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The No-More-Porn Thread - Heisenberg - 12-04-2011 09:12 AM
Day 8. I feel strong and stable as fuck.
I'm usually pretty chill, but today some legitimately messed up shit riled me up. I made my intentions strongly known, but I didn't feel rage and the rattling effect seemed to dissipate faster than it would have otherwise.
I'm going completely PMO free. Until I next get laid, at which point, scratch the O.
The No-More-Porn Thread - Tobias - 12-04-2011 02:56 PM
Stay strong, guys! Excercise and avoid red meat and eggs. Otherwise you might get wet dreams! I have read that abstinence can increase testosteron and dopamin (motivation) but can also lead to seminal stones when you do not ejaculate for a very very long period of time. For example, budhistic monks who retained their seemen very strictly demonstatebly developed seminal stones that could be found after their incineration: these seminals stones are fire-resistent and supposedly proof of the strength of buddhism. So get laid before you castrate yourself
The No-More-Porn Thread - Heisenberg - 12-04-2011 11:15 PM
Wet dreams are there for a reason to naturally rid your body of excess. Wet dreams are not something you try to avoid...
I'm pretty sure the thing you said about Seminal stones is bullshit, or had a different medical cause. How about citing a source before you drop some fear mongering BS like that>?
The No-More-Porn Thread - Alvar - 12-04-2011 11:43 PM
Here's a helping "hand" for those in need of extra motivation
I'm actually looking at this as a long time project to kick the porn habit out of my life. I've had a pretty easy time so far and probably one of the reasons is the porn diet - I allow myself to jerk once a week, taking some of the pressure away.
Even if I don't masturbate, as I choose to skip it the past 2 weeks.
The No-More-Porn Thread - Mark - 12-05-2011 01:19 AM
Yeah, I've had no trouble giving it up thus far. And I'm seeing this as a long-term change, not a short-term challenge. If I notice any benefits at the end of the 60 days, I'll just keep it going indefinitely.
Feel normal, except a little friskier. I get horny more easily. And I've noticed that more and more girls are turning me on. Girls that before I would have been like, "She's alright," now I take a good look at her and am all about it.
The No-More-Porn Thread - crazyhorse - 12-05-2011 02:20 AM
It's amazing that none of you guys reported any serious "withdrawal symptomps", good for you!
For me I've come to realize that this stuff had for more impact on me then I originally imagined. Now my libido is still going up and down, but I can sense that it is changing.
I remember I started watching it a whole lot more when my social life wasn't as great as before, I guess it was then that I conditioned myself to only get turned on by porn. This sucks a lot... Today I was sick for a while and I lied in my bed thinking how this has affected me so much. I really felt so much apathy for "real life women", it was actually scary.
Iff you think about it. Porn is just so socially accepted, and a lot of men start watching it at a very young age making it seem random. But when you visit websites such as "your brain on porn" or "reuniting" you start to realize that it can be very dangerous.
@Mark yes I've reread the part in your book and I've realized I was wrong. Sorry, I was under the impression that you followed this yourself.
The No-More-Porn Thread - crazyhorse - 12-05-2011 02:37 AM
interesting read on people who are addicted to masturbation. The interesting part is where he mentions people with "high sex drives". use control + f if you just want to read that part.
The No-More-Porn Thread - Mark - 12-05-2011 03:48 AM
I've definitely gone through periods of high porn use in the past, and now that I think about it, these really correlated to periods where I was quite anti-social. I don't think I've ever been a hardcore porn addict, but I've never been able to completely give it up or masturbate regularly without it.
To use alcoholics as an analogy, I'm not the alcoholic who gets wasted every morning by 10AM, but I'm the guy who drinks a little bit every night for years on end. I never jerked off like four times a day to hardcore porn like some of these guys. But it's been a steady part of my life since I was a teenager. And I'm sure that's fucked my perceptions up in some ways.
And no worries. Sorry I got snappy.
The No-More-Porn Thread - NDO - 12-05-2011 02:49 PM
Okay Day 8. I had my personal horniness-peak around Day 5/6, but it is all slowly cooling down. Today I feel quite motivated
despite having slept only 5 hours and only had a couple of horni fantasies involving a hottie I saw in a lecture. Besides that,
my hormones are really balancing slowly and as of now I'm really motivated to stick through to day 60.
"Good thing" is that I've spent most of the last days studying so I don't allow my brain to have the overcapacity to think
about porn... And I'm sure that Day 5 through 7 is the most dangerous period to relapse.
Damn, I'm thrilled to see what Days 20+ will be like. Christmas Time
The No-More-Porn Thread - Halo Effect - 12-05-2011 05:38 PM
Still going strong. Had sex this weekend though, so that helps. Also, I've been really busy with school and work so I haven't had much time and energy anyway.
I do feel like I miss something sometimes. Watching porn just feels really nice. It's like part of my subconscious is angry that I can't watch it... We'll see how that develops.
Quote:"Good thing" is that I've spent most of the last days studying so I don't allow my brain to have the overcapacity to think
For me, studying actually makes me fantasize non-stop! It gets completely ridiculous.
And personally I've failed multiple times around day 20/21. But I've heard others say that their sex drive drops after a while. Will be fun to hear everybody's experiences.
The No-More-Porn Thread - Guyintheback - 12-05-2011 05:53 PM
Day 7 for me.
I'm not missing the porn at all, I'm glad to say. Then again, I didn't consider myself a porn addict to begin with, but during certain phases of my life I watched it quite a bit.
As far as not masturbating goes: 2 or 3 days ago I was so damn horny I couldn't concentrate on anything. Now, I'm just feeling energized and motivated to do stuff (which comes in handy, since I have to study very hard for the next two weeks). I also feel a much stronger desire to approach although I'm still finding excuses not to (weak, I know).
Also, today, I had a very strong urge to make physical contact with women. Basically I had to tell myself consciously not to stroke the hair of the girl sitting in front of me during class (yes, that felt as creepy as it sounds).
The No-More-Porn Thread - Tobias - 12-05-2011 06:38 PM
This whole thing here reminds me of the Seinfeld episode "The Contest" hehe
Heisenberg: Why do you think I have to prove anything to you? ;P
The No-More-Porn Thread - Edmond Dantès - 12-05-2011 08:54 PM
I cheated with pics when i was at Day 7 and am still porn free since the beginning of the challenge. Am now back at day 3 without doing it.
The No-More-Porn Thread - CHB2 - 12-06-2011 01:42 AM
What benefits do you guys find from stopping masturbation entirely as well? The most I think I have ever gone was like 20 days when I was younger and the most recently was more like 10 days, and I find I just want to fuck anything that moves after that long and its too distracting.
I am on board with the no porn though and I haven't watched for 8 days now.
The No-More-Porn Thread - Mark - 12-06-2011 02:37 AM
When I stop masturbating, I get horny as hell too. What's interesting about this is that I *HAVEN'T* stopped masturbating, but I'm still getting ridiculously horny. Got a girl coming over tonight. Feel like a 16-year-old all over again I want to fuck her so bad.
The No-More-Porn Thread - TheBoss - 12-06-2011 04:59 AM
5th day almost done. My balls seem to be heavier. It's not a metaphor, it actually feels that way.
The No-More-Porn Thread - Tim - 12-06-2011 05:12 AM
I once tried to go a whole month without masturbating. I think I made it to about day 20 something before I failed. I would get hard and at first I just tried to ignore. Then I would be like... ok, but no orgasm... Eventually I just completely gave in though. It might be worth trying again just to see how it affects how far I'll go when hitting on a girl.
The No-More-Porn Thread - crazyhorse - 12-06-2011 09:53 AM
lol to all you horny fuckers. Being extremely horny is actually one of the withdrawal symtomps, same with lack of concentration. HALO wtf studying makes you fantasize about porn? LOL
A lot of men on the reuniting forum say that once they stopped using porn, there sex drive levelled out more. They said it was more healthy, before they were always thinking about getting laid and now they just enjoy the interaction, but they are far more sexual then with porn (more masculine, confident...). Another effect that they mention is that they get hard very easily.
The No-More-Porn Thread - CHB2 - 12-06-2011 03:19 PM
I have definitely seen the light with regards to not masturbating in the days, or at least day, before going out sarging (is that the term people still use? haha). Being physical/aggressive just flows so much more naturally than when I used to masturbate whenever I felt like it.
The No-More-Porn Thread - Guyintheback - 12-06-2011 06:39 PM
Damn I failed. No porn, though. So back to day one for me.
I'm kinda pissed off at myself, as, like I wrote just yesterday, I was feeling great and energized without masturbation.
The No-More-Porn Thread - NDO - 12-06-2011 10:48 PM
Day 9. Fuck.
I'm studying all day and right now my head is just burning and screams for
a bit of leisure/masturbation. I'm really close to just giving in right now
horny as shit and I am giving a fuck about porn, really, it is all about letting
the steam off...
I'm writing exams next week and am quite sure I really couldn't concentrate
if a hot girl, or any girl really, sat next to me...
The No-More-Porn Thread - Alvar - 12-07-2011 07:31 PM
Last night I dreamed I had watched porn and masturbated. What a nightmare
I haven't unloaded in almost 3 weeks and I'm now feeling crazy horny.
Good that Sunday is coming.
The No-More-Porn Thread - TheBoss - 12-08-2011 01:34 AM
Day 6 almost done. Not feeling major changes, but I seem to be procrastinating less.
The No-More-Porn Thread - crazyhorse - 12-08-2011 01:21 PM
day 27, wow I've never went this far without porn.
benefits so far:
- deep voice has returned: think George Clooney for our lovely female readers
- more mental clarity: I'm very productive now and it seems that I can just keep on working. Concentration is also very solid.
- penile sensitivity has returned: I can masturbate without visuals now and if I use visuals (from real life experiences) I finish in a minute or so. LOL, I think this will
be temporary, but when I used to masturbate to porn, a lot of times my dick felt very soar the next day.
- I've always been a smooth talker, but communication with women seems to run smoother. It's just a feeling though.
flatliness: this one is annoying. It's like having no libido. The argument behind it, is that your brain is now looking for others ways to get turned on. During the flatliness I also masturbated more, because i wanted to see whether I still had a libido. LOL, this was quite scary shit actually. But appearently it goes over, it just shows that this stuff really had his effect on me.
The No-More-Porn Thread - Guyintheback - 12-08-2011 01:25 PM
TheBoss Wrote:Day 6 almost done. Not feeling major changes, but I seem to be procrastinating less.
This is exactly how I felt: Very motivated to do stuff, full of energy, less anxious (which is a big reason why I procrastinate). Now that I am back at square one, I procrastinate much more. Might be coincidental, though.