Last Updated on March 21, 2021
Porn addiction is a common concern and contrary to popular belief, this form of addiction isn’t exclusive to teens and tweens or single people.
Anyone can become a victim, including those in stable romantic relationships and even married couples. Porn addiction can deal a massive blow to your sex life, making it exceedingly difficult to rise to the occasion and satisfy your partner. For those without reliable sexual partners, this addiction could trigger one of the most difficult habits to stop – masturbation.
Now, several obnoxious theories have been advanced in an attempt to justify masturbation. One of those includes the notion that the habit helps to stem the scourge of sexual immorality. But as it turns out, the drawbacks to masturbation far outweigh its perceived benefits.
First off, the orgasm which you experience from masturbating is far less intense than that you’d get from having sex with a real partner. The act also leaves you physically and emotionally drained, in addition to impairing your social life. It’s in light of the numerous side effects of masturbation that the NoFap challenge was invented.
What Exactly Is NoFap?
NoFap is a challenge that’s aimed at helping people stop masturbating and gain greater control over their mental and emotional urges. It also seeks to help people overcome porn addiction, usually for a specified period of time during which they can enjoy the benefits known as ‘NoFap superpowers.’
The period generally lasts for 90 days but can be shorter or longer depending on your individual needs. It’s important to note that NoFap doesn’t necessarily seek to promote celibacy. During the NoFap period, you can still pursue sexual relationships with different men/women. The primary objective of this initiative is to help you quit watching porn and masturbating.
Health Benefits of NoFap
1. Prevents Premature Ejaculation
One of the worst experiences that a man can ever suffer during sex is to cum too soon. When it comes to ejaculation, ladies love it a lot better when you’re more of a latecomer. Sadly, masturbation and porn addiction account for significant cases of premature ejaculation.
Without urgent intervention, premature ejaculation could trigger erectile dysfunction, adversely affecting your overall sex life. NoFap ensures that your penis isn’t subjected to undue stimulation. That way, you’ll enjoy firmer and longer erections, resulting in more intense orgasms (both for you and your partner).
2. Prevents Premature Baldness
Frequent ejaculation causes us to lose several essential nutrients, mostly the minerals that make up semen. Examples include proteins and vitamins B12 and C, as well as minerals like sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, citric acid, nitrogen, fructose, and vitamin B12.
Some of these minerals, such as vitamin C, play a crucial role in hair growth and development by mediating the effects of free radicals in the body. Vitamin C also facilitates the synthesis of collagen, which is one of the essential parts of hair structure.
Plus, it accelerates the absorption of other minerals required for hair growth, such as iron. Therefore, frequent ejaculation is one of the primary causes of premature hair loss, not only on your head but various other places in your body. You can quit this aberrant behavior by trying NoFap. In the end, you’ll have more hair on your body, which contributes significantly to your masculinity.
3. Gives You a Radiant Skin
We all crave for smooth and radiant skin. But achieving skin rejuvenation is next to impossible for chronic masturbators and porn addicts. That’s because of the numerous proteins that we lose due to frequent ejaculation from masturbation. By practicing NoFap, you’ll save a whole lot of essential nutrients you’d have otherwise lost through needless ejaculation, thereby enhancing the radiance of your skin.
4. Increases Your Energy
If you are or have been a victim of masturbation, you’re already familiar with the lethargic feelings that you experience right after the act. Generally, frequent ejaculation drains your energy and motivation, leaving you physically and mentally fatigued.
Therefore, avoiding masturbation is one of the surest ways to preserve your precious energy. The first few months of going without masturbating might be overwhelming, as you feel you’ve got too much pent-up energy and not enough ways to release it. However, there are always better ways to release that energy, including engaging in rewarding activities like working out or competitive sports.
5. Increases Your Testosterone Levels
Medical researchers have been able to prove that NoFap might increase your testosterone levels. Higher testosterone levels translate to stronger muscles. That explains why some time back, it was against regulation for boxers to masturbate during the days leading up to an important match.
Testosterone also plays a crucial role in accelerating weight loss. So, if you’re looking for one of the most effective ways to shed a few extra pounds naturally, you might want to look in the direction of NoFap. Increased testosterone levels will also give you a deeper voice, which makes you more masculine.
6. Enhances Your Concentration
Imagine sitting through a Math or Chemistry class but you just won’t concentrate. Not because the formulae are too difficult to grasp but because you keep fantasizing doing it with your gorgeous-looking teacher.
Before you know it, the class comes to an end but you have nothing to show for it (except of course for your wet pants). Fortunately, NoFap might help to repress racing thoughts and intrusive fantasies, helping your brain to zone in on the moment.
7. Boosts Your Confidence and Happiness
Masturbation and porn addicts tend to be shy and reserved. Many such people suffer from a diminished sense of self-worth. They generally feel uncomfortable about mingling with their friends, especially people of the opposite sex, which is mostly due to the sense of guilt that accompanies the act.
NoFap comes with a huge confidence boost by increasing the levels of chemicals like dopamine, which are associated with happiness and confidence. With NoFap, you’ll be able to approach your crush confidently and win them over without putting in too much effort.
8. Relieves Social Anxiety
This NoFap benefit ties back to the ability of the challenge to improve your confidence levels. After losing their confidence and self-esteem, many addicts of masturbation tend to become unreasonably anxious and irritable.
Their anxiety tends to worsen when they’re in public places. For such people, having to deliver a speech before a huge crowd is as good as signing their death sentence. With NoFap, social anxiety will be the least of your worries. You’ll be more confident about yourself and more eager to interact with people, including those you’re totally unfamiliar with.
9. Boosts Your Decision-making Skills
Are you a chronic procrastinator? Are you also struggling with masturbation and porn addiction? If you answered ‘yes’ to both questions, your addiction to porn and masturbation could be compounding your decision-making problems.
Masturbation addicts are notoriously known for their inability to make decisions, especially sensitive decisions that need to be made on the spur of the moment. That’s because the act leaves them extremely lazy and lethargic, thereby affecting their willpower.
As such, they find it convenient to procrastinate even seemingly small assignments like closing the door. NoFap makes you a better decision-maker by saving you energy as well as the valuable time you’d have lost watching porn or masturbating. You can invest the time in completing tasks that matter.
10. Treats Insomnia
Anecdotal reports also associate NoFap with improved sleep. NoFap doesn’t necessarily make you sleep longer. Instead, it gives you a deeper and more restful sleep. You can have only five hours of sleep and wake up feeling more energized than a masturbation addict who sleeps twice as long.
In addition to improving your sleep, NoFap also comes with positive effects for your eyes. That’s primarily because you won’t spend more time watching porn, which translates to sharper and clearer eyes. What’s more – NoFap can reduce dark circles around your eyes.
Evidently, there are numerous benefits to practicing NoFap. Note that like most other forms of addiction, quitting masturbation and pornography isn’t a walk in the park. But with enough resilience and determination, you’ll be able to ward off all the cues that could trigger a relapse.