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Men Around The World Are Celebrating After Completing No Nut November

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Men Around The World Are Celebrating After Completing No Nut November

The beginning of December is a big day on the calendar for many.

It signals the start of summer in the southern hemisphere and the beginning of winter in the northern. Loads of people believe it's now finally time to start gearing up for Christmas and the start of the month is also the beginning of the end of the year.

But December 1 is also a massive day for nearly 90,000 people across the globe who will have been attempting No Nut November.

The annual tradition sees predominantly men abstain from masturbating and sex for a whole month to practice self-control and they claim it can even help improve mental clarity and overall general wellbeing.

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There is a Reddit page for the community and they have been posting daily updates trying to get NNN members to stick to the plan.

Credit: Pixabay
Credit: Pixabay

One NNN user said: "Thank you all for the cumradery, I'm relatively new to Reddit and this really showed me the companionship that can be formed in a subreddit. I'm really really sad this has to go into hibernation, but the SUN SHALL RISE AGAIN MY CUMRADES FAREWELL."

Another added: "I've done this challenge for 3 years. Year 1 I failed day 5. I understood. It was my first time in the battlefield after all. Year 2 I thought I would do better. I lost day 3.

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"I was ashamed. I said 3rd time would be the charm. This is year 3. I have gone further than ever before and I am about to win NNN 2020. What a year to be alive soldiers."

Credit: Netflix
Credit: Netflix

The subreddit has been flooded with memes on the last day of the month, particularly from people as close to the international date line as possible. Aussies and Kiwis were some of the first to celebrate the end of NNN.

NNN has been around since the early 2010s, however it's grown in popularity over the years as many took the increased isolation as the ultimate test to see if they could complete it.

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It's attached to the NoFap community, which is an online community that asks men to give up pornography and masturbation. Some people have claimed that after abstaining from both activities, there is an improvement in physical and mental health.

While some have claimed NoFap has helped them overcome addictions, the community has been slammed as 'simplistic, outdated, and incorrect' by medical professionals.

No Nut November has also been criticised for its links to sexist attitudes and far-right conspiracy theories.

Sex positivity influencer Girl on the Net told the New Statesman: "There is a lot of myth and misogyny mixed in with what is essentially a fairly harmless personal challenge.

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"I suspect most people doing NNN are doing it for personal reasons; they think they're spending too much time wanking, for instance, and want to see if they can spend their time on other things.

"However there are also plenty of people whose wanking abstention ties in neatly with their misogyny."

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Stewart Perrie
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