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    (Original post by mrlazy94)
    man i failed today started on 08/1/2013. i feel so bad right now **** iam so pissed why did i do godd okay starting again today no more i was just really bored plzzz help i feel so bad
    I want you to think about something. Answer me this - how long did it take to beat off? A minute? 5 minutes? 20 minutes? The whole time, did you not have that voice in your head saying "you're gonna feel reallllly **** about this!" ? You need to listen to that voice and let it become more powerful than the pleasurable sensations you get from your penis. I'm not having a go at you, pick yourself back up and get back on the wagon

    "Falling down isn't failure, not getting back up is".

    We're all gonna make it brah!
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    (Original post by manchesterunited15)
    Lets get silly!
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    (Original post by Sovr'gnChancellor£)
    Try harder, Melon, try harder.

    What's making you fail so frequently?
    the internet and its contents, plus too much alone time
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    (Original post by Rachle)
    hmmm.. exercise? learn a new skill?
    Nice profile pic
    fapfapfapfapfapfapfapfapfap....

    Oh dear
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    I might fail again
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    (Original post by HFerguson)
    OK, day 19, and this **** definitely works.

    Effortless socialisation. I don't want people to think I was ever crippled by social anxiety, I never was, but now my conversations have a glossy sheen to them. I feel at ease talking to anyone. Just so confident.
    Excellent, excellently excellent! I'm glad to hear that you're taking such a positive approach to this and that you're actually achieving benefits! :congrats:

    Remain strong and I wish you success with your 'date'! :top:

    P.S.

    The talk of effortless socialisation had me reminiscing of past periods of reticence. Luckily, I'm getting back to those heights... :moon:

    (Original post by HFerguson)
    Feels good man, I'm connecting with people on a whole different level! Got myself a bit of a date tomorrow evening too
    (Original post by Knight Artorias)
    Had a really strong urge this morning to have an immense explosive **** where I just spunked all over myself and laid in the jizz like the repulsive sexual deviant I am. I resisted the temptation though. Press ups this evening, big gym sesh tomorrow. Come at (inside) me bros.
    Good for you for resisting! It's all about the self-control,, willpower and strength of mind.

    Remain steadfast. Remain strong. :top:

    (Original post by KD35)
    Day 3.

    If I can look at hot pictures bordering on porn and have the control to stop myself, does that mean I was never really addicted?

    Got football now, hoping it will improve my performance too!
    Good for you! But, I would personally advise against looking too much at hot pictures, so you don't just suddenly fail - but if you're sure and certain that you can handle it, then by all means look away!

    Good luck!

    (Original post by MathMan)
    Alright this definitely has had an effect on me, I have found that I am much more academically capable since I started and also the thing about conversations becoming effortless is true!!
    Yep, those are but some of the many reported benefits! I can certainly identify with you on both increased academic capability and effortless conversations/socialisation!

    Hang in there, brother! :top:

    (Original post by HFerguson)


    "**** just got real"
    Haha, loved this post! :awesome::top:

    (Original post by mrlazy94)
    man i failed today started on 08/1/2013. i feel so bad right now **** iam so pissed why did i do godd okay starting again today no more i was just really bored plzzz help i feel so bad
    That's too bad.

    The key here is reflecting - ask yourself what led you to failing? What thoughts/actions contributed to the failure? Then learn from the mistakes and rise up stronger and more self-controlled.

    I'll put you up as a restart.

    (Original post by theworld)
    Oh ffs man. I think this no fap thing ****s up your mood.
    These are simply withdrawal effects. This is why it's important to get other dopamine-secreting and mood-enhancing activities to fill up the 'void'. Excercise, amongst other things, is by far the best activity to up that mood and fill the
    void!

    Hang in there!

    (Original post by Sai4)
    Has anyone else found that ever since abstaining their memory has improved? I think I almost have photographic memory now I swear, I just look at a diagram or a block of text for a few seconds and I can copy it out almost word for word. I don't know, is this some sort of placebo effect?
    Yep. In my assignments. And also with remembering TSR smilies :beard::ahee:

    But seriously, I believe that it's more a growing of self-confidence and your abilities - and thus it would also entail a confidence in your memory.

    In short, I can definitely to attest to this. What's more, my personal experience of the four-month abstinence period in 2011 from every sexual release, shouts out loud to me about enhanced and formidable memory. Such a period was during A2 (that's why I especially undertake complete abstinence) and it worked out excellently - it was amazing, actually!

    Good luck!
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    (Original post by Mazzini)
    Still fap-free

    fap-free since '93... we should get bumper stickers and pins/badges :awesome:
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    Okay lads I need some help i'm on day seven and i'm really starting to forget the actual point in this struggle! Can someone link some solid facts of the benefits of abstaining and not watching porn?! Don't link that tedx video, i've seen it and the guy talking might be biased plus the evidence he gives is not reliable enough! Honestly if porn was more bad than good in any way it would be discouraged on a much larger scale. The vast majority of doctors encourage it on medical grounds! I can't do my homework either, I can't concentrate, aaaah!
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    (Original post by KatieMM)
    Isn't there a no vibe rule? Surely if a girl gets an orgasm from a vibe it's masturbation? Even if her boyfriend is present?
    Not if he uses it on her. If she's giving herself pleasure then it defeats the purpose of abstaining. One of the benefits of abstaining from self-love is to enjoy being with a partner more.
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    (Original post by Some random guy)
    You guys realise the reason why you feel more confident is cause of the placebo effect? Scientifically nothing is happening to you to make you more confident. You just want to believe that it's making a difference and so it does make a difference.

    Also this:

    I would disagree. My longest period of four months total abstinence in 2011 (during A2s) was arguably one of the best times since. And memory, confidence and whatnot were greatly enhanced/increased/improved. A bit long for a placebo, wouldn't you say?

    (Original post by Some random guy)
    I can PM you stronger stuff if you want.
    Do stop harassing our esteemed participants. Rather, join us. :proud:

    What are you afraid? :innocent:

    (Original post by shashy)
    My brothers, i have failed you. I admit to the sin of self pleasure of the highest degree on two counts.
    I will beg forgiveness in the only way i know: Seppuku
    May god have mercy on my soul
    That's too bad. However, don't kill yourself over it (:ahee:).

    Would you like to restart or do we bid you farewell?

    (Original post by miser)
    I'd guess that either this was a latent ability you didn't know you had, or it's a kind of placebo where you just feel that you're better at it (and maybe this belief improves your ability at it by a certain amount). It seems unlikely to me that it'd be a natural consequence of not jacking it for a few days.
    I also attested to the greatly improved/formidable memory. In actual fact, without going on a tangent with this, there may indeed be a scientific basis for this - it may have to do with choline/related derivatives levels in the brain. Such are used up extensively during periods of over-tugging. But when over-tugging ceases, one may indeed see great improvements in the memory (as choline is related to memory).

    There is also the issue of increased dopamine... :holmes:

    (Original post by theworld)
    Well you're clearly in a good mood aren't you? ******.
    No need for that. Are you not one of us? Are you not a brother?

    And I'm surprised you believe '******' is an insult - you do realise it is the year 201, right? I thought we left homophobia and whatnot to certain religious people/backward people?

    Do stay on side, mate.

    (Original post by Some random guy)
    Its definitely placebo.
    I wouldn't say so, especially with past experience myself. See my replies above (especially the one to 'miser').

    (Original post by sugar-n-spice)
    If you know it's placebo it's effect will all but diminish.

    Sorry what was that about improved confidence?
    I don't believe it's a placebo effect. See my replies above (in this post). I had a four month period of complete abstinence where I too experienced such positive effects for the entire four months.
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    (Original post by Sovr'gnChancellor£)

    Yep. In my assignments. And also with remembering TSR smilies :beard::ahee:

    But seriously, I believe that it's more a growing of self-confidence and your abilities - and thus it would also entail a confidence in your memory.

    In short, I can definitely to attest to this. What's more, my personal experience of the four-month abstinence period in 2011 from every sexual release, shouts out loud to me about enhanced and formidable memory. Such a period was during A2 (that's why I especially undertake complete abstinence) and it worked out excellently - it was amazing, actually!

    Good luck!
    I've noticed it too, which is great with January A2 modules starting tomorrow
    not entirely sure its to do with confidence, unless subconsciously... or I just haven't seen the confidence boost yet :P
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    (Original post by jmalks)
    Okay lads I need some help i'm on day seven and i'm really starting to forget the actual point in this struggle! Can someone link some solid facts of the benefits of abstaining and not watching porn?! Don't link that tedx video, i've seen it and the guy talking might be biased plus the evidence he gives is not reliable enough! Honestly if porn was more bad than good in any way it would be discouraged on a much larger scale. The vast majority of doctors encourage it on medical grounds! I can't do my homework either, I can't concentrate, aaaah!
    Read this whole story: http://www.yourbrainonporn.com/60-days-*****es

    Then read the next one, and the next one.. There's loads of anecdotes which report major benefits. There's not a lot of scientific evidence behind it which is why doctors won't discourage it. Plus, there's a lot of guys with porn-induced ED, and doctors get to prescribe them viagra and other remedies. They make money from meeting prescription quotas..
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    Doesn't matter if it affected you for 4 months. A placebo is a placebo, stop making up pseudoscience. There are NO documented benefits from established journals.
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    (Original post by Sovr'gnChancellor£)
    Good for you! But, I would personally advise against looking too much at hot pictures, so you don't just suddenly fail - but if you're sure and certain that you can handle it, then by all means look away!

    Good luck!
    I'm not sure if it's to do with the nofap but my stamina was unusually low today (in football, nothing sex related).
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    (Original post by cyfer)
    Actually temporary abstination causes testosterone levels to rise dramatically around the 4th to 5th level of abstination (but then drop back to normal after that).

    Unless people are on their 4th-5th day specifically, they are talking ****. Any day before or after it is placebo.
    Whilst I would not disagree with testosterone rising, I would disagree with the time period you have stated. In my previous four month period of complete abstinence, I had frequent spikes in test (and even HGH). This was four months, not four days. My levels did not 'go back to normal', in the sense that my 'normal' merely shifted to a higher level.

    (Original post by BefuddledPenguin)
    I simply cannot sleep without fapping, I find it pretty much impossible, yet I would like to try this no fap challenge. I will start tomorrow, as I have an exam in the morning and cannot risk a sleepless night.
    You must realise that there is an issue here, no? :holmes:

    I find it mildly worrying that you can't go to sleep without tugging. You need to wean yourself off of that. Do not be tied down by something that can be changed with hard work. Do not be imprisoned by such things. Personally, I would be worried if I was always unable to sleep without tugging. I need my sleep and nothing is stopping that.

    Join the NoFap Challenge. Join the movement. :proud:

    (Original post by theworld)
    Is this a challenge to not ejaculate ultimately? or not fap at all
    Please look back at the OP. It clearly states the rules and the 'HARD' and 'EASY' modes. The general gist is that there is no tugging and no ejaculation (unless initiated by another - i.e. a partner etc). Do not tug, do not shoot - if by yourself and self-initiated.

    (Original post by The_Last_Melon)
    the internet and its contents, plus too much alone time
    Well at least now you're aware that such things are threatening to form a prison around you. Take up some other activities? Set goals?

    (Original post by theworld)
    I might fail again
    How so? Stay with us. If you're aware that you're going to fall, surely you now have the power to stop it? There is support here for you.

    (Original post by Mazzini)
    Still fap-free
    Good to hear! :top:

    All's well, I hope?

    (Original post by HFerguson)
    fap-free since '93... we should get bumper stickers and pins/badges :awesome:
    I'll put in the orders to China.
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    (Original post by Some random guy)
    Doesn't matter if it affected you for 4 months. A placebo is a placebo, stop making up pseudoscience. There are NO documented benefits from established journals.
    Whats wrong with a placebo if it works? Wouldn't the placebo effect itself be a benefit?
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    (Original post by Some random guy)
    Doesn't matter if it affected you for 4 months. A placebo is a placebo, stop making up pseudoscience. There are NO documented benefits from established journals.
    I am not the only one who attests to many of these benefits. I'm not making up things and anecdotes are in abundance.

    Placebos are generally very short-term. And I can differentiate placebo effects from actual perceived benefits.

    Whilst there is no direct scientific explanation - there are direct scientific explanations (i.e. choline/related derivatives levels, dopamine etc).

    (Original post by KD35)
    I'm not sure if it's to do with the nofap but my stamina was unusually low today (in football, nothing sex related).
    It's unlikely that NoFap is the cause. Maybe that's just something else? You should really have more energy and drive....
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    mmm going much better now, hopefully I won't give into temptation again.
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    (Original post by RichyFrench)
    Read this whole story: http://www.yourbrainonporn.com/60-days-*****es

    Then read the next one, and the next one.. There's loads of anecdotes which report major benefits. There's not a lot of scientific evidence behind it which is why doctors won't discourage it. Plus, there's a lot of guys with porn-induced ED, and doctors get to prescribe them viagra and other remedies. They make money from meeting prescription quotas..
    Thank you but that site is still associated with that tedx video. I do agree we haven't adapted to todays porn but what about television or facebook or gaming? Surely it's all the same? Or is it that masturbating with porn releases much more dopamine than watching tv does? Is that why it's different and harmful?
 
 
 
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