I am in but I will start tomorrow.
I am in but I will start tomorrow.
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.
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.
wasn't there a thread a while back saying orgasming once every 6 days was an effective way to live?
Been doing fine, don't feel any different.
Possibly due to the fact I never looked at porn or fapped in the first place
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?
I'm surprised how much I've been fighting the need to fap. I thought I wouldn't make it a day.
i've never heard of a fucking pool before
are they hip?
how many women do they contain
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 haven't watched porn for a year and a half. Imagination > porn, for me. So, uh, have I been unintentionally doing this or what?
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
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.
Every time i want to watch porn i play scp-containment breach
instead of watching porn i just shit everywhere
its a good system
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.
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...
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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what the fuck are you doing
Well, now that this topic has been bumped...
how'd this go for the participants?
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.
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
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.
I don't use porn anyway. It doesn't give me bigger orgasms so what is the point?
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
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 friends
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