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Do You Feel "Ugly" After A Relapse?

Discussion in 'Rebooting - Porn Addiction Recovery' started by Vita Vi Reparatio, Jun 27, 2022.

  1. Vita Vi Reparatio

    Vita Vi Reparatio Fapstronaut

    I am in no way implying that fapping is going to make you go from a decent looking guy into Quasimodo. But I do feel that my face looks worse after fapping.

    I feel that my face becomes more puffy, and that my features(nose, jawline, cheekbones etc). Are much less defined. I also feel like my skin loses its natural glow, and that my eyes have a "dead" look about them. My mild acne scaring seems more visible, and I seem to get a few more pimples.

    Many other people seem to report the same things -a term which I have labeled Fappers Face or Fap Face- and seem to say they feel more attractive when on NoFap.

    I wouldn't say that Fapping will make you go from a good looking dude into a complete crapshow, but I do feel that it causes these minor changes that do make a difference in your appearance, even if it is subtle. I also do not think any of this is necessarily permanent to your face, and can be reversed with NoFap and other factors like good sleep, exercise, good diet, good self care etc.
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  2. Toni7

    Toni7 Fapstronaut

    I feel ugly after it. And it brings me pimples. Maybe body is telling me something about how I'm to much drained and acitivate hormons to many times for no reasons.
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  3. An0nym0use1234

    An0nym0use1234 Fapstronaut

    yep, I definitely relate. I think some of it (like the dead eyes) has to do with staring directly into a bright little screen in the dark for long periods of time. and when you're in active addiction, if you're like me, you stay inside as much as possible and don't get enough sunlight or natural exercise.

    there's definitely also some immediate biological responses .. I always feel super tired and physically and mentally drained after a pmo session. I think it uses a lot of mental energy and creates/uses hormones. (I'm not exactly sure how that cycle works). but it definitely causes hormone instability which I think leads to acne. I'm almost 30 and I still get acne on my face.

    every time we come, we lose important minerals like zinc. I'm sure that can't be good for our health.
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  4. An0nym0use1234

    An0nym0use1234 Fapstronaut

    also, I've experienced a phenomenon and I'm wondering if anyone else has noticed this too

    when I'm in the middle of an edging/pmo session, I feel a weird sensation on my back, like I can feel the sweat pushing through my pores. yes I know that any exercise creates sweat, but I feel like it's a specific feeling related to pmo'ing. I'm wondering if that is possibly part of the hormone production/releasing process
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  5. Zapy97

    Zapy97 Fapstronaut

    Can confirm pretty much everything said but I think there is a missing psychological aspect to it as well not mentioned. The context of these minor changes, the guilt and shame of a lust filled lifestyle add a certain subconscious feeling. I don't want to be a Fapper and when I look in the mirror the fatter rounder face that pigged out on porn is the person I don't want to be. I don't recognize the man in the mirror when I am dragged away by lust.
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