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  • JspadJspad
    Posts: 172
    I've gone 20 days without masturbating, then masturbated a couple of times. Once last night, once tonight.

    After going for a week or so, I've started feeling random pleasurable feelings throughout the day again, have been able to focus on areas and cause some of these feelings by will, and my Aneros sessions have been pleasurable each time without fail. Normally, I go short periods of feeling these things and then go long periods of not feeling much. I never had much libido beyond when I'd force it looking at porn and/or masturbating, but lately the feelings are almost always there if I search for them, and often even if I don't.

    I've learned that by not going for the cookie, i.e. masturbation or porn, these more subtle pleasures are no longer so subtle or non-existent.
    Also, when I did masturbate it was superb! Though I'm going to slow it down now, for I don't wish to wipe out these effects by overstimulating myself too often.

    Does anyone else have similar experiences of increasing sensitivity by cutting back on stimulation through masturbation/porn?
  • CanacanCanacan
    Posts: 548
    Wasn't that exactly the point of the 21 day challenge?
  • JspadJspad
    Posts: 172
    The point of the 21 day challenge was to get past a 17 day "hangover" effect of ejaculation.

    I was, however, edging sometimes during the 21 day challenge. During the 20 day of the 90 day nofap, (no masturbation or porn) I became a LOT more in tune with those pleasurable feelings throughout my body.
  • CanacanCanacan
    Posts: 548
    I didnt stop for so many days in a row (didn't count actually)... But it matches what little experience I have... And also matches my favorite mantra these days : "do less, get less, enjoy more".
  • JspadJspad
    Posts: 172
    So the lesson to be learned is Less is More :)
  • Theme_GasmTheme_Gasm
    Posts: 756
    Interesting! On the note of sensitivity...in my case, I noticed an increase in sensitivity, perhaps focus actually, by laying flat on the bed, WITHOUT a pillow under my head. Works every time!

    TG
  • EhmEhm
    Posts: 134
    I've found the opposite. The more I masturbate the more my libido increases and the more my penile sensitivity increases in tandem with the inner sensations.
    I found that the pleasure I get from masturbating doesn't increase after taking mj the way it used to coz it was already great. And perhaps coz I didn't practise with the Aneros it wasn't the Super O I usually get, though with mj and Aneros you can never go far wrong as far as pleasure goes.
    My impression is that I'd too much stimulated the male side so the female side wasn't as receptive even with the female mj. I think I should have probably done both in equal measure, but I just don't feel like lying on my ass all day when I haven't taken mj.
    Anyway as I say opposite findings. I don't think porn makes you impotent but there's just too much bad stuff.
    What you need more than visual stimulation with the Aneros is audio, i.e. audioporn.

    I'll show you what I mean:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLIQgJijcWc&list=UUOv14VeTJOkcVtIRFlW6TKQ

    It's not the fake pornstars of today showing how 'realistic' it is with their screaming supposedly being  proof of that. These pornstars of the past don't go full out, keep it contained, and they keep it sounding horny. Most porn is very aggressive and shite to listen to, but this kind of things puts a smile on my face ;)
    That's what you want to listen to when you've got the Aneros in coz when you close your eyes you not only hear better but you can also focus better on the subtle bodysensations. And listen to it with mj and it will make the contractions start
  • CanacanCanacan
    Posts: 548

    Interesting! On the note of sensitivity...in my case, I noticed an increase in sensitivity, perhaps focus actually, by laying flat on the bed, WITHOUT a pillow under my head. Works every time!

    TG



    Same here... I even wrote something about lengthening the spine which seemed important to me earlier on.
  • inhopeinhope
    Posts: 1,118
    Lying flat for reduces sensitivity, the more I have my legs up the better
  • Theme_GasmTheme_Gasm
    Posts: 756
    inhope said:

    Lying flat for reduces sensitivity, the more I have my legs up the better

    Good comment! Just goes to support the fact that everyone's journey is likely different in some way!

    TG

  • inhopeinhope
    Posts: 1,118
    Correct, every one is different, so those making matter of fact comments or 'guides' need to realise that.
  • I find laying on my back, I can manipulate the aneros by just arching my back and pushing my ass into the bed, slowly release and lower your back flat with the bed, then repeat. Doing this, i don't even need pc muscle contractions, but I add them in when my back is arched and release as i lower my back. Works every time for me....

    Once I get the Aneros moving on it's own, I then turn to my side and let it do all the work! :)

    Disclaimer for @inhope

    This is not matter of fact, it is what works FOR ME. YMMV
  • BigOluverBigOluver
    Posts: 234
    Sounds like to me the body is becoming rewired. For the pleasure to be building up like that means the prostate is getting use to the new stimulation that your bringing it. Congrats. Embrace it and enjoy this new journey your on.
  • Hello Jspad,


    first of all some introductory words from my side, I am 30 years old, male.
    I've been reading the forums for about 4 years and using the Aneros for about 2 years. Concerning my progress I haven't experienced any dry orgasm nor mini o's but have felt the beginning of p-waves a few times. But I think I'm on the right way.

    Concerning your post, I have made the same experience about abstaining or semen retention. The idea about semen retention came into my mind when I first read about giving up porn on "Yourbrainonporn.com". I also did the 21 day challenge and the NoFap challenge (my longest period was about 30 days which I achieved a few times).

    Regarding these challenges I mainly share your experience. During the days of abstaining I felt more energy in my body and had a better mood. I did achieve a lot at work and somehow needed less sleep. Of course you feel horny but this is the better case. Because some years ago I used to masturbate daily and only thanks to these challenges I learned about what it is like to not masturbate that much. In my eyes it is a dopamine rollercoaster when you masturbate too much. Furthermore I set up a masturbation schedule and try to masturbate only 2 times per month or less.

    Besides I believe these challenges could be helpful in my rewiring process. About 2 weeks ago I also started learning KSMO which is also a possible way to reduce penile stimulation and come closer to the whole body orgasms coming from Aneros/KSMO.
    Personally I will try to stick to my "masturbation schedule" because the benefits of abstaining are clearly visible for me.

    All in all I'm happy to have joined this forum and I'm looking forward to having some nice discussions.
    As English is not my native language I like to apologize in case of language glitches
  • JspadJspad
    Posts: 172
    It's nice to meet you AnerosHelix! I'm looking forward to having discussions as well. Also, your English looks pretty good to me. I can understand everything you wrote without re-reading it.