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Giving up masturbation for Lent. Who's with me?

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Tomorrow, February 16th, marks the first day of Lent. I am striving to quit masturbating for all 40 days leading up to Easter Day. I will be using this thread to post about it and keep up to date with everything. I encourage all of you who have been wanting to quit this dirty deed to join me. See how long you can make it without masturbating.

Helpful tips:

If you ever find yourself with the desire to masturbate and you are alone, go somewhere else. Be with your family or friends. Go outside. Get away from the computer or where ever you do your thing.

Keep yourself busy and never put yourself in a situation where you are tempted to masturbate.

Instead of going on a porn website, come here instead and post that you almost caved in.

Good luck

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Good luck! I've failed already, but it would be interesting to see how well any of you do, I doubt your mindset will let you go all the 40 days, but maybe a couple of weeks or so would be a reasonable target.

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I'm not too religious either, but I go to a Catholic High School so it's just natural for me to recognize Lent as a time to give something up. Even if you aren't a practicing catholic, this would still be a good time to set goals for yourself to improve on something.

I don't necessarily think masturbation is what causes my acne, but I for sure know that it makes me skin oily and gross overall. I also have a girlfriend and I just find it to be a disgusting habit.

Day 1 and so far so good, I have quite a bit of studying to do. I'm also going to my friend's basketball game tonight. This shouldn't be a difficult night to get through without masturbating. It's those days when I'm bored that I get the urge to masturbate.

My current Regimen by the way is:

- Purpose Cleanser OR Neutrogena oil-free acne wash redness soothing cream

- Acne.org Benzoyl Peroxide

- Vaseline for Men moisturizer

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I made it through the night. I was extremely tempted but now i'm over it. I feel like posting here is a great way to avoid masturbating.

All I have to do now is study for a biology test tomorrow and get some sleep.

By the way, my sleep schedule is terrible. I get around 5 hours of sleep a night and that is just unacceptable. Along with my lenten promise to quit masturbation, I am going to try to improve my sleep cycle. My goal is to fall asleep before midnight for at least a week.

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Tomorrow, February 16th, marks the first day of Lent. I am striving to quit masturbating for all 40 days leading up to Easter Day. I will be using this thread to post about it and keep up to date with everything. I encourage all of you who have been wanting to quit this dirty deed to join me. See how long you can make it without masturbating.
you know it prevents prostate cancer, as it cleans out your pipes. there is nothing dirty about it - you'll only end up making a mess of yourself when you wake up anyway, so what the hell is the difference? its gonna come out either way

why not quit smoking, drinking or eating KFC or something for 40 days - something that would actually do you some good. and improve your life - thats the whole point isnt it.. something to improve your life and make you a better person by giving it up, some kind of spiritual experience... after 40 days you'll be at it like a mad man 10 times worse than before (for the first few days)... thats not exactly the point of lent, its not meant to induce an increase of whatever it is your giving up at the end of the 40 day period. day 41 is not going to be a very holy day is it...

unfortunately (note i said Unfortunately), i can go a week or even weeks without it, as one of my meds gives a huge libido reduction, so i'd have to force myself to do it almost if i wanted to. we dont live together but only my gf can 'prompt' me so to speak on the phone or msn, and in person i dont have any problems with the act with her, can do it 5 times a day -make up for lost time :P. but i see this as a bad thing going without for a week, and remind myself to do something about it as its NOT healthy to NOT do it - clean out the pipes, must be done, prostate cancer is no ones friend

i really dont see the point this exercise. quit candy instead

typical religious propaganda to make u think its bad. its pathetic

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Tomorrow, February 16th, marks the first day of Lent. I am striving to quit masturbating for all 40 days leading up to Easter Day. I will be using this thread to post about it and keep up to date with everything. I encourage all of you who have been wanting to quit this dirty deed to join me. See how long you can make it without masturbating.
you know it prevents prostate cancer, as it cleans out your pipes. there is nothing dirty about it - you'll only end up making a mess of yourself when you wake up anyway, so what the hell is the difference? its gonna come out either way

why not quit smoking, drinking or eating KFC or something for 40 days - something that would actually do you some good. and improve your life - thats the whole point isnt it.. something to improve your life and make you a better person by giving it up, some kind of spiritual experience... after 40 days you'll be at it like a mad man 10 times worse than before (for the first few days)... thats not exactly the point of lent, its not meant to induce an increase of whatever it is your giving up at the end of the 40 day period. day 41 is not going to be a very holy day is it...

unfortunately (note i said Unfortunately), i can go a week or even weeks without it, as one of my meds gives a huge libido reduction, so i'd have to force myself to do it almost if i wanted to. we dont live together but only my gf can 'prompt' me so to speak on the phone or msn, and in person i dont have any problems with the act with her, can do it 5 times a day -make up for lost time :P. but i see this as a bad thing going without for a week, and remind myself to do something about it as its NOT healthy to NOT do it - clean out the pipes, must be done, prostate cancer is no ones friend

i really dont see the point this exercise. quit candy instead

typical religious propaganda to make u think its bad. its pathetic

I suppose you would feel no shame if you were to be caught by someone. If your girlfriend or a family member found out you masturbated 5 times a day, how do you think they'd react? Also, the fact that you didn't say 'masturbate' once, shows me that you are uncomfortable with the topic. You need to hide between a computer screen just so you can feel less shame.

It's funny how your ignorance can trick you into thinking it is a good habit. At what point have you found legitimate proof of masturbation preventing prostate cancer? It's not "cleaning your system out," your body is meant to maintain homeostasis and that can be done without you interfering through masturbation.

If you have no intention of giving up masturbation, I don't understand why you'd take the time to post here.

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I suppose you would feel no shame if you were to be caught by someone. If your girlfriend or a family member

if i was anywhere within a reasonable proximity to my girlfriend, i wouldn™t need to would i? I wouldn™t need to thus wouldn™t do it, that goes without saying. Family member? My family live 5000 miles away, i live on my own.

And what do you mean by ˜caught™, why would you disrespect your family members house by doing private acts in any way shape or form that would stand a chance of them walking in on you in a position like that? I don™t understand your logic, unless you™re 15 years old.

found out you masturbated 5 times a day, how do you think they'd react?
i™ve never masturbated 5 times in 1 day. Who has the time for that?

Also, the fact that you didn't say 'masturbate' once, shows me that you are uncomfortable with the topic. You need to hide between a computer screen just so you can feel less shame.

you™re ridiculous. I think my post went entirely over your head or you™re just clutching at straws now for your lack of justification. Or understand of your own religions festivals. you should read up on what lent is actually about, and you'd realize that it has nothing to do with what you're doing, and you're contradicting what you're trying to do now with what you will end up doing 41 days down the line.

i think what you actually should have done is 'given up pornography'. which could be considered something dirty, and is something that can be given up, and is something that would probably make you a better person by giving up. and there could be shame associated with it, ie if your girlfriend or family found you looking at that stuff online or in magazines etc, that is something to be ashamed of.

perhaps rethink your goals

It's funny how your ignorance can trick you into thinking it is a good habit. At what point have you found legitimate proof of masturbation preventing prostate cancer?
have a read. *moderator edit*

do some research.

It's not "cleaning your system out," your body is meant to maintain homeostasis and that can be done without you interfering through masturbation.

your body flushes it out naturally when it has too much, at night, it™s called a wet dream. There is a reason for this. If you didn™t have this function, your balls would explode after 40 days. Every couple of days your body will get rid of it whenever it sees fit in the night, what difference does it make if you get rid of it at your own convenience? What™s the difference between that and sticking it in a girl and getting rid of it there? Its the SAME function, and its NATURAL. That™s how babies are made. No one would exist if everyone abstained from sex because they wouldn™t want to interfere with their homeostasis.

Find me a non religious site that say that masturbation is anything but either good for your system and benefits you in all sorts of ways the same as sex does (including but not limited to reduction in chances of contracting prostate cancer), or completely neutral. Maybe you™ve been reading too many 17th century reports on the subject, or whatever the nut job mr Kellogg™s has to say. Either that or some catholic propaganda

I don™t personally have the inclination to masturbate more than twice a week because i work 12 hrs a day 6 days a week, but it is important to do it to get it out and clean your pipes, make sure everything works, so on and so forth. if i went to see my gf for the limited time we have together and i had let something build up for 1 or 2 months “ it would be a pretty shit experience for her blowing my load after 15 seconds, which would probably happen.

in summary, i think its your porno habits are your 'problem' and your sin and something that you are ashamed of. by all means, give it up for lent, thats a good idea.

Anyway, of course, its your life, do what you want, enjoy it. Good luck, god speed, and i hope your life is enriched by your experience. Take care

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Just a reminder:

Even if you disagree whole-heartedly with someone, that is not an excuse to attack them. Word posts in a way that does not give offense to another poster no matter how badly that poster irritates you.

Regardless of anyone else's views on this topic, the OP has decided to give up masturbation for Lent. Friendly debate is welcome. Flaming is not.

Play nice, or please don't post. : )

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no worries, sorry mod, i dont know if what i said was any difference to his insult re the word 'ignorance', not sure if it is an 'attack', or at least not where i'm from. but rules is rules. and wont happen again if those are the boundaries. no problem i have nothing else to say on the subject, other than for lent i'm going to give up sleeping for 40 days. actually, no urinating for 40 days, i'll just piss myself at night when i dont know i'm doing it :D

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I actually have no acne problem. Lol, I registered on this forum just for this thread :)

I am also trying to give this up for Lent. So far, so good, but have already had a dramatic rise in horniness. And it’s only Day 3! Try imagining what it’ll be like in the end, perhaps that will motivate you!

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ive given up jerkin it each of the past 3 years... ill let you know that the first few weeks arent tooo bad its mostly just knowing that you cant do it that it gets annoying... but days like 30-43 (yes, there are more than 40 days in lent if you count sundays) you lose your mind. you wont be able to sleep more and more, you're gonna be the hardest youve ever been and you're gonna be on edge. just warning you. btw theres 46 days in lent this year and the last few you really dont care anymore

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just curious - i take it you're allowed to have sex during this time, and or someone else is allowed to do 'it' for you.?

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Tomorrow, February 16th, marks the first day of Lent. I am striving to quit masturbating for all 40 days leading up to Easter Day. I will be using this thread to post about it and keep up to date with everything. I encourage all of you who have been wanting to quit this dirty deed to join me. See how long you can make it without masturbating.

Helpful tips:

If you ever find yourself with the desire to masturbate and you are alone, go somewhere else. Be with your family or friends. Go outside. Get away from the computer or where ever you do your thing.

Keep yourself busy and never put yourself in a situation where you are tempted to masturbate.

Instead of going on a porn website, come here instead and post that you almost caved in.

Good luck

Heya bro,

I'm with you in this. I've resolved to quit this bad deed. Not only for this Lent till Easter but hopefully till after that.

Reason for that is because I know it's wrong and I got onto it when I had an ex and he taught me how to. 6 years on, and I realized how affected I am cuz everytime it happens, I feel further away from God. And I'm preparing for marriage with my fiance. (He managed to quit!) He prays for me all the time, but I realize that it has a lot to do with me and my resolution and will-power. So this Lent, leading up to Easter, I want to offer up this same Lent resolution u have and to quit so that I may be holy and and pure for my hubby-to-be, to be one with Christ at the Sacrament of Marriage with my fiance.

I read somewhere that to stop,

1) Controlling your unconscious mind is important. (I believe so cuz I'm in Medical and the unconscious mind actually kicks in while you are alone/before sleep)

=)

Your sister

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I don't see why this topic is under 'Personal Regimen Logs' when it has nothing to do with acne; sure, if you were quitting masturbation because you think it CAUSED acne then fair enough.

Whichever way you look at it, your going to leak anyway, so you may as well do it in your own time rather than leave a nasty stain on your bedspread for the week - think how suspicious that will look huh?

I don't think God will frown on you. It is a natural thing to do - to accomplish - just like going to sleep or being in love - would God frown on you for those things?

Anyway - this topic doesn't have ANYTHING to do with acne, so I don't see why it should continue. But if your really up for it, then good luck, but it won't do you any favours.

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