NoFap: Why A Growing Number Of Males Are Refusing To Masturbate
Subreddit NoFap Movement Takes The World By Storm
While the Internet is awash with free porn, a growing number of men is turning to NoFap for help.
If you're a young male with a little bit of spare time on his hands - no pun intended - then it is pretty easy to fall into a dark spiral of daily wankthons in the comfort of your own bedroom.
Sites like YouPorn, PornHub, and Youjizz see millions of hits a day from men, and women, looking to feed their needs.
To put it in perspective, according to Viewzone here are the figures:
- 420,000 pages of pornography on the internet
- 4,200,000 pornographic websites
- 68,000,000 search engine queries for porn every day.
But that shouldn't be a problem, right? Masturbation is natural and it's actually good for you, isn't it?
Well, in the advent of porn sharing sites, there seems to be a huge problem emerging which is having a devastating effect on men ranging from depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem.
So we live in a land dominated by the Internet, and with the World Wide Web at our fingertips, if there is a problem, there is always a solution around the corner.
That solution has come in the form of NoFap.
For those of you who are not familiar with NoFap it began with a single post of Reddit in 2011 with the title "When men don't masturbate for seven days, their testosterone levels increase by 45.7%"
The comments then became more focused on Reddit users challenging each other on how long they could go without masturbation, resulting in the birth of the NoFap movement and the official NoFap subreddit.
So who is benefiting from NoFap?
According to NoFappers or Fapstranourts, as they prefer to be called, the benefits far out weigh watching porn and masturbation or PMO (Porn, Masturbation, Orgasm), these benefits range from increased energy, confidence, improved work performance, improved perception of women and many others.
Fapstranoughts and Reddit users said this:
Izarst (Reddit User): "I JUST FEEL F*CKING AMAZING. No other way to express it."
T_nyDubs (Reddit user): "Love filling my mind and my heart.
"Love of myself, love of life.
"Results in more welcoming, powerful, and confident body language, which people around me absolutely love.
"First I thought 'well this is a great way to get laid, because I'm like a girl magnet now,' but then it just became 'whatever... that's not why I do this.'
"Don't get me wrong, I love getting laid, but primary motivation is me and fixing myself in my relationship with the world, not just some part of it."
killajoy714 (Reddit User): "Insane confidence, don't give a f**k about what others think about you, easy to maintain eye contact, more respect from guys, more attention from girls, more strength and endurance in the gym, feel extremely happy and positive, brain is more efficient, less retrieval failure, clearer/brighter face and skin (cold showers and getting some sun), more productive, more energy, increased desire to study and learn, willpower increases significantly, easy to get rid of negative influences, and a deeper voice."
NoFap Isn't actually a new concept:
So how cannot cracking one off for 250 days really be the trigger for all of the above benefits?
The answer might be in understanding the body's energy points or chakras.
If you dig a little deeper, NoFap is nothing new, in fact, if you go back into ancient history you would find civilizations who fully understood this concept.
The theory was, by not releasing your sexual energy through forms of masturbation or sex, the energy would need to find alternative routes to escape the body, resulting in the energy channeling though more productive ways ie work, creative pursuits and relationships.
It didn't stop there; Nofap was an important form of self-control for Greek athletes too.
The ancient Greeks decided that sex before a contest was a bad idea, they viewed sperm as a source of masculinity and strength and they decided it was something you needed to win!
Porn and your Brain
Fapstronourts often refer to this website Yourbrainonporn.com which is used as a resource which delves into the relationship between Porn and the human brain.
It suggests the long-term problems that actually harm you and can result in your brain being rewired.
A study, which was published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry linked the use of pornography to reduced volume in parts of the brain that is linked to rewards and motivation.
"We found that the volume of the so-called striatum, a brain region that has been associated with the reward processing and motivated behavior was smaller the more pornography consumption the participants reported," lead researcher Simone Kuhn told Reuters.
If you are a hopeless porn user and want to be successful and confident, not depressed, then it may seem as though the odds are stacked against you.
The NoFap movement is actually seeing real-time results with countless YouTube videos from Fapstranourts who have achieved over 90 days without masturbation expressing how good they feel.
That coupled with the fact that its also been tried and tested by ancient civilisations across the globe, it may actually be worth a try.