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Discussion in 'New to NoFap' started by NewMansince13, Jul 18, 2019.

how should I start the journey?

  1. stop cold turkey

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  2. reduce gradually. From once a week to once in two weeks...

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  1. NewMansince13

    NewMansince13 Fapstronaut

    Hi, I am Vicky, age 25. This is my first post. I have been masturbating since I was 13 years of age and have been "enjoying the sensation" fairly regularly. I have masturbated almost every day of the past dozen years, sometimes more than once(max 3).
    I am not addicted to porn as such. I do watch it but stopping abruptly wouldn't affect me. I have always relied on my very fertile imagination.

    Recently, I have been gaining weight and am going bald(not hereditary). All this made me think. Google came to rescue and I realized that excess masturbation might be the possible reason. I decided to let's try the noFap and see if this works.

    However, I am still confused. Should I just stop cold turkey? Or progress gradually. Like from once a week to once in two weeks.

    Can somebody guide me? Any additional information is welcome.! :)
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  2. Hello and welcome! :)

    We are glad to have you as a part of our community. Here are some quick links to get you started.

    Getting Started Guide | How to Use the NoFap Forums | Panic Button |Day Counter | Rebooting Resources|Forum Rules | Glossary

    If you wish to keep a journal of your progress you can do so in the appropriate section found here

    There are plenty of wonderful, friendly and knowledgeable people here to help you along on your journey to a life free of PMO. I wish you nothing but the best!
  3. rafael33

    rafael33 Fapstronaut

    This I consider as often and regular but not exzessive.

    If you don't want to gain weight: don't take too many calories and burn much more calories by exercises. Yesterday I made a 120 km - trip with my road bicycle and burnt some 2.000 extra-calories. I can eat ice-cream and cake as much as I want and I will not gain weight. Also the frequency of my M-sessions wouln't affect my weight.

    So I actually do not understand why you want to reduce fapping. You don't like it? Almost 100 % of men do it worldwide. What makes the NO PMO - journey so interesting to you? It will not be easy at all.
  4. NewMansince13

    NewMansince13 Fapstronaut

    To be honest I like it and also enjoy it. That I am virgin makes the activity more so enjoyable. However, I think I also suffer from the syndrome of excessive daydreaming, called Maladaptive daydreaming.

    When I am not fapping 75% of the time I am daydreaming. There are multiple stories (almost realistic) running in my head. All could have been true with ifs and buts. It is unlike schizophrenia where a person cannot differentiate between reality and fantasy. I know that all the stuff I am dreaming with my eyes open is not true, but continue to do it as it feels better than reality. A sort of escape mechanism.

    I stay at my parents home and have all day to my disposal. I have and am wasting a lot of time daydreaming and then fapping. So I want to start the No-PMO journey. I know it will be difficult that's why ain't sure, how to go about it. Should I reduce it gradually or go cold turkey.

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