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    (Original post by Knight Artorias)
    brb isn't male
    brb has no idea what it's like to have a male libido
    brb provides no hard science, merely conjecture
    brb I have my own personal experience of the positive effects that no fap brings

    Seems legit
    Uses hard science, personal experience and legit at once. Overuses the wholly inappropriate "brb" to buy time away from pr0n. Talks to me in 3rd person and makes it rub off on me. Rub off on me.
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    (Original post by Flying Cookie)
    If this is about watching porn rather than just masturbating, then that's different.
    It's one in the same thing for guys. But you wouldn't know that :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by amyshamblesxx)
    No one cares what you think of the challenge. If you're not taking part then why are you posting in this thread :rolleyes:
    Of course no one "cares", it's called cognitive dissonance. No one here wants to hear how everyone taking part might be fooling themselves. I'm posting to stand up for reality and common sense. The benefits reaped by PORN ADDICTS stopping can't be generalised to the potential benefits reaped by non porn addicts stopping, especially when they're so eager to test out the power of placebo. Which is the only thing taking place.
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    (Original post by Jordan_1)
    It's one in the same thing for guys. But you wouldn't know that :rolleyes:
    *being addicted to porn (not watching porn). Go on, I dare you to tell me how most porn viewers are addicted.
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    (Original post by Flying Cookie)
    *being addicted to porn (not watching porn). Go on, I dare you to tell me how most porn viewers are addicted.
    Well considering most guys masturbate regularly and most guys NEED pornography to masturbate then it does qualify as an addiction. Notice how I'm not including women here because I'm not ignorant enough to believe that I know more about the opposite sex than they would. Go on, I dare you to prove me wrong.

    Plus you did say watching porn. Maybe you should be more specific next time huh?
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    I'm not even addicted to porn, I can easily masturbate for 1-2 months without it. The reason I want to stop watching is because I feel guilty to watch women being degraded as a means for my own pleasure.
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    A lot of people enter into a no fap challenge with the view that it might be a load of rubbish. It's not as if we're all crazy zealots about the whole thing who would never even entertain the idea that it might not work in the way we think it does. The reasons for doing it are
    a) Many people who've done it have reported significant benefits
    b) There's no reason to suppose it's all some religious conspiracy to stop people fapping
    c) There's no real loss incurred should you try the challenge and reap no benefits. The only loss is a few minutes of pleasure that you would have had over the days you weren't fapping.

    On this basis it's rational to a least try a no fap challenge to judge its effects for yourself. Even if it is all placebo, a placebo effect is still an effect. If you're getting benefits from it it makes sense to carry it on.

    Many people report
    1. Increased energy
    2. Increased social confidence
    3. Increased drive for productive activity
    4. Increased drive to attain real life women rather than just abusing yourself over pixels

    among other things. Plus there's the feeling of self-determination and self-overcoming that no fap can give a person that is incredibly rewarding. You think `If I can master such a strong natural urge as fapping, what else am I capable of?' And it spurs you on to acheive other things.

    It's an incredible thought that by the end of the year I will have acheived something that the vast majority of people simply won't have the will power to do. That's why I'm in this until the end.
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    Day 5:
    Very tempted last night and this morning to fail, but managed to resist.
    Can't say I'm feeling any of the supposed effects, however I do feel like I have a bit more energy (although this could just be placebo)
    Main feeling is pride that I haven't given up yet! Want to see if I can make it to 1 month.
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    Lol im not even going to bother with this challenge, id be posting that I failed tomorrow. Or even later today (y) High libido ftw.
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    (Original post by Jordan_1)
    Well considering most guys masturbate regularly and most guys NEED pornography to masturbate then it does qualify as an addiction. Notice how I'm not including women here because I'm not ignorant enough to believe that I know more about the opposite sex than they would. Go on, I dare you to prove me wrong.

    Plus you did say watching porn. Maybe you should be more specific next time huh?
    Most guys also need their hand to masturbate, that doesn't mean they're addicted to it. An addiction has to imply a negative effect in order to be seen as in need of rectifying.

    Your point about ignorance about the "opposite" sex merely proves that we're basing all assumptions on anecdotal evidence rather than scientific fact, because in order to know a fact there is no need for experiencing it first hand.
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    (Original post by Flying Cookie)
    Most guys also need their hand to masturbate, that doesn't mean they're addicted to it. An addiction has to imply a negative effect in order to be seen as in need of rectifying.

    Your point about ignorance about the "opposite" sex merely proves that we're basing all assumptions on anecdotal evidence rather than scientific fact, because in order to know a fact there is no need for experiencing it first hand.
    And porn does have more than one negative effect...

    Your arguments are ridiculous, you must be a troll.
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    Day 6. What a terrible nights sleep. I had butterflies in my stomach all night and sexual thoughts kept uncontrollably popping into my head. I don't know how much longer I can go on like this. Hopefully I will feel some positive effects soon.
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    (Original post by Terminator7t)
    Day 6. What a terrible nights sleep. I had butterflies in my stomach all night and sexual thoughts kept uncontrollably popping into my head. I don't know how much longer I can go on like this. Hopefully I will feel some positive effects soon.
    Sleep is difficult the first week and it's hard not to think about sexual stuff, but from maybe day 9 or 10 I hit a flatline and since then it's been a piece of cake. It gets a lot easier, keep going.
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    I couldn't sleep yesterday night but I think I was stressed about not being able to sleep and therefore could not sleep longer than 5 hours again. Although I feel a bit better and less stressed that I've got 3 study tests and an online competency test for a graduate job out of the way. Think I'm going to hit the road now. Planning out a cycle route. It's been a while I've covered some distance on my bike. Hopefully I'll remember the route, about 6 miles.
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    (Original post by Knight Artorias)
    A lot of people enter into a no fap challenge with the view that it might be a load of rubbish. It's not as if we're all crazy zealots about the whole thing who would never even entertain the idea that it might not work in the way we think it does. The reasons for doing it are
    a) Many people who've done it have reported significant benefits
    b) There's no reason to suppose it's all some religious conspiracy to stop people fapping
    c) There's no real loss incurred should you try the challenge and reap no benefits. The only loss is a few minutes of pleasure that you would have had over the days you weren't fapping.

    On this basis it's rational to a least try a no fap challenge to judge its effects for yourself. Even if it is all placebo, a placebo effect is still an effect. If you're getting benefits from it it makes sense to carry it on.

    Many people report
    1. Increased energy
    2. Increased social confidence
    3. Increased drive for productive activity
    4. Increased drive to attain real life women rather than just abusing yourself over pixels

    among other things. Plus there's the feeling of self-determination and self-overcoming that no fap can give a person that is incredibly rewarding. You think `If I can master such a strong natural urge as fapping, what else am I capable of?' And it spurs you on to acheive other things.

    It's an incredible thought that by the end of the year I will have acheived something that the vast majority of people simply won't have the will power to do. That's why I'm in this until the end.
    Argh I know :s but it's hard to do, I'm getting quite an urge for fap but I'll resist!!!

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    Guys i'm out (day 9) and i'm sorry but it was so worth it! I'm not gonna restart but from now on i'm gonna limit myself to once a week

    The fapstinence didn't work as well for me to be honest, after about day 6 i couldn't think clearly and by day 9 i could no longer seem to put a sentence together! Good effects/bad effects might depend on the individual.
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    (Original post by Jordan_1)
    Can I join late? started on the 8th. Definitely noticed a difference in how I act/ how girls respond. Don't know if it's just me imagining things or if it's a placebo but in the end I really don't care!
    Yep, sure - good to have you with us! :congrats:

    Good luck and hang in there! :yy:

    (Original post by Sol1dShot)
    Here, let me help. :giggle:
    Can't remember if you were part of the challenge? :holmes:

    In any case, I feel nothing. Your post was merely a brief negligible distraction which was promptly passed over. :haughty:
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    (Original post by jmalks)
    Guys i'm out (day 9) and i'm sorry but it was so worth it! I'm not gonna restart but from now on i'm gonna limit myself to once a week
    You can't restart the Challenge but say you're going to tug once a week. Certainly you can do that on your own, but the Challenge says no tugging whatsoever for the year.

    So, I'll name and shame you then?

    But even so, well done for using this as a learning experience and well done for going so long! At least you know that there's an issue to resolve and that you needn't tug so much. Good man. :yy::top:
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    Well I've certainly missed a lot since yesterday - especially with the 'Flying Cookie' girl making waves :rolleyes:
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