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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Pete (1) (@pete) 5 years, 8 months ago ago

I’m in too

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St Emilion (2,991) (@manimal) 5 years, 8 months ago ago

@Koala I suppose that could happen if you don’t use your energy and express yourself enough, or if you simply can’t handle it. This seems to be a common problem with spiritual people, especially the eastern ones, they don’t do anything. They practice all these ways of cultivation, then they just lounge around doing nothing, and that can’t be healthy I think.

Healthy oscillation: Energy rises, energy gets used, energy is restored, energy is used, over and over. When you lose this balance, things go to shit.

I know a handful of people who have practiced semen retention for quite a long time, and none of them have said anything about this kind of stuff, so I bet it’s pretty rare.

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Anonymous (0) (@) 5 years, 8 months ago ago

@manimal any tips on how not to go crazy then? I’ve gone through a very anxious time in my life recently and the last thing I need is an actual psychotic illness. It’s not that a truly believe that I will “lose it” obviously that’s absurd. I’m just wondering if there is any way to avoid any negative aspects to semen retention.

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WryJester (93) (@wryjester) 5 years, 8 months ago ago

Be productive towards your dreams.

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Tom (0) (@tbot) 5 years, 8 months ago ago

Right on, this post is my commitment to stick to this!

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ZionBorn (89) (@irievibes) 5 years, 8 months ago ago

I’m in this. I’ll probably stop doing it for good.

Last week I stopped for like 6 days and I started waking up with ENERGY and some kind of swag I forgot I had. Singing out loud at the gas station and not givinf a flying fuck. I was looking more people in the eyes when speaking, making more conversation with strangers. My dreams got super vivid and lucidity was easy. You feel so much more alive.

NEVER AGAIN!!!!!!!

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Brandon (44) (@unstoppableobject) 5 years, 8 months ago ago

Way ahead of you, 3 months, not even so much as an erection. Terrible 3 months.

Not fun, no point.

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Jesusbob (34) (@jesusbob) 5 years, 8 months ago ago

I am in too.

I have been experiencing feelings of remorse after jerking off from porn and this thread is the perfect excuse to kick the habit. I stopped a while back for a good 3-4 months and never felt more confident and energized in my life. Cannot remember why I started again, but like most addictions, it just kinda creeped back into my life.

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Snowbourn (0) (@casper) 5 years, 8 months ago ago

Count me in as well.
I’m new here, but when I read the masturbation thread yesterday and saw the YBOP site I felt like I no longer had an excuse to keep wasting my time and energy like that every day. I realise I am also warping my expectations of females to an unrealistic standard and that is what frightens me.

I think its great that so many of you are up for this as well, because I think we’ll be needing all the support we can get on this. Its been 22 hours since I last ejaculated and I feel the urge right now.

@manimal, Ive read The Multi-Orgasmic Man and have had some success separating orgasm and ejaculation, but so far have been unable to really feel the energy or ‘heat’ described with the big draw, any thoughts?
I’ll try it again once I’ve rebooted

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know1 (0) (@know1) 5 years, 8 months ago ago

im in. coincidentally i planned to do this exact thing, mainly because i will be meeting my GF in 30 days and i wanted to save myself for her. we haven’t seen each other in a few months!
good luck to everyone.
hope you guys find a nice girl in the meantime… 14th march is officially steak and BJ day ;)

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Mardah (1) (@vedran) 5 years, 8 months ago ago

For those that haven’t read the testimonial at “your brain on porn” here is a pdf with a LOT of them, definitely worth a look!
http://www.reuniting.info/download/pdf/0.BENEFITS.pdf

I read about 30 of them and I’m really shocked at the amount of negative sides of porn, and the positives of quitting porn.

I’m really stoked about this now!

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St Emilion (2,991) (@manimal) 5 years, 8 months ago ago

@Snowbourn It takes time to master. If you can’t feel the heat, stretch your back muscles (especially lower back) and try again. Visualising it can help too. Something that’s really great for this kind of stuff is to get a massage. Practicing some form of taijutsu is great too.

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Luigi (1,454) (@luigiblue) 5 years, 8 months ago ago

If anyone thinks the might relapse or not make it, I’d suggest getting a content blocker extension for your browser. I blocked all nudity, sex and porn content and it won’t allow you to access it. When I try to I inserted a message that reminds me of this no porn ordeal :)

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Joris (3) (@joris) 5 years, 8 months ago ago

this topic got me thinking, and since I’ve just had two awesome days in a row, and I haven’t fapped for 7 days, I’m starting to think those two are related. Definetly gonna hold out longer to see how it goes
EDIT: Wow, I’m reading the testimonials now on yourbrainonporn and it really amazes me. Yesterday I still thought Manimal was kind of being a dick on this subject but now I’m starting to believe he is right. Even 7 days is enough to notice significant changes. 2 years must be fucking awesome manimal??

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Mardah (1) (@vedran) 5 years, 8 months ago ago

@brandon
3 months and no erection?! I think there might be some deeper physical problems that you need to check out.

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Luigi (1,454) (@luigiblue) 5 years, 8 months ago ago

@Mardah, could be but not necessarily. People who have stopped have talked about a period of withdrawal where it feels like their penis has flatlined or died. This goes away though and comes back ever stronger. So I heard.

Don’t take my word on that though, it could be something you need to check out but from reading stories, it has occurred before.

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Ka (307) (@kaciula) 5 years, 8 months ago ago

I’m also in. When you guys get the urge, go straight to doing as many consecutive pushups you can. It will change your focus and the urge will disappear. Also, you’ll develop some nice chest muscles considering that you’ll get the urge often ;)

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Luigi (1,454) (@luigiblue) 5 years, 8 months ago ago

Ka that’s a great idea. I blocked the sites on my internet to completely avoid going on them :) But I usually do exercise when I get that urge.

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Ka (307) (@kaciula) 5 years, 8 months ago ago

Luigi, it’s not internet porn that I’m worried about. It’s my imagination. And I can’t get rid of it (nor do I want to) with a site blocker :)

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Luigi (1,454) (@luigiblue) 5 years, 8 months ago ago

Imagination is fine, I wouldn’t be worried about that haha. Keep that going, it’s good for you. But yes if you get that urge, do some dam pushups until your arms are so tired you can’t even use them to masturbate hahahahhaha

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Mardah (1) (@vedran) 5 years, 8 months ago ago

@Lugi, I’ve read that too, but 3 months just seems a bit too long..who knows.

@KA, great idea, I think we will all be doing some serious pushups in a few days :)

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Flynnstone (813) (@flynnstone) 5 years, 8 months ago ago

coincidentally, this article was emailed to me today: http://www.bu.edu/today/2012/is-pornography-a-public-health-issue/
It talks about whether or not porn should be considered a public health issue given its effect (or lack thereof) on society.

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Megan Wilson (5) (@poefan2490) 5 years, 8 months ago ago

Day One: success! Not that going one day without it is terribly hard….

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Stony Island (115) (@emjay) 5 years, 8 months ago ago

Day one…
Folks, along with No Porn, i’ve also decided to only be online 1hr a day.

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