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RE: NoPorn / NoFap Google Group - For Those Who're Serious
I hate to say it but I broke the no fap during the quarantine

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03-24-2020 04:16 PM
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Maybe it's a bad idea, but I'm still bringing my toys over. They're happy to get out of the house, I can have them cook for me while I work or whatever. Only downside is they don't want to leave and, now that many of them are unemployed or furloughed, they don't have any hard limit to staying, so I have to be extra firm with them in the morning.
03-24-2020 04:22 PM
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I have been on a no-fap journey since things got shut down here in NY. I haven't masturbated for 2 weeks and I feel much better mentally and physically.
03-28-2020 08:27 PM
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I've got a few days clean again.

I started learning to pray the Rosary yesterday. I feel like it was helpful (although I just started learning so it's kind of too early to say for sure).

I've had a rough couple of months when it comes to avoiding vice and sin.

And I'm the type of guy who, if I fall of the wagon, I will say "fuck it" and end up fapping many times a day, watching porn, and visiting other evil websites (e.g. sites where you meet people and chat on camera). This is especially true since I am out of work due to coronavirus and both of the classes I'm taking are online, so I don't have much to do during the day other than sit around and be on my computer.

Today, I was feeling like I was going to give in to vice again, so I prayed. That helped but it didn't make the feelings totally go away, so I went on a hike with my dad (I am currently living in the woods and my dad is in town for a few days).

I was reading through an old thread that I started, and I found quotes of mine such as this one:

(01-23-2020 09:12 PM)Rob Banks Wrote:  So I've come to believe that any kind of sexual activity outside of marriage is wrong. This includes pornography, masturbation, prostitution, casual sex, and even dating (if marriage and procreation is not your goal). In fact, I believe (and it's fine if some people don't agree with me) that sexual activity is wrong even within a marriage if contraception is used.
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I feel so ridiculous now. In late January, I was posting about how masturbation, porn, and sex outside of marriage are wrong, and yet since then, for the last 2 months, I have probably been worse than anyone on the forum when it comes to engaging in that sort of vice and sin.

No wonder my personal situation (the one I discuss in that thread) has gotten worse.

If I want to truly "fix myself" (as I discussed in that thread), it is extremely important that I stop jerking off, watching porn, and going to bad websites altogether. That means NEVER doing it. Not "every now and then." Not "it's OK to do it as long as I don't use porn." Never.

I am literally committing a mortal sin every time I do it.

I will try and pray every day and take it more seriously than before.

Thankfully, I found my way back to this forum, and (on the advice of certain forum members), I found a very good priest in my area who is doing a good job in helping to guide me spiritually. I made sure to thank God for these things when I prayed today.
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03-29-2020 02:26 AM
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RE: NoPorn / NoFap Google Group - For Those Who're Serious
This may or may not be controversial here, but I think it's much more important to stop using porn first than to go full no fap/no porn at the same time. I think it's going to be very difficult to just drop everything at once, and you seem to be stuggling with it. I had quit porn for almost 4 years before I even attempted no fap. If you associate porn and fapping closely together, if you fail at abstaining from one you'll probably fail at both. Concentrate on no porn first, and if you need to rub one out 3 times a day initially, so be it. After you get the porn habit under control, the work on cutting down on the fapping.
03-29-2020 05:26 PM
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I had no trouble quitting porn, but I get abdominal pain after 12 days of not releasing the energy. So I do it 3 to 4 times and month and the rest of the time everything is great and my fantasies stay strong, as does the motivation.
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I basically went 2.5 years without porn and about 1.5 years without fapping. I snapped my streak "because of Corona", I was simply bored at home. My streak is back at 1 week, I plan to keep it going again.

My advice would be to quit both porn and fapping at the same time. It's tough but that's where the discipline comes from. When I snapped my streak, I didn't even enjoy it, I just felt like it was incredibly silly.
Yesterday 10:48 AM
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Pros and cons to quitting porn first vs going cold turkey.

Without knowing any specifics, I'd suggest quitting both at the same time. Try to conquer the beast for at least two months. If you keep falling flat on your face (I'm talking masturbating with porn multiple times a week), then take a step back and quit the porn first, then masturbation. Obviously it'd be best if you quit both at the same time. But, I recognize some men are in so deep that it's overwhelmingly difficult to do both.

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Yesterday 11:59 AM
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I'm 2 months in no fap. Getting a strong urge to do the deed. Boredom and laziness are definitely the culprits while being on lockdown. There have been times during this streak where I tell myself I'll never fap again and then today... bam...the sudden urge has kicked in and I'm white-knuckling it. Prayer is helping though.

If you watch EMJ's latest video, it makes sense that fapping and watching porn seem appealing as we are being enforced by the state to stay in. I'm noticing how heavily influenced I am from my environment and how easy it is to revert to sloth.
Yesterday 12:06 PM
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I broke today.

I am living with my gf, but she is out of the house as she is an essential worker and I have been working from home the last couple months. I am not going to beat myself up about it, but one thing I am reading about neuro pathways and habit/patterns of behaviour is that I have to associate great pain with failing and relapsing. So I will associate failing with hurting her emotionally, and really work on avoiding any and all lewd photos online (difficult I know.)

Seem to make it about 2 weeks before cracking, but I know I deserve better, and this is abusive to myself.

Tomorrow is day one again, for the last time.

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