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
vikram (0) (@dudethevikram) 6 years, 7 months ago ago

I have joined. Starting from today. I realised the harm about it but to control is really a tough task I have to divert me a lot.

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krkrich (148) (@krkrich) 6 years, 7 months ago ago

At the 14 day mark. Almost caved in but stayed strong. Lol

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ACEANT (0) (@abhayanturkar) 6 years, 7 months ago ago

My challenge starts today. Any tips to hang in there?

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Anonymous (175) (@) 6 years, 7 months ago ago

er.. sorry, I can’t do it lol..

I think in moderation, why not? No different physiologically to having intercourse everyday.

The only “bad” of doing it everyday is physiological. unlike women, we need
“recuperation” time haha..

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Karl Borell (23) (@blueseaweedz) 6 years, 6 months ago ago

One more time!

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krkrich (148) (@krkrich) 6 years, 6 months ago ago

The key to completing this challenge is to stop trying. I feel as if I can go on for months & months. I won’t hit the 30 day mark until Tuesday, so let me not get ahead of myself. But when I stopped trying so hard, it became easy. Idk if that makes sense lol

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Simon (1) (@docca0721) 6 years, 6 months ago ago

I’m IN!! Day 3 today. Had a few struggles but held in there. LET’S DO THIS!!

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justcurious (0) (@justcurious) 6 years, 6 months ago ago

I did this. It definitely was a good push to go and meet real people. I would watch a lot of porn. I stumbled upon a TEDx talk about the pros and mostly cons of porn. I opened my eyes to it. It’s a weird animal behaviour that we humans exhibit. This immediate pleasure is good sometimes but don’t let it take over your life! Sexual selection is a much more interesting game than internet porn could ever be.

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krkrich (148) (@krkrich) 6 years, 6 months ago ago

Mission: Complete
New Objective: 2 months

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TheSkaFish (962)M (@theskafish) 6 years, 6 months ago ago

I’ve only fallen off the wagon a few times so far this entire year. And every time I had failed, they were getting fewer and further between. The last true relapses were two months apart. I knew I was getting better when I realized that I did not enjoy what I was watching – rather, I was psychologically addicted to the anticipation of pleasure. And even that stopped being pleasing when I realized that I wasn’t really pleased by it. I started to ask myself, why am I trying to convince myself to do something I know is bad for me, why am I trying to convince myself to do something that I….don’t even want to do! We don’t have to do things we don’t want to do, ever. I know what I want, in this case, a real girlfriend. Porn is not a girlfriend – it is not what I want.

The other part of quitting that helped was changing my story, changing the way I thought of myself. I was no longer “trying to quit”, it was instead “I don’t watch porn. Period.” For the first time ever, I can now say with confidence that the temptation is officially gone for good.

This may just pertain to me, but I started to think – my ideal self does not watch porn. Why then, would I ever choose to do things that take me further away from my ideal self? It’s only going to prolong the amount of time I spend as someone I don’t like, and when I do change, I’ll have that much less time to enjoy being the one I want to be, with the ones I want to share that with. I thought of the girls I like and what they would think if they knew I had a problem with this – it would make me less than ideal, and the longer I watch porn the more I am being a guy who doesn’t deserve them. If I continued watching porn, if I continued being less than my best, then I am letting down everyone who believes in me and wants to see me do well. I could no longer accept that.

Finally, it’s exactly like someone said in another thread – you just have to let go of it, as you would let go of an object you hold in your hand. Don’t give porn, or any addiction, this special power by saying “i have to fight this craving to watch porn, it’s really hard” When you call it a challenge, you give it power. It’s not a challenge. Remember – how could it be a challenge when you don’t want to watch it in the first place? Is it a challenge not to smoke cigarettes, if you do not like to smoke cigarettes? Porn is just another thing in the world that exists. And when you don’t view it or discuss it or have it in your life in any way, then to your perception, it may as well not exist. Don’t fight it but let go of it, and you will see it has no power except whatever power you decide it has. Choose to give it no power and there is no challenge at all.

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Simon (1) (@docca0721) 6 years, 6 months ago ago

10 days in and the last few days I’ve felt myself starting to crack. But everytime I feel myself slipping, I take a deep breath and tell myself that it will only be a temporary euphoria, and afterwards, I would feel guilty for letting myself down.

I nearly let myself go just before and I thought I’d come here to find some inspiration and motivation to keep going. @theskafish, your idea about not giving it power really struck a chord with me – especially the analogy with the cigarettes.

In a way, it’s kind of like being in the same state of mind as when you’re meditating. When your mind drifts (towards porn), be aware of it, and shift your focus away.

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TheSkaFish (962)M (@theskafish) 6 years, 6 months ago ago

@docca0721, I’m glad I was able to help you, but the idea of not giving it power and letting it go was originally suggested by a guy named Jep, who was on the site a while ago. Personally though, I’ve found that applying his idea was instrumental in helping me quit.

Before, whenever I watched it, I condemned everything about it. I judged it, hard. I’d build up this anticipation in my mind and then watch it, but then would feel bad almost as soon as it was over. I felt bad that I was doing something I thought was wrong, consuming something I thought of as wrong. As a result of these thoughts, I was “fighting” my desire to watch porn and would ultimately lose because I made it about willpower, which always ran out.

Instead, the next time I felt the urge to watch it, I let go of all of my thoughts about it, all of my condemnations of it. I simply allowed myself to watch it in a judgment-free zone. And when I did, I realized a few things – one, that I was more excited by the ANTICIPATION of watching porn than actually watching it. And two, that I actually didn’t even like porn. Not even getting into the morality of it, I just don’t like it. It’s ridiculous. It’s phony, it’s boring, it’s not at all interesting or inspiring in any way. What I want is a woman to be my partner, not a video of people acting in a completely bogus fashion, swearing and saying stupid things. It reminded me of when I used to smoke (I smoked both weed and tobacco), and I remember thinking, “man, this burns my throat, smoking is obviously dangerous, cigarettes smell like pollution, I don’t really even enjoy being high, and I don’t like how all I do on it is say nonsense and eat junk food and watch the same things over and over again. Why am I doing this to myself?” When you realize that you don’t even like to do whatever it is that’s become a bad habit, it’s no longer about willpower. You just realize that you don’t have to keep yourself from doing it because it’s something you don’t even want to do.

I completely agree with your last bit there. Watching your thoughts and seeing when they start drifting towards your addiction, being aware of what’s going on and CHOOSING to think of something else. That’s conscious thinking at work :)

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joriso (0) (@joriso) 6 years, 6 months ago ago

I’m in. 3d day!

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joriso (0) (@joriso) 6 years, 6 months ago ago

8 days in!

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Colin (0) (@Moonrocks) 6 years, 4 months ago ago

I just started yesterday. But i really don’t think masturbation by itself is bad. 2 months ago i did a no porn for 30 days challenge and it really helped me. I felt like i became dependent on porn. I noticed i started to get fetishes and i wouldn’t masturbate without porn. i also masturbated more often. When i stopped watching porn i gained a confidence boost. I started to see girls as people instead of only sexually. I became less intimidated and made better connections with girls. I’m trying the no masturbation challenge to test my self control not because i think it will give me more energy or anything. I’ll be on day 3 tommorow!

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rohit (1) (@rohit1084) 6 years, 4 months ago ago

I have done this a few times. In again, on day 5

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rohit (1) (@rohit1084) 6 years, 4 months ago ago

failed, but, Tim Ferris actually has a 30 day challenge of no masturbation or drinking if anyone is interested.

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zowie (115) (@zowie) 6 years, 3 months ago ago

I’m in. This is my 2nd day.

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Anonymous (0) (@) 6 years, 3 months ago ago

I’ve finished this challenge. Since I don’t have a girlfriend I didn’t have sex, I think porn is the real problem. The first 10 days was awesome but then I felt lonely, unmotivated and angry. Nofap forces me to watch porn or seek erotic images, messages etc.. I’m gonna stop watching porn and masturbate once a week.

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Aayush Gupta (14) (@aayushgx) 6 years, 3 months ago ago

Day 1. Gonna do this thing

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Aayush Gupta (14) (@aayushgx) 6 years, 3 months ago ago

Day1: Gonna do this thing

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joriso (0) (@joriso) 6 years, 3 months ago ago

4th day

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Shubham Kashyap (62) (@Wolve) 6 years, 2 months ago ago

I’m in!!!
21/09/2014

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giochima (0) (@giochima) 6 years, 2 months ago ago

started on Wednesday! ill be checking in this post to see how you r doing. but whats your goal? why are you doing it? i think that’s also very important. good luck and don’t give in!

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