I've seen various posts and comments around the place that seem to suggest sexual intercourse is the ultimate end goal for a lonely individual. Many people are distressed by the fact that they are either a virgin, or aren't getting as much sex as they would like, and feel that by simply having more sex, their lonely or isolated feelings will go away. Many people seem to be doing NoFap for the sole reason that they are lonely and sexually inactive, and hope that the increased dominance given to them by the extra testosterone levels will get them more sex, and therefore take away the loneliness they are feeling. Note: I'm not criticising anybody for their motives. By all means, get what you like out of NoFap and give it your best shot. I'm just expressing my own views on things here. Now, think about this for a moment. Think of some reasons about why you got addicted to porn in the first place. Was it because you felt lonely? Did porn solve that? Nope. But you probably saw PMO as the next best thing to having sex. Does PMO still feel good? Sure. Did it solve anything? Nope. Now, imagine your sex life increased immensely. I'm not talking about relationships or anything here. Just sex. Would it feel better than PMO? Sure. But is the feeling itself what takes away the loneliness? Every time you get bored of a particular type of porn, you move on to something else, hoping that this will be the one that truly gives you the relief you're looking for. And it does momentarily. And then it goes. And then you look for something else. And the cycle repeats. See, sexual gratification isn't a cure for loneliness. It doesn't matter if you "have sex with yourself", or another person (for the sole purpose of having sex). You're only ever going to get the pleasure out of it, and that alone is not enough to make you feel not alone. Seek out human relationships. Seek out true human connections. Make friends - make friends of all genders. Don't be under the impression that (if you're male), men are for friends, and women are for sex. Women make equally great friends. Friendship is a great starting point for something special. There is no "friend zone". There is only your own reluctance to be assertive. So don't think sex will fix everything. Genuine human connections will. If you can connect with somebody in a non-sexual way, then maybe then you are ready to connect with them on a sexual level. Stay strong, fellow NoFappers!