Getting the most out of NoFap

Discussion in 'NoFap Technical Support' started by Kubrick, Oct 26, 2015.

  1. Kubrick

    Kubrick Fapstronaut

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    Hey brothers and sisters,

    I'm just wondering how people are using NoFap to help them recover. How do you suggest using NoFap in a way that will give you the most benefit? I find that the personal interactions between other Fapstronauts is one of the most rewarding things for me. I also like posting in my journal in order to sort through my thoughts. If you could respond by telling me how you've been using NoFap, and the ways that it's been helping you, that'd be great.

    Cheers!
     
  2. taqwa

    taqwa Fapstronaut

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    Hello Kubrick. Pretty much like you said. Support our fellow brother and sisters to the best of our ability and leave a detailed journal for inspiration to ourselves and those that read them. We are all fighting this war together. Good luck.
     
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  3. nomo

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    You already said it, I think the ways that you use Nofap and the benefits that you feel are the same for most people.

    A couple of things that don't work for me are using an accountability partner. I tried it and found that unless you can be really close with an accountability partner and have a phone number to call them it's difficult to maintain an AP strictly through this site. My AP went missing in action and then replied days later that he was on a fapping binge.
    The second strange thing I have noticed is that if I spend too much time on this Nofap site, it almost feels like a trigger. When I'm on this site and all my thoughts are concentrating on Nofap it seems to build a desire to relapse. I'm trying to find a balance between using this site to help me conquer my porn addition and staying off the site, because I tend to use it as some sort of substitute for the days when I would be looking at porn for hours. I think the trick is to spend less time online and more time living a fulfilling life.

    Thank you for the post. Stay strong, you can do this.
     
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  4. Kubrick

    Kubrick Fapstronaut

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    Yeah, I read somewhere that just the act of searching for porn is one of the things that stimulates the brain the most in the act of using porn. I think that stimulation can pop up in different ways and trigger us when we don't even realize it. I feel like using the internet and NoFap in moderation, as with everything else in life, is a very wise thing to do. I personally try to really limit my computer and internet usage, and that seems to really benefit me.
     
  5. nomo

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    I'm back again, something I shouldn't be doing. This is a break from my boring job.

    You are absolutely correct, limiting the internet is key. Without the internet there is no porn available that would excite a jaded fapper like me. One of my biggest issues is that my job is boring and it requires me to be on the internet for hours at a time. I just need to tweak it and I won't be online so much.
    Take care.
     
  6. taqwa

    taqwa Fapstronaut

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    Each person heals differently. I find it very helpful to engage other members within the forum. Doing my best to support as many as I can, helps me stay on track. To each their own. I wish you all success.
     
  7. nfprogress

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    There are many ways to proffer support. One I enjoy is taking a role where I read somewhat obsessively on the forums and answer questions that I find challenging or where I believe I can give deeper insight because my case is a good fit for the question at hand. The thing about helping others like this is that you can abstract your own situation out of the picture. One of the problems I see with many forum users is a direct obsession with beating the PMO habit. The fight takes so much out of them, that they have little left at the end of the day. While fighting like that is important to a degree, it may be far better to spend your time helping other people and learning rather than worrying about when you may next relapse. You can choose the battles you fight and you can win your own battles in surprisingly indirect ways by helping others. I have made it over 50 days with no orgasm so far. When I am on this forum, I am not thinking about resisting MO, but am more concerned about what I can learn and how the community can learn and grow together. That mindset is more important than other, possibly more selfish mindsets that I could have picked as modus operandi.

    At the same time, I have seem a number of men use the forum minimally with success where they limit their internet exposure and make it clear when they need to be on nofap and when they should cease and desist the browsing. I have also taken the time to learn about addiction generally without restricting it to porn addiction. Common ideas that surface can be applied to and compared with entirely different addictive tendencies and habits. Journaling has been very helpful for me as I tend to get a great deal out of introspecting through writing. Joining directly in the challenges has been an obvious no brainer for me also.
     
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