Is nofap worth it?
Does nofap work or is it just a waste of time?
Is it just something made up by guys that are hyper-sexual? Is it a myth fabricated by people suffering from hormonal imbalance?
If I had a nickel every time I get asked these questions.
But I do indulge.
And I make the effort to ask them why they think nofap isn’t worth doing.
And they reply with things like;
“I’m on 3 weeks already and NOTHING has changed for me. I’m still depressed. My grades at school are still very horrible. I have no energy to do anything. I’m still a loner. My memory is still hazy. My cheekbone isn’t yet chiseled. What am I doing wrong?”
Then I reply with something like;
“You need to stop doing nofap. It’s not for you. What you need is to man up and study hard, so you can get good grades at school. And you also need to see a therapist. And have facial plastic surgery while you’re at it.”
But those are just thoughts that come to mind.
That’s what I want to tell them.
But in reality, the actual words I reply with is something in the neighborhood of their expectations being TOO DAMN HIGH.
If you have to ask,
I’m guessing that if you have to ask the question of whether nofap is worth doing, it’s either;
- You just heard about nofap and you probably want to give it a try, or;
- You’ve already tried nofap and you are not seeing the super-human changes you’ve been promised.
Here is a piece of candid advice, AND THE BEST YOU’LL EVER GET ON THE SUBJECT.
Not everyone will benefit from nofap
This is a truth you need to accept before trying nofap.
Not everyone will think nofap is a life-changing challenge.
Some of us will come out of it and shout from the rooftops that nofap is the best thing that ever happened to us.
While some people will hear about nofap and go ‘ehn, it’s meaningless’.
Heck, when I watched Deadpool for the first time and said it was the best movie ever made, one of my friends said it was trash.
While that ended our friendship, I realized that what’s good for the goose might not be necessarily good for the gander.
The funniest part of the whole debacle is this; for as long as I’ve been on nofap (more than three years now), if you ask me today what the benefits of NoFap challenge I’ve gained from walking away from PMO, it won’t be superhuman strength and all those attraction jargons you see on Youtube.
It’s much more profound than that.
It isn’t superhuman, but it’s profound.
Profound in the sense that it’s much more like a “change your whole perspective on life” kind of thing.
And aside from gaining back my erection, my prefrontal cortex, my time, my Zinc; the rest of the benefits are kind of the little things.
Little things in life like enjoying a conversation with my fiance and not using my mind’s eye to undress her.
Little things like reading a book and actually enjoying it.
Or listening to a song and hearing all the notes and strings.
They are little things in life, but they’re there. And I feel them every day of my life.
So much so that I feel sorry for that guy wasting his sperm to porn all those years ago.
And since life isn’t all roses and petals, there are days that I get handed the other side of things and I start to feel nauseated for no reason.
I know nofap won’t magically turn a bad day into a good one.
But there’s this deep-seated feeling that I’ll be alright at the end of it all.
These benefits I’ve just listed might not be enough for some people in the first place.
Most people want to feel euphoric all the time. And they expect nofap to do that for them.
And at the end of the day, if you don’t capitalize on these VERY SUBTLE changes, you won’t be able to make the BIG changes.
That’s why there are certain groups of people that nofap will never work for, even if they do it for TEN years.
If these people do nofap for ten years, it STILL won’t be worth it
Let’s take a look at those that nofap will be meaningless for in a million years from now;
Nofap won’t be worth it for you if PMO isn’t the cause of your problems in the first place
Don’t get me wrong, excessive (and compulsive) PMO causes A LOT of problems for the body, the mind, and the soul.
Some of those problems are; mind-numbing brain fog, hypofrontality, objectification of women, inability to delay gratification, erectile dysfunction, energy-wasting, time-wasting, and A LOT MORE.
And all these have been scientifically proven to be linked to excessive (and compulsive) PMO.
But funny enough, if you have any of these problems and miraculously, that problem isn’t caused by excessive PMO, then nofap MIGHT not be for you.
For instance, if you have a form of Erectile Dysfunction, and if the erectile dysfunction is not Porn-Induced, doing nofap because of that ED won’t cure it. You’ll need to consult a Doctor.
Another example is if you are suffering from a clinical Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD), and you’re doing nofap to turn into “Mr. Outgoing”, it won’t work. You’ll need to consult a therapist.
Nofap won’t work for you if you expect nofap to solve all the problems in your life
If you didn’t fall into the category above, maybe this reason I’m about to discuss is the reason why nofap isn’t working for you.
Aside from the direct havoc that PMO can cause in your life (like ED, hypofrontality, time-wasting, and energy-wasting), the rest of the symptoms and effects of excessive PMO are indirect and secondary.
When you do nofap for a long time, the direct symptoms will be corrected.
But the indirect and secondary symptoms will require you to put in the effort, and also look beyond nofap.
Secondary symptoms include; being a loner, being afraid of communication with the opposite sex, being emotionally distant, procrastination on your life’s most important goals, attention deficit (ADHD), depression, anxiety, muscle disappearance, having other compulsive behaviors, and any other secondary symptom you can think of.
If you are expecting nofap (on its own) to solve all these secondary problems, you will be hugely disappointed.
For instance, if you feel you’ve become socially anxious and it might be porn-induced, and you do nofap for a year without making the effort to go out more and connect more, you’ll move in circles.
If you are doing nofap and you’re not making the effort to learn the art of social dynamics, you won’t see any progress.
Another example is if you read a guy’s testimony on Reddit of how he got ripped during nofap—and you also start nofap, but you’re not working out or hitting the gym, and you keep expecting muscles and six-packs, you’ll have to wait till eternity.
Just in case you haven’t gotten the memo yet, what Nofap will ultimately do for you is to create the platform for you to become a better version of yourself.
It provides you with the time, the sharp mind, and the energy you’ll need to rejuvenate yourself. It’s up to you to use what you’ve been given wisely and productively.
That’s the harsh truth!!
Nofap is a waste of time for you if you are expecting superhuman benefits
Honestly speaking, this category of people cracks me up.
And I blame this “nofap superhuman syndrome” on Over-digestion of Reddit forums.
When people go through the nofap forums, they tend to generalize. And at the same time, place too much emphasis on other people’s accounts of nofap experiences. All these mixed together, and this “nofap superhuman syndrome” often emerges.
People that are in the habit of expecting to gain superhuman benefits from nofap will try nofap for months, and at the end of the day, come out and say nofap isn’t worth doing at all.
When you’re doing nofap and you are expecting the deep voice, the chiseled chin, the spidey-sense (Yeah! It’s a thing someone swore he got from doing nofap), the 24-hour energy reserve, the attraction pheromones, and all the other superhuman crap on the forums, nofap will never, ever, ever, work in your opinion.
This is the main culprit of why a lot of people often conclude that nofap is a waste of time.
If I were to prescribe a cure for this syndrome though, I would want you to know the following;
- If you are expecting superhuman changes from nofap, you’ll miss the actual benefits and you won’t see the point of it all,
- It might take some time for you to start noticing real changes when you’re doing nofap. Because it might be that you are so addicted to PMO that it has done a lot of damage in your body which will take some time to correct,
- We are all different anatomically. Don’t expect your nofap’s results to be the same as the guy you’re reading his nofap accounts, and;
- You are human. You’re not Kryptonian.
5 MAJOR reasons why nofap works
If you don’t fall into any of the categories above, but you’re still thinking if nofap is worth your time, I’ll do you the favor of telling you the reasons why nofap is something you should consider.
At the end of the day, no matter how you go about it, if you are able to complete the nofap challenge, you’ll definitely be transformed.
Because PMOing is not a natural thing. You shouldn’t be addicted to porn in the first place.
Your body isn’t built to be ejaculating every day. And your brain isn’t meant to be flooded with the unnatural dopamine rush you get from watching several naked people copulating at the same time.
Any form of compulsive addiction is bad
“Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism” — Carl Jung
Although PMO addiction isn’t yet fully acknowledged by the whole world as a compulsive addiction, PMO addiction should be right at the top of the list.
It’s as bad as they come.
Don’t believe me?
Well, try not to PMO for a week and let’s have this conversation again.
An fMRI study conducted at the Max Planck’s institute in Germany revealed that the brain patterns of porn watchers are exactly the same brain patterns seen with the other compulsive habits like alcoholism, drug addiction, and the rest.
The brain scans depicted a reduction in the grey matter volume of the right striatum (caudate) of the pre-frontal cortex with more porn use.
This is the hallmark of all compulsive addiction, called hypofrontality.
And just like other compulsive habits, PMO addiction has a subtle way of taking over your life.
It becomes what you think about when you wake up in the morning. When you are at work, you start taking a sneak peek at porn on work computers.
And when you are supposed to be doing something else, you find yourself locked in your room watching porn and jerking off to it.
PMO addiction can cause Erectile Dysfunction, and it can also take over your sex life.
You might lose interest in physical sex and start objectifying your partner or potential partner due to binging on pixel girls having unnatural sex.
PMO addiction is actually worse than the other types of compulsive habits.
Firstly, it’s not a subject our society openly talks about. Maybe this is because of the “shame” attached to the subject.
A guy would readily discuss his drug dependence with his peers than talk about his porn-watching habits.
Saying the word “porn” makes people cringe.
Secondly, PMO addiction symptoms are more subtle and almost invisible, which makes it very hard to diagnose.
And the harder a disease is to diagnose, the harder it is to treat. The majority of people you know are addicted to internet porn and they have no idea they are addicted to it.
Heck, I was addicted to PMO for more than ten years and I had no idea.
But the whole point of trying nofap for yourself is to;
- Confirm if you are addicted to it (self-diagnosis), and,
- If you discover you’re addicted to it (i.e. after a few days, you’re feeling a compulsion to watch porn), and you try nofap, all the direct symptoms you might have noticed are guaranteed to be corrected once you complete your reboot (treatment). How long till your reboot is complete depends on your level of addiction and the mode of nofap you’ve chosen to undergo.
Your sperm is not meant to be thrown away, every day
Some people’s alibi to jerking off to internet porn every day is that masturbating prevents prostate cancer.
I get it.
But do you have to fight it EVERY DAY?
As I said earlier, the male body is not meant to be orgasming every day.
Simply put, your sperm is your life-force.
Scientifically, your sperm contains a huge amount of zinc.
Zinc is the energy and fertility substance of the body.
It’s what the enzymes and hormones (like testosterone) responsible for energy and fertility feeds off of.
The rate with which you lose zinc when you jerk off to porn every day is more than the rate your body is synthesizing it.
You can’t become zinc deficient by jerking off every day, but there will be times that there’ll be a dip in your zinc reserve—which is the majority of the time.
Other reasons why your sperm is not meant to be thrown away, aside from the loss of zinc are listed below;
- Jerking off constantly and throwing away your sperm has been shown by an animal study to cause reduced levels of androgen receptors that influence your use of testosterone. Conversely, several studies have shown a rise in testosterone levels when people didn’t jerk off for a period of time (study 1, study 2, study 3).
- Jerking off constantly is hard work; it leads to mental and physical fatigue.
- Retaining your sperm helps you to become a better man—and this concept is known as semen retention.
Although, most scientists will claim that the concept of semen retention is nothing but hearsay and occultic beliefs, and yet, great men throughout history, like Abraham Lincoln and Napoleon Hill swore it’s a real thing that people transmute; and use to improve other vital areas of their lives.
And yet, professional athletes make sure they don’t ejaculate some weeks up to their main event.
If all of this is hearsay, why is it that the first thing you notice in the early days of nofap is this surge in energy?
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It’s possible for one person to be wrong, but 486,000 people can’t be wrong at the same time
You can call one person with an idea crazy.
In fact, if they are a small group of up to like a couple hundred, you can call them crazy fanatics.
But 486,000 people?
Snap out of it!!
486,000 people can’t be wrong at the same time.
If you are wondering what this number means, this is the number of members that the nofap thread at Reddit has.
Mind you, that number keeps growing daily. Bear in mind that the thread was started just 8 years ago.
If you explore the thread and filter out the people that are into the hyping part of nofap, you’ll notice a borderline similarity in the accounts of all those people that have completed their reboot.
You’ll see things like erectile dysfunction being cured, an increase in energy levels, an increase in emotional richness, clearer mind, vivid dreams, and a lot of other similar accounts.
Surely, if these accounts are given by hundreds of people, it can still be questionable.
But when it’s being given by hundreds of thousands of people, you should at least leave room for doubt and try nofap for yourself and see what happens.
The little unofficial experiment I did with charismatic and successful men
If you’re still in need of more evidence of whether nofap is worth doing, I have more for you.
In case you don’t know, 90% of the famous, energetic, charismatic, and highly successful people you know are on lifetime nofap.
Steve Jobs, Carl Jung, Nickolas Tesla, Kanye West (who recently declared his previous PMO addiction), Mike Tyson, Muhammed Ali, Mark Twain, Napoleon Hill, William Shakespeare, 50 cent, and the list could fill this entire post—all either publicly (and aggressively) condemned PMO or practiced semen retention religiously.
Most professional athletic coaches educate their athletes on the harms of PMOing and throwing away their sperm anyhow.
Imagine what would have happened if Tesla, Ali, Jobs, and the rest had been PMOing every day of their lives.
Forget about these people for a moment. Look around your life and think of people you know that fit your definition of “cool”.
If you have a way of interviewing them, you’ll find out that 90% of them aren’t PMO addicts.
I and some friends did this little unofficial research of interviewing people we know that fits our definition of “cool”, and we found that 90% aren’t PMO addicts.
Do it if you can
I want you to know that the people who claim nofap is a waste of time are scared they’ll fail at it.
They are saying nofap isn’t worth it because they’re finding it really difficult to do.
And the truth is those that are finding it difficult the most are the people that need it the most.
Why don’t you try to put it to the test?
Give it a go for a month.
If you think about it, you have nothing to lose, and everything to gain.
Conclusion: Does Nofap work? (The do it for a month challenge)
By accepting this little challenge, if you are not addicted, it should be a walk in the park for you.
The nofap challenge isn’t an invitation to a cult or a secret society.
It’s an invitation to see what your body will feel like with all the extra zinc in your body.
It’s an invitation to see what your life would be like for a month if your life-force is intact.
It’s an invitation to the art of self-mastery.
It’s an invitation to build your prefrontal cortex.
I don’t know why anyone would want to turn down that kind of invitation.
I’ll end this post with this; if you are finding nofap hard to do, you really need nofap.
Till we speak again, STAY WEALTHY, STAY BLESSED.
2 thoughts on “Does nofap work, and is it actually worth your time?”
IMO This is a really accurate post. I’ve been on nofap for almost a year now and there’s no doubt that I have seen changes in my everyday life, but it wasn’t the only factor. You did a great job explaining the lies behind the “magic superpowers”. Nofap is not the end-all-be-all solution. Its more of a simple tool you can use to boost everything you do. If you’re on nofap but all you do is sit around all day doing nothing, then you won’t see any results, but you’ll definitely feel more energetic. The key is to use that energy for other things. Personally, started nofap to help me take working out and eating healthy more seriously. It helped me stay disciplined, that’s it. Nothing more nothing less. But that’s something I didn’t have before nofap. In the course of eight months, I established a strict work out routine and I haven’t skipped a single day. Something I couldn’t do before nofap. Simply put, nofap personally gave me more energy and motivation. The rest was up to me to do whatever with that extra energy and motivation. Again, its a tool. A hammer can’t pound a nail on its own just like nofap can’t magically change someone on its own. However, someone can’t easily pound a nail without a hammer. That’s basically nofap. It makes it easier to do things you weren’t motivated to do before.
Wow!! Thank you so much for that input.
You hit the nail on the head! Pun intended:).
Have a great day!