I want to have a life without masturbation. That's why I've decided to start with NoFap for 90 days which should end roughly when Christmas rolls around (hence the Christmas challenge). I have decided to start this challenge last week (on September 26th) for a number of reasons.
Things I've Noticed
Surprisingly so far, things haven't been too bad. Most people would agree that the first week is the worst, however so far I have not had too much of a problem. Of course in the past when attempting to try NoFap, the first week was absolutely hectic. I was getting random erections and I was aroused by completely everything that was living.
Despite my past experience, things haven't been too difficult. Hopefully it stays that way.
Thankfully this did not happen.
I have definitely noticed an increase of energy. Perhaps that is due to the increase of testosterone levels. Regardless, it feels like I doubled the amount of energy I previously had. With this energy I am able to do more work and focus a lot more. I've read this is a huge benefit for mostly everyone.
Another benefit I have noticed is my attraction to the opposite gender has gone way up. One of the reasons why I'm doing this challenge is that I want to have more successful relationship with my girlfriend. I want to focus all of my sexual energy on her instead of fapping out to porn once or twice a day. She deserves my attention and the physical aspect of a relationship is a huge factor to success relationship.
Drawbacks I Have Noticed
First major drawback I saw was definitely blue balls. Late in the week, due to some "various circumstances", I got major blue balls. Normally I would just masturbate and I would be relieved. That was NOT an option. I had to struggle through the night and boy was it a struggle. I was seriously contemplating just to masturbate to relieve the pain, but I knew it wouldn't be worth it in the long run. By morning I was completely okay.
A second drawback was a major increase of being horny. Now, this is typically a problem especially when I am trying to work or when I am just waking up. It was at these times where I was weakest , but don't let these times demoralize you. If you fail at these times, just keep trying. That is the most important part.
Tip of the week: When you're completely horny, do something distracting or productive to get your mind off of masturbating.
Day 1 - 7 has been a success and I