Sign up for "Don't Touch Your Member November 2015" here. This month we have a survey for SCIENCE!

Discussion in 'Rebooting - Porn Addiction Recovery' started by Alexander, Oct 31, 2015.

  1. Alexander

    Alexander Website Admin
    Staff Member

    Sign up for the monthly challenge in this thread!

    It's that time of the month again - hello and welcome to the official signup thread for NoFap's "Don't Touch Your Member" PMO-Free November 2015!

    The purpose of this thread is to provide Fapstronauts with a place to share their commitment to abstaining from particular sexual behaviors throughout the entire month of November 2015. Although it is strongly recommended, posting in this thread is not required for participation.
    New to NoFap? Here are some suggestions:
    1. Learn about the website, porn addiction, excessive masturbation, and abstaining from PMO. Read through the forum, the subreddit, and other websites to get informed.
    2. Decide if abstaining from PMO is something that you really want. If you don't buy into the process 100%, you'll probably not make it through the month. If you have decided that you would like to participate, proceed to step three.
    3. Sign up for this month by replying to this thread.
    4. Consider setting up a day counter to track your progress. Otherwise, there are a variety of phone applications and calendars available for crossing off how many days you've lasted.
    5. Create a Journal Thread and share your progress every day. Not only does this help you stay accountable, it documents valuable anecdotal evidence that will ultimately help other people going through similar situations in the future.
    6. Ask questions and get support by posting on NoFap. Come here every day and participate.
    7. Get an accountability partner.
    Would you like to participate? If so, please reply to this thread with the following information.
    • Are you not going to allow yourself to masturbate? View porn? Orgasm whatsoever? Not allowing any outlet for sexual release is called "hard mode".
    • How long do you want this challenge to last? By default it is one month, but 90 days is recommended for rebooting.
    • What are your goals?
    • Why are you doing this?
    Coming in after this month has already started?
    Don't panic - it is not a problem. Fapstronauts sign up for NoFap's events all months long. Just follow the instructions above and jump in at any time by replying to this thread.

    I wish you all nothing but the best. Onwards to a PMO-free November!

    This month we are partnering with Alec Sproten from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (Germany) to study the effects of not masturbating and using porn.

    “Science is not only a disciple of reason but, also, one of romance and passion.“ (Stephen Hawking)

    It has been a long while since the birth of NoFap® and the rise in awareness of the harmful effects of masturbation/porn abuse. People have been talking a lot about improvements in their relationships, their wellbeing and their lives in general after joining NoFap. Yet, people also have been talking a lot about scientific evidence on how masturbation/porn abstinence impacts their lives. Truth is, this evidence is still scarce. And we need to change that! Stephen Hawking said science is as well a discipline of romance and passion: why not take him literally?

    With an ever growing community of members of NoFap®, a survey on user preferences, masturbation and porn abuse is overdue. This is why we want to make an attempt to plug the holes in masturbation research with a well-assembled survey. After all, wouldn’t it be great to substantiate the potential benefits of masturbation and porn abstinence with some solid scientific facts?

    This is why NoFap® agreed to facilitate a user survey in the community, designed by Alec Sproten, a social scientist from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (Germany). The goal of the survey is threefold. First, it will help the community to know its membership a little better. Second, backed by scientific evidence that “rebooting” affects the reward system in the brain, the survey will help find out how this influences preferences for uncertainty and for time: It will provide answers to the questions if masturbation and porn abstinence have an effect on the ability to delay rewards or on the ability to rationally assess risks. And third, questions on NoFap® user experiences will help improve the quality of services offered to the community.

    You, the members, are a scientific gold mine, and this survey was designed to tap into that, in the best way that we can. Please take it seriously, give it some of your precious time, and let's make some science happen here!

    The survey is divided into two parts. The first part is released right now. It will ask questions about you, your history, your preferences, your attitudes toward masturbation and pornography, and the experiences you've had along the way. This section will take about 10 to 15 minutes to complete.

    You can answer it here:

    The second part will be released in one month. It will ask the same questions (minus a few questions if you participated in the current survey) in order to assess how your preferences change over time. You are not required to take part in both parts of the survey, however the more people participate in both parts, the greater the value of this study.

    This survey is COMPLETELY anonymous. Public data as well as a summary of the results will be released after both survey periods ended.

    And if you need any further motivation, here is a quote from Isaac Asimov: “The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny...'”

  2. BuddhaPunkRobotMonk

    BuddhaPunkRobotMonk Community Manager
    Staff Member

    I'm always willing to do my part for science.

    "Bumpers, gentlemen!"

    "TO SCIENCE!!!"

    (also I sign up hard mode)
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  3. zero01

    zero01 Guest

    Sign me up to the challenge...
    Hard mode, BS"D
    Last edited by a moderator: Oct 31, 2015
  4. PeaceFish

    PeaceFish Fapstronaut

    If there is one thing I love more than drawing, having fun, etc. is learning about science, so as many people have said before "FOR SCIENCE!"
  5. KingRecover17

    KingRecover17 Fapstronaut

    I'm down and I just got done completing the survey.
  6. Italian Guy

    Italian Guy Fapstronaut

  7. itrynsucceed

    itrynsucceed Fapstronaut

    Sign me up!!! A perfect new start! insha Allah!! ^_^
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  8. britaxe

    britaxe Fapstronaut

    What better way than to take me past 90 Days.......
    Phibz likes this.
  9. Did the survey and I am up for the challenge.

    - No M, no P - O would be fine, as long as it is from real life sex - but chances are rather slim :)
    - therefore hard mode it is
    - I am at approx. one month plus a couple of days, I am definitely going to do the whole month - and after that? Who knows. The sky is the limit :)
    - Why? What the heck. "Why not?" is the better question. For me it is about conquering my fears, about discipline, rewiring my brain and becoming a better person.
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 1, 2015
  10. IGY

    IGY Guest

    As part 2 of the survey will be available in one month, I assume that the survey periods will conclude after two months which would be early January 2016. Please correct any false assumptions Alexander.
  11. taqwa

    taqwa Fapstronaut

  12. Phibz

    Phibz Fapstronaut

    What the hell? I'm in too. I'm hoping to be in softmode by the end of November. I have a second date a week from now. I know. I can't believe I'm even dating. I think some extra support would be nice as I go through this transition. I really don't know what to expect. But I'm excited about it. Just wanna make sure I stay grounded. I think I'm ready for this. For the first time in my life, I feel like I have something to offer someone else. I'd like to think I can contribute to this challenge as well. I hope that I can be an inspiration to you guys by sharing about all my failed attempts. There is a greatness in all of us. We just have to be convinced that it's there. Good luck, fellas.
  13. Alexander

    Alexander Website Admin
    Staff Member

    I don't see it being fully available until late 2015, at the earliest. There will be a lot of data to crunch. But honestly I'm not sure when it will be released, all I know is that one of my stipulations was to release the full datasets for the progress of humanity.
    zero01 likes this.
  14. Voss

    Voss Guest

    I'm definitely in this for this.

    This coming up was the whole reason I joined this site
  15. Indignation

    Indignation Fapstronaut

    Sign me up! Did the first Survey.

    Would you like to participate? If so, please reply to this thread with the following information
    1. Going Hard mode.

    2. 17 days in Hard mode. Going to go for as long as possible hard-mode.

    3.In short, To become the best version of myself.

    4.Again to become the best version of myself. (More energy, Less nervousness, no guilt, more clarity, no ED, having more respect for myself, and feeling more "connected" with the world)
    Alex ♥ and Aexander like this.
  16. Sign me up
  17. KidOmega

    KidOmega Fapstronaut

    I'm in. Is anyone willing to be an Accountability Partner? 32 single male here.
  18. Enjoytheride

    Enjoytheride Fapstronaut

    Hard mode 5 months. Clearer focus in life. Better overall health.
    TheBeachvillain and Fallior like this.
  19. Dizzy Lotus

    Dizzy Lotus Fapstronaut

    I have a question. It asks somewhere "How old were you when you first masturbated?"
    What is masturbating? I don't know what they mean, if they mean all ways of sexual self-pleasure, or just a certain way.
    Edit: I Googled it. It means any way.
  20. Alexander

    Alexander Website Admin
    Staff Member

    Yes, edging is masturbation. So doesn't have to be to orgasm, any auto-stimulation to achieve pleasure.
    shekhar and Dizzy Lotus like this.

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