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40 Reasons to Stop Watching Porn and Masturbating
« on: June 26, 2012, 03:41:20 PM »
http://www.reddit.com/r/NoFap/comments/vmkpa/40_reasons_which_motivated_me_to_stop_watching/

Reasons

1) Clarity of mind, no mental clutter

2) Better stamina in sports

3) Absence of depression, as in "there's actually nothing wrong with me"

4) Better short term memory, grasp conversations, sharp and clear mind

5) Feeling worthy of hottest girls

6) Interacting with people goes from nuisance to fun activity

7) Facial hair grows faster

8) Music sounds better

9) Being cool with awkward situations

10) Past events are remembered better

11) Movies watched in one sitting, rather than interrupting it with distractions

12) Feeling of being really alive and feeling of having/being a powerful spirit

13) Better looking skin

14) Free, genuine belly laugh

15) Appreciation and admiration of women's inner and outer beauty

16) Less sleep is needed to feel rested

17) Much less irritability

18) Destructive erections

19) Improved chest, neck and shoulders musculature (without exercise in a particular case)

20) Vibrant and alive looking eyes

21) Voice is now clear

22) Reduced rage and anger

23) Movies, novels and art are appreciated much more

24) Better dream recollection

25) More wisdom on various subjects, without actually studying them. As in mind gets better at making connections.

26) Easier to get up in the morning

27) Like Neo in the Matrix, getting heightened senses and intuition

28) Enjoying company of kids and older folks

29) No more craving for sugar and alcohol

30) Urge to expand your mind

31) No more angry outbursts around the family

32) "Annoying" things females do are now appreciated

33) A tangible magnetic connection with chicks

34) Chores are now easier to perform

35) Seeing "big picture" in life better

36) Ability to look at women and feel her, sense if her energy is good or bad

37) Ability to relate chicks like friends and seeing them flock to you

38) Nothing stresses you out anymore

39) Men respect you more

40) Men flinch in your presence

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Re: 40 Reasons to Stop Watching Porn and Masturbating
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2012, 03:44:57 PM »
One of the most interesting reasons I found from this list is -


25) More wisdom on various subjects, without actually studying them. As in mind gets better at making connections.


Have any of you guys experienced this?

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Re: 40 Reasons to Stop Watching Porn and Masturbating
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2012, 04:12:54 PM »
One of the most interesting reasons I found from this list is -


25) More wisdom on various subjects, without actually studying them. As in mind gets better at making connections.


Have any of you guys experienced this?

I have looked over that one, but now you've pointed it out, I think that is part of not feeling so ''out of your mind'', detached from your body. Brain foggyness, not being able to focus, taking things in properly. Once you're more balanced I believe that point certainly comes to life, your mind will start making connections faster, you will be able to analyze things, understand things, THINK. Great list, thanks very much.

I think that is such a key point to why people should stop PMO, the benefits are just too good to keep doing it, you are able to live up to your full potential once you live in a balanced body with a balanced mind. And these are not fairy tale benefits, I have experienced them myself that's why I talk about it with a passion.


« Last Edit: June 26, 2012, 04:15:15 PM by Stopper »
''He who lives in seclusion is more exposed to temptations and danger. He will have to be very careful and vigilant. The mind will be tempted to do anything as there is nobody to witness its evil action.''

''The fly runs towards the fire or lamp thinking that it is a flower and gets burnt up. Even so, the passionate lusting man runs towards a false beautiful form thinking that he can get there.''

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Re: 40 Reasons to Stop Watching Porn and Masturbating
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2012, 05:36:35 PM »
Anyone can post a miracle list. This sort of thing is only valuable if you cite the evidence, or at least provide some anecdotes.

I mean, what:

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40) Men flinch in your presence

I don't even


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Re: 40 Reasons to Stop Watching Porn and Masturbating
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2012, 09:27:19 PM »
Hi, i'm with you on that one.  It'll be good to see more substance behind these claims.
I myself, have only noticed 2/3 of the above list.  That's after 30 days!


Anyone can post a miracle list. This sort of thing is only valuable if you cite the evidence, or at least provide some anecdotes.

I mean, what:

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40) Men flinch in your presence

I don't even

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Re: 40 Reasons to Stop Watching Porn and Masturbating
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2012, 10:09:49 PM »
Hi, i'm with you on that one.  It'll be good to see more substance behind these claims.
I myself, have only noticed 2/3 of the above list.  That's after 30 days!

Do you seriously expect to experience all 40 of the things he experienced?

Not every single benefit ever experienced by another person will be felt by you. Everyone's experiences with quitting PMO are vastly different.

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Re: 40 Reasons to Stop Watching Porn and Masturbating
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2012, 12:56:12 AM »
Hi, i'm with you on that one.  It'll be good to see more substance behind these claims.
I myself, have only noticed 2/3 of the above list.  That's after 30 days!


Anyone can post a miracle list. This sort of thing is only valuable if you cite the evidence, or at least provide some anecdotes.

I mean, what:

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40) Men flinch in your presence

I don't even

I have actually experienced each and every one of them.

Why would the OP (from reddit) lie? Why would I lie? Why do you need some sort of "proof"? We're all in the same fight and I think the post was meant to inspire. It's not some scientific claim. And like Freedom said, not everyone experiences the same things (or notices them).

I guess it sounds incredible because it almost seems like you become some sort of super human from abstinence. The thing is... it's kind of true, just more subtle.

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Re: 40 Reasons to Stop Watching Porn and Masturbating
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2012, 12:56:51 AM »
Almost forgot: Nice post Freedom!

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Re: 40 Reasons to Stop Watching Porn and Masturbating
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2012, 02:17:40 AM »
Hi, i'm with you on that one.  It'll be good to see more substance behind these claims.
I myself, have only noticed 2/3 of the above list.  That's after 30 days!


Anyone can post a miracle list. This sort of thing is only valuable if you cite the evidence, or at least provide some anecdotes.

I mean, what:

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40) Men flinch in your presence

I don't even

I have actually experienced each and every one of them.

Why would the OP (from reddit) lie? Why would I lie? Why do you need some sort of "proof"? We're all in the same fight and I think the post was meant to inspire. It's not some scientific claim. And like Freedom said, not everyone experiences the same things (or notices them).

I guess it sounds incredible because it almost seems like you become some sort of super human from abstinence. The thing is... it's kind of true, just more subtle.

Well put. It has a lot to do with the sexual energy you're preserving, this has an effect on girls around you but also men, the dominant effect, it basically is what makes all these benefits happen, since you're putting a certain energy off. It can make you a super human in your own way, I think that's well said and not over doing it.
''He who lives in seclusion is more exposed to temptations and danger. He will have to be very careful and vigilant. The mind will be tempted to do anything as there is nobody to witness its evil action.''

''The fly runs towards the fire or lamp thinking that it is a flower and gets burnt up. Even so, the passionate lusting man runs towards a false beautiful form thinking that he can get there.''

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Re: 40 Reasons to Stop Watching Porn and Masturbating
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2012, 02:52:24 AM »
Hi, i'm with you on that one.  It'll be good to see more substance behind these claims.
I myself, have only noticed 2/3 of the above list.  That's after 30 days!


Anyone can post a miracle list. This sort of thing is only valuable if you cite the evidence, or at least provide some anecdotes.

I mean, what:

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40) Men flinch in your presence

I don't even

I have actually experienced each and every one of them.

Why would the OP (from reddit) lie? Why would I lie? Why do you need some sort of "proof"? We're all in the same fight and I think the post was meant to inspire. It's not some scientific claim. And like Freedom said, not everyone experiences the same things (or notices them).

I guess it sounds incredible because it almost seems like you become some sort of super human from abstinence. The thing is... it's kind of true, just more subtle.

Well put. It has a lot to do with the sexual energy you're preserving, this has an effect on girls around you but also men, the dominant effect, it basically is what makes all these benefits happen, since you're putting a certain energy off. It can make you a super human in your own way, I think that's well said and not over doing it.

I too have experienced almost all of these changes. Its incredible but it is true. I have not completely given up PMO but have reduced significantly these last two years. Maybe it takes time but these changes are incredible and life changing. "Men flinch in your presence" well that is one way of putting it, i would say "oozing confidence round other men". My voice is more powerful, firm and confident now and when i speak to some guys who are not as confident it just feels as though they can feel my confidence and they feel weakened  and abased by it. Maybe that sounds strange but i donít know how else to describe it.

"better dream recollection" this is incredible. It felt like i did not dream for over a decade when on PMO. I now have regular dreams and can remember them in the morning with great clarity. I have read other people have this same experience, just amazes me how screwed up my mind was/is.

30) Urge to expand your mind - totally agree. I feel like going back to Uni and doing another degree or maybe a Masters. Now i know if i can give up PMO forever i can easily get a distinction.
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Re: 40 Reasons to Stop Watching Porn and Masturbating
« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2012, 02:53:46 AM »
Thanks for posting this Journey to Freedom

You just reminded me of why I am here and what i have to look forward to should i kick PMO out of my life.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
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Re: 40 Reasons to Stop Watching Porn and Masturbating
« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2012, 07:04:40 AM »
Thanks for posting this Journey to Freedom

You just reminded me of why I am here and what i have to look forward to should i kick PMO out of my life.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Thanks man, I appreciate the gratitude.

That's exactly why I post here.

By motivating you guys, I in turn get feedback and experiences to help me motivate myself in defeating this addiction once and for all.

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Re: 40 Reasons to Stop Watching Porn and Masturbating
« Reply #12 on: June 27, 2012, 08:38:08 AM »
Almost that whole list applies to me, especially about appreciating art. I love to read. Besides playing guitar it's almost all I do. Back when I PMO'd all the fucking time it was hard to focus on a book for more than about thirty minutes. I can now read for two hours straight and understand it so much better and pick up on all of the subtle things and analyze and see what it's trying to say. It's truly amazing. And music does sound SO much better. I've never enjoyed instrumental and classical music more than when I quit jerking it.

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Re: 40 Reasons to Stop Watching Porn and Masturbating
« Reply #13 on: June 29, 2012, 01:14:35 PM »
Unrealistic to expect all 40, but at least 25-30..lol

Everyone is different but you need some encouragement to keep on powering with your reboot.
At the moment i feel slightly short changed as the bens are taking their time to emerge.

BTW - number 40 is great.  Making other men flinch
Anyone actually done this?



[/quote] Do you seriously expect to experience all 40 of the things he experienced?

Not every single benefit ever experienced by another person will be felt by you. Everyone's experiences with quitting PMO are vastly different.
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Re: 40 Reasons to Stop Watching Porn and Masturbating
« Reply #14 on: June 30, 2012, 01:47:29 PM »
Almost that whole list applies to me, especially about appreciating art. I love to read. Besides playing guitar it's almost all I do. Back when I PMO'd all the fucking time it was hard to focus on a book for more than about thirty minutes. I can now read for two hours straight and understand it so much better and pick up on all of the subtle things and analyze and see what it's trying to say. It's truly amazing. And music does sound SO much better. I've never enjoyed instrumental and classical music more than when I quit jerking it.

I hope I get to this stage soon. When I was young I loved reading and could absorb information with such clarity. Now when I read I struggle to concentrate for 5 min and don't really absorb much info.
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Re: 40 Reasons to Stop Watching Porn and Masturbating
« Reply #15 on: July 01, 2012, 07:47:32 AM »
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I hope I get to this stage soon. When I was young I loved reading and could absorb information with such clarity. Now when I read I struggle to concentrate for 5 min and don't really absorb much info.

It'll happen. Just keep up with your reboot. And read more often, even if you do find it hard to concentrate. The only way to get better at something is to practice it.

And for all of the people that are asking about number forty on the list, that can happen. My roommate is a very passive-aggressive person and he's very whiny and dramatic. In one easy term, he's a bitch. I've noticed that the longer I go on with my reboot, the more he seems to realize a subtle change in me. When both of us walk through a room, I walk with my shoulders back, my head up, my eyes straight ahead, and my chest out. He has his shoulders slumped and his head down and I don't even have to walk around him, he steps right out of my way. It's a nice feeling.

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« Reply #16 on: July 01, 2012, 07:50:18 AM »
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I hope I get to this stage soon. When I was young I loved reading and could absorb information with such clarity. Now when I read I struggle to concentrate for 5 min and don't really absorb much info.

It'll happen. Just keep up with your reboot. And read more often, even if you do find it hard to concentrate. The only way to get better at something is to practice it.

And for all of the people that are asking about number forty on the list, that can happen. My roommate is a very passive-aggressive person and he's very whiny and dramatic. In one easy term, he's a bitch. I've noticed that the longer I go on with my reboot, the more he seems to realize a subtle change in me. When both of us walk through a room, I walk with my shoulders back, my head up, my eyes straight ahead, and my chest out. He has his shoulders slumped and his head down and I don't even have to walk around him, he steps right out of my way. It's a nice feeling.

Hell yeah...I've noticed the same thing but thought that may be I was over-analyzing.

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Re: 40 Reasons to Stop Watching Porn and Masturbating
« Reply #17 on: July 01, 2012, 01:32:44 PM »
40) Men flinch in your presence

Check! That happened to me today.

(No seriously, maybe the guy just didn't expect me when we met in the stairway. But in that moment I remembered that list. That was really funny.)

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« Reply #18 on: July 01, 2012, 01:42:55 PM »
I relapsed today, and i already feel like it was a big mistake. I went out tonight, and felt less confident, less willing to do stuff, more tired, and of course ashamed of what i did. Stopping is definetly the best choice for anybody who is addicted. No more relapse for me...

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Thanks for that
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Re: 40 Reasons to Stop Watching Porn and Masturbating
« Reply #20 on: February 13, 2014, 10:32:20 AM »
i am going to save this post and read it when i get bad urges!


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Re: 40 Reasons to Stop Watching Porn and Masturbating
« Reply #21 on: February 13, 2014, 12:50:53 PM »
As a producer, "music sounds better" is easily the best benefit for me

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Re: 40 Reasons to Stop Watching Porn and Masturbating
« Reply #22 on: February 13, 2014, 12:58:27 PM »
i am going to save this post and read it when i get bad urges!
Save this one too. It's even longer.

http://www.yourbrainrebalanced.com/index.php?topic=12235.0