Came across this article by a Reddit User. Can’t agree more.
NoFap is good, but you guys are taking it too far (Giving Advice)
just completed 110 days yesterday. And today I did what you guys call “relapse.” And I’ve finally realized it. It doesn’t need to be negative. First thing is. You guys are treating nofap WAY to scupulous.(obsessive compulsive) The very act of defining masturbation as a “relapse” like alcoholics etc. is ridiculous. I’m not mocking in any way Im just here to help you guys realize that you don’t have to play mind games each day. All I read here is " im going to avoid stimuli, sexual thoughts, pics, looking at other people." I understand you don’t want to objectify people sexually but your human. You will always have sexual thoughts in your nature because how else would you find a mate. Think about it, is letting a whole day get wasted on self pity from just jerking off healthy for you? Ofcourse not. You don’t have to feel as if you just murdered someone from what your body does. My point is this. The nofap way will always have “relapses” through your progression to become a better person. If you go on a streak of 300, 100, 50, hell even 10 days your still progressing. This doesn’t mean that you can jerk off all day im just saying everything has to have balance. In my opinion you are healthy and sound when you have “done it” and still feel always great about yourself. No matter if you go once a week or once a year. Its all cool man. I might get some people that disagree and that’s good, im not saying that people can do it all day, what im saying is that you don’t have to feel like shit if you do. Its all about how you see yourself as a person regardless of what happens externally. Keep loving who you are, keep going after your goals, regardless of what happens to you. Nofap is not your life, its a tool, an accessory. Its not a be all or end all application. Your you. Its not about what you keep away from, its about what you’re put through but keep moving forward. Instead of focusing on “avoiding stuff” focus on what’s most important to you. School, sports, job, making movies whatever. I have “relapsed” and could care less. No porn, just was feeling like it. And I still do the stuff I needed to do. That’s when you know your beyond this nofap trend. 60 - 80% of you aren’t ‘addicts’. You would think addicts get help AWAY from the internet not from it. Lol its obvious isn’t it. Anyway that’s all. I’m helping you guys to stop feeling caged by this nofap compulsive system. What you keep doing for the better of your life is more important than a nofap streak. Done.