Ok so does fapping make you tired?
Can it drain your energy and make you more likely to procrastinate and not get stuff done?
Yes, Fapping can really make you tired. There are several reasons for this, but one reason is because of the increase in the hormone prolactin. Prolactin makes men softer and more sleepy. In other words, fapping kills your drive. But there is more going on….let’s take a look:
Does Fapping Make You Tired?
Your body uses huge amounts of energy to make sure you help the human species to reproduce. Or to put it another way, the energy in one single ejaculation is the most powerful concentrated energy you have.
This means that the more you are fapping, the more energy you waste and the more energy you waste, the more tired you get…
…think about it, the amount of sperm you are putting into that paper tissue, when you finally found your favorite porn scene, contains enough sperm to father a whole new continent…
…so it has to be a very energy dense and concentrated substance.
If you instead learn to master the art of channeling that energy into achieving goals, there is no limit to what you could do…
…more on this further down in the article, but let’s fist take a look at the orgasm “hangover”
The Orgasm Hangover
Did you know that many guys experience something that could be called “the orgasm hangover” after ejaculation?
What is it?
A lot of guys feel tired and lose a lot of drive and motivation the first 0-48 hours after an ejaculation. Some people can feel a drop in mood and even a slight depression. Note, this does not happen to everyone though.
Here’s the deal…
After you bust a nut, there is a massive rise in the hormone prolactin. Prolactin is the reason why most guys can not go a second round right after orgasm without resting for some time…
…it is also the reson why men often want to go to sleep after having sex, instead of cuddling, like most girls would like to do after making love.
So now you know one reason why fapping makes you tired, but there is more!
Prolactin kills your drive and motivation because it conteracts dopamine…
Prolactin counteracts dopamine. In other words, when your prolactin levels rise, your dopamine levels drop.
Now, dopamine has several functions in the body, but here are just a few of the most important functions…
- It gives you energy
- It makes you go after things – In other words, it gives you drive and motivation
- It increases your alertness, your focus and your concentration
Fapping increases risk of procrastination
I think you can see how reducing those traits could lead to you being more tired after fapping…
…not only that, but without those traits you will start feeling more lazy and with less motivation and less energy, you will probably also start procrastinating a lot more.
So fapping makes you more tired, more lazy and more likely to procrastinate.
But what happens if you were to do the opposite and instead do NoFap?
Well, good question, let’s take a closer look at that…
NoFap is Like Fine tuning Your Dopamine System
It Will Skyrocket Your Energy
Ok, so now you know that frequent fapping drains your energy and makes you more tired, but did you know that NoFap will do the opposite?…
…that’s right, NoFap will skyrocket your energy!
One reason for this is because when going on a NoFap journey, your brain will grow more dopamine receptors…
…or to put it another way, when you do a lot of fapping to porn, your brain will reduce the number of dopamine receptors you have in the reward circuitry, so by cutting it out, those receptors will grow back.
Not only that, NoFap has a lot of other benefits as well, like for example…
- Increased motivation
- Increased confidence
- Increased creativity
- Increased strength gains
- Better concentration and focus
- Increased female attraction
What exactly is NoFap?
Just in case you don’t know what NoFap is, NoFap simply means giving up masturbation and porn as a means for self improvement.
Now, some guys do this in periods, like for example a 90 day NoFap challenge, while other choose to make it a lifestyle and do it for the rest of their lives.
NoFap = Less need for sleep
To really drive home the point how strongly linked fapping is with being tired, did you know that most guys who are doing NoFap need less sleep at night?
Yes, that’s right, many guys are even reporting needing about 2 hours LESS sleep since they embarked on their NoFap journey.
For more details, check out my article Does NoFap affect sleep?
NoFap Makes You Stronger
Did you know that we have these small things called androgen receptors?
Those receptors are what the king of all hormones, testosterone, binds to and research on rats have shown that frequent ejaculation causes a downregulation of those receptors…
…while NoFap causes your body to grow MORE of them.
Here’s the deal…
With more of those receptors, testosterone is better able to do its job and thus the net effect is like your testosterone levels themselves would be higher. This means you can expect some, or several, of the following benefits if you start doing NoFap…
- Faster muscle growth in the gym
- Easier to lose body fat
- Increased libido
- Fuller erections
…just to name a few. But, what about testosterone levels themselves, does NoFap increase testosterone?
Well, it depends on how you look at it. For more details about this, take a look at the article Does NoFap increase testosterone, as I take a really deep dive into that subject over there.
Fapping And Tiredness
So in conclusion, fapping makes you more tired. This is especially true if you are fapping to porn.
Remember that too much porn will reduce the number of dopamine receptors and if you have a disrupted dopamine system your energy levels and motivation will drop significantly. Porn addiction has a lot of other negative consequences as well, besides lack of drive and motivation.
Also remember that one single ejaculation contains the most powerful concentrated energy you will ever have. If you keep wasting that, you are literally draining your energy and will feel more tired as a result, with or without a porn addiction…
…this is particularly noticeable when you get a bit older.
F.A.Q’s about Fapping and biological effects…
Q: Does fapping really drain your energy?
A: Yes it does. The number one benefit people on NoFap are reporting is increased energy. This is something I can personally attest to. Feeling sceptical? Try jerking off 3 times a day on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and then on Wednesday evening go to the gym and see if you can come close to your bench press record. My guess is you will probably not be able to get even 80% of your record. This is especially true if you are over the age of 25.
Q: Can NoFap help me get stronger in the gym?
A: Yes it can. Check out the article NoFap and muscle gains
Q: I’m 4 weeks into NoFap and experience more depression. I thought it was supposed to help, what’s going on?
A: If the brain has developed addiction related brain changes to online porn, then for a lot of guys, it gets worse before it gets better. This is due to the withdrawals and because of the so called “flatline”. The flatline often starts in the second week after quitting and it can last for several weeks. The thing to remember though is that it will pass, and once it do, your depression and other negative symptoms will get much better. Just keep going and I’m sure you will start feeling better soon.
Q: Fapping makes me tired and unmotivated yet I can’t seem to give it up. Do I have to?
A: Of course not. Everyone should live the way the want. NoFap helps a lot of guys, but not every successful man on the planet is doing NoFap. It’s up to each and everyone. Personally I do it, because I like all the benefits, but again, it’s up to each and everyone.
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