Eazy Mode, good or bad?


#1

Hi nofap heroes, I wanted to ask you about your opinions on eazy mode (no porn, but masturbation is allowed)

I find it very difficult to keep the streak for more than a week, because the need for porn and masturbation are too great. So I decided to go for eazy mode (for about 2 months of no porn) in order to defeat my porn addiction, and after that to progress to normal mode (without masturbation or porn).

What are your opinions, do you think eazy mode is a waste of time?


#2

you could try it. It probably makes it a bit easier as you mentioned.
I tried it once and did some bad mistakes so that it didn’t work out.

If you try it I highly recommend not to masturbate every day (maybe once or twice a week) and dont edge. Just do it straight as fast as you can. Don’t do it because it feels good but just to let go the urge and sexual need.
I ended up sitting on the toilet for 2 hours every day :see_no_evil:

Also I wouldn’t go for 2 months. Try it for a month and judge it then.

If you try it tell us whether or not it worked


#3

Good advice, only once or twice a week, when the urge is too great. I will try this.


#4

Easy mode is bullshit.
Masturbation and porn. Both are equaly bad. Its like oh first i will quit alcohol then one month after i will quit smoking.
My advise is straight go for hard mode. You would be surprised by your journey.


#5

that’s exactly what he means. Do I have to quit smoking and alcohol at the same time or can I do one after another.

Yes the underlying problem is the same and it’s not half as hard just because you are tackling only one of em. it’s not possible to get completely rid of porn while still masturbating but it could be that it is a bit easier to do one first to get a feeling how you can handle the urges. But in the end you have to switch to both.


#6

@Filip how did eazy mode come out for you? Was it helpful? I’m trying eazy mode and want to know if you can share any benefits. :roll_eyes:


#7

I think with that mode it will take more time to rewire your brain.


#8

I think an easy mode should neither contain P nore M (but allow real-love making) … Otherwise why would you call it nofap? If you only want to fap less that’s totally fine, do so… but don’t fool yourself.


#9

I agree. It may take longer but who really finishes nofap in 90 days? . I want to really see what my problem is with no p. That’s why I want to do Eazy mode.


#10

I think it’s best to first do NoFap hard mode for at least a month or two, before you can do easy mode.

I don’t know about you, but I’m very susceptible to porn when I’m already turned on. Your strategy is very risky.


#11

Bad don’t even try, I would go to hard mode any day, If you are ADDICTED then you’re ADDICTED there is no easy way around it. Hard mode 100%


#12

I am doing nofap on normal mode, and I think that this is the best option to reboot our brain, but if you are not able to make more than 3 days, I am in favor of starting on easy mode. The only fact of overcoming porn, which is the root of the problem, will make you feel more confident and more fierce to overcome masturbation, that is the real problem, but the most difficult to beat.


#13

@srubio
I don’t completely agree with you. I definitely agree with you that porn is very bad. I really don’t think that an occasional purely physical (nonsexual) short masturbation session would be a problem for healthy people. The problem lies in the fact that porn has messed up everything to do with real sex and with masturbation habits. Most guys here on the app have watched much more porn than just a few minutes a day. Porn increased both frequency, duration (especially for the edgers among us), intensity (death grip anyone?) and even what we think of during a session (hundreds or thousands of girls, instead of the sensation itself).

The only problems with masturbation are those related to porn. I actually want to bet that many guys that grew up with porn (like me), have much difficulty getting hard without porn or a sexual fantasy. I know guys who always masturbate without porn, without any of the negative alleged effects. The theories on here about semen retention are not scientific.

I’m personally determined to hard mode for 100 days to fully separate normal masturbation and porn. Easy mode is too tough for most of us because we continually make the association between masturbation and watching girls.


#15

Yes, both are like a vicious circle, we dont know wich came first, the chiken or the egg. I agree with you that there is no scientific evidence about semen retencion, but even so, you are losing a lot of seminal fluid, which contains nutrients such as glucose, calcium, magnesium, zinc, phosphorus, sodium, vitamins C, B12 and albumin. For me the two are equally bad for your health and also addictive, so it is not a bad idea that you try hard mode, so you can experience if nofap really have positive benefits or if you are right and nothing has changed.


#16

@srubio

I think we can agree to disagree on whether masturbation in itself is bad or not.

I appreciate your support for going hard mode.

It’s very interesting that you bring up the nutrients and minerals in semen and the fluid produced by the prostate. According to my biology teacher in high school, those fluids are reabsorbed by the body when there’s no ejaculation. Even if some of the fluids is really lost, then don’t forget that it’s only a few teaspoons (compared to your entire body). Most of the nutrients are found in all kinds of foods nowadays (vitamin C, phosphorus) or nutrients that you should always intentionally consume (calcium via dairy, B12 via meat).


#17

Let me ask you a related question.

I want to learn swimming; can I learn it by using just one hand and one foot?


#18

I wouldn’t support easy mode at ALL.

The easiest mode, is to leave this community and lifestyle entirely. We’re not here for easy, we’re here to transform and improve our lives for the better and reach our full potential.

Forget masturbation, the world outside is saying daily that pornography is good for us and promotes sexual health and freedom.
Have couples therapists stopped prescribing pornography to married couples struggling with marital problems yet?

Let us not forget that less than 100 years ago, they were telling us that cigarettes were GOOD for you, and 9/10 doctors were promoting it and smoked themselves.

Masturbation may not be as psychologically damaging as pornography is, but you are still engaging in a destructive, addictive behaviour. You are training your body to experience more pleasure from your hand than a actual human partner. Sexual activity is an act of love, and this action subtracts from that experience. You are using this habit as a substitute for stress relief rather than experiencing your emotions fully and meeting your problems head on.

And I add, you are here because you are an addict. Even the articles from doctors praising the supposed plethora of benefits masturbation provide always add that excessive masturbation is a PROBLEM which leads to depression and decreased ability to have good relationships. Don’t think that because you’ve left vodka behind that you’ll be fine with one pint of beer. You won’t masturbate once a month.

Personally, I’m not interested in semen retention. I don’t know much about it besides posts I’ve seen here and on Reddit, and what I’ve heard sounds strange to me in the least. But I think about our semen in this way, that is our GOD-given, life-generating energy. It literally has the power to bring another being into this world. That’s not a small matter, and it shouldn’t be wasted or belittled. One ejaculation carries around 8,500TB of DNA information. My home PC has around 2TB of storage. I wouldn’t flush my hard drive down the toilet.

Everyone’s journey is different, and we’re all free to make our own choices, but I wouldn’t choose easy mode. Hard mode may be hard, but it gets much easier, and you’ll thank yourself for it as you see your life improve.


#19

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