Well this is quite the hard topic and also. It will definitely bad to try a neutral aproach to it and I am gonna try it. So I apologise in advance.
See there is a lot of doubt in the entire Nofap community. I have learnt on the hard way as I was also depro for a while not really wanting to go on the forum. I think it started badly affectimg me as I reached day 100 being naïve and truely want to commit to a ‘mentor’ role.
I also have spoken to another some guy here on the forum mot gonna say who and also not to offend, but he opened my eyes to this one fact which gives a major boost as to why these teories exist.
See on this forum he said: If you go and have a look all have posted alot of negativity surrounding by either what is going on in their lives /journeys and also sometimes have a destructive way about them if a relapse happen.
If you also watch some guys carefully they start out all positive about it and then either stop or delete after a relapse or constantly post about what a loser he or she is in the situation.
Regrading this in my situation this affected me alot as I really want to help and guide as best I can and to realise this. It kinda hurts alot inside.
The second thing why the theories are there is people are subjected to become a special and perfect tipe of human.
Yes, I know I have preached do other habits etc. But there is constantly guys wantung to enforce a cold shower for example or their routine on another guy(s).
And people often tend to hate being forced to do stuff they dislike and in so doing creates a load of peer pressure, but not in any positive form and guys tend to leave as they feel left out or get confused as to why it work for them.
See in the other aspect of it all the theory is also hitting it hard on the effects of nofap as some guys get blue balls or negative side effects of nofap which some is normal due to a lot in the change in the body with the hormones etc. and it is causing a lot of concern because some of the symptoms doesn’t happen to all guys and also the cure for ED or PIED is variable and cause doubt and concern in most guys as some guys do heal quicker then some depends on different factors.
Not going to much into detail about it, but also the claims for ‘super powers’ or amazing attraction or whatever guys have posted by it seems very doubtful and I can bust some of the stuff they mentioned. Yes, I do feel a bit more confident , but wasn’t really energetic. I was just me like I use to before I started nofap. In the beginning. Yes, some days there is a energy burst but that is it. Sorry I experience it this way and I wanna be honest.
The other thing is nofap is kinda very deceptive. Sure, I am on nofap and I am happy about it, but seeing some guys here can you get an honest answer for really why they are here?
I can tell you, I am just tired of fapping and porn. I was influenced to do it and I did it until it became a shit habit and now I want out. I can start my life over knowing I have no guilt or can hide nothing and also not be so perverse over sex.
I wanna heal my body and mind so sex can be sex like it is ment to be. Not to create a fantasy or be a zombified sex addict.
See some guys use nofap as a scapegoat to feel good about themselves and the new habits they wanna enforce upon themselves.
I want to exercise and forced it onto me when I started nofap and I even created a challenge platform on the forum and I just stopped. Sure I have started again and post about it on my diary, but I am doing so to try and inspire someone else to try it or to try something they want to try out or to see how to keep the motivation high when ylu feel low to do anything.
You see in truth I attacked Nofap alot, because Nofap is building resistance against itself, because like I said a lot of guys wanna build that perfect nofap human that can’t say no to a challenge and does everything right.
And we can’t achieve it because we are human and very flawed. Sure a guy can keep up with challenges and struggle with it for a while. But not forever.
No for the other part. Obviously the porn industry wants to keep us from stop us from abstaining from porn and masterbation as they obviously benefit from it in getting rich or staying rich.
And that is basically all arguement I have from the porn industry side to build conspiracy theories.
So in the end what I really have in mind is this. You can judge me as you wish and say I am a hypocrite or whatever, but you have to really and truely evaluate the situation before you jump to oneside is better than the other. I am totally against porn and you have read my story on why I am here. I just wanna point out the fact that we as fapstronauts have to change the way people view us. Stop building that perfect person and be the true you. If the nofap movement motivates you to do more then do so and try and inspire someone else. I have started to say this if guys ask advice.
You are responsible for this journey. You can only do your journey the best as you know yourself the best. You are gonna fight your urges alone anyway other guys can merely guide you and give advice as best as possible. You can’t dive in to what other guys say or do if you dislike it or in some cases know you are to lazy to do it. You can achieve great stuff but you have to commit with the journey and to yourself in this. Adjust a few things your way even if it can make you a better version of yourself. Just have fun!
Okay I expanded it a bit but still the point is still there. We have to start this out right.
Good luck and stay strong and awesome!