If one word could describe the experience of living in modern-day society, it would be dopamine. Everyone wants your attention, and dopamine is the key to getting it.
Recent studies have shown that since the advent of high-speed Internet, men - especially young men - have been powerfully affected by the constant availability of pornography - much like the dopamine-mouse experiment, we keep hitting the button to get more dopamine, to the exclusion of all else.
Consequences include low energy, social anxiety, depression, weight gain, poor self-esteem, inability to focus and ADHD & OCD-type behaviors.
In improving your life in every way, NoFAP may be one of the key 20% of behavior changes that will change everything for you.
NoFAP or no-fap is a popular term for the intentional, disciplined avoidance of porn and masterbation. Its name comes from the Internet slang term fap, referring to male masturbation.
When men don't masturbate for 7 days their testosterone levels increase by 45.7%
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NoFAP practitioners specifically avoid orgasm to masturbation- but allow orgasm and ejaculation with a partner.
In this regard, the ancient practice of semen retention is different in that it allows orgasm, but not ejaculation. However, NoFAP practicitioners who do not have a sexual partner are likely to be practicing sexual abstinence, which is a form of semen retention.
Scientific studies, etc published on Your Brain on Porn.
Experiences of a NoFAP 1-year practitioner.