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    (Original post by Zytex)
    Keep going man, you can do it.
    I know matey, cheers for the support

    As previously mentioned there are benefits!

    Also I am willing to bet that any virgins doing this will lose their virginity by the end of the year. Anyone agree?
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    It's only been a week. This is hard.
    I have a girlfriend, but I only see her on the weekends.
    I have stopped because I feel I am addicted to Porn.
    Its true, the dopamine(desire chemical) levels are stabilizing.
    But I'm scared its making me want to cheat on my girlfriend.
    Or just break up with her, to hook up with random chicks.
    What do?
    EDIT: InB4 Not a relationship thread.
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    Day 12... I feel empty, my confidence levels have dropped and I have no desire to fap. I feel energetic but I don't feel as high as I did the first week of fapstinence. I'm gonna sit it out until the end of the month, otherwise it seems like no fap, for me, is best on weekly rotations
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    (Original post by Blob2491)
    Day 12... I feel empty, my confidence levels have dropped and I have no desire to fap. I feel energetic but I don't feel as high as I did the first week of fapstinence. I'm gonna sit it out until the end of the month, otherwise it seems like no fap, for me, is best on weekly rotations
    So your giving up?
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    (Original post by Golden_Boy786)
    So your giving up?
    I said i'm waiting until the end of the month to see if things pick up again
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    Why are you letting people restart, surely that defeats the point? You should just name and shame them if they admit to failing.
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    (Original post by Blob2491)
    I said i'm waiting until the end of the month to see if things pick up again
    Okzz no problem.

    (Original post by Dr Pesto)
    Why are you letting people restart, surely that defeats the point? You should just name and shame them if they admit to failing.
    Thats what i thought considering it is a 'year' challenge. But after seeing so many people give in. I think its only fair to restart only giving 3 chances, if that makes sense.
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    Yeah I failed.
    From now until the end of January I'm gonna see if fapping once a week is better than long periods of abstinence. I'll be restarting in February!
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    Failed last night. Came back really drunk after a night out and just thought, "Meh, might as well".

    Restarting from today.
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    (Original post by Blob2491)
    Yeah I failed.
    From now until the end of January I'm gonna see if fapping once a week is better than long periods of abstinence. I'll be restarting in February!
    I'm going to do the same lol
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    Challenge has picked up in difficulty quite significantly last few days - have to admit that if I hadn't put my name down on the list and declared to everyone I would last until the end of Feb then I probably would have given up by now. It's a tricky time of year to be doing this, with days being so short and people less inclined to go out and do activities. A "handy" tip for everyone else who is thinking of giving in - consider the fact that you have already banked a given number of days. If you give up, you've only got your experience up to that point to reflect upon what changes you encountered. In my opinion, the main interest in this idea is once you reach a fairly high total (probably a month +).

    A question I've been thinking about...how do you think this challenge compares with going cold turkey from drugs?

    I would imagine cold turkey would be significantly harder in terms of addictiveness and wanting to crave in. But there's a few reasons why I think it's a fair point to ponder - 1) private parts are attached to us, not as if we can get away from them 2) cold turkey lasts a few days, whereas many here will be abstaining for several months 3) not as if masturbation is necessarily unhealthy or given the same stigma as taking certain drugs 4) giving up drugs would be a lifestyle choice - usually with intention to give them up for good. I think it's pretty much a given that everyone here will at some point resume fapping and so there's a certain inevitability to trying to give it up...

    Don't get me wrong though guys I'm still going strong!
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    Well that didn't last long.... :P I gave in to the urge haha.
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    Why am i still checking this thread.
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    Im going to carry this on right until 1st of January 2014!!

    Mark my word lads!
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    (Original post by theoutsider840)
    Challenge has picked up in difficulty quite significantly last few days - have to admit that if I hadn't put my name down on the list and declared to everyone I would last until the end of Feb then I probably would have given up by now. It's a tricky time of year to be doing this, with days being so short and people less inclined to go out and do activities. A "handy" tip for everyone else who is thinking of giving in - consider the fact that you have already banked a given number of days. If you give up, you've only got your experience up to that point to reflect upon what changes you encountered. In my opinion, the main interest in this idea is once you reach a fairly high total (probably a month +).

    A question I've been thinking about...how do you think this challenge compares with going cold turkey from drugs?

    I would imagine cold turkey would be significantly harder in terms of addictiveness and wanting to crave in. But there's a few reasons why I think it's a fair point to ponder - 1) private parts are attached to us, not as if we can get away from them 2) cold turkey lasts a few days, whereas many here will be abstaining for several months 3) not as if masturbation is necessarily unhealthy or given the same stigma as taking certain drugs 4) giving up drugs would be a lifestyle choice - usually with intention to give them up for good. I think it's pretty much a given that everyone here will at some point resume fapping and so there's a certain inevitability to trying to give it up...

    Don't get me wrong though guys I'm still going strong!
    May the force be with you. I can relate to going cold turkey with drugs.
    Most horrible experience ever. I used heroin for a month or so around last year November. Fell into some really bad company and peer pressure really got to me.

    Realised that I was on a very VERY slippery slope and stopped instantly. After using for about a month, about 2 - 3 times a week, the first two weeks of december were torture. Cramps all over and I felt like throwing up almost all the time. Nausea would kick in at the slightest provocation. Then there's the diarrhea. God it was like my arse was on fire. Sleep pattern was completely ****ed. Concentration and motivation tanked completely. Depression, mood changes and all of that. Oh and what no one tells you is the sensitivity to pain. Slightest bruise would feel like getting stabbed and in general aches and pains all over for about a week. Then there's the constant paranoia. Heroin is downer and going off it for even a small duration makes you edgy. School was absolutely ****. I thought people were out to get me, constant looking over my shoulder and even developed a tick in my eye. Runny nose and all of that. You get the point. This persisted for about 2 weeks and by Christmas time, I felt reborn. Like no kidding, R.E.B.O.R.N.

    So yeah trust me ... going cold turkey does not even come close to not fapping. Again, keep going strong and Good Luck.
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    Am I the only girl here finding this hard as hell? Last night I felt horny, would normally have played with my vibe, instead sat in bed about half an hour with my knees drawn up to my face and arms round my legs literally willing myself not to flick the bean. All the while images were going through my mind of my boyfriend's erect penis, square-shouldered army officers, that bloke off Stargazing and my dear departed vibrator .
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    (Original post by raftab)
    May the force be with you. I can relate to going cold turkey with drugs.
    Most horrible experience ever. I used heroin for a month or so around last year November. Fell into some really bad company and peer pressure really got to me.

    Realised that I was on a very VERY slippery slope and stopped instantly. After using for about a month, about 2 - 3 times a week, the first two weeks of december were torture. Cramps all over and I felt like throwing up almost all the time. Nausea would kick in at the slightest provocation. Then there's the diarrhea. God it was like my arse was on fire. Sleep pattern was completely ****ed. Concentration and motivation tanked completely. Depression, mood changes and all of that. Oh and what no one tells you is the sensitivity to pain. Slightest bruise would feel like getting stabbed and in general aches and pains all over for about a week. Then there's the constant paranoia. Heroin is downer and going off it for even a small duration makes you edgy. School was absolutely ****. I thought people were out to get me, constant looking over my shoulder and even developed a tick in my eye. Runny nose and all of that. You get the point. This persisted for about 2 weeks and by Christmas time, I felt reborn. Like no kidding, R.E.B.O.R.N.

    So yeah trust me ... going cold turkey does not even come close to not fapping. Again, keep going strong and Good Luck.
    First of all, congratulations on pulling through that experience - it sounds terrible. I have to admit I didn't know cold turkey would last so long? Especially considering you say you were only using it for a month albeit semi-regularly.

    I was aware when I made the comparison that I was somewhat speculating (having never gone through cold turkey before). I didn't mean it in a difficulty sense as obviously from your account I can see that you experienced a lot of pain and anxiety, a complete other world compared with us, I just meant it in a temptation-to-give-in kind of way. As I mentioned I can only speculate though.
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    (Original post by KatieMM)
    Am I the only girl here finding this hard as hell? Last night I felt horny, would normally have played with my vibe, instead sat in bed about half an hour with my knees drawn up to my face and arms round my legs literally willing myself not to flick the bean. All the while images were going through my mind of my boyfriend's erect penis, square-shouldered army officers, that bloke off Stargazing and my dear departed vibrator .
    Keep going KatieMM. From what you went through yesterday and making it through today without failing, that is your willpower helping you pull through. :cool::yy::thumbsup:
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    Is it too late to start this?
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    (Original post by theoutsider840)
    First of all, congratulations on pulling through that experience - it sounds terrible. I have to admit I didn't know cold turkey would last so long? Especially considering you say you were only using it for a month albeit semi-regularly.

    I was aware when I made the comparison that I was somewhat speculating (having never gone through cold turkey before). I didn't mean it in a difficulty sense as obviously from your account I can see that you experienced a lot of pain and anxiety, a complete other world compared with us, I just meant it in a temptation-to-give-in kind of way. As I mentioned I can only speculate though.
    Thank you Depends on the drug you're using. Heroin withdrawal effects can kick in 6 - 24 hours after the first dose. 2 - 3 times a month is still a lot but some people are over withdrawal symptoms in 2 days while others last a bit.

    LOL Sorry I misread your comparison. Temptation in frequent users is very high. Thing is, it never crossed my mind during the withdrawal stages that if I took some more heroin, it would help alleviate the symptoms. This greatly helped with withdrawal (if that makes sense lol..). But ease of access and frequency of usage play into it as well. Temptation, in my opinion is a lot greater when removed from heroin than fapping. It's all about willpower in the end.
 
 
 
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