Masturbation is a perfectly normal part of most people's lives, but for one man, the decision not to nut turned out to the 'best' he's ever made.
He wrote: "I had no idea that I was 3 months in because I didn't check my streak often, maybe once every 1-2 weeks which I think was key in my abstinence."
The man then explained that during this time, he had 'more energy, my brain stopped sexualising normal things and my brain fog is basically gone.'
"I find it easier to socialise, and start conversations. I have also experienced a huge energy boost in the gym, and have seen tremendous progress during these 3 months," he continued.
The man said that abstaining from self pleasure gave him more 'discipline' and 'helped me get up on early mornings when I did not feel like hitting the gym, helped me get out of bed during bad days and rough times.'
These positive changes are what prompted him to ultimately decide that he 'will not be going back to masturbating' as 'not doing it has helped me more than doing it has'.
He acknowledged: "Some people may call this placebo, and even if it was just placebo, all these successes stories have actually helped with other people's mental healths [sic]."
The man then shared his advice for anyone else considering giving up masturbating, which will be of interest as we enter No Nut November - an online challenge that sees people go 30 days without self pleasure.
"My advice would be to live life, enjoy it past the short pleasures of masturbating," he wrote. "Don't remain a slave to your sexual desires, push through and become a better version of yourself for you and no one else."
Reddit users were quick to congratulate the man for managing to abstain for so long and some said that his story was inspiring them to give up masturbation too.
"Even if it’s a placebo, the results are no lies," wrote one Redditor.
A second, who appeared to have only recently given up, added: "Congratulations bro, reading this success story has really inspired me to keep going and never leave.
"Its only been 18 hours since i've committed to nofap but i will never go back to my old porn-stricken life again. Support brothers and sisters [sic]."
"Let's go am on day 1," added a third.
What do you think of the apparent success story?
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