I don't know whether or not I want to do nofap/noporn. I find that the 'superpowers' the practitioners of this claim to obtain are already available to me depending on my mood and state of mind.
I always find 4chan to be more honest and more stubborn, and I find all the redditors a little difficult to believe. I know this is a tired subject, but I really want to jack off and don't know if I'm continuing a destructive cycle or just doing what's natural.
All about moderation, anon. You can still fap, just limit it to once or twice a month and you'll feel really great. The real problem is A) not fapping at all or B) chronic masturbation. Those are gonna mess up your libido a lot.
A lot of people claim that it can ruin lives and fuck with your brain and social life. You'd have to look it up.
If i'm only doing it twice a month, I might as well not do it at all. I do it once a day and sometimes twice depending on how much I have to do. Going just half a week without it consumes every second of the day with sexual thoughts.
You need a real hobby. Learn a skill or something.
You can jerk it, but give up the porn if you want a relationship now or in the future based on actual emotional connection and realistic expectations.
Even if you can separate fantasy and reality, you will train your body to the fantasy and be a disappointment in the sack - if you can look past your skewed standards by that point to get with anyone.
I'm nofap for a month just to prove to myself I can do it. I've done shorter durations before and I would be pretty skeptical of the superpowers thing. It definitely makes more women attractive to me but that could just be because of the elimination of porn.
I've definitely wasted a lot of my life fapping though. There are better things to do with my time than chasing empty pleasure.