I appreciate the recent post by u/throwmebaba "How I quit porn (my own xpost)", but a lot of guys need to be made aware of certain things present in the No Fap community before they go that route.
1st, read my username and consider that I have given No Fap a lot of thought consideration.
2nd, yes I still No Fap but I follow none of the indoctrination nonsense from that community (I'll briefly explain at the end).
Here's a short list of what you'll encounter over there:
Sad circle jerks of social justice blue pillers using their own tears for lubrication.
Socially awkward, self-loathing fapstronauts engaging in female pedestalization.
When someone mentions their "strange porn fetishes" you should know going in that what they consider "strange" and what you consider "strange" are going to vary widely.
"Can't stop watching scat videos." "Shemale porn is the worst trigger for me." "I'm not gay but it got to a point where all I would watch was gay porn."
Note: I got nothing against gays, but if you're attracted to gay fish and you masturbate to videos of fish dicks, you might be a gay fish.
You're not Tom Cruise; you can't just outrun your gay thoughts.
The reality of the situation is that instead of addressing issues about porn addiction, the attack is on masturbation in general, and to a lesser extent masculinity and sexuality. Some No Fappers advocate for complete celibacy. Almost all of them advocate treating erectile dysfunction by completely abstaining from orgasm via hard "reboot".
There was a study done on testosterone levels of men who were diagnosed with ED prior to the study that showed their testosterone levels plummeted after 30 days of abstinence and further complicated their erectile issues. Concerning at the very least.
I have no personal issues with "rebooting" if it is being done to break porn and/or masturbation addiction, but telling men with ED that their issue is definitely porn/masturbation related and suggesting they do something that scientific studies have suggested might be a bad idea, I find that appalling.
You think you might have a porn problem? Start cutting back on porn consumption and do some research. Just don't go limping blindly into a dark room with a bunch of guys who have (metaphorically) removed their own dicks without at least a small amount of caution.
So why do I no fap?
I no fap for motivation to conquer more pussy. And for the self-denial gainz. And the test boost (disputable). And for the libido boost. And the rock hard erections. And for the ejaculations that travel at warp speed across the room.
Some say month long or year-long no faps are beneficial, but in my experiences shit gets weird after not ejaculating for 2-3 weeks. The longer you go the weirder. I only no fap for 2 week stints. If I haven't gotten pussy or a bj or at least an hj within two weeks, I break it on day 15 and just brutally punish my nuts for 24 hours and then start over. I also start a new no fap every time I have sex or get a blowey. I never say no to sex. NEVER.
To me, no fap is a 2-week mind game as motivation to get pussy. My entire point is to get more sex by denying myself the laziness of masturbation. Probably the biggest thing to avoid is the porn. Porn is a vice, like a drug; in fact fapping releases dopamine as a reward response for not getting laid. Bad shit. So when I break a no fap I do it with my mind powers.
Should you fap or no fap? It's up to you. No fap isn't for everyone, quitting porn isn't a necessity for everyone, but if you think it might be something to consider, do yourself a favor and approach the concepts of no fap objectively and not blindly. In my opinion the biggest issue has little to do with the act of masturbation, and everything to do with addiction to porn and a lack of self-control.
EDIT: Update Link to the study summary.
Link to article with quotes from doctor who did study