Well, Since the day I decided to do Nofap I had no idea about it other than the online community. As days passed by, I have become too consumed with the knowledge I found online particularly in this subreddit and at the official Nofap site.
So let me list the things I have learned from the online community about Nofap:
1- Porn and its substitutes are not allowed whatever the form be it videos or just pics
2- This ensures that any form of masturbation and orgasm caused and induced by any form of porn is considered a relapse.
3- MO to fantasies and sexual thoughts is also considered and deemed as a relapse
4– Natural sex with a girlfriend/wife is allowed and encouraged in the healing process.
What can you do to help yourself in the process?
1- Learning about the negative effects of PMO and the positive effects that will change your life if you commit to doing Nofap as much as you can.
2- Exercising regularly
3- Learning and Reading
4- Raise up the level of social interactions with people by getting involved in social activities more than often
5- Working on improving the money side by leveling up the career / starting a venture ( can be online ).
6- Taking cold showers
That was in a nutshell. I knew there are many others but I tried to list the main ones that get talked about frequently.
Since I like to analyze facts and data, I wanted to find a rooted culture or religion that explicitly called for abstaining from PMO, and I found, according to my research, that Islam has many in common. I mean how come a religion called for that centuries ago and now we are finding out about that?
Let me list what I found:
1- Islam explicitly imposes that Muslims must not stare at women with lust and vice versa. Women must not stare at men ( they like ) with lust. It was one of the highlighted things that Islam called for in the Quran. Hence this one intersects with NoFap prohibiting one to watch porn videos/photos.
‘’Say to the believing men that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty: that will make for greater purity for them: And Allah is well acquainted with all that they do’’
2- Since Masturbation and Orgasms are highly associated with one looking at porn If someone does not stare at women on purpose while walking down the streets or on the internet, this will help tremendously in ridding masturbation and orgasms induced by the Porn and fantasies simply because the mind is being re-wired as NoFappers say but the way Islam follows is more radical and make the rewiring and healing process way faster if one does not even stare too much at women in real life.
Points of debut
Islam explicitly prohibits sex and calls for marriage and family formation to be the only allowed relationship between a man and a woman. So let’s say one is following the Islamic Version of Nofap.
He must not look at porn
He must not stare too much at women
He must make his sexual life be framed only with the woman he will marry
While with the current Nofap
One must not look at porn but can stare at women however he can in real life.
One can have sex with as many girls as he can
1- Isn’t the Islamic Nofap better at helping one abstaining from PMO by centering around the point of not allowing you to stare excessively at women hence this alone will make the fantasies and sexual thoughts disappear in no time?
I tried it to be honest in the last 35 days of my streak and I have not had sexual thoughts at all.
2- How did Islam know that looking and staring will lead to porn consumption and excessive sexual fantasies that increase the chances of relapse and going down the road of addiction therefore it prohibited the first root cause of all this?
My Experience with Nofap
I am on 126 days streak now, had 3 wet dreams, and feeling perfect.
Note: I published the same articles in the subreddit here