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)
    54.5%
  2. Yes. "The Lord of the Rings Challenge: The Fellowship of Nofap"

    15 vote(s)
    45.5%
  3. Yes. "The Lord of the Rings Challenge: Rising Fellowship of Eärendil"

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Yes. "The Lord of the Rings Challenge: The Journey to Mount Doom"

    5 vote(s)
    15.2%
  5. Yes. "The Lord of the Rings Challenge: The Quest of the Ring-bearer"

    6 vote(s)
    18.2%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. jaberwaki

    jaberwaki Fapstronaut

    Checking in as promised, on my way to bed. Stuck to my plan and had a great day overall, and as expected the urges subsided after my breathing routine. Night y'all!
     
  2. Strugglingforyears

    Strugglingforyears Fapstronaut

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    Day 66

    Paddeling down the river, I cross The Gates of Argonath, The Pillars of Kings.

    Stay strong brothers!
     
  3. Rubzi

    Rubzi Fapstronaut

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    Regrettably I relapsed. Even actively edging or peeking ill consider relapsing.

    So Day 0 once more.
    But i am never ever giving up.
    Wish you all the best!
     
  4. Day 16 complete!

    @jaberwaki I feel that. Why must the Internet be the way that it is. Yesterday I was redirected to an image of topless women for absolutely no reason. Got the hell out of there!

    So. I'm in a weird place. After a good study session today I got up to move around for a bit and was having one of those really nice full-body stretches, when I had an emission. There was no PM but it felt like a mild O. I'm going to assume this doesn't count as a reset since the closest comparison I can make would be to a wet dream, even though I was wide awake??? Tell me what y'all think.
     
  5. Mark_Renton

    Mark_Renton Fapstronaut

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  6. Day 64 complete.
    Haven't been here for a while
     
  7. TITLE - ORC
    Day 2/500
    Ratio-Day/Relapse= 12/61= 0.19
    Longest streak - 18
    Last streak - 4
    Total PMO - 225
    Total hours remaining - 11968
    Days remaining - 498
    Promise- 1 Jan 2020
    Challenges completed - 1
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    I am back in the journey.
     
  8. RiseToGreatness

    RiseToGreatness Fapstronaut

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    no, that´s not a problem bro. sometimes sperm appears after body stretches or strong bowel movements, maybe due to pressure over the prostate. not a problem ;). Keep going!!
     
  9. RiseToGreatness

    RiseToGreatness Fapstronaut

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    Let´s do this bro. We´re with you!!!
     
  10. CrimsnBlade

    CrimsnBlade Fapstronaut

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    Day 122 complete

    That's an excellent point!
     
  11. RiseToGreatness

    RiseToGreatness Fapstronaut

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    Check-in Fellowship :)

    My brothers and sisters, after a lot of ponderation i decide to resume my journey to Mount Doom :). this is because i´m feeling displaced from the Fellowship, everybody here is on the way to destroy the pmo ring, and i´m just watching the scene from afar. not feeling good about it. however i still don´t want to activate the counter since seeing the days past and ahead creates pressure on me. so i will resume my previous technique of simply registering the day of a landmark in my agenda. so when the day comes, i will post here ;). to the present streak, after calculation from my last pmo session, on Sunday i will reach Uruk-Hai status.

    sorry about my swings, Fellowship. it´s just me being me :D

    So the Chronicler says goodbye and the Orc presents the travellers of today :D. Congratulations!!! ;)

    @Cartographer - Ford of Bruinen / Eriador
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    @Strugglingforyears - Gates of Argonath / Anduin River
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    Feels good to be back with you in full force brave Fellowship. Now that we all together, let´s go destroy that damn pmo ring. Have a great day Companion!!! and an even better weekend ;)

    easy_peasy


    Chapter 10

    Advantages of Being a Porn User

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    Chapter 11

    The Willpower Method

    It’s an accepted fact in society that it’s very difficult to stop porn. Books and forums advising you on how to
    stop usually start off by telling you how difficult it is. The truth is that it’s ridiculously easy. It’s understandable
    to question that statement, but first just consider it. If your aim is running a mile in four minutes, that’s difficult
    and you’ll have to undergo years of hard training, and even then possibly being physically incapable.
    However, all you have to do to stop porn is to not watch it and/or masturbate anymore. Nobody forces you to
    masturbate (apart from yourself) and unlike food or water, it isn’t needed for survival. So if you want to stop
    doing it, why should it be difficult? In fact, it isn’t. It’s users who make it difficult for themselves through use
    of willpower or any method that forces the user to feel like they’re making some sort of sacrifice. Let’s consider
    these methods.

    We don’t decide to become users, we merely experiment with porn magazines or websites and because they’re
    awful (that’s right, awful), apart from our desired clip, we’re convinced that we can stop whenever we want to.
    At first, we watch those first few clips when we want to and on special occasions. Before we realise it, we’re not
    only visiting those sites regularly and masturbating when we want to – we’re masturbating to them daily. Porn
    has become a part of our lives, ensuring we require an internet connection wherever we go. We then believe
    we’re entitled to love, sex, orgasm and the stress relieving properties of porn. It doesn’t seem to occur to us
    that the same clip and actors don’t provide us with the same degree of arousal and we begin fighting against the
    red line to avoid ’bad porn’. In fact, masturbation and internet porn neither improves our sex lives or reduces
    stress, merely that users believe they can’t enjoy life or handle stress without an orgasm.

    It usually takes a long time to realise that we’re hooked because we suffer from the illusion that users watch
    porn because they enjoy it – and not because they need to. When we’re not ‘enjoying’ porn, which we can
    never do unless novelty, shock or escalation is added, we’re under the illusion we can stop whenever. This is a
    confidence trap, “I don’t enjoy porn, so I can stop when I want to”. Only that you never seem to ’want’ to stop.
    It’s usually not until we actually try to stop that we realise a problem exists, the first attempts are generally
    early – triggered by meeting a partner and noticing they aren’t ’quite enough’ after the initial dates. Another
    common reason is noticing health effects present in daily life.

    Regardless of reason, the user always waits for a stressful situation, whether health or sex. As soon as they
    stop, the little monster begins to get hungry. The user then wants something to pump their dopamine, such as
    cigarettes, alcohol, or their favourite – internet porn – with their harem only a click away. The porn cache is
    no longer in the basement, it’s virtual and accessible from anywhere. If their partner is around or they’re with
    friends, they no longer have access to their virtual harem, making them even more distressed.

    If the user has come across scientific material or online communities, they’ll be having a tug-of-war in their
    mind, resisting temptations and feeling deprived. Their way to usually relieve stress is now unavailable, suffering
    a triple blow. The probable result after this period of torture is compromise – “I’ll cut down” or “I’ve picked
    the wrong time” or perhaps, “I’ll wait until the stress has gone from my life.” However, once the stress has gone
    there’s no reason to stop and the user doesn’t decide to quit again until the next stressful time.

    Of course, there’s never a right time because life for most people becomes more stressful. We leave the protection
    of our parents, entering the world of setting up home, taking on mortgages, having children and having more
    responsible jobs. Regardless – the user’s life cannot become less stressful because porn actually causes stress.
    The quicker the user passes on to the escalation stage, the more distressed they become and the greater the
    illusion dependency grows."
     
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2021
  12. MyGodandMyAll27

    MyGodandMyAll27 Fapstronaut

    Day 22. Another day, another oportunity to be a better person
     
  13. Day 12 Check-in!!

    Never giving up! I worth more!
    You worth more than you know!

    Let´s go brothers and sisters!
     
  14. jaberwaki

    jaberwaki Fapstronaut

    Happy Friday y’all. I have crossed the Ford of Bruinen! The time of the elves draws nigh!
     
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2021
  15. Mr. Sinister

    Mr. Sinister Fapstronaut

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    Plans postponed, oh well. She is amazing in every way, the true exception to the rule. I can wait.

    No PMO issues, but I had trouble getting erect with just my mind. Gotta sensitize my brain.
     
  16. ULYSS3S

    ULYSS3S Fapstronaut

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    Checking in on day 25!
    Meditate 30 minutes:emoji_ballot_box_with_check:
    Trigger prevention plan:emoji_ballot_box_with_check:
    The urges are getting stronger. My strict plan is saving me on such days.
     
  17. ULYSS3S

    ULYSS3S Fapstronaut

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    "I spend the night at the old Watchtower of Amon Sûl. PMO forces are lurking in the area!"

    Gotta stay careful!
     
  18. OttarrTheVendelCrow

    OttarrTheVendelCrow Fapstronaut

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    Day 66. Feeling good today. My mind is clear and the tracer effect from the story I read has not been too bad. I am really looking forward to addressing the anxieties I have around dating later on in my reset. I have been starting off slow by talking to girls I do not know and introducing myself. I have realized that I need to expose myself to more rejection so that it is not so traumatic when I girl rejects me. The stress and anxiety around rejection usually cause me to pursue sexual gratification through pornography. I feel that I am becoming more self aware as I travel down this road.
     

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