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    Why are you guys doing this exactly?? Do you actually believe abstaining from your natural urges is healthy? You do all know that regular ejaculation can and does decrease the chances of testicular cancer right?

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    (Original post by The French Guy)
    Why are you guys doing this exactly?? Do you actually believe abstaining from your natural urges is healthy? You do all know that regular ejaculation can and does decrease the chances of testicular cancer right?

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    We're practising fapstinence, the art of resisting the urge to stroke the salami. People have different reasons for it - mine are to develop my self-control. I want to lead my life; I don't want to be at the mercy of my love muscle. Fapstinence is one of the most difficult yet convenient tests of will power available, so to me it is the perfect choice.
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    I got warnings for posting a link to a pirate bay proxy. Posting pornography would be like an hero.
    No, I'm not getting a 7 day ban.
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    Put me down for one failure...I could not for the life of me get to sleep otherwise, due to excess coffee drinking...
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    I only just saw this NOW. Am I too late to start? :/
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    (Original post by CTsMcLovinYa)
    I only just saw this NOW. Am I too late to start? :/
    No, all new-comers welcome.
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    (Original post by CTsMcLovinYa)
    I only just saw this NOW. Am I too late to start? :/
    No you can still join!!

    (Original post by miser)
    We're practising fapstinence, the art of resisting the urge to stroke the salami. People have different reasons for it - mine are to develop my self-control. I want to lead my life; I don't want to be at the mercy of my love muscle. Fapstinence is one of the most difficult yet convenient tests of will power available, so to me it is the perfect choice.
    Totally agreed!
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    (Original post by miser)
    We're practising fapstinence, the art of resisting the urge to stroke the salami. People have different reasons for it - mine are to develop my self-control. I want to lead my life; I don't want to be at the mercy of my love muscle. Fapstinence is one of the most difficult yet convenient tests of will power available, so to me it is the perfect choice.
    You know, I have a crazy idea. How about you get yourself a hobby or better yet a girlfriend. To fill the time and keep you occupied? You obviously have too much time on your hand.:pierre:

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    (Original post by The French Guy)
    You know, I have a crazy idea. How about you get yourself a hobby or better yet a girlfriend. To fill the time and keep you occupied? You obviously have too much time on your hand.:pierre:

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    I count myself lucky in that I have a lot of hobbies. As for getting a girlfriend I'm completely in favour of it.
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    this is beginning to turn into some kind of cult
    1st jan 2014 we're all gonna have a massive circlejerk!
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    (Original post by miser)
    No, you're completely welcome.
    Coolio.
    In which case I officially begin my quest to not fap!
    17/1/13
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    (Original post by miser)
    Mate, that pic is absolutely awesome. I want it as my desktop background, but it's too small :/
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    (Original post by johndoranglasgow)
    Coolio.
    In which case I officially begin my quest to not fap!
    17/1/13
    Congratulations and welcome aboard! :congrats:
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    (Original post by RichyFrench)
    Mate, that pic is absolutely awesome. I want it as my desktop background, but it's too small :/
    You could find a bigger image to stick it in the middle of maybe? Or alongside other motivational materials?
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    Congratulations and welcome aboard! :congrats:
    *Immediately regrets not allowing myself one for the road*
    Any chance you could look the other way for 2-4 minutes?

    Is this the first year of this by the way?
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    (Original post by Sovr'gnChancellor£)
    Who, like myself, is embarking on this great and challenging journey? :proud:

    I began on 01/01/2013 00:00.

    If you too began then, then all the better for a full 2013! However, if you still want to take part, by all means begin now! Be a man! (Sorry, no women allowed EDIT: Actually, females may join, if you can convince me that you'll actually be able to procure benefits from abstaining, much like males do)!

    RULES:

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    - No touching whatsoever (except for clear and non-sexual reasons/purposes - e.g. shower etc).

    - No stroking whatsoever.

    - No auto-fellatio whatsoever (who in the hell can do that anyway? :lolwut: )

    - No porn whatsoever (however, this is a bonus rule - but it makes sense to abstain from this also).

    - No ejaculation (unless with another person, then this challenge clearly wouldn't matter to you, unless of course, you wanted to abstain from solo sexual activities in order to be more potent and virile for mutual sexual encounters :ahee: ).

    - Notify the thread/OP if you fail, stating the date of failure.- The rule about restarting is.....
    {I'm currently waiting on input from participants about this one. So far, I'm thinking that there should only be one restarting attempt allowed in the whole year and it must be within a 15 day window from the point of failure. However, as many are beginners, this may be too harsh? Interested in any contributions...}


    Just enjoy your horniness lads and let that productivity, motivation and confidence rocket up and see your positive social interaction and confidence with girls exponentially increase!

    So, who's in?
    I'll gladly put your name down and we can post here, as we're all in this together (not in the "Call me dave" manner). Also, if you fail (or, indeed, are in danger of failing), post here to notify (where you will be named and shamed )/for some support. Also, (even though I've now mentioned it too late), state the date on which you began.

    Why do this? Here's a good explanation, courtesy of our respected user "RichyFrench" :congrats: :

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    :congrats: **Current participants**: :congrats:

    [If you asked me to add you and you don't see your name there yet, don't worry. I'm probably just dealing with the backlog of new participants and I'll have you added as soon as possible!]

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    Alix23(06/01/2013 - 07/01/2013) [FAILED!]
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    SDavis123 (12/01/2013 - 13/01/2013) [FAILED!]
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    Also, here is the group to compliment this thread:
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/group.php?groupid=2217

    Note: :congrats: Especial thanks goes to "Bluffroom", Vice Chancellor of this Thread and Deputy Group Leader of the No Fap Society and "RichyFrench", Deputy Group Leader of the society. :congrats:

    UPDATES:

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    (P.S. This isn't just pure abstinence; it's a complete redirection of energies. This means - be a bit more daring, heroic, do more sports, go out more, socialise more and more with females or males and increase confidence and dominance.)

    (P.P.S. Personally, I am trying to do several willpower challenges. Apart from no fapping [also, trying no ejaculating], I'm also doing no fast foods/direct sugary foods for the year. It's always nice to try new things and experience alternative modes of living and depriving yourself in pleasures - it's a different way of experiencing existence.)

    Some Tips from Sovr'gnChancellor£:

    (To be added to regularly and frequently)

    -If you feel like you're going crazy and can't think of anything else or divert your attention to study or a task at hand, do something crazy/spontaneous. Dance spontaneously to some expressive and exciting music. Go out for a quick run. Just release some of that pent-up energy so that you can focus on tasks at hand or whatever.


    - Also, for those of you who started on 1st Jan, tomorrow will be really difficult. On the 7th day of no fapping, your testosterone can spike by up to 145% so you may REALLY have the urge to fap. On day 8 though it starts to drop back down again to near normal levels, so it's a case of gritting your teeth for a bit and just riding out the storm. (Credit goes to "RichyFrench")

    Here is another piece of useful advice for our participants, this time from a fellow esteemed participant ("0906079" :congrats: ):

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    PERSONAL EXPERIENCES WITH NO TUGGING/PORN/NO RELEASE:



    TESTIMONIES FROM PARTICIPANTS:

    (Updated regularly)



    NOTE:

    There are two modes to this challenge, with one being 'harder' than the other -
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    - On the one hand, we have the 'EASY' mode, whereby, you must completely refrain from any solo pleasure whatsoever for the rest of the year but you are able to engage in mutual sexual relations with another.


    - On the other hand, we have the 'HARD' mode (which is more challenging than the former), whereby you not only completely refrain from any solo pleasure, but you also completely abstain from any sexual release whatsoever for the rest of the year.


    In any case, most participants will be in the 'EASY' mode, as the challenge itself may be a means to court for partners amongst other things.


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    sorry havent been keeping up with this but i failed it man times this and last week. il try check back more often. its hard killing me as always any help for tonight and continuing or if anyone can help would be good just quote and post. am i still in my name on the list or not.
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    (Original post by johndoranglasgow)
    *Immediately regrets not allowing myself one for the road*
    Any chance you could look the other way for 2-4 minutes?

    Is this the first year of this by the way?
    Yes. I started 2 weeks ago today.
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    You could find a bigger image to stick it in the middle of maybe? Or alongside other motivational materials?
    Great idea. I've put something together that's alright at the mo but I'm not happy with it. Will try to make a good motivational background at some point.

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    sorry havent been keeping up with this but i failed it man times this and last week. il try check back more often. its hard killing me as always any help for tonight and continuing or if anyone can help would be good just quote and post. am i still in my name on the list or not.
    Sovr'gn is unfortunately banned for a week so nobody can update the original post. If you find yourself struggling, what helps me is to identify clearly the reasons why you want to do the challenge, and repeat them to yourself until your urge fades. Whenever I do this I become re-imbued with a sense of ambition and purpose, reinvigorated for completing the challenge.

    Other people find that physical exercise is a good replacement and whenever they feel the urge coming on, they drop and do 30 press ups or the like. The key is to experiment and find an effective strategy that works for you. Keep at it and you can do it.
 
 
 
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