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Zenreboot

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Nofap side effects?
« on: August 21, 2016, 12:28:35 PM »
Some researchers suggest that regular ejaculation is mandatory to preserve sexual health. With nofap challange we prohibit ourselves from ejaculating for a long period of time. Are we sure that this obstaining doesn't have some side effects? What if epididymal cyst, spermatocele or even varicocele might be connected with obstaining? Is no fap safe for people who already have those physical conditions? Guys I think we need more medical proof that no O for long time is safe.
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Re: Nofap side effects?
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2016, 10:39:45 AM »
No we're not sure. But I am very sure of the psychological harm porn can cause.

There is always mindful mastubation and similar physical techniques you can do if you feel like no ejaculation might be physically harmful. Maybe there is some active research around this, I don't know.

The hardest part of the reboot is not watching porn or having sexual fantasy as escapism really. That is, to totally purge fantasy. If you can still have regular sex or masturbate being 100% physically present and mindful, then great. I think that could be as effective as a reboot. But it's much much harder to achieve. The fantasy still lurks hidden in the back of your mind too easily. I think it would be much more of a struggle.

Probably if you're concerned about (long) mastubation frequency then your doctor might be able to advise knowing your specific medical issues. If you are otherwise healthy then I doubt this will cause problems. You are choosing not to M for 90 days doing a reboot. It's not like you are becoming a monk or forsaking M forever.

I don't see that frequencies of 3-4 weeks would be any real problem. About 25% of "normal" guys run this duration anyway from statistics I've seen. Whether that's enough to get a clean reboot, I don't know.

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Re: Nofap side effects?
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2016, 09:42:28 PM »
Well, since our problem is more about the brain rather than about a physical sexual disfunction, it is a minor cost.

I see it more as your penis being "out of practice" after those months, if you haven't used a part of your body in a long time it's not weird that it becomes less receptive and a bit dull. That being said, that's probably why wet dreams exist, regardless if it brings you any side effect it shouldn't be long lasting.

I know some guys that never masturbated and didn't really have any issue once they got a sexual partner.

Regarding any special condition you should consider asking a doctor instead, but I think any body can stand some months without ejaculating.