Here’s NoFap motivation to help you on this journey.
Masturbation is so addictive that even unborn children masturbate.
But excessive masturbation can be unhealthy.
Today, I’ll explain science-based reasons to stop excessive masturbation.
But before we get started, let me share what motivated me to go NoFap originally.
My NoFap motivation
I had mild depression after my dog had died in 2008.
I tried to numb myself with a Porn Diet (PD).
I thought watching porn would make me feel better.
And it did… but just for 15 minutes I was watching.
But after that my depression only got worse ☹️.
With every PMO session, I was sinking deeper.
I was lucky to discover a different PD—Porn Detox.
It promised relief in my depression and that was my initial NoFap motivation.
Indeed, my depression got significantly better. My brain fog lifted.
And suddenly I realized I didn’t have direction in life
This is when my third PD came in—I got Purpose-Driven instead ⬆️
My life purpose gets me out of bed. And now porn… seems stupid.
Make this your NoFap motivation, too. And then add the scientific evidence below to reinforce your commitment.
- My NoFap motivation
- Companion video
- Reason 1: Escaping problems with masturbation is ineffective but solving them is.
- Reason 2: Don’t let masturbation cause psychiatric disorders.
- Reason 3: Fewer ejaculations mean more testosterone.
- Reason 4: Having sex is healthier.
- Reason 5: Porn is detrimental to men’s sexual performance.
- Reason 6: PMO fap doesn’t go well with relationship stability
- Motivation to not masturbate
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Reason 1: Escaping problems with masturbation is ineffective but solving them is.
A study shows that children may masturbate due to psychological or behavioral problems.
It’s a mechanism for children to deal with negative emotions.
I believe the same thing is true for adults as well.
We often masturbate because we want to escape feeling bad about something in our life.
But such escaping is unproductive:
- The problems that we’re trying to escape will only get worse.
- It causes guilt and regret that make us feel even worse.
- It hurts our intimate partner and can cause breakups in relationships. (Reddit example.)
Instead of escaping underlying problems through masturbation, we should solve them.
Here’s an example:
Solving the underlying problem stops masturbation.
Children crave love from their parents.
And when they don’t get enough love, they may succumb to unhealthy, excessive masturbation.
A researcher described five cases where changes in parents’ behavior led to masturbation.
But restoring affectionate tactile contact by the parents stopped excessive masturbation.
So here’s a powerful bit of NoFap motivation:
Solving our problems is effective while escaping them with masturbation is not.
Reason 2: Don’t let masturbation cause psychiatric disorders.
As I mentioned before, psychiatric disorders can cause masturbation.
But masturbation, in turn, can make those disorders even worse or create new ones.
Researchers studied children with psychiatric disorders who masturbated.
They found that masturbation might lead to a sex crime in adulthood.
That’s how it messes with our brains.
We get used to getting what we want sexually.
And when masturbation isn’t enough, we look for something even more stimulating.
That’s a dangerous path that can lead to a crime such as rape.
Reason 3: Fewer ejaculations mean more testosterone.
In another study, healthy men masturbated after not having sex for 3 weeks.
The researchers found that abstinence from orgasm increased testosterone.
And why is it good?
This study shows numerous benefits to having high testosterone levels for men.
- Increased muscle mass and strength.
- Increased bone size and strength (density).
- More circulating hemoglobin, which increases athletic capacity.
- Mental health benefits (mood, aggression, and motivation).
- Increased muscle myoglobin content.
Dave Asprey is a well-known proponent of limiting ejaculation.
He suggests the following Chinese Taoism formula:
(Age – 7)/4 = X days
For example, I am 37.
(37 – 7)/4 = 7.5 days
Knowing that I should ejaculate about once a week is a powerful motivation for me.
When I don’t ejaculate, I save testosterone and get all the great NoFap benefits.
Reason 4: Having sex is healthier.
We know intuitively that having sex is better than masturbation.
- A shared experience multiplies the feeling.
- You give love to your partner and feel it yourself as a result.
But there’s also science behind this belief.
According to another study, semen content is better during sex compared to masturbation.
These parameters of the semen collected during sex significantly improve:
- Volume of seminal plasma.
- Total sperm count.
- Sperm motility.
- Percentage of morphologically normal spermatozoa.
They even recommended collecting semen for artificial insemination during sex.
That’s another reason to convince you if you are wondering, “Is NoFap worth it?”
Save sexual energy for finding and having sex with an intimate partner.
Reason 5: Porn is detrimental to men’s sexual performance.
Now, a study done on 100,000 men and women…
In a 2022 study from Switzerland, researchers looked at how porn influences men and women. Here’s what they found for men:
A higher frequency of porn use (wave 1) and increased porn use over time (waves 1–3) were associated with lower levels of sexual self-competence, impaired sexual functioning, and decreased partner-reported sexual satisfaction.
Interestingly, the study showed a different result for women:
Among women, higher and increasing frequencies of porn use were associated with higher levels of sexual self-competence, improved sexual functioning, and enhanced partner-reported sexual satisfaction (for some aspects).
As a man, you kill your sexual drive and satisfaction with porn. How’s that for No Fap motivation?
Reason 6: PMO fap doesn’t go well with relationship stability
PMO fap is detrimental to relationship stability as shown by a study from 2022. The study involved 3,750 U.S. adults (71% female and 28% male).
1️⃣Regardless of individual factors, pornography use tended to have a negative effect on the stability of relationships.
2️⃣Individual factors can exaggerate the negative effect of PMO fap on relationship quality. Being religious or believing you are addicted to pornography can magnify these negative associations.
3️⃣There was no evidence that aggressive pornographic content had a greater impact than non-aggressive content.
4️⃣There was no direct relationship found between pornography use and relationship satisfaction.
Want to kill your relationship ❓Keep doing PMO Fap.
Motivation to not masturbate
If your mind is telling you to peek or edge a little bit, remind yourself why you made the decision to NoFap. And how great you feel when you stay committed to that decision. And how broken you feel after a NoFap relapse.
Your mind tricks you into thinking that PMO will feel amazing. But in reality, you’ll feel good for 15 minutes. And then you’ll feel very bad for 2 hours.
With every PMO cycle, you will feel worse. Because you fry dopamine receptors more and get less motivated.
I don’t need to give you motivation to not masturbate. You already know how much better you feel on NoFap.
Don’t let your brain trick you into thinking that fapping will make you feel good. The truth is, if you really want to feel better, do NoFap.
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