothered to find it though.
 

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Due to a cold or maybe mild COVID, I recently went no-fap for about 3 weeks. o_O
 

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I'm in, hopefully this will keep me accountable because I have a very bad porn addiction to the point where I can't even have sex since I'm so used to porn and can't even get it up with a girl, despite having no problem with that when I'm watching porn. I don't live alone and I'm gonna be buying a time release locking case that will only open when the timer hits zero so that I can put my electronics in them when I'm alone and only have access to them when I can't look at porn.
 

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Clean so far for November. Think my longest streak is 21days, so will aim for the month at least. For whatever reason, and there are probably more than one, there are benefits to be observed, and there are at least a few.
 
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