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    (Original post by PureMathsigma)
    I have a question: If it were impossible currently for someone to be doing anything but hard mode, do they count as doing hard mode, easy mode, or no mode?
    It would still be 'HARD' mode. It's 'HARD' mode because you are getting no sexual release whatsoever - therefore, it seems both difficult to the participant in 'HARD' mode and other participants who are in 'EASY' mode.

    Hard mode is arguably much more challenging than easy mode, in that the participant in easy mode still gets a release, and so they're clearly not going to miss tugging as much or get as many urges because a need is being satisfied.

    Hope that cleared it up?
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    (Original post by KingP1N)
    Only Day 4 and I seem to get turned on by any remotely decent looking girl and have strong urges to look at porn. Don't know how much longer I'll last.
    Stay with us, P1N. Don't fall into the sea now. Just ignore those urges - at least you can clearly see that your brain has been manipulated by porn; so try to break away from it. Rein those base instincts under your conscious control.

    Good luck. Hang in there! :top:

    (Original post by Stef.Rees17)
    Count me in, i'm up for the challange. Put my name down when you get the chance
    Glad to have you with us! :congrats:

    Good luck! :yy:

    (Original post by jam277)
    Yeah I cycle hard. Do a fat burn exercise on the 4th level(6 overall). My legs are killing me when I do it. running obviously is more high impact but even then I do 160 in ten mins.

    I used to cycle 30-40 miles every Saturday round Essex and back to London in 2-3 hrs without too much problems so I'm better than average. Had a place with a hill that went on for a good 10 mins but I liked the view, riding with no hands as well when on a good stretch of road.

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    That's good. But you must have some powerful legs from it, no?

    (Original post by miser)
    Today is day 7.

    The OP suggests I should have some kind of testosterone boost today (and so increased urges) but I'm not feeling anything of that sort luckily. I have however been feeling very positive, if a little tired from lack of quality sleep. Yesterday while shopping I noticed I was feeling pretty confident, but when it came to the crunch I didn't act any differently (e.g. make conversation with the cashier).

    My urges have steadily declined over time, and last night despite thinking some sexual thoughts before I fell asleep, I didn't have any particular urge to do anything with them. This is all welcome as far as I'm concerned.

    I'm starting to feel a sense of identity with fapstinence, increasingly thinking of myself more as a person who acts purposefully rather than at the mercy of his inherited desires. I've become quite convinced that this first week will have been the hardest, and so it's downhill for the rest of the year, so long as I guard against complacency.
    Good to hear that all is fairly well.

    Personally, I don't believe strictly in there being testosterone spikes and whatnot at specific intervals. I get spikes at many periods of time - there could be a great big spike in just only after a few days of not tugging; not necessarily on the seventh day.

    In any case, from my past experience (especially the long 4 month period), I had great spikes regularly, not just after every week (i.e. that there wasn't just a spike on the seventh day and then no more spikes for the rest of the four months!).

    But you should also try to get some good quality sleep too, so that the positive effects of the challenge are no undermined.

    Hang in there! :top:
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    (Original post by Dorito)
    this is ridiculously hard now.
    Hang in there! :top:

    (Original post by Iamyourfather)
    If you keep this up, be prepared for the biggest orgasm of your life come 01/2014.

    Excuse pun.
    But that would seem arguably better than regular, standard-grade orgasms, no? :holmes:
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    Here's some more motivation for those of you taking part but aren't also on reddit.

    Before you click, I'll tell you what's there. It's a girl holding up a few signs with messages on. The girl isn't naked, this isn't porn.. but she is hot, so be careful and remember your goal. Stay calm. Focus on what she's saying rather than her looks.
    http://imgur.com/a/Pwn0c

    To know there's actually girls out there who support us doing NoFap is really helpful. Don't let the naysayers get you down!
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    (Original post by RichyFrench)
    Here's some more motivation for those of you taking part but aren't also on reddit.

    Before you click, I'll tell you what's there. It's a girl holding up a few signs with messages on. The girl isn't naked, this isn't porn.. but she is hot, so be careful and remember your goal. Stay calm. Focus on what she's saying rather than her looks.
    http://imgur.com/a/Pwn0c

    To know there's actually girls out there who support us doing NoFap is really helpful. Don't let the naysayers get you down!
    ...

    Yeah she's nice, but would that really make me fap?
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    2 sex dreams in a row. Wtf, that never happens...
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    (Original post by tehforum)
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    Yeah she's nice, but would that really make me fap?
    Some people would. Maybe you're stronger willed, but if you're really horny a girl like that can make it hard to resist. Plenty of TSR-pic stalkers about, maybe some of them are here.
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    I have failed you all. :sad:

    It wasn't really worth it, so I shall begin again.
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    (Original post by RichyFrench)
    Some people would. Maybe you're stronger willed, but if you're really horny a girl like that can make it hard to resist. Plenty of TSR-pic stalkers about, maybe some of them are here.
    Yeah probs - but I've only gone 4 days.
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      (Original post by Sovr'gnChancellor£)
      Good to have a real man on board! Did you begin on 01/01/13 or when?

      And yes, you have to post if you fail, so we know who are the last men/who is the last man standing
      Real men acknowledge that masturbation isn't wrong.
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      (Original post by Dorito)
      this is ridiculously hard now.
      And how about the fapstinence :eek:

      Add me to this please.
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      (Original post by Tootles)
      Real men acknowledge that masturbation isn't wrong.
      I don't think masturbation is wrong, I don't feel bad about it either. It's a mess to clean up though and I don't wanna change my pants yet so I doubt I'll be doing it as of yet.

      I'm just trying to see if these effects of not masturbating is actually true. I know that when I masturbate after holding out for a few days/week it feels much better than doing it every day.
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      (Original post by RichyFrench)
      Here's some more motivation for those of you taking part but aren't also on reddit.

      Before you click, I'll tell you what's there. It's a girl holding up a few signs with messages on. The girl isn't naked, this isn't porn.. but she is hot, so be careful and remember your goal. Stay calm. Focus on what she's saying rather than her looks.
      http://imgur.com/a/Pwn0c

      To know there's actually girls out there who support us doing NoFap is really helpful. Don't let the naysayers get you down!
      Yeah I can tell I haven't masturbated for days...
      She's nice, but I wouldn't go on a straight up fap because of it and I'm probably near my peak stage. I'm on day 5/6 now.

      Oh well I'm actually handling this well despite the close call.

      Who knew that the opposite sex/same sex were so addictive though.
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      (Original post by jam277)
      I don't think masturbation is wrong, I don't feel bad about it either. It's a mess to clean up though and I don't wanna change my pants yet so I doubt I'll be doing it as of yet.

      I'm just trying to see if these effects of not masturbating is actually true. I know that when I masturbate after holding out for a few days/week it feels much better than doing it every day.
      It is usually like that for me, but I did three weeks of no fap in 2011 and the first time I jizzed myself it was just one of those phantom ones where you spooge quickly and think 'is that it?'

      I did proceed to 'chain masturbate' furiously for the next few days, however.
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      closing in on 3 weeks - this is so easy! No sex dreams or wet dreams yet
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      (Original post by Dorito)
      I have failed you all. :sad:

      It wasn't really worth it, so I shall begin again.
      That's too bad. :sigh:

      However, learn from the failure and get back up stronger. :top:

      Good luck! :yy:

      (Original post by Wilfred Little)
      And how about the fapstinence :eek:

      Add me to this please.
      Good to have you on board! :congrats:
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      (Original post by Sovr'gnChancellor£)
      Good to have you on board! :congrats:
      Thanks a lot buddy.

      Start date: January 9th.
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      (Original post by jam277)
      Yeah I can tell I haven't masturbated for days...
      She's nice, but I wouldn't go on a straight up fap because of it and I'm probably near my peak stage. I'm on day 5/6 now.

      Oh well I'm actually handling this well despite the close call.

      Who knew that the opposite sex/same sex were so addictive though.
      Good effort man, keep going.

      Yeah exactly, when you don't fap all the time to porn you realise how hot real people actually are. It's incredible.
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      (Original post by Iamyourfather)
      I would join in but for my own mental well-being, I need to fap.
      Father?! :afraid:

      (Original post by Tootles)
      Real men acknowledge that masturbation isn't wrong.
      AMEN!!
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      (Original post by Tootles)
      Real men acknowledge that masturbation isn't wrong.
      Who said anything about it being wrong? It's always good to challenge oneself however :cool: And masturbation is a very good example of something to challenge oneself over.
     
     
     
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