A physician has explained her take on ‘No Nut November’ and offered up a new challenge to those who might be taking part.
It started in the darkened corners of the internet years ago, and has gradually emerged each year closer and closer to the mainstream.
The idea is simple – you go the whole way through the month of November without ejaculating.
For most of the men concerned here, their biggest enemy is themselves, and it’s not immediately clear why anyone wants to do it, but – for better or worse – people do.
So, is it actually good for you, or will it have a negative effect on you?
Well, now we have the view of an actual physician to bring you.
YouTube doctor Dr Rachel Ross, who shares her thoughts on all sorts of medical subjects online, has posted a video about this bizarre time of the year.
Let’s get one thing out of the way, so long as you’re an average dude, you’ll be fine going the whole month, if you can make it that far.
“For the average sexually active gentleman, you won’t get blue balls in 30 days,” Dr Ross explained.
In her video, she said: “'Nutless November’ is a thing, and as a physician as someone who is a practising physician, as someone who has seen this clinically, I can stand behind it.
“And it’s interesting to me that most physicians won’t stand behind if there’s any benefit in fasting from ejaculating for a little bit of time.”
As for her additional challenge, she said that it’s not necessarily the worst thing in the world if you fail the challenge, but it’s more important to remember to hold back a bit and savour it, rather than just rushing all the way through it.
She explained: “Now, I also challenge you to do this.
“If you decide to do Nutless November and you get halfway through and you can’t do it any more – well – no harm no foul.
“Go ahead and let one go, let one blow, but also I want to be very clear that all of the ancient societies spent a lot of time teaching men on how to hold it and savour it, instead of exploding everywhere.
“Yeah, so that’s my spiel on that.”
There you have it – that’s the medical view on it.
What you choose to do after that is totally up to you.