In an effort to become a bit more active on the NoFap subreddit, I decided to post a few links, and in the process, noticed this post: "Am I wasting my time on this sub?", in which the author complains: This post caught my eye, and I'd like to share with you my response. Please note that the opinions posted are entirely my own, and -- although I've recently become a moderator of this site -- this post does not formally speak in the name of NoFap.com. Still, I'd like to hope that my opinions which I've shared here are fully harmonious with the "spirit of NoFap.com." I welcome your comments! My response on the subreddit: I don't think so. I must admit that I haven't been very active on this subreddit, but at least regarding the NoFap.com site (for which I've been newly appointed as a moderator!), I think that the policy of maintaining a secular (though NOT anti-religious) forum where the dogma is anti-porn (but "masturbation-agnostic") ... has been a very WISE one. If I correctly understand NoFap.com's "official view on masturbation," it is that it is not necessarily "wrong," and that it should neither be encouraged nor discouraged. In other words, if one feels that they "need" to masturbate, and that this will not interfere with their "reboot," then they should feel free to do so without guilt. IMHO, such a policy allows for maximal inclusion of both "pro-MO" and "anti-MO" opinions, in the same way that it facilitates inclusion of both secularly- and religiously-motivated fighters against pornography. In other words, since NoFap.com does not explicitly ENCOURAGE masturbation (or oppose RELIGION), people who are personally religious and/or anti-MO can pretty much feel at home, or at least comfortable. The community seeks to unite as many people as possible around the least-common-denominator -- which happens to be fighting pornography -- without excluding people that have additional, non-conflictng, agendas. For the record, I am personally quite religious, and thus also against masturbation (and of course, also against pornography). But I fully respect the right of individuals in the community, as well as the community as a whole, to focus exclusively on the secular-based fight again porn. And I likewise feel that the community respects the rights of people like myself to personally be against masturbation as well, and to base their personal opposition also (or even mainly) on religious beliefs if they choose.