Is there health benefits of stopping masturbating to porn? Because I can feel a massive strain on my brain after years of fapping every day to porn!
I don't know about physical health, but I believe in the no-porn propaganda. Think of it, you've seen more naked girls naked looking for something to fap to yesterday than your grandfather did all his life. I can't imagine this being healthy for your sex drive and reward system.
There is empirical evidence reported by people who claim to be better off in several ways after quitting.
This suggests that it's a worthy subject of further study. It also means, given the fact that there's really zero cost to giving it a try, that any person who feels any inclination whatsoever to quit might as well go for it and see what happens.
It conditions your brain to just get off, there's no effort involved. I believe this lowers your ability or drive to work for it.
No porn will keep your psyche healthy bc it will keep your sexuality somewhat grounded in reality and forces your brain to work to imagine something that you could otherwise get for nothing. Mental gains.
Oh, and don't forget the more or less plausible theory that the benefits have something to do with the neuro-chemistry of addiction and reward, tying in with neuroplasticity. Neuroplasticity is still an exciting new frontier of brain science, giving us all the more reason to explore further.
I found that when i don't have a girl friend, i masturbate everyday while looking at porn.
It keeps me from getting really horny and fucking some fat tinder bitch.
When I have a girl friend, I try to masturbate to thinking of her, or when I use porn, i imagine she is the main character.
Has helped me a lot to stay hard longer when fucking her.
>An online communty 100k+ strong on reddit nofap shares experiences, generally corroborating one-another's reports of what first-hand porn-quitting is like.
>A plausible theory attempts to explain their shared experience as grounded in actual positive changes in brain chemistry other than mere placebo
>BUT A SCIENTIST ISN'T ACTUALLY OBSERVING THESE PEOPLE THE EVIDENCE ISN'T REAL IDIOT LOLOLOL
"LEL THERE'S NO CONCLUSIVE STUDY YET THEREFORE YOU'RE A DUMB FAG FOR LIKING IT" isn't a scientific attitude. It's the attitude of a dull, un-curious philistine far-removed from even associating with actual scientists.
28yo with erectile dysfunction reporting in.
I have been fapping to porn all my life but I couldn't get it up with real girls for the most part. I got me so frustrated that I stopped approaching girls at about being 23 years old. At some point I was close to taking my life. Since then I've felt cursed and I couldn't figure out why it happened. All tests from the doc came back with positive results. My test leves are good, my cavernous body isn't leaking, there is really nothing that suggests I have any impairment that hinders me from having erections. I even came to the point where I thought I might be gay but that's definitely not the case.
Last summer, I discovered yourbrainonporn.com and after reading a lot and watching their presentations it suddenly made so much sense. I can relate to so many phenomenons like escalating to more deviant porn and other stuff.
So, I started abstaining from porn and masturbation and I haven't fapped to porn for five months now and only fapped twice because the sexual tension got too crazy at one point and I needed a relief. There are so many benefits, I'm noticing. I'm much more resilient, I'm much more focused, I went to the gym without missing a single session which wasn't the case before, I'm better in uni, I'm better in social situations, I lost almost all my social anxiety, I just feel so much better overall. It doesn't feel like I have improved in all these fields but it feels like I am my real self again. Furthermore, I can easily achieve an erection when fantasizing about real girls and I get hard to slight touch without porn. I remember in my porn days, it was impossible to fap without porn, my dick just wouldn't work.
I'll definitely continue to abstain from porn and maybe fap every 2-4 weeks, if I feel like it. And I'm very optimistic that I will be able to achieve an erection with real girls at some point this year.
If you suffer from any comparable problems, you might want to give it a try.
Good luck, guys!
das good to hear, anon. I've started noporn/nofap 2 weeks ago, and this encourages me. thanks breh. the plan is to fap twice a month at most, with no porn.
godspeed brah, we're all gonna make it
I think masturbating to imaginative scenarios you build up in your head is much more satisfying.
I've found that the habit of watching porn means I'll fap even though I don't especially feel like it, and I'll feel stupid and disgusted afterwards, it's not fun anymore.
Great, I will give noporn a try.
nofap is a meme. Rubbing your dick til you cum can't do too much damage.
You gotta do it from memory like the old days.
you're an idiot for suggesting he's an idiot. You literally only know what he shared. Self justified peeps on the internet are some of the worse, fuck off /fit/ if youre going to have an attitude like that loll
but was hard in the old days when all woman look dress like this?
There are no significant health benefits of ceasing masturbation to porn. You don't get an increase of testosterone, or see a rise in virility.
There are psychological benefits to reducing the amount of porn you watch, especially behavioral and cognitive changes in the scripts that people are supposed to play within sexual situations.
I would say give it a rest if you rip the skin.
Same boat man, except i am only 20. My free and total and DHT testosterone are 90th percentile for my age and all my other hormones and health markers are good, but I've been struggling with some ED lately - surely it's mental
Bullshit, I guarantee your Great Grandpa went down to the nickelodeon and spent a penny to see an exotic slideshow in the back of the arcade, then had the guy running it sell him daguerreotyped images of women copulating with mules for a dollar each
one issue with this is that reality is not much more helpful for a lot of us when it comes to having a healthy sex-life.
I think masturbation is addictive, too - maybe not to the same extent as porn but having taken a lot of time off both of them, I only saw dramatic results when I stopped masturbating. I think that's in line with anecdotal evidence of other people as well.