June 18th, 2019, 2102 hours: Hello, I'm DaveyCrockett. Here is my report of a list of benefits that I have experienced over the past 58 days of NoFap. "Brain Fog": My thought process and overall mental state is much more coherent and clear to me. It's as if my thoughts seem like solid, tangible entities, whereas before when I fapped, they seemed like they could only be ill-defined as being like they were of a gaseous state: not graspable (hence the "fog" in "brain fog"). I feel like my thinking process makes sense, but please understand that before this when I was on NoFap, I wasn't an insane madman with incoherent thoughts, hahaha. Confidence: I've been noticing more lately that I don't feel very confident in myself or have a lot of self-esteem, either. One NoFap YouTuber recommended self-affirmations like telling yourself that you love yourself and care for yourself. I'll do that, we'll see what happens. Energy: For the first time ever, I had enough energy but much more importantly, enough motivation, desire and willpower to go to the gym twice in one day! I'm sore now, but not that tired, and I've been awake for 13 hours now. Usually I would get really tired around now back when I was fapping, yet I feel energized still. I ran two miles a few days ago in under 20 minutes- I'm 100% sure that wouldn't have been possible when I was fapping! Eye Contact: It's so much easier to look women in the eyes, seriously- back when I fapped for example, I'd look a woman in the eyes for about one second max before looking away, while still talking to her. I find it much easier to make conversation with all people, as well as maintaining eye contact with them. Feeling Better: I have been feeling better for most of this streak. Two nights ago, I awoke to discover I had a wet dream, which I'm no longer as angry about, as on my previous streaks, those would happen every now and then. I simply feel a little bit better almost all of the time, not much else to describe specifically. "Becoming Alpha" YouTube channel: If you guys are looking for a YouTube channel about NoFap which immensely motivated me, take a look at this guy known as "BecomingAlpha"... https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_sS2e2ORXDnkoDr36GphOg/ ...I was watching his videos way before his newer ones about the 90 day streak, and I get a takeaway from all of his videos. If you are just starting off on NoFap, then watch some of his very first videos, they motivated me to actually start NoFap over a year ago. I failed, but that never stopped me from trying! Unfortunately, BecomingAlpha stopped making videos for unknown reasons. He did this before over a year ago, as well, so he may return some day. Eye Contact (cont.): Anyways, back to the eye contact benefit, it doesn't just apply to when I am talking to women, it applies to everyone. I have noticed that over the past week or so, people have broken eye contact before me for the most part when I am talking to them. Eye contact was a major problem I had in my life, not just when I was fapping but also before then. NoFap fixed that issue for me. Hair Growth: My hair on my head and face has been growing at least twice as fast as ever before. I think my facial hairs altogether became thicker over the past 58 days. I'm happy that my hair is healthy and now I don't have to worry about losing hair or going gray (at least for a while) in my 20s. This is because I read somewhere that fapping makes you lose hair and go gray faster, though I am uncertain as to how true that is. Less Awkward/Evasive of Conversation: Another benefit is feeling less awkward/evasive about social situations. I am more able to ask questions without hesitating as much, and also actually listen to people in conversations. I've also taken charge, speaking first in a lot of social situations, too. That's something I would have been too timid to do back when I was fapping. More Motivated: Basically, I just feel more motivated to do things. I don't sit around on the PC all day, wasting time masturbating or playing video games. Recently, I have seriously begun doing grown-up stuff for the first time in my life, like getting a real job (see below). Morning Wood & Erections: I also have been waking up with morning wood in the mornings for the past however many weeks. Without getting too specific, my erections are much harder than when I fapped. And, I haven't touched myself (M) even once for the entire 58 days! New Job: I also got myself a job all on my own accord, that is, not having to ask any friends/family for a job. I applied at a restaurant about 30 min. away, and got hired as a waiter a week ago. I was training the past week, tomorrow will be my first day as a waiter who will receive tips I definitely couldn't have become a competent waiter without NoFap. My last job was as a dishwasher in a restaurant, and my manager told me that if I got the TABC & food handler's certification, then I would be promoted to a waiter. I was too afraid to speak up about it persistently once I got the certification, though, as I wasn't on NoFap. Outward Appearance: People have been saying that I'm handsome a lot more lately (past 2 weeks) and also noticing my muscles from the past 6 years that I have been working out. Now that I'm on NoFap, I am serious about working out, I actually want to get stronger, bigger and more toned. Russian: I also started learning Russian online recently. I paid over $100 for a course in Russian. I'm not expecting it to be quick, but I'm sure it'll help a lot more than using only DuoLingo by itself. It seems like I have greater retention now that I'm on NoFap, too. Urges: It has been a bit easier to get over urges by saying "no" to urges. That's something that I struggled with so much on previous streaks. It hasn't gotten much easier, yet the reminder that I am on NoFap to improve my life is what has kept me going whenever I needed a reminder. I don't expect to stay free from urges forever, neither should any of you, as my urges happen every 3-4 weeks, although they dissolve after a few days. Urination: The whole time I've been on this streak, I have been waking up multiple times per night to go urinate, as I drink water all throughout the day and night, too. However, this didn't happen very often when I fapped. Regardless, I hope that this isn't a medical issue or something more serious. Voice: My voice has gotten noticeably deeper over the past few weeks, as well as having more bass to it. I don't know if anyone else noticed. Furthermore, my voice doesn't rise anywhere near as much as it used to when talking to people, in a weak beta attempt to appear non-threatening. Wrapping Up the Benefits: Almost all things feel better now that I'm on NoFap. I used to feel light-headed often when I fapped, esp. when I'd stand up after sitting down for even a few minutes. That doesn't happen anymore. I also feel like my thinking is more clear, the brain fog is 100% gone, I think. I haven't felt this way in...ever, maybe. ______________________________________________________________ Issues:Level of Confidence: I've been noticing more lately that I don't feel very confident in myself or have a lot of self-esteem, either. One NoFap YouTuber recommended self-affirmations like telling yourself that you love yourself and care for yourself. I'll do that, we'll see what happens. So the only major issue that I've got to work on is increasing my self-esteem while I am on NoFap. I will get to 90 days, then 180, 270 and finally 365 days. Once I get that far, I aim to stay PMO-free for the rest of my life. Which yes, does in fact mean I aim to stay celibate for the rest of my life. I don't want to do any of that tantra sex nonsense with a woman. (What's the point of sex if it's not for the purpose of reproduction?) Other Issues: Only issues/negatives if any that I've experienced during NoFap would be the urges which are very difficult to get past, as well as the flatline. Today, for whatever reason, I was feeling very aggressive and angry in my head and felt like getting into a fight with someone, I am uncertain as to why. Regardless, BecomingAlpha mentioned in one of his videos that he felt the same way, aggressive and wanting to fight, yet that feeling passed for him eventually. ______________________________________________________________________________________________ Conclusion: Don't count on your NoFap journey to be just like mine, as I hear that it's different for everyone, and different benefits happen at different times for everyone. Anyway, I'm sure everyone has different reasons why they're on NoFap. I'll write a 90 day journal as I intended to (and a journal for 180, 270 & 365 days). I decided to write a day 58 journal since I haven't written anything on here yet regarding journals. Anyway, I've been writing this for over an hour and I need to get to bed now. There are more little benefits, too, that I haven't written down. Another thing to keep in mind is that I have been taking cold showers this entire time. I highly recommend cold showers, they do help reduce your urges just a bit, and I've read and heard that cold showers are beneficial for your muscles and hair. ______________________________________________________________________________________________ Question: I'd like to hear any reasons why you began embarking on NoFap. I'm sure everyone has a different reason, and it'd help to write it down once again for a little reminder, right? Thanks for reading if you have read this far. If you've read all of this, then you are definitely dedicated to NoFap! I wish you the best on NoFap. As Dr. Robert Glover, author of No More Mr. Nice Guy wrote, "If one man can do it, so can another man".