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    I do things like get in a taxi and say, "The library, and step on it. Lord's Avatar
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    I remember Rayne once posted about doing the great nofap challenge, then he gave up two days later calling it stupid. Many lols were had... but I digress.

    For those of you who have no idea what I'm talking about, it's an internet movement that's rapidly been building a following in recent years. The concept behind it is that being addicted to pornography destroys one's dopamine receptors. Less dopamine receptors/less dopamine leads to a lack of motivation, a lack of energy and a lack of feeling generally happy. Thus, a lot of males have been giving up the porn and going on nofap in the hopes of self-improvement.

    I tried it myself in July for the first time voluntarily. I will admit I was skeptical, but I found myself driven whenever I thought of telling Rayne I was able to last longer than he was and also the various threads detailing the nofap adventures and benefits experienced by other people on the internet. Mostly I was unsure of whether or not there would be any benefits because of two things: firstly, it was quite possible everything that went towards nofap being some sort of miracle benefactor of the people was simply placebo; secondly, I'm not really the type of person who is cut out for nofap - I don't have confidence problems; I tend to be pretty happy most of the time (these days at least, haha); I don't have problems pulling girls in social settings; I don't even watch pornography.

    But I decided to do it anyway!

    As this all took place a few months ago and I have a terrible memory, everything feels sort of fuzzy. But I do remember that it really wasn't easy. They say it gets better but it doesn't. General horniness increased a ridiculous amount. To deal with this and not succumb to my primal urges, begging for a dopamine rush, I distracted myself by working out hard; making an increased effort to talk to people; writing; playing music. I've read there's supposed to be periods of flatlining, where you fall into an extreme depression and lose all ability to feel aroused for a short amount of time but I didn't experience that myself.

    I lasted thirty-two days. That's just over a month until I 'relapsed'. It was only in the third and fourth week that I began to notice any, well, noticeable changes. For example, I went to my friend's party and people were complimenting me on how my face appeared to be 'glowing'. I would put this down to an increased amount of time spent outdoors or just not looking at the computer screen. This was down to the fact that it's too easy for the internet to compromise a nofap attempt. My acne cleared up a good bit. Girls were actively starting conversations with me/blatantly hitting on me. What I noticed most of all was that whilst I usually have to try not to give a fuck about things, I suddenly found that I didn't give a fuck about things. It was a strange juxtaposition - it was as if I felt motivated to pursue all of my interests but socially, my apathy was off the scales.

    Another effect of nofap - probably the most obvious one, actually - is the fact that your standards drop. I always reckon I do well for myself with the opposite sex because I have very high standards and I still pull somewhat regularly, but I was on fire towards the end of nofap. Went to a club to celebrate results in August and within the first half an hour (this is after four litres of lager and a few cokes and vodkas had been consumed, mind) I was just standing beside the bar, which is situated a good bit above the dancefloor, and I was just watching everyone dance. A girl caught my eye and I beckoned her over, leaned down and started kissing her without even saying anything. I then went on to pull two other girls throughout the night (which I'm still pretty impressed with because I was sitting in the same seat when I pulled both of them, though not at the same time). I'm not sure if nofap leads one to radiate testosterone. It probably does. That, combined with apathy, seems to be a magnet for women.

    Placebo? The real deal? I still have no clue. This is attempt number two and I'm currently on day three, I'll tell you if I see my quality of life marginally improve once more.
    Well, I open my eyes and I see things. I've seen spirits moving through the walls. I've seen a vortex coming through the wall. I've seen amorphous little balls of light bouncing all around in the front yard through the window. I've seen giant bugs on the floor. I was in a hotel room in Amarillo, Texas, and all I remember is standing on the bed and seeing the whole wall in front of me filled with lights that were [makes popping sound] popping like popcorn out of the wall. Then I'll wake up and I go "Wow, I was standing on my bed and staring at this wall."

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    reading multiple paragraphs of lord's musing on his masturbating habits was never on my to do list

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    Nor did you think it would make you think about your own masturbating habits, but my paragraphs work in strange ways
    Well, I open my eyes and I see things. I've seen spirits moving through the walls. I've seen a vortex coming through the wall. I've seen amorphous little balls of light bouncing all around in the front yard through the window. I've seen giant bugs on the floor. I was in a hotel room in Amarillo, Texas, and all I remember is standing on the bed and seeing the whole wall in front of me filled with lights that were [makes popping sound] popping like popcorn out of the wall. Then I'll wake up and I go "Wow, I was standing on my bed and staring at this wall."

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    Few things I forgot: your voice actually DEEPENS during nofap, probably due to the increased testosterone in your system. I never ever felt tired; it was like I had constant energy.

    The only detractor I can think of was that when I drank too much towards the end, I became prone to starting fights with my friends. Which, once again, was more than likely down to the testosterone. I'm talking about physical fights here.
    Well, I open my eyes and I see things. I've seen spirits moving through the walls. I've seen a vortex coming through the wall. I've seen amorphous little balls of light bouncing all around in the front yard through the window. I've seen giant bugs on the floor. I was in a hotel room in Amarillo, Texas, and all I remember is standing on the bed and seeing the whole wall in front of me filled with lights that were [makes popping sound] popping like popcorn out of the wall. Then I'll wake up and I go "Wow, I was standing on my bed and staring at this wall."

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    i will never understand people becoming belligerent when drunk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord View Post
    Few things I forgot: your voice actually DEEPENS during nofap, probably due to the increased testosterone in your system.
    this incourages me to masturbate ever more

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    Sometimes I'll just go a week without it, and sometimes I'll do it twice in a day.

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    I never masturbated so much that I felt the need to stop for prolonged periods of time

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    interesting story lol. i might want to try this myself. as of late, i find myself doing it more than twice a day, and towards the end of it feel a depression of some sort from it.

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    Bump 4 rayne's attention

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    On day two represent. I think I'm gonna use this thread as my nofap journal. Considering I'm in university now, it should make for an interesting story.

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    My roommate is doing nofap with mixed results. I kinda want to do it again for an extended period of time but I don't give enough of a shit.

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    how do you not have time to not do something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirby View Post
    how do you not have time to not do something?
    Eh to be fair it can make it very hard to concentrate between the bouts of mental clarity. You get excessively horny and all you can think about is girls etc.
    Well, I open my eyes and I see things. I've seen spirits moving through the walls. I've seen a vortex coming through the wall. I've seen amorphous little balls of light bouncing all around in the front yard through the window. I've seen giant bugs on the floor. I was in a hotel room in Amarillo, Texas, and all I remember is standing on the bed and seeing the whole wall in front of me filled with lights that were [makes popping sound] popping like popcorn out of the wall. Then I'll wake up and I go "Wow, I was standing on my bed and staring at this wall."

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    Well I'm on day 4 or 5 of nofap and I guess this would be a good time to start. Just so you know I am going to win. Yes this is a contest.

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    Competition is motivating stuff, thanks j.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord View Post
    Competition is motivating stuff, thanks j.
    I lost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stiles View Post
    I lost.
    You one weak nigga man. Disgraceful.
    Well, I open my eyes and I see things. I've seen spirits moving through the walls. I've seen a vortex coming through the wall. I've seen amorphous little balls of light bouncing all around in the front yard through the window. I've seen giant bugs on the floor. I was in a hotel room in Amarillo, Texas, and all I remember is standing on the bed and seeing the whole wall in front of me filled with lights that were [makes popping sound] popping like popcorn out of the wall. Then I'll wake up and I go "Wow, I was standing on my bed and staring at this wall."

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    Going into day four. The not-so-obvious reasons for my enjoyment of nofap the last time I did it are coming back to me - I'm actively looking for things to do with friends so I don't end up by myself, where I can get distracted and relapse/reset. Life is good.
    Well, I open my eyes and I see things. I've seen spirits moving through the walls. I've seen a vortex coming through the wall. I've seen amorphous little balls of light bouncing all around in the front yard through the window. I've seen giant bugs on the floor. I was in a hotel room in Amarillo, Texas, and all I remember is standing on the bed and seeing the whole wall in front of me filled with lights that were [makes popping sound] popping like popcorn out of the wall. Then I'll wake up and I go "Wow, I was standing on my bed and staring at this wall."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord View Post
    The only detractor I can think of was that when I drank too much towards the end, I became prone to starting fights with my friends. Which, once again, was more than likely down to the testosterone. I'm talking about physical fights here.
    That's not down to testosterone, that's down to the natural state of an Irishman being leery and unable to keep his drink in check haha.

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    Day 7. The difficulty level is getting higher and higher, leaving me in some state of perpetual hornyness. What makes it even worse is I'm also sick at the moment so that's funny too. Overall though, life is good. As I mentioned earlier, I'm making more of an effort to DO things in order to distract myself and not relapse. This has lead to me being more and more social. It was my friend's birthday on Thursday night and we went clubbing. Didn't want to get too drunk so I only went out with like four bottles. But this is the crew and a startling abundance of them consume vodka without a mixer. So after I finished my bottles I hit the vodka, absinthe etc. Got absolutely fucked. It was a funny night though; some friend of my friend told us he won a scratch card worth thirty Euro and that he'd buy us all drink. My friend ordered four drinks. Turned out his friend actually had no money on him so we grabbed the drinks and left for the dancefloor. The bouncers caught up with us, grabbed my friend by the shoulder and escorted him outside. Needless to say I downed my drink in style and didn't get kicked out hahahaha.

    I'm noticing more and more people are making an effort to get to know me. As I was queuing in the library a few days ago, a girl approached me out of nowhere and just started talking to me. An old friend of mine invited me to a party where I wouldn't know anyone and I didn't feel even remotely apprehensive about going. Went to it last night and it was very fun. And there were females involved! But that's all I'll say about that.
    Well, I open my eyes and I see things. I've seen spirits moving through the walls. I've seen a vortex coming through the wall. I've seen amorphous little balls of light bouncing all around in the front yard through the window. I've seen giant bugs on the floor. I was in a hotel room in Amarillo, Texas, and all I remember is standing on the bed and seeing the whole wall in front of me filled with lights that were [makes popping sound] popping like popcorn out of the wall. Then I'll wake up and I go "Wow, I was standing on my bed and staring at this wall."

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    Married. It's not much of an issue

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    Also for whatever reason I haven't jerked it in 5 days. Might as well keep this going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qoorl View Post
    Married. It's not much of an issue
    Always amazed by the married men on the nofap forums saying how it revitalised their relationships and stuff.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rayne View Post
    Also for whatever reason I haven't jerked it in 5 days. Might as well keep this going.
    A CHALLENGER APPEARS
    Well, I open my eyes and I see things. I've seen spirits moving through the walls. I've seen a vortex coming through the wall. I've seen amorphous little balls of light bouncing all around in the front yard through the window. I've seen giant bugs on the floor. I was in a hotel room in Amarillo, Texas, and all I remember is standing on the bed and seeing the whole wall in front of me filled with lights that were [makes popping sound] popping like popcorn out of the wall. Then I'll wake up and I go "Wow, I was standing on my bed and staring at this wall."

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