Join me for one whole year (365 days) Hard Mode challenge! Sign up here!

Discussion in 'Rebooting - Porn Addiction Recovery' started by Deleted Account, Dec 29, 2016.

Are you in?

  1. Yea! I plan on stopping porn and masturbation for life anyways so why not. Might as well start now!

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    74.1%
  2. I'm not sure I can do it, but I will try it and see how it goes. If I fail at least I've tried!

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  3. Hell yea! I love challenge an it would be cool to say that I did this for whole yer! Let's do this!

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  4. I don't know if I even want this, but hey, if I chance my mind I can always stop. Nothing to lose!

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  5. No. It's too intimidating for me, I prefer to go one small step at a time.

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  6. Hell no! Are you crazy? Why would I even want to give up MO?! Porn yea, but MO?!

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  7. I don't plan to stop watching P and MO'ing. I don't know what I am even doing on this website.

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  8. I will think about it and maybe join later. Maybe.

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  9. No. I don't get why would want to give up an O for a year, even during sex?! P and M yes, but O?!

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  1. So we don't have one of those official whole year Hard Mode threads made by mods/admins yet (and I don't think they make anything more than one month or 90 days, which is understandable cos it's a little bit too crazy and overwhelming for most) so i decided to make one myself. Surely I can't be the only one who's thinking of attempting whole year of Hard Mode? So why don't you all who are also thinking about this sign up to the same thread so we can all do this together and encourage, and support each other!

    Definition of Hard Mode:
    Abstinence from porn. Abstinence from masturbation (with or without edging or orgasm), unless it's part of sex with a partner. And abstinence from intentional orgasm (even during sex with real person, wet dreams does not count, cos they are not intentional).

    The goal:
    365 days! I'm currently posting this at the end of December 2016, so the new year for me gonna start at January 1st. But if you happen to find this thread later feel free to still sign up and start later, the calendar is just a made up thing anyways. Or if you are too eager to begin feel free to start earlier, I encourage it. I also started like a week ago myself, I'm just not officially counting days yet until midnight of 2017.

    Why Hard Mode?
    So why do a Hard Mode instead of just starting it slowly one small step at a time? Well, let me try to convince you or at least help you understand, in case you are wondering, why I am gonna do this and why I think it's a good idea for people to try.

    1- For some people going all out is motivating and inspiring. It gets them all excited and sparkled up, and when you are more excited about your goal there is so much more chance that you will succeed.
    2- Some people, like me for example, are planning to not just stop porn alone but also stop masturbating for life, either due to religious reasons, health reasons or simply due to their philosophy about it. So it makes sense to attempt to do Hard Mode for longer period of time.
    3- If you have a partner it makes sense to go full Hard Mode. Because in this way making love stops being about finish line, cos there is no intentional orgasm allowed, and starts to become more about the connection. Try non-orgasmic sexual techniques such as Karezaa method. Completely different awesome experience!
    4- You do not throw your valuable life force energy in a tissue or condom. So you can practice sexual energy transmutation to better other areas in your life, not just porn addiction. And if you do this for loner the effects are so much more intense and you can enjoy the "superpowers" for longer.
    5- Doing this all together can be a fun competition to see who lasts longer. I know we have some competitive people on here who might be motivated by some friendly rivalry.

    So there are some of my reasons why I am doing this that I believe can also be true for everybody, if that's something they value.

    The rules of participation:
    Sign up in this thread. Post your introduction, whatever you wanna write. It would also be nice if you would post your reasons for doing this and maybe some of the strategies you will use. And it would be nice if you would post in this thread once in a while to update us on your progress, just if even to report that you are still in and fighting and how much days you're in. That will help keeping the thread alive and other members to stay motivated and keep going as well. And definitely post here if you happen to relapse and when you decide to restart. Post what went wrong or what made you succeed, so others can learn from it. Have some fun chat in here if you want, encourage other members, share your thoughts and feelings, etc.

    Useful stuff:
    1- The mindfulness meditation is the method I personally use to help me deal with urges, unwanted thoughts, behavior triggers and other unwelcome stuff that may be a result of rebooting and going without fapping for long time. Here is a free ebook written by an experienced Buddhist monk on how to do the meditation - http://static.sirimangalo.org/howto/HTM.pdf. He explains it way better than I ever could. I do suggest you to check out meditation if you still haven't. For me it has done wonders and I believe it can for you too!
    2- There is this wonderful website called YourBrainOnPorn.com that has tons of information and useful resources to help you deal with porn addiction. A lot of stuff there can also be useful for dealing with masturbation addiction or sex addiction. I think many users here already know about this website, but if you're new or still haven't checked it out I strongly encourage you to!

    Let's do this!
     
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  2. So let me start and be the first one to sign up. So, hi. I am Shugi Sgugi. I'v been on a forum for a while trying to reboot. I plan on doing a Hard Mode for whole 2017 because I ultimately plan on giving up masturbation for life, so it makes sense to attempt this. Also because I want to completely eradicate porn and maturation addiction out of my life as well. And as far as I know Hard Mode is the fastest way how to rewire brain. I am very impatient to get rid of this stuff, so I decided to do the longest type of reboot, 365 days, ain't that ironic? And yea, I also want to practice some sexual energy transmutation to improve my other areas of life. So it makes sense to hold as much as possible of it all in and use that life force for something rather than just throw it out in a tissue or condom. So these are my reasons. I'm committed I can do it! And even if I fail I can always start new. The year will be finished! There is no failing as long as we keep trying and not give up!
     
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  3. Frühlingstimme

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    Hi! Shugi!

    I'll be your partner in this challenge. I relapsed recently but I learned my lesson. I'm not so confident as I was when we last talked, but taking one step at a time I think it might be interesting to see how far I can go.

    My reasons to do this is because I am a loner and I have big dreams in life which I want to accomplish. I think it's time to stop being a dreamer and start accomplish something. If I am biting more than I can chew, I can only hope that my mouth gets bigger, because I want to control caffeine, have better food habits, exercise and of course, NoFap for life!

    Hard mode is the standard for me and I will try to post here from time to time and see if I can make it to one year! I've reached 50 days in the past, so I promise that I will at least get the same amount of days I got last time!

    This is my oath! Let's do this!
     
  4. Awesome to see you back! Glad you didn't quit for good. I'm really happy to see you joining me. Somebody apart from myself actually signed up! Yay! At least now I know I'm not all alone in this, haha. Let's go! I'm excited for the next year to come!
     
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  5. Zero.cool

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    Hey guys im in..im at day 5
    stay strong!
     
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  6. MJ93

    MJ93 Fapstronaut

    I'll join you for this big goal to spend a whole year of no-pmo.

    As far as I can tell, I find masturbation dull, boring and stale. Whenever I fap, I don't feel any pleasure, I don't feel the same satisfaction anymore. It's just dying out on me. My own body language tells me to stop. And I should keep it that way.

    Sorry for my bad grammar, I really don't talk so often like you.
     
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  7. AllanTheCowboy

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    Did this for 2016. 10/10 would recommend.
     
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  8. So you're in too, for a whole year, if I understand you correctly? I hope so, cos it will be fun! :cool:

    Maybe I share my personal perspective on this? Well, as far as I see it p-subs does not brake the rules of Hard Mode, cos they are not technically porn. But that's the way I see it, I know some people might argue with me on this. Of course that does not mean you free to consume them, they are still strongly discouraged cos they do to our brain a lot of same things that porn does. And I'm not questioning you decision to reset, I'm just saying. Cos we all make our own rules for the reboots we are in. As for this particular challenge, you gotta be as a minimum on Hard Mode. But if you want to go even more strict than that then all the power to you mate!

    @overclocked Hey man! I know you've been gone from a forum for a while, but in case you come back I'm calling you out on this shit lol. It's time! :cool:
     
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  9. Awesomej

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    Hey. today I'm on my day 6 (started on Christmas), after several relapsed since last September.
    but Hey, why not. make it real this time

    #nofap #neveragain
     
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  10. I'm in. Jan 1st here I come.
     
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  11. Sandbox Kid

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    Hey man, I am In. I have done 68 day porn free, but I stilled caved to MO every other week or at least once a month. I want to use this as a valuable resource for controlling my body in a way that I am not dependent on drugs; even the ones my body produces.
     
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  12. Awesome to see so many people joining in! Let's do this everyone! THIS IS SPARTAAAAAA! Ugh, I'm pumping myself up right now, it's gonna be good challenge! Lets smash this PMO/MO beast in the ground!
     
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  13. nopmo101

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    Hey, I am with you. I am on nofap from 4 months. In my first attempt I went 27 days on hard mode and I felt great but now i went back to PMO daily and I need longer break from this shit so I am in!
     
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  14. I'm currently 11 days in (hard mode) and want to join you. My first plan was 90 days, but I think a year would be better. It's my first serious attempt to get rid of p (for life) so it'll be really interesting ;)
     
  15. Letsgoandgetclean1

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  16. Makavel!

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    It's ironic that I decided to quit Porn on Thursday as well. :)
    Hello everybody! I've been trying to quit this for quite sometime now, since at least, year 2011. I've had small successes but ultimately lost the war so I'm back in defeating this once and forever.
    I will be gladly joining you and post from time to time. Good luck to all of you!
     
  17. nofap528

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    nofap528 here . . .

    Been trying to stop PMO for what like 2 - 3 years now? No success and never reached 90 days neither a full year. But I feel like I can't wait for myself to get serious about this and I should force myself now as it's going to save a lot of self - loathing the sooner I start. I'm 2/90 days in when that clock hits 12 and 2017 begins. My current strategy is to account for every search I put in a search engine or video site like YouTube. As soon as i'm searching for some funky stuff I will quit the internet for that day so right now I have some incentive. Good luck. I will update every now and then.
     
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  18. Deadlihood

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    Join me as I go 365 years without PMO.
     
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  19. Deadlihood

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    (I'm in, of course. Good luck!)
     
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  20. mgm96

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    What do you mean abstinince from intentional orgasm during sex? Isn't that a good thing?
     
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