With a title like that, you’d automatically assume that this is click bait. Firstly, how does any good come from not masturbating and what would I get out of not getting that instant gratification and pleasure that masturbating gives me? What type of weakness do you even associate with masturbating? It’s one of the best things man has invented since Nutella! And how can not masturbating help create a great asset in my life?
A little bit of a backstory for this blog post. Firstly, I am notoriously in-consistent. Consistency and I have a very turbulent relationship. Put it this way, you can literally visualise my consistency levels as a flight from Sydney to Melbourne. The plane goes really fast up into the air to gain momentum, then it maintains a steady pace for 40 minutes and then it slowly descends and comes to a holt. I start things really fast and get all excited and motivated, then it slowly mellows and then comes to a complete stop in a short period of time.
How does this tie in to masturbating? Around 3 years ago whilst I was working in the oh zone adult shop, I was told by a fellow staff member that masturbation is healthy for you because it clears out your epididymis (this is where your sperm is held in your body), so immediately I began masturbating once a day (another weakness, I’m an extremist) and then slowly it sort of became a mini addiction and I would do it religiously (Keep in mind an addiction is not consistency). Fast forward 3 years, I have a girlfriend now and have cut it down to 4 – 5 times a week which is also significantly a lot. I came across an article which was about a Reddit movement known as #NoFap, in other words they are pretty much on a masturbation strike. I found it really interesting so I read over the benefits of it and realized that it is exactly what I need at this moment of time in my life. I would also reduce some of the negative symptoms of constantly watching porn and masturbating that were slowly creeping into my life. I came up with a plan to kill two birds (My inconsistency and masturbation problem) with one stone (The NoFap challenge).
So how does it work and what are the benefits of it? Well first I’ll talk about what it has done for me in regards to my inconsistency. Every single day (I am day 53 now) I wake up with morning glory like every other male on the planet however I do not act on it. I created a set routine that I have to follow which will prime me for my day and keep me on track to not fapping. I wake up first thing I do is have a big glass of water, wash my face, brush my teeth, make my bed and do 4 sets of push ups. Now keep in mind, I never used to do this 54 days ago but I knew that If I do the exact same thing every single morning, I can prime myself and keep focused on a goal I want instead of having my thoughts all over the shop. By doing this simple routine, it has kept me grounded and also consistent. I have for the first time in a long time, built a consistent base of habits that benefit me. Being consistent has made me much more confident in tackling long term projects and achieving goals that are longer than 1 to 2 weeks. Plus the push-ups have my chest looking smick.
How has not masturbating or watching porn helped me over the last 54 days? WELL LET ME TELL YOU! Not only are my energy levels up, I feel 5x more confident, more focused with less mind smoge, my workouts are a lot better because I have more testosterone running through my body, my sex life has improved dramatically because the hunt switch has turned back on so instead of being lazy and just masturbating, I get excited for sex much more now instead of being tired or not interested. Not masturbating has literally done wonders for all aspects of my life. I’m not just floating through life, I am driven, I am focused and my mind is much stronger.
In conclusion, I think that not masturbating has literally lead to all the positive habits that are slowly but confidently being executed into my life. Since I’ve stopped, I have become more consistent with the gym, my actions at work and really found a new appreciation for my sex life with my partner. It has reassured me that everything in life is fueled by choices, positive ones lead to positive results, negative ones lead to negative results. How ironic, I know get more satisfaction from now cumming then I do from cumming. PS. Don’t think that because you don’t masturbate this means you have to abstain from sex also. If anything, it pushes you to have more sex. Good hunting.