15 Men Ages 25 to 29 On What It’s Like To Quit Masturbating

The reasons men cite for trying to quit masturbation, or fapping, vary widely. From what I could glean through reading “NoFap” support forums online, the only thing that’s consistent about men’s experiences with jerk-off abstinence is the difficulty factor. Below are 15 real descriptions of what it’s like to give up solo sex cold turkey.
Graham Cook
Graham Cook

“Today has been a more urgeful day, if I can create that word. I’ve been feeling the familiar creeping of urges. My package seems to tingle and ask for something. The same familiar phenomenon of perception is beginning to take hold. Women are looking better than normal. Every figure seems voluptuous in one way or another. Everyone is sexy through my relapse goggles. They don’t even have to be dressed provocatively for me to find serious sex appeal. Overall, its a phase that leaves me feeling weak and vulnerable.”

De-bonaire, Day 19

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“It didn’t use to be like this. I used to be a playboy. I used to do dirty things with clean girls, and then never contact them again. It was this high I got. I really enjoyed dating multiple women. It was a sick game I used to play. People loved me. I was the life of the party, the witty intellect who loved setting dirty pick-and-rolls in pick-up basketball. I went out with the guys and drank and brought home girls at a sprinting pace. And now here I am, talking to my plants. What is wrong with me?”

mayfourth

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“I can’t believe I used to sit there and watch porn for an entire hour. I mean I can believe it because I did it hundreds (thousands?) of times over the years. Ok that sentence made me want to actually count it out.. so heres a little break down of my freak like porn habit over the years.

Age Hours of porn
11-17 2190
17 104
18-19 183
19- 21 730
21-22 26
22 52
23 52
24 5

Total hours wasted: 3342 (and the number of times I estimate that I watched porn). Imagine if I had put an hour per day somewhere else? The possibilities are endless. Wow, I can’t wait until this is all ancient history for me.”

newusername, Day 10

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“Signs of life. First morning wood for sometime today, although it was more Weeping Willow than California Redwood.”

Break The Chain, Day 8

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“After a 34 long day streak I relapsed. I thought just the one time won’t hurt, it’s been so long let’s see what progress I have made…bad, bad decision. It’s a never ending spiral…chaser effect is REAL and everyone should be wary of it!”

San1987, Day 34

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“A piece of advice: one thing that worked on me to get rid of morning wood is to get out of bed and do squats. The blood flows out of your penis and to your legs. Plus, morning wood normally doesn’t mean you’re attracted to someone or something; it’s just something that happens in the mornings. The way I see it, it’s a non-artificially-stimulated erection. As long as I get rid of it and ignore it, I should be fine.”

Central_jake, Day 5

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“Starting again after a lot of relapses…”

ClaudioFFF, Day 1

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“I think this is the longest I’ve been without porn and masturbation. This was the worst day ever, I had a panic attack in the subway on my way to work and i felt very depressed, everything seemed so weird, I was almost scared, shortness of breath, heart pumping. I was wondering if anybody experienced this on their journey? Hope it gets better.”

Sven123, Day 8

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“Today was rough. I didn’t have classes today, and no where to be so it was frustrating and lonely. I think there is a link between lonliness and masturbation. I desperately wanted to just give in today so I wouldn’t feel so alone. I’ll just be happy when monday morning comes around, because I know I will have an outlet to see people at school and possibly talk to them.”

Cataroux, Day 13

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“Even in my most horniest of moments I can’t get hard. Am I freaking out or too soon to see results?”

vicstermti, Day 6

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“I wasn’t really that horny, but I think out of habit I initiated sex. She was totally non-responsive, as usual. I stopped because i was starting to feel like a twat. Not long later we had sex (the worst ever). Basically a waste of time, energy, and my streak. Did nothing for either of us. I am starting to feel dissatisfied with choosing a woman with zero sex drive…”

Country dude, Day 4

“Today is proving to be really tough. The urges are coming in really strong and I want to edge so bad. The thoughts are coming in out of nowhere. I’m practicing how to just let the thoughts pass. But this is a point where I going to be tested. Luckily I have a lot of work to do so I am going to try to focus on all of that.”

Exhale Light, Day 8

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“Well, I failed today. I was looking for documents on my computer for work, and guess what I found? Yep, an old porn folder. It came out of nowhere, and while I had a suspicion of what they were, I opened one to make sure. I should have known better. But I did, and well, here I am at a reset. It is deleted now, which I should have done just straight up, but it is gone now, and I have gone through more folders in the wake of it to see if I can root out any more, but I have not found any. I thought I had done this before, but I missed some. I hope there is no more lurking and waiting.”

2BT2EMW, Day 16

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“Things to remember when I have an urge: 1) horniness is an altered state of mind 2) kill urges RIGHT AWAY!!! don’t wait. 3) watch out for the semi wet dreams where you don’t have an O [orgasm], these precipitate coming out of flatline. 4) PMO [pornography, masturbation, orgasm] is not worth it!!! 5) after I PMO I look at women like they are meat, I feel myself doing this and it’s almost like I can’t help it, after PMO I become a slave to lust and I DO NOT want that anymore. 6) Use the sexual energy for getting shit done instead of empty lust.”

Thanatos, Day 1

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“Fuck it, I quit this bullshit.”

Bold, Day 4 TC mark

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