So, is no PMO worth it or not?
Well, to make a really long answer very short: hell yes!
In this post I’m going to share the 20 biggest reasons why you should do no PMO.
Bookmark this page and come back to it often, because it is full of interesting and inspiring stuff.
Here we go…
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Is No PMO Worth It?
20 Reasons Why You Should Do No PMO
#1 It will make you more attracted to real life people!
This is a big reason for why quitting porn and masturbation is a good idea. At least 99% of guys who have been away from porn for a long enough time are reporting that they now feel more attracted to real life people than ever before.
After quitting porn, just a warm smile from a so called “normal” girl is all they need to feel those butterflies in the pit of the stomach.
This is the way it’s supposed to be!
On the other hand, when comparing it to a heavy porn addict, the porn user is so desensitized by all the porn that it takes a super hot girl just to get him feeling anything, but of course he can’t do anything about that hot babe, because he feels like a creep for eyeballing her…
…and she will feel that awkward creepy vibe.
Once fapping to porn is over, however, most guys repport that they completely get rid of this “creepy weird guy feeling”.
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#2 Much more energy!
This is another very common benefit of no PMO.
Most guys will say that they experience a HUGE energy increase after quitting.
It’s such a common benefit that I would dare to say that at least 95% of guys will experience this one. The energy increase is so noticeable that many guys even need 1-2 hours less sleep a night after overcoming their porn addiction.
So, want more energy, stop fapping to porn!
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#3 You will get harder and longer lasting erections!
Without a doubt you will get beter and stronger erections when quitting porn. Not only that, you will prevent getting PIED (porn induced erectile dysfunction).
You see, after years of porn use, men can really develop erectile dysfunction because of desensitization and other addiction related brain changes. This is something you do NOT want.
Now, if you already have ED then that’s an even bigger reason for you to immediately stop fapping to porn so that you can heal and regain your erection health.
If you feel that you are having problems with sluggish erections already, then take a look at my article Weak erections during flatline and PMO reboot, as you will discover a lot of helpful tips over there.
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#4 Increased confidence!
Yes, you will really get increased confidence when going on a NoFap journey. If you want to learn all the details behind it, you can read my article Does NoFap really increase confidence?…
…if not, then just take my word for it.
Depending on the level of your porn addiction you should start to notice an increase in confidence somewhere between week 2-8.
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#5 Improved memory and focus!
Fapping to porn is really destructive for your brains dopamine system. Since dopamine is highly involved with memory and focus, this is why porn users often report massive brain fog and problems with short term memory…
…and sure enough, when starting no PMO, it does not take long until those guys start to experience a lift in brain fog, and after a few more days they start to see a massive improvement in short term memory.
Not bad, huh?
This is something I talk more about in my article Does NoFap improve memory?
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#6 You will become a better lover!
Since you become much more attracted to real life people when you stop using porn, it will also pay huge dividends in the bedroom.
You will be 10x more in tune with the girl and of course she will notice this and thus it will do wonders for the way she views you, as a lover.
There is nothing wrong with appreciating a hot female body part, but porn addicts tend to ONLY focus on body parts. Love making is so much more than that, like for example…
…etc. Porn users tend to become so simple minded in their love making that it leaves the woman feeling empty and disappointed.
Also, if you no longer are desensitized by all the weird porn you used to watch, after you quit you will be so much hornier that you can probably go several rounds in one night, should you so desire…
…think she’d might appreciate that?
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#7 Reduced social anxiety!
Guys who stop fapping to porn are reporting this one all the time.
Many guys have even been diagnosed with severe social anxiety and a few months after quitting porn, many of those same guys claim that ALL of their anxiety is gone…
…this is amazing!
If quitting porn can save you from dangerous prescription anxiety drugs, while at the same time giving you sky high social confidence…oh man…
…which road do you think is the healthier one to chose?
I talk more about this in my article NoFap when does anxiety go away
Also, take a look at the article: NoFap and social anxiety – Yes, it really works!
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#8 Better skin!
No PMO will result in a better and a more glowing skin. Maybe not for everyone, but a lot of guys are reporting this benefit.
I’m not exactly sure how this works, but since your hormones affect your skin in many different ways, I would guess that the more stable hormone response you have when doing NoFap has something to do with it.
You keep your androgen receptors more stable when not ejaculating all the time and thus your body will be better at utilizing your sex hormones. This is a fact, but if it is THE reason behind the better skin benefit, I do not know.
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#9 Strength gains in the gym!
Sounds strange, but it is true. No PMO will make you physically stronger. Why do you think so many elite boxers and other athletes, for centuries have abstained from ejaculation weeks leading up to an important event?
Well, because it works!
This is something I take a really deep dive into in my article NoFap and building muscle, if you are interested in learning more, I recommend you go read that article…
…if not, that’s ok but then let me just say: yes, it really does make you stronger!
#10 You will feel more grounded and secure in yourself!
When you stop fapping to porn you will notice how you start feeling more and more grounded and secure in yourself. Like you have this core manliness deep inside you on which your self-esteem now can rest steadily upon.
This is something I noticed myself, back when I was doing my pmo reboot, and thousands of other men have reported the same.
Actually, I think this is one of the reasons why girls find you more attractive when you are doing NoFap, which leads me to the next reason…
#11 More attention from the opposite sex!
Perhaps one of the most fascinating and mysterious benefit from stopping PMO is this one…
…more attention from girls!
Don’t make me explain how it works, because honestly I do not know. What I do know, though, is that thousands of men are reporting the same…
…women who never looked twice at them before are suddenly much more interested in them after they started doing NoFap.
If you think this is just something young and naive guys are writing on different forums, think again!
For example Dave Asprey, (a smart businessman and biohacker in Silicone Valley) talks about this in his famous book “Game changers”.
He also has a few theories on why this happens, and if you are interested I recommend you click here to download the Audible book listening app on Amazon. That way you get a 30 day free trial and can listen and discover what Dave has to say about this phenomenon…
…just click here to sign up for Audible, and then you search for “Game changers” by Dave Asprey over there.
There is something to it…
Listen, so many naysayers are trying to shovel dirt on the whole woman attraction benefit, but personally I really think there is something to it.
Evolution and nature have ALWAYS prioritized reproduction and It would not surprise me at all if nature somehow made females aware of when a grounded, confident, radiating man full of semen is close by…
…you have to agree that when it comes to semen, well…let’s just say, isn’t semen and reproduction closely related?…
…that’s what I thought!
#12 Massive self control!
If you learn to control something as powerful as human sexuality you are already way ahead of others in terms of self control and self discipline…
…but there is more, and there are even studies backing this one up. Studies show that if a person has developed addiction related brain changes to something, and then manages to quit that addiction, he will develop a stronger prefrontal cortex than people who never had any addiction issues have.
Now, the prefrontal cortex is the part of the brain that is responsible for self control.
Very interesting indeed and it is not surprising at all when you think about it. In order to overcome an addiction you have to constantly ignore urges and cravings…again…again…and again. All those reps of turning down a craving are like biceps curls for your brain. Literally building up your prefrontal cortex.
#13 Instead of a sex object, you will see a real person!
When you think about the depth there is to a human being, all the experience that person has been through, all the values she has, all the memories, feelings, thoughts, dreams and hopes…
…isn’t it kind of pathetic then how incredible shallow we men become when ALL we can see is a pair of ass cheeks in those tight blue jeans?
Needless to say, this objectifying will fade away the longer you go without fapping to porn.
Instead you will start noticing that you really want to get to know the girl and find out what she’s all about…
…this alone would make no pmo worth it…
…but of course there is more…
#14 Sex will be much more pleasurable!
If you stop desensitizing both the reward center in your brain and your penis, you will find real sex so much more pleasurable. I already alluded to this in #6, but I didn’t point out how much more enjoyment YOU can get out of sex if you stop watching porn.
You see, today’s online porn is such a powerful stimuli that it is fully capable of desensitizing the reward circuitry in your brain. When this happens most guys will find “normal sex” grey and a bit boring…
…not to mention the physical desensitization that happens to your penis if you use a tight grip and masturbate frequently.
So, cut out the fapping and the porn and VOILÀ, normal sex is suddenly a smorgasbord of heavenly and pleasurable feelings!
#15 A deeper voice!
Is this one true?
Honestly, I don’t know, yet thousands of guys are reporting this. I don’t think I personally noticed any change in my voice when I gave up PMO a few years ago, but I already have a very deep voice so I’m almost glad nothing happened to it.
But how can NoFap cause a lower voice in some guys?
Honestly, I’m not sure.
One thing I do know is that NoFap reduces stress and anxiety, and if your body is tense you will have a higher voice as stress tends to tighten the muscles around the vocal cords…
…so, perhaps the deeper voices can be explained by a more relaxed body with a more “resonant” voice box? It’s certainly possible, but don’t quote me on that one.
One thing is for sure though, thousands upon thousands of guys swear they have a deeper voice since going on a NoFap journey.
#16 Less ADHD symptoms!
Unlike the deeper voice, this one is easy to explain.
All the jumping from scene to scene to find a new and better clip is literally training your brain to not be able to focus on one thing for more than just a few seconds at a time.
What makes it particularly destructive is that your dopamine levels are high during the porn sessions. Dopamine is “the learning chemical”, meaning, your brain is easier to program if your dopamine levels are elevated…
…unfortunately you are programming it to lose focus every 15 seconds or so, by jumping from scene to scene, so getting hooked on porn tube sites IS literally like enrolling in a “how to develop ADHD course”.
So, when you quit fapping to porn you will become much better at focusing on one thing at a time for extended periods of time…
#17 More enjoyment out of small things in life!
This one is also a big benefit you get from doing no PMO. As you know by now, you are desensitizing your brain by using a supernormal stimuli, like internet porn.
Well, this means that you are changing your brains “pleasure termostat”. Meaning you need more stimuli to get the same “buzz” and all those small things in life mens less to you…
…the small things like, for example, coming home after school and making a nice cup of coffee while reading the paper.
Well, for an addict those things don’t mean much, but once the person overcomes his addiction he will start to appreciate those small moments again.
Just listening to a nice piece of music, or talking to a friend can sometimes be enough to cause intense joy for a person with a healthy brain.
#18 You become more Alpha!
I’m not saying that you’ll suddenly become a Jocko Willink, but the fact is, if you start doing NoFap you will become more alpha than you were as a hardcore wanker.
So many guys are reporting this all over the web and if I had to explain it, I’d probably point to the increased confidence and the upregulated androgen receptors.
More androgen receptors means beter utilization of testosterone and that in combination with more confidence and more self-respect could really be what brings out the “alphaness” here.
Don’t believe me?
That’s ok, try it out for 90 days and get back to me with your results after that.
#19 No more depression!
Fapping to porn is draining your energy. Less energy means more depression. Really, it’s almost like an universal law. It’s hard to be depressed if you have a lot of energy and motivation, which you will have if you are doing NoFap.
Not only that, but if you have developed addiction related brain changes, because of all the porn use, then we are back to the pleasure termostat again and how everything in life seems so grey.
It is impossible to be a hardcore addict, no matter what kind of addiction we are talking about here, and be a truly happy person at the same time. Those two things can not coexist.
So, overcome your porn addiction and get rid of your depression as a “bonus”. ..
…not a bad deal.
#20 You will feel more emotions while at the same time being able to control them better!
When you learn to control the strongest force in human nature, the sexual energy, you will of course also become so much better at controlling all your other emotions and feelings as well…
…this happens even if you now have stronger feelings than you had back when you were a desensitized zombie.
It’s like the best of both worlds, more feelings = more life…
…yet, YOU are in the driving seat.
Is No PMO Worth It?
It’s up to each person to decide whether or not he thinks no PMO is worth it, but one thing is for sure…
…IF you are addicted to porn, it will seriously hold you back in life in so many ways. It’s not easy for your brain to function on a high level if you have addiction related brain changes going on up there, and if you do, I think you should seriously consider doing a full pmo reboot.
Now, if you are not addicted and you are happily fapping in moderation, should you still go on a NoFap journey? Again, it’s up to you, but just know that the benefits of no PMO also reach above and beyond overcoming an addiction…
…after all, thousands of men have done semen retention to gain massive benefits throughout history, long before there was any internet porn…
- Nikola Tesla
- Muhammed Ali
- Mike Tyson
- Steve Jobs
- Leonardo Da Vinci
- Dalai Lama
- Orville and Wilbur Wright
- Ludwig Van Beethoven
- Sir Isaac Newton
- Napoleon Hill
- Al Pacino
…just to name a few.
Now the question is, would all those extremely successful men have done it if there wasn’t anything to it?
I’ll let you be the judge.
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