People over exaggerating NoFap benefits?

Discussion in 'Rebooting - Porn Addiction Recovery' started by IggyIshness, May 14, 2017.

  1. IggyIshness

    IggyIshness Fapstronaut

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    I swear to god it seems like the benefits from doing no-PMO is like all of a sudden you are in heaven. "My face is glowing" WTF? I Dont see these kind of benefits at day 55. Its like you turn into god. I think people are over exaggerating NoFap Benefits,. WAYY too much.
     
  2. ivanhoe

    ivanhoe Fapstronaut

    I definitely felt more energy and self confidence -but not the degree other people report ... iit also depends on how intensely they were addicted AND what are they doing besides just quitting- for example someone could also start working out and that enhances whatever benefit they get from just quitting.
     
  3. I agree @IggyIshness. I think a lot of it has to do with the alleged "superpowers". :rolleyes: They do not exist. As addicts we have lost certain aspects of normal functioning. As we heal, these are gradually restored. :) But that is all they are, just normal functioning - not bloody "superpowers"! Congratulations on 55 Days buddy. You are nearly at 2 months, which is great! :cool:
     
  4. Irish Explorer

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    I read somewhere that it's not that it gives you superpowers, but that it takes away your kryptonite.

    And I'll also say in my experience they're 100% real. Life is AWESOME and the glory of everything unfolding is incredible to see every day.. but addiction robs that from you. Break free and live a life with financial, spiritual, and social abundance. You deserve nothing less.
     
  5. what do you love doing?
     
  6. Aristoteles

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    I think that this depends of the person. I had overcome in the past this addiction, and i remember that was really good in many aspects, and now i'm back with this problem, and the feeling is like hell, i feel all the depression, the panic, the lazyness thing back again. So this depends of the sintoms that each person have, you just go back to your normal state, but for some poeple the normal state is like heaven because they suffer a lot with this addiction.
     
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  7. ivanhoe

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    To illustrate my point"
    fapper 1- goes from porn addiction to video game addiction - still not socializing but has gotten rid of pmo

    fapper 2: drops porn and time in front of the computer, starts working out, socializing more and gains confidence with women..

    fapper 2 might say quitting has given him super powers, but in reality it's what he did to fill the void.
     
  8. sparkywantsnoPMO

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    Agree with all above. Also, it should be considered that if one's doing recovery properly, they are tackling many problems. They're engaging in healthy activities, which includes social activities, they're identifying and tackling other problems in their lives, they're saving money spent on camgirls, religious Fapstronauts are reconnecting with their faith, etc.

    All of this is good, and all of this contributes to feeling "normal," which I guess could feel like a superpower if one has never felt that way before.
     
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  9. Crimson

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    To be fair I don't believe they are really superpowers more like becoming the person we should of been all along pre flatline was amazing for me I was like 4 times the man I was I was stronger faster smarter more charismatic it's just years of porn have dulled these for us we are literally a shadow of our true selfs
     
  10. Irish Explorer

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    Can someone print off a few billion copies of this and distribute it worldwide?

    I don't understand how some people can give up porn and then spend every waking moment posting on nofap while doing nothing with their lives and then getting upset when Spanish supermodels aren't fighting to get into their bed.
     
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  11. IggyIshness

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    Im a mix of boths, except i dont play video games and i do workout
     
  12. Happy Man

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    Exactly! Spot on
     
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  13. IggyIshness

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    you mean spot on?
     
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  14. I don't know. I've been working out for years. A few days ago, I just tried a one-and-a-half-arm pullup (the opposite hand gripping the wrist of the pulling arm) and could barely pull myself up an inch off the ground. Today, I was able to do a whole rep of it. What happened? I don't know. I attribute it to a month of semen retention kicking in.
     
  15. YngwieWanksteen

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    I would not say it's the same thing because it is in fact not the same thing and I am not far along enough with NoFap but...

    I had a similar experience in AA. When I got there, everybody was way too happy and talking about how great their life is, "beyond their wildest dreams" to which of course I thought, "that's not possible, or you didn't have very big dreams". It seemed like AA was more like a bunch of Jehovah's Witnesses than anything else. Not that there's anything wrong with Witnesses.

    And it took me probably about a year and a half before I finally started to "get stuff". The name of AA is misleading, people were constantly saying "alcohol was not the problem, it was the solution" but I didn't get it. I thought I just had to quit drinking and everything would be fine, even though people were telling me in the meetings the opposite. Like sparky is saying with doing activities and stuff, rather than just quitting PMO.

    I did the steps, focusing on ideas that I could be wrong in a lot of areas, my defects and slowly rather than my life changing into heaven, my views, expectations, etc changed to show that I could already be living in heaven without realizing it the whole time. I know it sounds like total brainwashing and I think it's accurate to say that. I also don't believe 12 step programs are the only way to go.
     
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  16. Buzz Lightyear

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    Beware the myth of the superpowers. Like with the latest blockbuster, you'll go in with high expectations and be inevitably disappointed. You'll then face an over-powering temptation to lapse.

    Better to expect some suffering....and that's ok because the pursuit of a mindless happiness is just another myth.

    The reality is that when you do Nofap you may just re-acquire your natural powers... both the ability to tolerate suffering, and to enjoy brief moments of happiness.
     
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  17. ICDI

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    How would it feel for you after something has been standing on top of your shoulders an itch that never way and one day it all just ended Shiit that would be heaven to me
     
  18. Buzz Lightyear

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    But this simply will not happen. One day the weight will lessen, then at another time you will struggle with your adversary, and at another see him thrown to the ground. And then the next, you will gradually feel your deformed body renew its strength. Until finally you can stand liberated in your manhood.:rolleyes:

    This is a long process of recovery and growth which may involve as much pain as it does relief.... not to mention super-powers.
     
  19. sparkywantsnoPMO

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    This is it. And as you pointed out, it takes time to realize that. Once you're there though, the world opens up. I'm trying to figure out how to put that in a personal statement to fight a medical case against me actually, trying to rule me Autistic and unable to do my job.
     
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  20. TheTraveller

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    I agree with lots of points mentioned above, however, there is also another aspect.

    It says in your signature that you are only 14 years old. This is important for two reasons: the first one being that your body's repair mechanisms are still functioning at the optimal level and secondly, you haven't had time to drastically damage yourself.

    Going 2 months without masturbation feels drastically differently for a 30+ year old who's been at it for over half of his life. The context and the circumstances here are of massive importance.

    It is a medical fact, there excessive sexual activity poses an active threat to health (and more so in men than women), and this threat only gets bigger with age.
     
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