1. Post #1041
    double T's Avatar
    June 2010
    141 Posts
    I am in but I will start tomorrow.
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  2. Post #1042

    August 2011
    73 Posts
    Lemme just say a lot of the OP is bullshit. However, out of personal experience, I do agree with what he's trying to convey here.

    When I was 16, masturbation and sex was the only thing in my mind. The same was true for my friends. We joked about how hard it would be to quit masturbating. With the masochist that I am, I said I would be the guinea pig in this little sick joke, à la "40 Days and 40 Nights". I did it for a month. I was fine the first week, even felt a little more refreshed, as the OP would imply. But also, because I had more constructive things to focus my mind. I read more. I tried exercising(which helped a great deal!)Basically, my head was "out of the gutter" that was me jerking off and thinking about sex all the time. The next weeks however, felt more like dark spiral. I do admit I was more flirtatious and sociable towards women, but only because I saw them as potential sex partners. And I was also more moody and somewhat depressed.

    At the end of the month, I still went on without doing it. Couple of days later, after a small encounter with the fairer sex (we only made out), I got insanely horny! I couldn't hold it in anymore and jerked off. The feeling of climax was like no other I had felt before.

    I proceeded to experiment this way for the following months. I would jerk off many times, and then stop for a number of days. I would switch between my imagination and porn. I would go weeks with my imagination alone. I found out these did not make me much happier, both mentally and sexually.

    Years passed, and I eventually found my sweet spot of doing it in moderation. That being said everyone is different. I jerk off as little as twice a week on average. With or without porn. Hell, I become bored and just disgusted with porn sometimes. Sometimes I'll frequent the hardcore sections, or go to the amateur videos with some romance in the mix too.

    I've also watched porn and had a sexual-only relationship with a friend. Didn't make me bad in the sack. Hell if it wasn't for porn, we would not have banged as much as we did, due to my near lack of experience in bed. It has been a great sexual learning tool. Another one of my friend uses it with her boyfriend to make sex interesting and I can say they have sex more than I jerk it.

    Also, the part about being desensitized to sex really rubbed me the wrong way. I mean sure porn CAN cause some sort of desensitization, doesn't mean it will affect everyone the same way. I've known club rats who screwed so many different partners almost daily who were more desensitized to sex than I ever was. These people saw prospective partners as some sort of literal prize. I can't say I've ever objectified a woman to that extent what with all my porn watching. I fear more the yuppie handing out date rape drugs or taking advantage of intoxicated women than I do a teenager watching porn at home.

    Closing on this post, if you truly feel that porn is having such a negative impact on your life, then this "cleanse" may help you a little. But I doubt it seeing as our many problems are often intertwined and stem from many places.
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  3. Post #1043
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    April 2009
    9,855 Posts
    Lemme just say a lot of the OP is bullshit. However, out of personal experience, I do agree with what he's trying to convey here.

    When I was 16, masturbation and sex was the only thing in my mind. The same was true for my friends. We joked about how hard it would be to quit masturbating. With the masochist that I am, I said I would be the guinea pig in this little sick joke, Ã* la "40 Days and 40 Nights". I did it for a month. I was fine the first week, even felt a little more refreshed, as the OP would imply. But also, because I had more constructive things to focus my mind. I read more. I tried exercising(which helped a great deal!)Basically, my head was "out of the gutter" that was me jerking off and thinking about sex all the time. The next weeks however, felt more like dark spiral. I do admit I was more flirtatious and sociable towards women, but only because I saw them as potential sex partners. And I was also more moody and somewhat depressed.

    At the end of the month, I still went on without doing it. Couple of days later, after a small encounter with the fairer sex (we only made out), I got insanely horny! I couldn't hold it in anymore and jerked off. The feeling of climax was like no other I had felt before.

    I proceeded to experiment this way for the following months. I would jerk off many times, and then stop for a number of days. I would switch between my imagination and porn. I would go weeks with my imagination alone. I found out these did not make me much happier, both mentally and sexually.

    Years passed, and I eventually found my sweet spot of doing it in moderation. That being said everyone is different. I jerk off as little as twice a week on average. With or without porn. Hell, I become bored and just disgusted with porn sometimes. Sometimes I'll frequent the hardcore sections, or go to the amateur videos with some romance in the mix too.

    I've also watched porn and had a sexual-only relationship with a friend. Didn't make me bad in the sack. Hell if it wasn't for porn, we would not have banged as much as we did, due to my near lack of experience in bed. It has been a great sexual learning tool. Another one of my friend uses it with her boyfriend to make sex interesting and I can say they have sex more than I jerk it.

    Also, the part about being desensitized to sex really rubbed me the wrong way. I mean sure porn CAN cause some sort of desensitization, doesn't mean it will affect everyone the same way. I've known club rats who screwed so many different partners almost daily who were more desensitized to sex than I ever was. These people saw prospective partners as some sort of literal prize. I can't say I've ever objectified a woman to that extent what with all my porn watching. I fear more the yuppie handing out date rape drugs or taking advantage of intoxicated women than I do a teenager watching porn at home.

    Closing on this post, if you truly feel that porn is having such a negative impact on your life, then this "cleanse" may help you a little. But I doubt it seeing as our many problems are often intertwined and stem from many places.
    Sans the anecdote, this is exactly why I stopped this.
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  4. Post #1044
    jericokez's Avatar
    September 2011
    35 Posts
    I'm in!

  5. Post #1045
    dubstep
    SCopE5000's Avatar
    August 2005
    4,197 Posts
    I love watching the storylines in well-produced porn.

    Brazzers never fails to make incredibly funny and satirical storylines to accompany every one of their videos and with their ridiculous budget (hundreds of millions of dollars a month) they go all out with buying props, cars, limos, sets, mansions, shops, clubs, etc to set them in.
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  6. Post #1046
    Emperor of Ecchi
    Vmonkey's Avatar
    November 2008
    9,380 Posts
    wasn't there a thread a while back saying orgasming once every 6 days was an effective way to live?
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  7. Post #1047
    KwiggALT's Avatar
    April 2008
    697 Posts
    Been doing fine, don't feel any different.

    Possibly due to the fact I never looked at porn or fapped in the first place
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  8. Post #1048

    August 2011
    73 Posts
    I love watching the storylines in well-produced porn.

    Brazzers never fails to make incredibly funny and satirical storylines to accompany every one of their videos and with their ridiculous budget (hundreds of millions of dollars a month) they go all out with buying props, cars, limos, sets, mansions, shops, clubs, etc to set them in.
    I gotta ask: is Brazzers really that big? And does it have that much capital/assets to have such lavish budgets for shoots?

  9. Post #1049
    diaoyudao shi ZHONGGUO de
    Disseminate's Avatar
    December 2007
    4,094 Posts
    It's true though. Have you not ever wondered how they can afford to make these videos at a Californian resort home with five fucking pools, four levels, and about 10,000 ft^2 of space?

  10. Post #1050
    Biggest Homosex
    Flicky's Avatar
    February 2011
    2,667 Posts
    I'm surprised how much I've been fighting the need to fap. I thought I wouldn't make it a day.

  11. Post #1051
    Emperor of Ecchi
    Vmonkey's Avatar
    November 2008
    9,380 Posts
    i've never heard of a fucking pool before
    are they hip?
    how many women do they contain
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  12. Post #1052
    sangara's Avatar
    November 2011
    41 Posts
    So I'm rounding week 3 of this no porn experiment and I have to say I'm having some interesting results:

    1. The confidence boost/energy boost only lasted for about the first week

    2. I'm having incredibly vivid dreams and remembering them daily, I used to never remember my dreams.

    3. I'm finding my self more irritable, less calm. It's not that I'm anxious but at work I'm getting frustrated a lot faster then I usually would.

    4. Any sexual thoughts that I do have, which they are far less frequent, are only about the current girl that I'm seeing, and we haven't actually had sex yet.

    I'll be honest a little part of me wants to give in and go watch porn but I feel like this has just become a personal test of will power. At this point I'm not really sure if I'll go back to watching it, I'm realizing that I don't need it, I can get off perfectly fine with my imagination. I think I'm trying to figure out why I even want to watch it again.
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  13. Post #1053
    Jacinth's Avatar
    January 2010
    1,129 Posts
    I haven't watched porn for a year and a half. Imagination > porn, for me. So, uh, have I been unintentionally doing this or what?

  14. Post #1054
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    Electroholic's Avatar
    June 2011
    2,339 Posts
    Fuck I think I have ED. Haven't been watching porn in a while and now I hardly ever get boners. And I couldn't stay hard when I was fucking
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  15. Post #1055
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    January 2006
    121 Posts
    failed
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  16. Post #1056
    diaoyudao shi ZHONGGUO de
    Disseminate's Avatar
    December 2007
    4,094 Posts
    So I'm rounding week 3 of this no porn experiment and I have to say I'm having some interesting results:

    1. The confidence boost/energy boost only lasted for about the first week

    2. I'm having incredibly vivid dreams and remembering them daily, I used to never remember my dreams.

    3. I'm finding my self more irritable, less calm. It's not that I'm anxious but at work I'm getting frustrated a lot faster then I usually would.

    4. Any sexual thoughts that I do have, which they are far less frequent, are only about the current girl that I'm seeing, and we haven't actually had sex yet.

    I'll be honest a little part of me wants to give in and go watch porn but I feel like this has just become a personal test of will power. At this point I'm not really sure if I'll go back to watching it, I'm realizing that I don't need it, I can get off perfectly fine with my imagination. I think I'm trying to figure out why I even want to watch it again.
    I'm having the same issues - headaches as well. It's great because I just got a job a couple weeks ago and I can't stop getting a massive one right while I'm in the middle of a live golf range.
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  17. Post #1057
    WiP about GW2
    eternalflamez's Avatar
    November 2011
    4,788 Posts
    Rip thread.

    I'm at over 2 months without porn now. Almost 3, I think, although I sortof stopped counting.
    Really, no difference on the long term. Just doing this as some sort of challenge/bet.

  18. Post #1058
    boy i sure do love it when my title doesnt fit
    LuaChobo's Avatar
    December 2009
    6,492 Posts
    Every time i want to watch porn i play scp-containment breach

    instead of watching porn i just shit everywhere

    its a good system
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  19. Post #1059
    WiP about GW2
    eternalflamez's Avatar
    November 2011
    4,788 Posts
    Every time i want to watch porn i play scp-containment breach

    instead of watching porn i just shit everywhere

    its a good system
    Can I have a link, to where I can get this game?

  20. Post #1060
    I'll do whatever you want me to do babe ;)
    Lord_Schrotty's Avatar
    September 2011
    1,780 Posts
    Can I have a link, to where I can get this game?
    http://scpcb.wordpress.com/

    First link on google.

  21. Post #1061
    WiP about GW2
    eternalflamez's Avatar
    November 2011
    4,788 Posts
    Oh it's that thing, I already have the link to it. Haven't downloaded/played yet, though.
    Not really into horror. I'm a fraidycat.

  22. Post #1062

    May 2012
    1 Posts
    The link on page one to The Great Porn Experiment on page is now dead.

    The newly re-edited version on the TEDx youtube channel can be found here: http://youtu.be/wSF82AwSDiU
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  23. Post #1063
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    Strongbad's Avatar
    December 2008
    4,983 Posts
    You forgot under pros of fapping.

    >Longer sexual stamina.
    >Better sperm quality (Yes, really, clearing out the cobwebs is proven to work).
    >Regulated Testosterone peaks. (Again, there's a period of time wherein a certain level of testosterone is good for brain activity, and then it peaks and goes too high.)

    And what's fapping without porn? At least with porn you reinforce your tendancies.

    tl;dr this guy's a sexual fascist.

    You forgot the bit where fapping reduces your chance of prostate cancer.

  24. Post #1064
    diaoyudao shi ZHONGGUO de
    Disseminate's Avatar
    December 2007
    4,094 Posts
    So it's been a month for those of us who started early.

    I've been porn-free for a month, fapped twice (my headaches disappeared when doing this). Basically from this first month, I haven't noticed much significant improvement in anything. My skin's cleared up quite a bit and I'm more focused, but I doubt those are wholly linked to not watching porn. I don't really have any urge to view it any more though, so we'll see if there's still nothing after the second month.

  25. Post #1065
    UntouchedShadow's Avatar
    July 2009
    6,049 Posts
    Not really into horror. I'm a fraidycat.
    Precisely why it's perfect for anti-masturbation.

  26. Post #1066
    Sphene
    Qaus's Avatar
    September 2010
    10,881 Posts
    Apparently I'm the complete opposite.
    I view porn almost daily, but never fap.
    And by "never fap" I mean it.

    I'm not sure what that means about my mentality/brain health from what the OP said...

  27. Post #1067
    Dennab
    July 2013
    1 Posts
    Regardless how good it seems, maybe it is best to exclude extreme amounts of dopamine from your “better living through chemistry” five-year plan. From the standpoint of impulse buying, too high a concentration of dopamine in your brain chemistry mix can lead to impulse shopping, scientists believe. It also makes a person more susceptible for general impulsive behavior, some of which can be as self-destructive as runaway spending, if not more. Source for this article: Personal Finance

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  28. Post #1068
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    March 2012
    1,423 Posts
    what the fuck are you doing
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  29. Post #1069
    DrTaxi's Avatar
    September 2009
    2,865 Posts
    Well, now that this topic has been bumped...

    how'd this go for the participants?

  30. Post #1070
    i-am-teh-sex's Avatar
    November 2009
    3,660 Posts
    Well, now that this topic has been bumped...

    how'd this go for the participants?
    I can next to guarantee 90% failed within the first year, no, month
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  31. Post #1071
    XThatOneGuyX's Avatar
    July 2009
    109 Posts
    I haven't fapped or looked at porn in 49 days. My mind is much clearer and I've had a total confidence boost when talking to girls.
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  32. Post #1072
    diaoyudao shi ZHONGGUO de
    Disseminate's Avatar
    December 2007
    4,094 Posts
    lmfao this thread

    i stopped caring about it after i realized the entire thing a scapegoat for why i was socially awkward. i started going to socials and parties and im p sure that's worked way better than sitting at home wondering why i didnt have a girlfriend
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  33. Post #1073
    iggy650's Avatar
    July 2009
    2,150 Posts
    I'm not really sure about not fapping at all, but at the end of my 8th grade year I set up a system where I masturbated every Friday. I noticed a huge difference in my school work and being able to focus, as well as being happier. I think I'm going to go back to that.

  34. Post #1074
    xVENUSx's Avatar
    August 2009
    594 Posts
    I don't use porn anyway. It doesn't give me bigger orgasms so what is the point?

  35. Post #1075
    shrinkme's Avatar
    March 2010
    907 Posts
    I don't use porn anyway. It doesn't give me bigger orgasms so what is the point?
    I like to look at the ass.
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  36. Post #1076
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    solid_jake's Avatar
    November 2007
    15,981 Posts
    lmfao this thread

    i stopped caring about it after i realized the entire thing a scapegoat for why i was socially awkward. i started going to socials and parties and im p sure that's worked way better than sitting at home wondering why i didnt have a girlfriend
    thank you someone that fucking learned

    fapping is OK if you actually go out and do something. moderation is good if you don't do anything

    but ffs stopping entirely does nothing but make you cranked

  37. Post #1077
    diaoyudao shi ZHONGGUO de
    Disseminate's Avatar
    December 2007
    4,094 Posts
    thank you someone that fucking learned

    fapping is OK if you actually go out and do something. moderation is good if you don't do anything

    but ffs stopping entirely does nothing but make you cranked
    #1 tip to anyone that still thinks this does anything that isn't a placebo:

    there is no such thing as a miracle cure, especially for social awkwardness

    if you want to clear your head, start running
    if you want to become less antisocial, go do something with frienda
    if you want to be happier, stop spending 8 hours a day on your pc
    if you want to be more confident, get a haircut and buy some better clothes, or even start working out. go for a run.
    if you want to be more productive, get an egg timer
    if you want to have more energy, go to bed earlier

    the entire thing is a placebo and you'd see much more self-improvement from doing the above than you would from not looking at specific pixels
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  38. Post #1078
    SCREAMS 4 DA FURRY PORN
    RobbL's Avatar
    December 2011
    6,171 Posts
    -You'll become more sociable and thus likeable - girls will notice this
    - More confidence
    - Less anxiety
    I think this is bullshit
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  39. Post #1079
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    Cyanlime's Avatar
    August 2011
    1,917 Posts
    I think this is bullshit
    fapping would only affect your confidence if you happen to be ashamed of it
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