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Doubling down. Making it through the second day is becoming a challenge. Waking up.... ready so to speak; any suggestions for what to do with it besides what seems to be, the obvious?
To clarify: I'm talking about morning wood, and looking for a way to get rid of it without the one method I'm looking to stop.
 

bali

Pigeon
Semen is full of nutrients and important stuff and when you ejaculate then the energy to make a new human is extracted from your body in form of semen to impregnate a woman, so that some people feel tired after masturbation should be expected. If you don't ejaculate you'll keep that energy and even gain more, so abstaining from most sexual activity will help you a lot to have the energy you need to do stuff and live a good life.
Yeah, it may be losing nutrients but I don't think most men get tired to the point of not being able to focus. Some people fall asleep easier and then wake up refreshed.
However, I'm worried about possibility of heart problems that is causing the fatigue and longer recovery.
Do people on viagra for many hours also report feeling fatigued after the drug has worn off?
Perhaps the transfer of blood needed to sustain an erection for a long period of time can cause heart problems and fatigue?
 

Er Miqué

Pigeon
Yeah, it may be losing nutrients but I don't think most men get tired to the point of not being able to focus. Some people fall asleep easier and then wake up refreshed.
However, I'm worried about possibility of heart problems that is causing the fatigue and longer recovery.
Do people on viagra for many hours also report feeling fatigued after the drug has worn off?
Perhaps the transfer of blood needed to sustain an erection for a long period of time can cause heart problems and fatigue?
It could be that some people is like that and feel tired after ejaculating, not that they are sick or have a health problem; besides there is other stuff to consider, like testosterone levels or what you eat everyday. As always you should go to a good physician if you want professional advice about the topic and be well informed.

And yes some people are tired after the effect of viagra wears off, even when they haven't had any sexual activity at all.
 
After going through a lot of stress in the past few weeks, I've relapsed a few times this week. I feel bad, but I don't want to make excuses or beat myself up... just have to try again. I know I will be able to overcome this bad habit one day.

Three Biggest Reasons to Quit PMO:

1. Spiritual purification - PMO is a sin
2. To develop more self-discipline.
3. It drains motivation and energy, often leads to a period of depression.

Wish me luck! Since 2019, quitting PMO has been a major goal and I often end up with 1-2 week streaks... but I often relapse after that.
 
Wish me luck! Since 2019, quitting PMO has been a major goal and I often end up with 1-2 week streaks... but I often relapse after that.
Good luck. You're probably running into the same barriers I am as I'm at the same level just coming out of a relapse now. I think though this time I'm going to make it past the 2 week mark (for my best its about 12 days) as I see so many of us here struggling with the same thing and it's really helping me get over the guilt and shame.

Which conversely gave me more determination to see this through instead of making it easier to give myself permission to slip. Funny how that happens sometimes.

Use the energy is the common theme I see here. I'm learning to do that now, I suggest you do the same. When you feel the energy becoming too much to handle, use it in a new constructive way. If you can't find one that becomes habitual (I have had problems with that) then find anything and everything useful to do that you maybe haven't done in awhile. Mow your lawn. Clean your garage. Fix a shelf. Clean your room, as some might say.

One other thing: pick up a dvd / bluray copy of "40 days and 40 nights"
it's .... inspirational to say the least. It also shows you several examples of exactly the wrong kind of woman and a good example of the right kind. Very inspiring. I think it's from 2002 or 2004, it has Josh Hartnett and Shannyn Sossamon; but do the other stuff first and keep the movie as a reward.

WARNING: come to think of it, there's a bit of nudity in the film intended to be in a humorous setting. If that'll trigger you, maybe avoid it. I remember laughing a lot at the movie but perhaps avoidance is the first and foremost best deterrent.
 
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!!!???!!!

Sparrow
I'm going to use the rest of this quarantine/lockdown as an opportunity to quit this. I'm already about 1 week in without relapsing. I think I can keep this up. To anyone else, I find the most helpful thing actually not being in a position to engage in this behaviour. Door is always open, etc. Good luck to all.
 
It's not going away one you get up and start going about your day? You might want to ask a doctor.
Well sure it eventually goes away but I hoped there was a trick like elevating my feet or something that could speed it up. It's just trapped blood right?
Someone mentioned exercising so I'll try doing some pushups when I first wake up and get out of bed just on the floor next to it. Maybe that'll help.
 

bali

Pigeon
Well sure it eventually goes away but I hoped there was a trick like elevating my feet or something that could speed it up. It's just trapped blood right?
Someone mentioned exercising so I'll try doing some pushups when I first wake up and get out of bed just on the floor next to it. Maybe that'll help.
Do you think cold showers will help?
Or just taking a piss will relieve the strain?
 
Do you think cold showers will help?
Or just taking a piss will relieve the strain?
Cold showers might be too tempting right now at this stage. Taking a leak helps if I can manage to get it in the bowl :laughter: This morning was actually easier than yesterday morning to deal with it. For the day it's been fairly easy to forego compared to yesterday as well. First 3 days, looks like I'm an example of my own rule.
That's how it was for me when I quit smoking, and once I got past the third day it kept getting easier. Since quitting I've seen cigs triple in price.
 

Rob Banks

Kingfisher
I made it 3 weeks and then some bad things happened in my life. I talked about it in a another thread.

Been jerking off multiple times a day for the last 3 or 4 days now.
 

((()))

Pigeon
Stay strong everyone. You all have it in you to get through this.

I'm on day 23. I feel like it's been months.

I remember being on the wagon for 5 months when my faith wasn't clear.

Now that it's crystal clear the urge to resist is stronger than the urge to sin.

God bless.
 
I made it 3 weeks and then some bad things happened in my life. I talked about it in a another thread.

Been jerking off multiple times a day for the last 3 or 4 days now.
Seems you fell off the day I climbed on. I was feeling weak a few minutes ago and I came here and read this. Thanks for the inspiration to stay dedicated.

There's something almost comforting in the idea of just nutting and going to sleep after a bad day, waking up to a new one. But sadly, doing that is just avoiding the bad day. Whatever got avoided with that comfortable release probably stands better reason to be dealt with. If you came here you're probably more ready to deal with it than you think.
 
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Day 4, easier than yesterday to resist but the added testosterone is becoming harder to handle. I imagine it'll get easier with time. I should find more constructive outlets but I've always been more of a thinker than a doer.
 

Mountaineer

Kingfisher
Gold Member
8th week for me and still no urge, it's the longest hiatus I had for years. Satan is attacking the world fiercely now and I'm set on going against him on every step, I want nothing in common with this evil.
 

!!!???!!!

Sparrow
8th week for me and still no urge, it's the longest hiatus I had for years. Satan is attacking the world fiercely now and I'm set on rejecting this mofo on every step.
Respect to you brother! Have you noticed any major or minor differences in your day to day life?
 

Mountaineer

Kingfisher
Gold Member
The main reason I'm staying away from any sort of addiction is that I don't want anything to numb my brain. I want to make my mind as sharp as possible, especially in the face of current crisis. I want to make conscious choices. I saw the beast and I'm absolutely repulsed. As I said, I want nothing in common with Satan. So the key for me is to go against evil, that is the goal. Faping and porn was just one of the obstacles standing on my way. Ditching it gave me more free time and an even clearer mind. You have to set yourself a higher goal than merely going against fap/porn. Fighting this should be easier then because you'll be focused on a bigger picture.
 
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