No Porn: No Masturbation: 30 Days

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I’m signing up. I’ve been reading some articles on that YourBrainOnPorn site.

I do it like twice a week. But I do it like 3 times in a row. So I guess thats 6 times a week. Shit.
Folks, Tomorrow will be my first day! And I will use this post to update the status daily. Feel free to comment….
And feel free to sign up with me!

Gotta start tomorrow cuz it’s too late today ; ).

edit by Filip: check http://www.yourbrainonporn.com for useful information about this subject

Check out our blog post about this subject: http://www.highexistence.com/how-porn-rewires-the-brain-is-porn-bad-for-you/

February 14, 2012 at 4:27 pm
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Shredder (16) (@shredder) 5 years, 9 months ago ago

Yes, of course not seeing so many naked women will make you much more motivated to get actual women naked, which women like. The increased testerone from not ejaculating will make you want to dominate them more and be much more able to.

@tony

I need your clothes, your boots, your motorcycle… ::headbangs to Austrian Death Machine::

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Nathan (5) (@birdmannan) 5 years, 9 months ago ago

Okay I’m in.

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John (27) (@jblisstaz) 5 years, 9 months ago ago

It’s been 6 weeks since I’ve begun this challenge. I have made it the 6 weeks without watching any porn, and have only masturbated once.

The first few weeks were not too hard, but I’m finding it get a little more difficult. These past two weeks, I’ve had a lot of real sex, which has been great. But I find myself thinking about porn more often, even dreaming about porn. I have had more than one dream where I have been forced to watch porn. I wonder if having sex has triggered these thoughts about porn.

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Pata (4) (@odjur) 5 years, 9 months ago ago

@john

Maybe its your dream tellin you bout how you felt you had to watch porn. I have dreams like this sometimes where im forced to do something that i do a lot. And then i know that the dream is tellin me that i let my stupid bitch mind control me n then im aware of it n i can stop it.

Dreams tell you a lot about your life but they speak in metaphors (your subconscious mind only speaks in metaphors. Thats where religion comes from.)

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Luigi (1,454) (@luigiblue) 5 years, 9 months ago ago

@ John. That is totally normal. Your body and mind are going through withdrawal. It is used to years and years of masturbation and porn that now that you stopped cold turkey, its trying to compensate within your mind and dreams. Its been 5 weeks for me and the first few weeks I had many dreams that were completely sexual and porn related..a few wet dreams to. After a couple weeks they faded.

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John (27) (@jblisstaz) 5 years, 9 months ago ago

Do you think that having sex could trigger a lot of these thoughts and dreams?

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Henok Mikiele (0) (@jakbarron) 5 years, 9 months ago ago

I have two days ago and already feel better… any good advice?

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jack (0) (@jack91) 5 years, 9 months ago ago

ok I am in too

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Luigi (1,454) (@luigiblue) 5 years, 9 months ago ago

@ John, I don’t think sex should trigger those thoughts and dreams. I am not a dream expert so I wouldn’t know. I would think that having sex during this time would help ween you off the porn, sort of the dialysis of the whole thing. Your imagination is still fixated on the amount of porn it is used to so it might take longer to get it all out of your head. For me, it’s gone. 5 weeks in and I haven’t thought about porn at all. The girl I am with loves the fact that I preserve my sexual energy for her which makes everything so much better in the end and at this point, when I am with a girl, porn is nowhere near my mind. It’s about that moment, taking in each feeling, taking in each breath..it’s all very rewarding. Stick with it, I’m sure it will stop. Go to http://www.yourbrainonporn.com and check if anyone has had any similar experience.

@ Henok, check out http://www.yourbrainonporn.com and read the “reboot” section where people in similar situations tell their stories.

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John (27) (@jblisstaz) 5 years, 9 months ago ago

@Luigi, I totally feel what you’re saying. I feel so much better since I’ve begun the challenge, and these past 6 weeks I have learned a lot about myself and have channeled this sexual energy into much more productive things. It’s just an interesting thing to analyze, the first 4 weeks with no porn, no masturbation, and also no sex have been very easy and my mind has been clear. But in the last 2 weeks, I’ve slept with 3 different women, having sex many times with each of them (releasing all this built up horniness), and I’ve lost that mental clarity a bit. I never think about porn when I’m with a girl, but my mind is no longer sex-free. I find that I’ve been looking at people in sexual ways again whereas before I looked at everyone just as humans.

Here’s a quote from YBOP:

Those who recover fastest (“reboot”), are consistent in avoiding porn, masturbation, sexual fantasy, sexting with Facebook hotties, and orgasm during the reboot period. If you choose to mix in occasional sex with a partner, that’s great, but some men find it sets them back early in their reboot. At first, any orgasm or intense arousal can trigger a powerful “chaser effect,” and the result is a binge, which slows recovery.

Maybe this is what I’m experiencing?

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Dimitris (27) (@cubilone) 5 years, 9 months ago ago

Day 16. I’m having the mood swings I’ve been reading about on Your Brain On Porn. Today I felt completely worthless and without motivation (had a wet dream also during an afternoon nap). I have not, unfortunately, noticed yet a large change in my mood and “argh let’s do this!” levels, I’m no less sedentary than I was when it comes to chasing women, unfortunately. Then again, I wasn’t a huge porn addict. It was sort of always there.

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Filip (2,819)M (@filipek) 5 years, 9 months ago ago

It is day 27 for me right now, and I read YBOP for more than an hour again, and I only want to say to hang in there guys, be patient, and read some more topics on YBOP or the FAQ section. It is a great challenge, especially because it is something I would never ever imagine I could do. Do not compare yourself to others, just be patient and strong, and eventually you will reach a point where you will feel satisfied.

In contrary to what I would expect, I did not have huge urges for P or M, and I think so far the first week was the hardest! It gets easier over time in my opinion, but then again it is possible that the difficult time yet has to come.

Furthermore I plan to continue as long as possible, not quitting after 30 days

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Luigi (1,454) (@luigiblue) 5 years, 9 months ago ago

@ John, that seems very much like what you are experiencing.

@filip, Good job man, keep it up. When I hit 30 days I decided to keep going as well. Shit has been better for me lately so I want to continue that path.

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Pata (4) (@odjur) 5 years, 9 months ago ago

Day 64. This mean i get to retire lol?

Nah i think ill keep doin this ‘challenge’ forever. Feels good mang.

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Nathan (5) (@birdmannan) 5 years, 9 months ago ago

Day 1 down, 29 more to go!

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Dimitris (27) (@cubilone) 5 years, 8 months ago ago

Day 19. Crazy horny today, maybe because I met up with my ex. Yeah. Meeting up with ex, who feeds my sexual fantasies to this day, with whom chances for sex are rather slim, while at the same time having few (read:no) other ways to blow off steam can make for a rather… interesting day. I watched some saucy pictures on DeviantArt but finally resisted. I’m proud. But still… so much tension!

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Scott (0) (@scotty) 5 years, 8 months ago ago

Two weeks today. The drive appears fairly often but I can keep it in check. Also having a lot of food for thought the past week has killed my libido.

Mostly though it’s boredom I’m trying to avoid.

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Jan (1) (@dolciii) 5 years, 8 months ago ago

I’VE BEATEN MY ADDICTION! :)

It’s been over a month now. My “problem” is almost completely gone and finally I can enjoy the real thing.

I was really lucky that I found HE site…well actually my new girlfrend showed it to me and it was actually the first time we had sex, that I noticed my problem. I remember of having it before but I always tought that it was the condoms fault or that I should have masturbated with lube or that my penis was broke from circumcision(I hope i spelled it right :P ) or that it was because I was fat. But I’m not fat anymore and my dick should have worked (if not for else..my girlfriend is really hot :) ) so I started to wonder what else could be wrong with me and the doctor was my last option.
(again) Lucky for me, I saw this discussion and read trough the comments(there were about 9 pages then), went to the YBOP site and spend at least 2hours reading everything on it. It all made so much sense! All that was written was describing me, my behavior and my problems. I immediately erased all the porn on my computer and I also installed some parental control software (it really helped!). Next time I failed at sex again I knew I should tell my girlfriend and so I did that. She was very supportive and understanding. She was glad to hear that she wasn’t the problem and that I am working on it. As a couple of weeks passed I could notice a big difference. My erection was really strong and I could feel more and more even with condoms as the problem slowly went away.

Now I am having the best sex in my life…there is no more problem and I have a little more time on my hands now that I’m not watching porn anymore.

I’ve beaten my addiction. You CAN do it too!

(i’m also sharing yourbrainonporn site to anyone i can think of)

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Anonymous (6) (@) 5 years, 8 months ago ago

I’m sorry Jan but one month? I’m in day 26 (http://www.reddit.com/r/NoFap/) and I think that is much difficult be without it 90 days, for complete eransing of porn in your brain. By day 22 I had one dream with a litlte porn. The link is fading but it’s still there. And I have “just” 7 years of porn, the last 3 years with more frequency.

I think 30 days is good but 90 days is better =).

“I’ve beaten my addiction. You CAN do it too!”

My grandfather is a heavy smoker. He bet with a friend a piggy (leitão à bairrada) for one month without a cigar. He won the bet but didn’t beat the addiction. Don’t fool yourself.

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Filip (2,819)M (@filipek) 5 years, 8 months ago ago

Congratulations Jan. I tend to agree with Henrique though, I am at day 31 now and not planning to stop yet. However, like they discuss on YBOP ad well: there is not one universal guideline and for everybody it will take a different amount of time and effort. I had my flatline period for a pretty long time and not sure if I got out of it already. And Henrique I am planning to go for 90 days as well, maybe even longer.

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Anonymous (2,833) (@) 5 years, 8 months ago ago

should probably do this. Porn’s been infiltrating my creativity and that is just f*kd up.

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Anonymous (6) (@) 5 years, 8 months ago ago

@filip me too. I’m thinking for now only 90 day. When I make 90days maybe I add 270 days =) of noFap( no PMO).

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Anonymous (2,653) (@) 5 years, 8 months ago ago

Really? You never get inspired by erotica to be more productive? Wow. What the hell is wrong with me ?

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Anonymous (2,833) (@) 5 years, 8 months ago ago

Its fine if I wanna draw 12 inch dicks and giant vaginas all over the place, but for my personal sanity, I’d rather steer clear of that line of “art”.

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tenzin (2) (@drugamaniac225) 5 years, 8 months ago ago

wish u luck dude

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