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What Happens When a Porn Addict Joins The Masturbation Abstinence ‘NoFap’ Movement?

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If you don’t frequent the dungeons of Reddit, you may be unfamiliar with the NoFap Movement. The subreddit was started by a group of individuals who felt like their life was controlled by their porn. With about¬†42% of male college students reporting that they frequently visit porn sites and 12% of them spend 5 or more hours watching internet porn every week, it’s no wonder that some may feel beholden to their streaming screens.

NoFap (based on the internet slang “fap” derived from the sound jerking off makes) was created to encourage users to get out of the unhealthy habits that they had come to feel excessive porn use was encouraging, challenging them to go without masturbating or porn for periods of time. The subreddit offers tips, personal narratives, and goal tracking resources to those trying to make the change. Boasting a community of over 80,000 users who have sworn off pornography, NoFap has garnered lots of media attention.

Project Know put together this infographic exploring the world of the No Fappers – the demographic, the addiction, and what happens to the human brain when it abstains from porn and masturbation.

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Image via ProjectKnow.com

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