The Lord of the Rings Challenge

Discussion in 'Events & Challenges' started by RiseToGreatness, Sep 22, 2019.

Should the Thread Title be extended?

Poll closed Jun 21, 2020.
  1. No, leave like that: "The Lord of the Rings Challenge"

    18 vote(s)
  2. Yes. "The Lord of the Rings Challenge: The Fellowship of Nofap"

    15 vote(s)
  3. Yes. "The Lord of the Rings Challenge: Rising Fellowship of Eärendil"

    0 vote(s)
  4. Yes. "The Lord of the Rings Challenge: The Journey to Mount Doom"

    5 vote(s)
  5. Yes. "The Lord of the Rings Challenge: The Quest of the Ring-bearer"

    6 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Redemptionisrequired

    Redemptionisrequired Fapstronaut

    Checking in Fellowship Friends!

    31 Days Free of PMO.

    Eager to be done with the lingering Vertigo symptoms. I am ready for a new day, today I will focus on reading, meditation and exposure.

    Stay Strong!

    @Baki Hanma Congrats on achieving King!! Keep at it.
  2. Kratos_GOW

    Kratos_GOW Fapstronaut

    Perks of living in the countryside. You get to see clear weather with full moon many times.
    Checking in another day.
  3. RiseToGreatness

    RiseToGreatness Fapstronaut

    bro, edging is not allowed in the challenge. you got to reset the counter. thank you.
  4. Baki Hanma

    Baki Hanma Fapstronaut

    Day 106
    Hey brothers, I have a little question . I don't know difference between semen retention and NoFap . I couldn't find solid answer for that problem. Good night brothers!

    @Tilopa Nice to see you again brother:emoji_heart:

    LLOYYD Fapstronaut

    Semen retention is holding onto your sperm without releasing whether it's from masturbation or sex. No ejaculation. And NoFap is no masturbation.

    As far as my streak for Semen retention/NoFap, I'm on Day 20 despite of me viewing porn (intentionally/unintentionally). I have kept my sperm. So since I am following the rules of the challenges, I am on no PMO now. No porn viewing along with Semen retention/NoFap. No PMO equals all in one package basically.

    Now I am on Day 12 no PMO challenge over here and other challenges that I am doing.
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2022
  6. RiseToGreatness

    RiseToGreatness Fapstronaut

    Checking in my friends!

    Opposite day of yesterday, withdrawal is big upon me today. luckly just a couple of hours left until i begin vacations. boy, i do deserve them :(

    fatigue has gone to a level that i almost started fishing. that´s when i knew i was pushing myself too much. so i´m just go do my mandatory stuff, and relax for the rest of the day.

    Nothing more to add brothers. Have a great day!

    LLOYYD Fapstronaut

    Day 12

    Nothing usual. I went to the gym earlier and the same attractive woman was there again from Day 7 check in with her bf who regularly goes the same time I go to. I wanted to check her out because she has a nice figure. Thick, I would describe it but not fat. Fortunately, I didn't any urges at all even when she was around. Tunnel vision when I was working out. I think it would have been a different story if I was highly triggered while she was there. I would have wanted that. None urges at all. While I was warming up, I saw another one young cute girl that was leaving with her bf I believe. Legs and hips were nice. Apparently, there is third one that have been coming recently whenever I go. She has a cute face but I am not attractive fully because she dresses up like a boy no offense to the ladies that in here reading this. I don't know her figure because the way she dresses. I heard she might be straight despite of how she looks. Oh well, not sure if I will talk with her but I do like her though.

    Kind of remind of this one cute attractive girl when I was couple of days in my no PMO challenges. She was working out with her bf. And top she wore was a hoody. Easy to cover her top chest. When I was present, she removed her hoody a couple of times (I have no idea why) and she has big boobs! Nice, big (not too big though), and attractive. I was glad I wasn't triggered. Oh my goodness lol. Maybe she removed it her hoody because I was there at the time. Maybe unknowingly wanted to show it off because I was there. I think I would really be attracted to her because of that. Not to say that it matter but I do like big boobs for a reason. And she was cute and slim. Like I said, I am one of the muscular guys in the gym. Maybe she saw and like what she sees when she saw me. Hmm.

    Any way, women are usually scared/intimidated/don't like me because of my physique I believe. I guess this will help with my SR/NoFap/no PMO journey. Only up to me if I let my mind get triggered in my head and follow it up with a relapse. I think I am still getting stares from them when I am present. I am assuming that as far as female attraction for me, it won't be too drastic. Maybe something it will happen more drastic often the longer I go. I think one of you guys will have a more profound effect the longer you stay on this journey than me though.

    Oh and the girl in the front desk is attractive as well. I want to do stuff with her too...if I am horny lol. Usually, she works in the weekends. And that is why I am trying to avoid checking in on those days when she works.

    Any way, again barely any urges.

    To be honest, this is not a coincidence. There is at least one attractive lady present. I usually go whenever it is not too busy and I expect to be a dead gym with no one around. Since I started, there always at least one hot/attractive woman that is present. This has to be test.

    I have no reason to release though. One tip, don't look or look away at an attractive woman if you don't want to be triggered. Simple. That's all.

    The Witch King and the Nazguls are trying to get me. Not today. Keep moving Fellowship!
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2022
  8. Nice to see you too.

    Semen retention(SR) is not a regular terminology in nofap is more eastern practices like Taoism and tantra. It implies you don't ejaculate in any form during sex, masturbation or even dreams. Even do wet dreams are consider normal and healthy to an extent in the rebooting process.

    You can include SR in some of the modes of the rebooting process.

    Normal mode: no PMO, sex with orgasm and MO is allowed.
    Hard mode: no PMO, no MO, non ejaculatory sex allowed like karezza.
    Monk mode: no PMO, no sex allowed.

    SR can be included in hard and monk mode. As long you don't ejaculate you are doing SR.

    You can read more about the modes in the rebooting nofap page.
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 25, 2022
  9. nerdy_owl

    nerdy_owl Fapstronaut

    5 days
    Low urges yesterday, worked almost all the day. Trying to remember my goals to be in nofap and working in my habit of reading. I want to come back to that cool and useful habit.

    Today I worked out and took a cold shower.
    Keep strong my brothers
  10. LLOYYD

    LLOYYD Fapstronaut

    Because some of you are struggling. I want to say don't do it. It's not worth. Or you will turn into Gollum...on the inside.
    Please don't. Come on Fellowship, it's only for your partner. Ideally, for your spouse. You will regret it. Just saying.
  11. Anew2019

    Anew2019 Fapstronaut

    Check in 29 days no pmo. 30 days tomorrow. This is the best. This feels a lot like when I quit drinking and when I quit smoking. I am really hoping this is it. I am ready if I am triggered. Have no place to look that is not monitored if I do get triggered. Feeling awesome. Things are happening that are evidence that I am changing. People are reacting to me different. Maybe it is just that a feel different. I don’t think so. One thing o never mentioned. For my new job I started a week ago we needed a picture for our us badge. The first time I have ever liked seeing myself in a picture. I think I look somehow different. Not sure how to explain. Life is good. No urges the last couple days.
  12. Anas778

    Anas778 Fapstronaut

  13. a_unique_user

    a_unique_user Fapstronaut

    Day 2, as a hobbit, complete.
    I actually feel less dread as a hobbit compared to resetting to 'nazgul'/'orc' @RiseToGreatness :D

    "I am worth the extra effort!."
  14. SSS Vision

    SSS Vision Fapstronaut

    Day 0 check in. Days PMO-free in 2022: 216 out of 224.

    Hard mode proved too hard for me at day 30. No porn involved, so that is something. And 30 days is 30 days, even if I didn't make it to dwarf status. As I have admitted previously, my motivation to be entirely masturbation-free is not especially strong in my current marital situation. But I also know that unfettered permission to masturbate leads me to the convenience of using porn to make it easier, and I am comitted to avoiding the objectification of women and the numbing of my empathy that comes from porn use. So I will reset and carry the ring as far as I can once again, keeping in mind that progress is happening even if it isn't perfect or pretty all the time.

    @RiseToGreatness I have a question: it would be more motivating to me to keep my quest items based on my longest streak. It's cumbersome to delete them all and the add them again, especially when there are so many in the first 30 days. Conceptually in this challenge, it makes sense that you don't lose the gifts you've received from reaching those milestones, and I feel like making it 30 days is meaningful enough to warrant starting over WITH those items already in your backpack. For me at least, it would make me feel like my previous journeys were more validated if I kept what I gained from them in inventory. It makes sense that the rank reverts to Hobbit when you reset, but it doesn't make as much sense to me to empty the bag, so to speak. What do you think? If this helps me mentally can I keep my inventory?
  15. Slider8

    Slider8 Fapstronaut

  16. Hi Guys, hard to say that, but I've relapsed,

    The day started badly, I went to the beach with my wife, and there were some half naked girls, I only glanced, but it stayed in my head for the rest of the day,
    I've tried to prevent relapsing, but I went on autopilot, and I started phishing, then some softcore eventually I've relapsed, I've been watching porn for several hours, even though my wife was in the next room.

    It tough... It's not who I want to become, I don't want to waste my life like this, I know, I have a choice, to be in this addiction, or to become who I want to be.

    It happened because I have a lot of stress right now, and I still trying to be productive, not giving myself time to relax, it's super hard, I think I need to change my schedule. I need to allow myself to relax more, to chill. I need to spend more time with my wife instead of working.

    I think I need to relax after work, not trying to do side projects.

    Also I haven't been intimate with my wife for a while, I need to change it as well, better to be intimate with my wife then with porn.
  17. Paul S.

    Paul S. Fapstronaut

    Day 33 / 1000. Last try.

    Almost relapsed today. Nap saved me again. I am not feeling energetic at all - maybe it's some remaining symtoms of virus. Also, I feel that nofap is draining me a little bit - to fight the urges requires patience, energy and will. And I don't have much of that now.

    While I was watering plants in the garden in the evening I noticed that it's the most fantastic time of the summer. Not cold, but not too hot. But somehow I am not enjoying that. I feel that there is some invisible wall between me and happiness. Withdrawals?

    Maybe I should go to the lake tomorrow to refresh my mind, because I don't feel much...

    {:emoji_zap:, :emoji_notes:, :emoji_chains:, :emoji_running_shirt_with_sash:,:emoji_horse:,:emoji_sparkling_heart:}

    Stuff that should help to not pmo:
    1. No internet for recreational purposes until 6 pm.
    2. Waking up on the same time every day.
  18. i89rt5

    i89rt5 Fapstronaut

    day 0

    I viewed P today, hence a reset, even though no MO.
  19. kaerhal

    kaerhal Fapstronaut

    Day 224

    Was very tempted to make an account on a dating app again but wiser heads prevailed. Today has been much easier than the day before, but I spent the majority of it outdoors so thankfully there was little opportunity to indulge any urges that may have surfaced.

    While at the beach this evening a guy got caught filming a group of girls, the reaction of the public was overwhelming as they rushed in to defend the unfortunate teenagers. It just reminded me how far our minds can fall when we allow PMO and lust to take control; who in their right mind would think it is alright to film a stranger like that? Seeing the girls defended by the public reassured me of the goodness that can still be found in people when a just cause presents itself.
  20. Day 1 complete!

    By coincidence, my AP and I both reset on the same day, which was yesterday. So now the race is on between me and him! Coming to the NoFap website and checking in every day can become very routine. It will help me persevere if I can recall some of the competitive aspect, the challenge, the brotherhood. Even better, there are no losers here. I only want to see myself start winning alongside you!

    Guardian angels, pray for us!

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