NoFap vs. 30 Day Masturbation Challenge: To Fap Or Not To Fap

Ah, masturbation. Nature’s way of allowing us to pleasure ourselves to our heart’s content. Many people have different views and preferences when it comes to masturbation and exploring our own bodies. The NoFap and 30 Day Masturbation challenge are two examples of masturbation related tasks that center around the challenge of either abstaining from masturbation, or indulging in it.

To Fap Or Not To Fap, That Is The Question

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NoFap Challenge

NoFap is grounded in its support system via an online community that promises to abstain from the use of pornography, masturbation, and sexual intercourse.

Users of this online community engage in the website’s forum styled design to gain support from fellow members in abstaining from pornography or masturbation for a period of time. So what works and what doesn’t for this method of abstaining?

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Pros

1. Self Confidence

Rallying with other like-minded individuals and sharing experiences has the ability to completely turn around your previous doubts and worries about your masturbation-free life. NoFap users have the opportunity to foster supportive relationships, and therefore are able to more easily withstand their vows of abstinence. Being able to exchange advice and receive encouragement makes the challenge a whole lot more worthwhile and self-satisfying.

2. Improved interpersonal relationships

NoFap users sign up for the forum for many different reasons. One common motivator for enduring the challenge is for users to better improve their interpersonal relationships that may have been marred or disrupted by an obsession with pornography and masturbation.

3. A Healthier Lifestyle

The attempt to achieve an orgasm can be an obsessive task for some men, so much so that it can turn into an addictive tendency that can get in the way of daily life. Participating in this challenge is a great way to regain control, and work towards a healthier, more productive lifestyle.

Cons

1. Sexual Frustration

It’s no secret that masturbation is an outlet for sexual frustration, and when that’s taken away, that frustration may fester and build. Sexual frustration can be distracting and cause further temptation to give in, making the challenge even harder.

2. The Erection

And there it is. One of the challenges not so great physical effects is the constant erections you’ll have to endure from not masturbating. It’s not necessarily a terrible thing, but it could be embarrassing and slightly annoying.

3. Shaming

Abstaining from masturbation is an admirable thing to do, but utilizing an online community full of people who are also participating in this challenge can be a little overwhelming. While the presence of support is great, it can make masturbation feel shameful and promote the idea that it’s unnatural. It’s not. Masturbation is perfectly healthy, and so is abstaining from it, so even if you’re only enduring the challenge temporarily it’s perfectly okay to go back to doing your thing when you’re done.

30 Day Masturbation Challenge

The 30 Day Masturbation challenge is the complete opposite of the NoFap challenge in that it encourages participants to love themselves physically every day for 30 days. Participants are invited to use the challenge calendar for various masturbation techniques each day in an effort to get to know their bodies a little better.

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Pros

1. Body Exploration

This challenge is a great way to get to know your body, what works for you, and expanding your comfort zone. It’s not just about orgasming every day, but it fosters the importance of putting aside “you time” and does so in a fun way.

2. Stress relief

Masturbation is proven to be a stress reliever, but that’s no secret. It’s a great way to unwind after a stressful day and can even be beneficial your health, as orgasms release endorphins that can altogether make you happier.

3. Improved Sex Life

That personal “you time” is important because it gives you the opportunity to discover yourself and what you like without having to wait until one-on-one time with your partner. This way, when you do get into bed with your significant other, you can get right to it and let them know exactly what you like.

Cons

1. Distractions

Masturbation is fun, and feels good. Doing it every day can take up a bit of time if you get really into it, and you may be more focused on pleasuring yourself than getting what you need to get done that day.

2. Stigma

There’s a cultural stigma that masturbation is shameful and gross, when in reality it’s normal and natural. Society has imprinted false ideas that sexual behavior is deviant.

3. Lower Sex Drive

For some, masturbating every day may mean using up a lot of that sex drive and tiring yourself out. While this differs from person to person, engaging in masturbation every day for 30 days might make you less interested in actual sexual intercourse when the time comes.

Have you tried any of these challenges? Feel free to share your thoughts and experiences.

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