Men who've decided they're going to participate in No Nut November this month might want to listen to a health expert's warnings first.
Today's the day 2022's instalment of No Nut November kicks off and for the men taking part, it'll be no more ejaculation until next month.
That means no masturbation and no sex, although, perhaps a few of the lads planning on doing No Nut November might not have had much sex pencilled into the calendar for this month anyway.
But apparently this is supposed to teach some sort of lesson in self control, as well as providing some boost to overall wellbeing and mental clarity.
However, the idea that it's going to bring health benefits is pretty ropey as a medical expert has explained that it might not do you much good.
Dr Rena Malik took to her YouTube channel to explain that the benefits of not ejaculating could help boost your fertility when you finally do have sex, but overall there wasn't much of a reason to do it, especially not for 30 days.
She explained that while there wasn't really huge health penalties to participating in No Nut November, it didn't really help much either as you'll miss out on the benefits of masturbation.
She said: "There's a number of benefits to masturbation including better sleep, decreased heart rate, decreased stress and a lot of increase in feel good hormones."
"People can get a lot of pain and discomfort in their pelvic floor, or their testicles. A lot of you guys have heard of 'blue balls'."
So overall you might just want to steer clear of No Nut November altogether.
Other health experts have also previously weighed in on the potential side effects of No Nut November, and they aren't in favour of it either.
Dr Karan Rajan explained that while you might want to spend a month without choking the chicken, your body is still producing sperm and needs a way to get rid of it from time to time.
He said that your body would find a way to get rid of excess sperm 'if you haven't fired your gooey cannon in a while', likely meaning you'd probably be in for a few wet dreams.
Apparently the rules of No Nut November are that you get one wet dream, so you might fail the challenge simply by attempting it in the first place.
Whatever your body can't expel it will break down and reabsorb, otherwise 'your dingleberries would swell up' as Dr Rajan charmingly puts it.
Besides, if No Nut November was so great you wouldn't have loads of people doing it celebrating once it was all over, it's much better to just enjoy yourself.
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