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RE: NoPorn / NoFap Google Group - For Those Who're Serious - Mercenary - 04-26-2017 06:07 AM

(04-26-2017 05:36 AM)YoungBlade Wrote:  On the other hand, it is likely a case of sleep deprivation as my work schedule has been all over the place. My main concern is that sleep paralysis is a sign of possible epilepsy, which my father has, and I don't wanna deal with for myself.


Epilepsy in Greek and Roman times was considered a sacred disease, meaning that only very selected people with special connections to the Gods themselves had it. Roman emperor Julius Caesar was affected by this. Other native tribes worldwide (for instance native americans) also classified people affected by epilepsy as being able to have divine visions from powerful spirits that could guide entire peoples.

What I am trying to say is that today it's considered a sort of curse to be cured....but back then it was considered a sort of rare blessing that people wished they had.

More info here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/On_the_Sacred_Disease


RE: NoPorn / NoFap Google Group - For Those Who're Serious - Ringo - 04-26-2017 08:49 AM

(04-25-2017 10:35 AM)Mercenary Wrote:  Ringo and Eugenics...please can you each describe what exactly happened, what you saw, how long it lasted, and how it ended ?

It wasn't too different from what guys describe in this thread - a feeling of being locked in your body as if someone were holding you or you were powerless; half asleep, half awake state; except with me it felt like there was some sort of occult force or evil spirit standing on top of me or in my room.

This has happened before I started NoFap so I wouldn't be too quick to indicate a causation.

If anyone's had it before, you know how weird it is - it's kind of funny, but also scary.

From grappling I've learned that fighting force against force is either useless or dangerous, so when paralyzed I try to relax and pray. It usually goes away in a couple of minutes.


RE: NoPorn / NoFap Google Group - For Those Who're Serious - Le Siamois - 04-26-2017 09:19 AM

I was 1 month and a half through it, then I fapped.

Now I'm on Day 2. I can tell that I felt way better on NoFap so it shouldn't be hard to stick with it.


RE: NoPorn / NoFap Google Group - For Those Who're Serious - UlteriorMotive - 04-26-2017 10:47 PM

Starting my 30 day challenge.

Haven't been 24 hours fap free coming up to 6 months.

Day 1 checking in.


RE: NoPorn / NoFap Google Group - For Those Who're Serious - Mercenary - 04-26-2017 11:29 PM

(04-26-2017 10:47 PM)UlteriorMotive Wrote:  Starting my 30 day challenge.

Haven't been 24 hours fap free coming up to 6 months.

Day 1 checking in.

Block porn on all your devices if you want to succeed.


RE: NoPorn / NoFap Google Group - For Those Who're Serious - Mercenary - 04-26-2017 11:38 PM

(04-26-2017 08:49 AM)Ringo Wrote:  
(04-25-2017 10:35 AM)Mercenary Wrote:  Ringo and Eugenics...please can you each describe what exactly happened, what you saw, how long it lasted, and how it ended ?

It wasn't too different from what guys describe in this thread - a feeling of being locked in your body as if someone were holding you or you were powerless; half asleep, half awake state; except with me it felt like there was some sort of occult force or evil spirit standing on top of me or in my room.

This has happened before I started NoFap so I wouldn't be too quick to indicate a causation.

If anyone's had it before, you know how weird it is - it's kind of funny, but also scary.

From grappling I've learned that fighting force against force is either useless or dangerous, so when paralyzed I try to relax and pray. It usually goes away in a couple of minutes.

Ringo, i dont know if you are religious, and if you are - what you believe in, but from stories i have read elsewhere and what some friends have told me...if during sleep paralysis you invoke the name of Jesus Christ in your mind the evil demonic spirits go away quite quickly.

Now, im not saying this because im some Christian Jesus fanatic...i keep an open mind about which religious practices are effective and which are mostly redundant. However in such a frightening situation where you cannot move and all you can do is think thoughts or prayers my point is this - what have you got to lose ? Try the Jesus Christ invocation and test what happens and report back here.


RE: NoPorn / NoFap Google Group - For Those Who're Serious - sterling_archer - 04-27-2017 12:40 AM

Even though there are no demons involved, invoking Christ's name works sometimes.


RE: NoPorn / NoFap Google Group - For Those Who're Serious - eddie_7 - 04-27-2017 10:25 AM

Haven't watched porn for about a week or so but relapsed yesterday(without porn, just using imagination).
Aiming for 30 day nofap.
Problem is that even without porn, it takes little to stimulate me.


RE: NoPorn / NoFap Google Group - For Those Who're Serious - Mercenary - 04-27-2017 10:32 AM

(04-27-2017 10:25 AM)eddie_7 Wrote:  Haven't watched porn for about a week or so but relapsed yesterday(without porn, just using imagination).
Aiming for 30 day nofap.
Problem is that even without porn, it takes little to stimulate me.

Read the last 20 pages or so of this thread for various techniques on how to avoid relapsing even with just your imagination.


RE: NoPorn / NoFap Google Group - For Those Who're Serious - ExploringReality - 04-27-2017 10:39 AM

10 weeks in, 20 days to get to the 90 day mark. My libido might be coming back, I'm not fully there, but I don't feel as flat as I used to. Staying strong thanks to my girls, and this thread. I will be honest, I kind of would like to be without girls as to see if I have the willpower to still not fap...I hope that doesn't happen though lol


RE: NoPorn / NoFap Google Group - For Those Who're Serious - Mark Fletcher - 04-27-2017 03:54 PM

Today makes three weeks. My longest streak so far has been 23 days so I'm about to pass it.

I got my first bang on nofap two nights ago. Have any of you guys experienced the chaser effect? So far, if anything I feel less of an urge than I did a few days ago.


RE: NoPorn / NoFap Google Group - For Those Who're Serious - ksbms - 04-27-2017 06:50 PM

(04-22-2017 06:50 AM)ksbms Wrote:  I'm two weeks in on noFap. That's exactly fourteen days. And no action in the bedroom. When I walk dow the street, I drill girls with my eyes. Time to hit the streets, and some bars later tonight as last night was so disappointing - we hit 5-6 bars and quality of girls was lower than the gutter. That's Scotland for you. Will report in approach thread tomorrow...

It'll be 21 days in 12 hours. My personal best.


RE: NoPorn / NoFap Google Group - For Those Who're Serious - Mercenary - 04-27-2017 07:01 PM

(04-27-2017 06:50 PM)ksbms Wrote:  It'll be 21 days in 12 hours. My personal best.


Congratulations.
Feels good doesn't it ?
When you get to day 21...do another 5 days, then post back here.


(04-27-2017 03:54 PM)Mark Fletcher Wrote:  Today makes three weeks. My longest streak so far has been 23 days so I'm about to pass it.

I got my first bang on nofap two nights ago. Have any of you guys experienced the chaser effect? So far, if anything I feel less of an urge than I did a few days ago.


You should have the chaser effect after the bang...but this can be muted if you are going through a flatline phase.

Was it a good bang ?


RE: NoPorn / NoFap Google Group - For Those Who're Serious - LEMONed IScream - 04-27-2017 09:34 PM

I have sinned gravely but here I am to atone.


RE: NoPorn / NoFap Google Group - For Those Who're Serious - ksbms - 04-28-2017 06:38 AM

(04-27-2017 07:01 PM)Mercenary Wrote:  
(04-27-2017 06:50 PM)ksbms Wrote:  It'll be 21 days in 12 hours. My personal best.


Congratulations.
Feels good doesn't it ?
When you get to day 21...do another 5 days, then post back here.

No, my balls ache Confused But nofap serves a more 'splendid' purpose.


RE: NoPorn / NoFap Google Group - For Those Who're Serious - Mercenary - 04-28-2017 07:02 AM

(04-28-2017 06:38 AM)ksbms Wrote:  No, my balls ache Confused

Aching balls means it's working.
Pain is often weakness slowly leaving your body.


RE: NoPorn / NoFap Google Group - For Those Who're Serious - sonoran_ - 04-28-2017 03:59 PM

Im a few days from my 90 days Nofap and Ill share some observations. Note that the results might be skewed because I had 1 week in the middle where I watched a lot of porn but didnt fap and then last week where I watched porn 2 days ( for education purposes, no joke) without fapping.

People said my voice was deeper and like a radio announcer. I noticed it too, however I felt it changed depending on the day. Most days it was deep and powerful while other days it was average.

I noticed myself having more wit and sarcasm/humor in conversations.

Didnt notice eye contact from girls( however I wasnt trying to find eye contact either). Didnt have girls coming up to me. Didnt get over approach anxiety, but during Nofap I was the closest Ive ever been to getting over initial approach anxiety. Maybe im just ugly as hell, but none of the shit you hear on Nofap Reddit happened to me regarding girls.

I was however talking in a slower and powerful manner when speaking to girls, although its a very small sample size.

At the beginning of this streak, I made it my goal to continue on with Nofap until it was released with a girl. Just because I reached 90 days doesnt mean I will give in to the desire. I will continue on this streak because I know the shitty feeling of relapsing.


RE: NoPorn / NoFap Google Group - For Those Who're Serious - Le Siamois - 04-29-2017 05:21 AM

Day 5. Last night I dreamt of having an intense reverse 69 with my main girl.

Then I somehow ended up on RVF and got harassed by a few members haha.


RE: NoPorn / NoFap Google Group - For Those Who're Serious - Mercenary - 04-29-2017 05:45 PM

(04-28-2017 03:59 PM)sonoran_ Wrote:  Im a few days from my 90 days Nofap and Ill share some observations. Note that the results might be skewed because I had 1 week in the middle where I watched a lot of porn but didnt fap and then last week where I watched porn 2 days ( for education purposes, no joke) without fapping.

People said my voice was deeper and like a radio announcer. I noticed it too, however I felt it changed depending on the day. Most days it was deep and powerful while other days it was average.

I noticed myself having more wit and sarcasm/humor in conversations.

Didnt notice eye contact from girls( however I wasnt trying to find eye contact either). Didnt have girls coming up to me. Didnt get over approach anxiety, but during Nofap I was the closest Ive ever been to getting over initial approach anxiety. Maybe im just ugly as hell, but none of the shit you hear on Nofap Reddit happened to me regarding girls.

I was however talking in a slower and powerful manner when speaking to girls, although its a very small sample size.

At the beginning of this streak, I made it my goal to continue on with Nofap until it was released with a girl. Just because I reached 90 days doesnt mean I will give in to the desire. I will continue on this streak because I know the shitty feeling of relapsing.


Congratulations sonoran for making it.
A deep voice and slow & powerful speaking (2 things which girls both love) is a great benefit of NoFap.

Your physical appearance is only "ugly" to girls if you are fat, terribly dressed, act weak, act really closed & timid in your body language, or are really old...im talking like over 70. So unless you fall into 1 of those 5 categories, your "appearance" should not an issue.


3 questions for you which will help others here get to 90 days, and may help you figure you why you didn't approach girls:


1.
Can you tell us what methods you used to avoid relapsing when you got tempted ?


2.
Did you change your diet during the 90 days at all ?


3.
Were you exercising, weight lifting or doing any other physical activity during the 90 days ?
If not, how did you use the extra time ?


..


RE: NoPorn / NoFap Google Group - For Those Who're Serious - Mark Fletcher - 04-30-2017 12:26 AM

(04-27-2017 07:01 PM)Mercenary Wrote:  
(04-27-2017 06:50 PM)ksbms Wrote:  It'll be 21 days in 12 hours. My personal best.


Congratulations.
Feels good doesn't it ?
When you get to day 21...do another 5 days, then post back here.


(04-27-2017 03:54 PM)Mark Fletcher Wrote:  Today makes three weeks. My longest streak so far has been 23 days so I'm about to pass it.

I got my first bang on nofap two nights ago. Have any of you guys experienced the chaser effect? So far, if anything I feel less of an urge than I did a few days ago.


You should have the chaser effect after the bang...but this can be muted if you are going through a flatline phase.

Was it a good bang ?

A good but brief bang. I was sensitive as hell and it ended a long dry streak.

I don't really feel a chaser, but I don't feel like I'm flatlining either. I'm not depressed or down like I was on day 23 last time, but I'm not quite as horny as before the bang. I still mostly feel relief.

I'm on day 24 though now. New record.


RE: NoPorn / NoFap Google Group - For Those Who're Serious - Andreas - 04-30-2017 11:00 AM

Recently I have been having thoughts about watching porn and even though these thoughts did not carry any real meaning just as a fleeting thought that I should stab my eye with a knife does not carry anything meaningful, I still act on it. I know that the former is a bad habit that has gained momentum in my life but it feels like even when I consciously catch myself right before I do it, I don't do anything else to stop the cycle. Dodgy

I'm not quite sure what I'm doing to myself to get to those situations but I suspect that I'm not planning my days as well as I should.


RE: NoPorn / NoFap Google Group - For Those Who're Serious - Mercenary - 04-30-2017 12:06 PM

(04-30-2017 11:00 AM)Andreas Wrote:  Recently I have been having thoughts about watching porn and even though these thoughts did not carry any real meaning just as a fleeting thought that I should stab my eye with a knife does not carry anything meaningful, I still act on it. I know that the former is a bad habit that has gained momentum in my life but it feels like even when I consciously catch myself right before I do it, I don't do anything else to stop the cycle. Dodgy

I'm not quite sure what I'm doing to myself to get to those situations but I suspect that I'm not planning my days as well as I should.

What's the longest you've ever gone without porn and masturbating ?


RE: NoPorn / NoFap Google Group - For Those Who're Serious - Andreas - 04-30-2017 12:36 PM

(04-30-2017 12:06 PM)Mercenary Wrote:  
(04-30-2017 11:00 AM)Andreas Wrote:  Recently I have been having thoughts about watching porn and even though these thoughts did not carry any real meaning just as a fleeting thought that I should stab my eye with a knife does not carry anything meaningful, I still act on it. I know that the former is a bad habit that has gained momentum in my life but it feels like even when I consciously catch myself right before I do it, I don't do anything else to stop the cycle. Dodgy

I'm not quite sure what I'm doing to myself to get to those situations but I suspect that I'm not planning my days as well as I should.

What's the longest you've ever gone without porn and masturbating ?

20 days


RE: NoPorn / NoFap Google Group - For Those Who're Serious - Mercenary - 04-30-2017 12:46 PM

(04-30-2017 12:36 PM)Andreas Wrote:  20 days

Try to match that record again and report your symptoms here while you do it.

When you get to day 20, keep trying for another 10 days, and see what happens.


RE: NoPorn / NoFap Google Group - For Those Who're Serious - Andreas - 04-30-2017 02:11 PM

(04-30-2017 12:46 PM)Mercenary Wrote:  
(04-30-2017 12:36 PM)Andreas Wrote:  20 days

Try to match that record again and report your symptoms here while you do it.

When you get to day 20, keep trying for another 10 days, and see what happens.

I have been trying to do that for 2 months now and throughout all of my relapses here is what I have noticed:

Up until this moment I have been using porn as a form of escapism, not all the times but usually when I feel an incredible wave of boredom or anxiety. Even though I know that I have other things to do I forget about them or I feel like I have to first rub one out before I start doing anything.

I have been averaging 5-7 times a month for the last two months now and they were pretty much for the reasons I stated above. I know logically that when the urge hits if I let it be there for some time it will subside but I am impatient with it while at the same time I can let other far more uncomfortable bodily sensations in my body to run their course and subside. For example, I no longer feel swayed by the urge to scratch myself when I itch during meditation no matter how sharp it is and yet I succumb to the urge to fap which is weaker than the itches (at least this is how I feel it in my body).

That leads me to believe that I am deliberately letting myself engage in that behaviour because I'm not ready to give up this habit in my life. I managed to give up eating chocolate or at least get it in very small doses once a week and I no longer feel the urge to buy when I am out. I overcame the urge to scratch my itches when I meditate. I have committed to other habits successfully in my life but porn is the one thing that has been out of grasp so far. I don't believe that I need to hit rock-bottom to give it up as I haven't been in that situation when I changed my other habits so there must be something else that I'm doing wrong.