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
Manimal (2,998) (@manimal) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@morgan If you need motivation just think about the prolactin, you’re increasing your longevity by not exposing your brain to as much of that stuff. Although women don’t release as much of that in a single release as men do, from what I understand. Still makes a difference though.

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know1 (0) (@know1) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

one week into it. feeling pretty good, but super horny.
i have this weird nervous feeling inside my body, like an anxious energy vibration.

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John (27) (@jblisstaz) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@know1 same dude, the last two day’s I’ve felt very anxious, but I think it may be because I just got a new job that’s starting soon. I’ve also had a lot of dreams about watching porn.

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Sarah (113) (@smorris926) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

I don’t know if any other girls have commented on this, but I’m gonna be honest, and say I’d like to do this challenge too ha… Starting tomorrow! Wish me luck!

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Mardah (1) (@vedran) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

1 week passed. Mostly smooth sailing except on day 6 when I saw some pics from the Rio carnival :D
I got over the temptation by going to YBOP and reading some more testimonials..instant motivation :)

@sarah, start NOW :) good luck!

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Emily (3) (@briarxxxrose) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

I wish you the best! but personally I could never do it! I mean… hell i COULD but i have no desire to what so ever. I’m content. but good luck! :)

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Kristian (81) (@lordcat) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

I don’t know why but this feels like this is going to be a pure awkward month for me =P

Fuck it, For the shits and giggles I’ll do it.
Need to work on learning to meditate and table tennis anyway =P

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clintbeastwood (6) (@clintbeastwood) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

Day 58 and I have to say, the mental triggers that set me off are very weak now.

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Barkie (21) (@bakra) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

alright, I need to start over again. yesterday morning I sinned out of pure boredom, wich is kind of ridiculous but it happened.
a bit strange because day 1 till 4 were going without any trouble or need whatsoever. then the 5th day was a bit tricky because I was horny and bored but I managed to not do it. then 6 was no problem again. But despite of this first failure I will try again and I´m pretty confident that I can make the 30 days, I heard that the first 8 are the hardest, maybe thats why I cracked on the 7th.

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clintbeastwood (6) (@clintbeastwood) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

The first 8 for me were definitely the hardest, your mental triggers to do it are the strongest then. you just have to notice when you get triggered to do it and then try to work out or do something as soon as possible.

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nick (5) (@nickahrens) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

Im a little late to the party, but count me in!

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Bryan Hellard (307)M (@xyver) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

Dum de dum, day 1. Wasn’t as good as I thought it’d be, so will be easier next time xD

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Stony Island (115) (@emjay) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

Folks… This is hard.

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Filip (2,818)M (@filipek) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

I just signed up here, after reading an interesting article of a friend of mine, and this is the first discussion topic I clicked on. After spending 2 minuts on YBOP I decided to spend the rest of my evening reading about it, and probably setting a new goal for myself, like you guys did. I have to read a little bit more yet, to find out what it is all about, but at first sight it seems legit to me.

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Martijn Schirp (112,780)A (@martijn) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

Welcome Filip, glad to have you here! :)

First time I did this challenge I was in the perfect environment (buddhist monastery in Nepal with buddhist precepts), and it was still incredible hard. I managed in the end, but I went through some intense difficult inner struggles. You can do it, but living your daily life with alot of stress factors and distractions only makes it easier to listen to your monkey-mind. So don’t be so hard on yourself when you don’t succeed when you don’t meet the goals you’ve set for yourself. Be happy that you are someone who dares to challenge their long held beliefs and neurosis.

From the people I talked to in the monastery, more than half gave in one time or another. This is normal, you didn’t acquire these habits overnight, and you won’t lose them so fast either. Just remember you are stronger than the external forces working on your desires, and everything will work out!

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Trisha (2) (@trishashifter) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

I failed on the second day. I’m considering just quitting porn, because I’ve always been a porn hating, secret porn watcher and I’m sick of it. So that half of the challenge is still ON for me. But the no masturbation part, I’m not so sure and here’s why: I struggle with depression/anxiety, and when I start to feel “pent up” (which occurs from one to no more than 4 days after i masturbate) I know that to do it will decrease my uncomfortable feeling. Now i consider that I should try new meditation techniques and just try to get through that excuse, but then I talked to my boyfriend yesterday and he gave me another thought.. We are temporarily stuck having a long distance relationship and he’s afraid that if I don’t masturbate I will be tempted to cheat on him. So I decided that If I do try it I will put in a fail-safe so that if I am tempted to cheat, I will readily give up the challenge, excuse myself, and go take care of business. ha

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Morgan (17) (@m17lee) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@manimal I wasn’t so sure what prolactin was or did so I found this site which I strongly recommend to anyone who doesn’t already know.
http://www.reuniting.info/science/prolactin_sex_libido

This is major motivation. It sounds heavenly to have such reduced anxiety, depression and hostility. I can’t believe that the peak doesn’t stop that day, it keeps elevating for two to three weeks after that one big dose after orgasm. Wow thats a lot of mood swings.

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Trisha (2) (@trishashifter) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@james. I agree, that;s why i have the fail-safe. I will masterbate before cheating

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Nikola Atanasovski (12) (@nikola) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

im in, starting tomorrow. just had some fun with a girl. she wont appreciate this

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Anonymous (2,654) (@) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

You guys are so funny. Tell women to stop being so hot and I’ll manage. I can’t be more honest than that. Good luck to everyone. Making me laugh is just the thing that energizes me. Just don’t feel stupid in the end where you realize you sacrificed only your time. :)
Love.

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Nikola Atanasovski (12) (@nikola) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

i think everytime im tempted to wank, ill come here and engage in some kind of philosophical argument, or play mindless videogames.

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Kaysea (14) (@kedukc) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

3 Days 16 hrs:

Looked through the YBOP site yesterday, really pissed off with myself for wanking all these years.

@joris, that’s correct.. as a matter of fact i have been tidying up for a trip tomorrow so masturbation has been off the menu.

I have failed in the porn aspect, i can’t get rid of the videos on my hard drive. It’s kinda fun teasing myself with a few minutes once in a while haha. *feeling like Odysseus vs the singing nymphs*

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vishnu (1,235) (@vizznou) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

ollight people!!!
(day 15)
first physical effect of quitting this thing.

JUST HAD A FUCKING WET DREAM. wondering how i’m gna clean my sperm-soaken shorts now. i dont even remember the dream, thts the biggest letdown, lol!

ciao

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t-rav (25) (@travis) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@trisha When ever you get “pent up” try going on a hard run, gym session, or what ever exerting sport you favor. Taking out that frustration in a different way may be better for you mentally and physically.

@Kaysea You CAN get rid of the videos on your computer. You should try deleting them all. It feels great, very liberating.

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Stony Island (115) (@emjay) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@vishnu
Dude, same thing happened to me, but I was lucid dreaming, so I don’t feel too guilty. I sort of ‘cheated’…. So let’s begin AGAIN.

@Sasho
Dude, I went clean 4 days, didn’t notice any change.. I’m beggining to return to my ‘everything in moderation’ ways. Meaning, I agree with you, this just might be a time waster if you’re not actually addicted to porn in the ENTIRE sense of the word.

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