Here’s Why Men Are Quitting Porn

Masturbation and sex are normal and healthy parts of life, yet hundreds of thousands of men currently use a website that issues challenges to users to help them abstain from masturbation and porn. The site, NoFap, claims this can assist men in breaking porn addiction and compulsive sexual behaviour. Participants use the site to support each other as part of a community sharing tools and advice. They even have emergency apps for when the urge strikes. I find all of this intriguing but was especially interested to hear that it was changing how participants viewed women.

NoFap isn’t anti-masturbation or even anti-porn. It’s about abstaining for periods of time to beat addictions to these things. The subreddit for NoFap currently has 168,683 Fapstronauts (yes that’s what they’re called) who are either looking for a bit more self-control or have serious porn addiction issues.

Some users are relapsing and looking for support, while others are sharing how NoFap changed their lives for the better. Interestingly, a lot say they’ve stopped objectifying women and improved their relationships. Preferring to remain anonymous, one man told me that he appreciates the women in his life more and they’re also better for it.

“I’ve never been deliberately misogynistic but it was always there. My self-control has made me happier but my behaviour has also made women in my life happier.”

“With the monotony of porn-based masturbation removed, real sex is now just much more exciting” It isn’t only straight men joining the community. I spoke with a gay Fapstronaut who was cutting out porn but not masturbation.Read the entire article here.

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