No Porn: No Masturbation: 30 Days

 Stony Island (@emjay)8 years, 9 months ago

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: https://www.highexistence.com/how-porn-rewires-the-brain-is-porn-bad-for-you/

February 14, 2012 at 4:27 pm
Geronimo (10) (@Alan-Watthefucks) 7 years ago ago

I am in this challenge, day 5! Energy and motivation are much higher as well as my sexual fantasies. Not sure if this has been mentioned in the discussion but these resources will shed some light on the benefits and how to channel the energy we save. The Way of The Superior Man by David Deida-pg 178 http://smilyanov.net/download/pdfs/The%20Way%20of%20the%20Superior%20Man.pdf

Also Napoleon Hill on his chapter about Sexual Transmutation.
http://www.sacred-texts.com/nth/tgr/tgr16.htm

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Geronimo (10) (@Alan-Watthefucks) 7 years ago ago

May be a lot to read but I’m sure you all can do your own research.

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thaumaturge (8) (@ickybubble) 7 years ago ago

I haven’t ready through this entire post, but I think the ratio of men to woman on here is interesting. Perhaps woman are more embarrassed or secretive about masturbation..?
I think this is a really healthy commitment to make for cleaning the mind and changing the way opposite sexes perceive one another, so I’m going to join you all, wish me luck!

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Sasho Stoyanov (3) (@beyond) 7 years ago ago

@ickybubble, No. Women are more open and just have to put up with all the bullshit men do.

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vivaciouslyv (24) (@vivaciouslyv) 7 years ago ago

@emjay, What were the long term benefits of doing this? Did the effects last for long or dissipate?

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Anonymous (21) (@) 7 years ago ago

@ickybubble, I was wondering the same thing. Sometimes I feel women don’t do it at all. But I know better. I guess there are various explanations. Maybe some secretiveness towards men to avoid guys acting like dogs on heat. Maybe some girls don’t do it because they were sexually repressed. Best of luck, all my strength.

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Matheus Pinheiro (44) (@Mattgood) 7 years ago ago

Nine days, no masturbation guys!

PS.: I want to sex!

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Anonymous (0) (@) 7 years ago ago

Day 6, I am yet to see any benefit from this.

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Anonymous (21) (@) 7 years ago ago

Over the month barrier. Still the same observations. A lot of bad things that revolved around it like chronic pain are practically gone. The amount of free time is very impressing when the time that revolved around it is put on consideration (thinking about it, being distracted about it, doing it, the time after doing it when you felt really drained and cloud-minded).

Sexual imagination (fantasizing, dirty mind) are not very present, that indulgence in sexuality for the sake of distraction which is really the source of masturbation in my case. It is like my mind is free again to revolve around other stuff. Seems like the effort is paying off somehow.

Sexual memories in the other hand come about when I’m “bored”, and then I find myself lusting, burning with desire, curiosity and the like, hahaha. But I don’t feel like doing it, I feel like having sex, which may not sound different to some, but it is. It is not about orgasming, it is about being with someone else. It is what I crave for quite sometime now and I have been using porn and masturbation to quench that thirst. Ok, it is not like I don’t want to do it sometimes, I do. But the feeling I get after being quite sometime away from it is that the momentary pleasure I will feel will not be enough. Even if I push it harder I will not be satisfied. Because like I said this is not about orgasms, plus the bad vibe I will feel after is totally not worth it.

Summed up, it is being quite easy and I feel very good about doing it.

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Matheus Pinheiro (44) (@Mattgood) 7 years ago ago

@baili, hard girl to deal with.

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Baili (12) (@Baili) 7 years ago ago

@mattgood, How am I hard to deal with?

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YHVH (462) (@spaceghost) 7 years ago ago

@baili, Stay on topic.

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Baili (12) (@Baili) 7 years ago ago

@spaceghost, getting off topic is one of the best ways to keep a conversation going you know hahaha

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YHVH (462) (@spaceghost) 7 years ago ago

@baili, Banned af

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Baili (12) (@Baili) 7 years ago ago

@spaceghost, I don’t even know what that means, you seem to be getting off the topic as well hahaha

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Liam (1) (@Liam) 7 years ago ago

I’m singing up, I do it for a lot of reasons, and one of them is self-controle, how can we get succesful in life if we can’t even controle ourself.
1/ self controle
2/ testosterone level (I do a lot of sport)
3/ energy
4/ want to be horny easier, more naturaly without those hardcores fucked up porns
5/ want a normal image of women, not this fucked up image porn try to give us
and so on…

Days 3 so good so far,
First observations :I’m more horny, I just took a shower and got a big boner the whole time. Surprisingly it’s really pleasant to have it and not to masturbate, you keep this horny feeling and feel happier. I think it’s positive for testosterone level, if it does work I’ll see the result in my bodyfat in one or two months. (I used to be more ripped when I was younger, and I feel like my testo level is lower since I jack off too much, so let’s wait and see)
I’ll try to post every few days

Good luck to everyone !

edit : Sorry for my english, that’s not my mother tongue, but I’ll do my best.

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Anonymous (21) (@) 7 years ago ago

@liam, Hey man, congratulations! Keep us updated, or me.

@everyone

Having a conversation with a friend he gave me an insight on something I did but couldn’t explain very well:

”Avoid dwelling on thoughts, fantasizing.”

I stumbled upon this when getting rid of masturbation, It really helps and is really a must. Dwelling on thoughts works like a sort of auto programation, reinforcement of ideas. You endup hooked on whatever you obesesse on. I remember not being able to stop thinking about sex all the time. I knew it was not a male trait like some guys try to put it, I could feel it wasn’t. Once I started shunning this thoughts it felt like lifting an addiction. They led to masturbation, now that I am able t keep them at bay it is much easier to resist, because there is no resistence really. I don’t think about sex all the time anymore and the association ”thoughts-masturbation” is fading too. On occasion I will get aroused by women around… But I consider that to be the goal hahahaha. To be closer to the real thing instead of having to rely on dirty thoughts.

Also I feel this is productive about other things and not just masturbation. Like stoping fantasizing about what I can be and actually doing something in that regard. Living reality.

I find this to be what I was doing and I would love to see if someone out there can relate.

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Christopher (0) (@handypro) 7 years ago ago

Mm.. I shall start tonight. DAY ZERO.

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Mike (42) (@DLLRE) 7 years ago ago

@handypro, Same here! :)

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ALEC (25) (@ALEC) 7 years ago ago

Starting today……AGAIN.

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Liam (1) (@Liam) 6 years, 12 months ago ago

You’re right Camilo I was thinking about that too.

@filip
@luigi
I have a question, because I noticed that instead of porn and masturbation, I started to fantasizing a lot and eventually edging*. ( *soft masturbation without ejaculation)
You both had some amazing results because of this challenge, so I was wondering if you were fantasizing or even sometimes edging while doing the challenge?

I checked on yourbrainonporn and they say edging is even worse than masturbation( I really think they are right), BUT they also say that fantasizing isn’t good too.

So from now on, Ima stop edging, but I’m not sure it would be good to stop fantasizing about real girl, I mean I agree fantasizing about porn or dirty things is counter-productive, but what about soft fantasizing, nothing dirty or weird, just “innocent” fantasizing?
If I have a boner do I have to shut it down and to not fantasizing?

So Filip and Luigi what did you do? I’m asking the question to them because they had some good results and are in from de beggining but of course I’m also interested in others people responses.

(if I completly supress all sexual thoughts how the f*ck can my testo raises?)

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Q (94) (@Qualohuasca) 6 years, 12 months ago ago

I just ran into this thing on a TED-talk: you can setup a program on your computer (or any other platform) to actually inform other people that you’re watching porn, Should build up a hefty amount of motivation for those in need of it.

http://x3watch.com/

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Who, me? (1) (@whome) 6 years, 11 months ago ago

Day 26, some notes.

When I get a strong urge, instead of distracting myself, I focus on the urge and really enjoy the warmth of the urge, fantasizing until it dissipates. Amazing! — Experienced roughly 2,5 weeks during which my dick was practically dead. Was so glad when I finally had a massive morning wood on day 24. — Still no wet dreams. Pity. I’ve never had one in my life. — Overall this challenge has been way easier than I thought — I think I will be extending the challenge beyond 30 days to see what kind of state my body will settle into.

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Dexter (0) (@ANerdyStoner) 6 years, 11 months ago ago

Mine started off at 30, then went to 90, and now I’m on day 247 going for a year. Highly recommend trying it. It’s weird, but this has changed my life for the better somehow lol. Keep going my man!

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Anonymous (21) (@) 6 years, 11 months ago ago

@liam, I think fantasizing and edging are not good. Egding is just masturbation all the same, means one is not in peace with letting go, fantasizing is the same, if you dwell on sex all the time in your head you are going to want to release that desire. Unless you are having sex with someone you’re probably going to fall off the wagon. For me this challenge is about that too, about letting sex go, everything has its time and moments, thinking about sex 24/7 is not healthy, for me and for everyone I guess. Masturbation is just a consequence of this obsession.

I guess there’s nothing wrong with innocent fantasizing, you see a girl you feel attracted, there’s nothing wrong in thinking about it. Just don’t let it become the rule, and don’t let it consume your routine. But to be honest I’m shunning even that. I find that this innocent fantasizing is part of what makes you set sex as a priority when around women. I want to be able to meet girls and not be automatically wondering what she’s wearing underneath.

Its one thing to be walking down the street, see a girl, get a boner. It is another to go home and spent the day thinking about “hot girl you saw outside”. Plus, I don’t know about you, but when I feel like that I can perceive now that I’m making it happen. Like, I’m the one who’s looking at her with dirty eyes. Especially when there was no interaction with said girl. You transform your fellow being in a object. When there is interaction it is a whole other thing, but I think this is quite obvious.

So I guess that, unless you’re going to do something about it, don’t fantasize. Even if you are, fantasizing can be a bed alternative, you may create expectations that are not going to be met. So to a certain degree, fantasizing is just as bad as porn, the difference is that you’re sitting behind the camera now, you’re running the show. So you may be creating too “perfect” realities and you may end up frustrated. The only kind of sexual thought I’m considering healthy as of now are my memories. Things I actually done, girls I was with. And it is very different, being in the moment, just letting it be.. totally different than obsessing about things you never did

I “fell” off the wagon once. Actually I just did after some 40 days, because I was becoming somewhat afraid of masturbation and I guessed it was not okay. I just did it. It was very different and for the first time in at least 5 years I did not felt guilty, dirty, looser, addict, nor the other bad shit that came with an orgasm in the past. It doesn’t mean I’m back to doing it, it means I comprehend it better now. There is not point in masturbation hahaha. This time it happend, it was just physical, no fantasizing, and I could see somewhat through the mist. It is very silly, just a meaningless distraction. I would rather be with someone. But I will also not trade one obsession with the other, when it comes it comes. But yes, I would like to be in a relationship. Nonetheless, there are still many things to work on.
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@zorgono I’m winning bro (hahaha :P)

@anerdystoner I’m glad!! :)
@whome I had this dead wood period too, then I lost focus a bit.

@alec, @mcrliveit, @vskren, @alan-watthefucks, @handypro, @dllre, how are you doing so far?

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