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Why Drinking Alcohol During NoFap is a Bad Idea

So you’ve started NoFap. Maybe it’s your first time, maybe it’s your tenth; no matter what stage of life you’re in, by taking on NoFap, you’re hoping to improve your life for the better, and that’s a very admirable thing to do. However, your path to self control isn’t an easy one, and one of the biggest hurdles you’ll face is alcohol.

Drinking Alcohol During NoFap

Now, can you have alcohol during NoFap? Yes, but I and many others would highly recommend against it. In fact, anything that lowers your inhibitions is, in my personal opinion, a bad idea, especially if you are addicted to masturbation. Right now, however, we’re talking about alcohol, which is what people consume the most overall.

So, if you’re wondering why you should be wary of alcohol, I’ll give you the rundown. Hopefully you will keep an open mind, but in the end, it’s your choice whether or not you can trust your own self-control.


Alcohol Can Hinder Your Judgement During Nofap

Alcohol Can Hinder Your Judgement During Nofap

You know what they say: alcohol is where you make your absolute best decisions. Nothing can go wrong with slinging back a few.

Obviously I’m being sarcastic, but I’m sure you get the point. Alcohol can hinder your judgment overall, and I’m sure you’ve experienced this before in some of your most drunken moments. When you’re intoxicated, your brain can rationalize pretty much anything, and because of that, alcohol can absolutely kill NoFap.

It’s a bit easier to manage if you know what your limits are, but not everyone can say that they do. Masturbation is a lot different than drunkenly blowing a couple hundred on things you don’t need because it’s so easily accessible.

My tip is that if you feel unsure about whether or not you can make it through a night of drinking without breaking NoFap, you shouldn’t go for it. The fact that you’re even reading this just might be an indication that you may not be able to handle both alcohol and NoFap at the same time.


Alcohol can Exacerbate Stress

Alcohol can Exacerbate Stress

You might find this to be a bit dubious, but it’s true. Many people drink in order to relax, but they don’t understand that by doing so, they’re actually putting more stress on the body and mind. In fact, you can relate it to porn usage quite a bit: it may feel good now, but it’ll get worse later.

Not to mention, everyone takes to alcohol differently. Some people can’t relax on alcohol, and instead find themselves dwelling on any other stresses in their lives. Even if alcohol can make you feel good, it can lead to heavier emotional turmoil, and because of that, it could lead to you breaking NoFap.

One thing I always suggest is to consider why you’re drinking. Are you drinking for fun, or to make yourself feel better? If it’s the latter, you’re far more likely to break NoFap. Remember that NoFap isn’t just about not masturbating — it’s about caring for your kind and your body. If you’re trying to make up for one bad habit by increasing another, you might just be setting yourself up for failure.


If You Can’t Avoid Alcohol During Nofap, What Should You Be Wary Of?

Can’t Avoid Alcohol During Nofap

If you feel like you’re going to encounter alcohol in the future, that’s totally fine. I just have two tips for you.

For one, you should limit your alcohol intake. Don’t overdo it if you can help it. If you start feeling the urge to masturbate, you should stop. Even if you don’t feel the urge, you shouldn’t push yourself. Unless you completely understand your own limits (which many people can overestimate), keeping it toned down is the best idea. That includes edging by the way, which can be devastating during nofap.

My next tip is that you shouldn’t be drinking alone. This is just for the sake of practicality. You’re a lot less likely to get the urge to masturbate when drinking with a group of friends. You’re having fun while still not getting the urge, and that’s a bonus on both ends. Once again, though, I recommend limiting your intake. You don’t know what kind of mood you’ll be in when you get home, after all.


Final Thoughts

In the end, I’m not going to be the one to tell you what you can or can’t do. You’re an adult. It’s your decision if you think you think you can maintain the willpower needed to stick to NoFap.

If it so happens that you end up drinking and that’s what trips you up and causes you to relapse, know that there is no shame in it. Instead, consider it a learning experience and grow from it. We’re not perfect, and we’ve all tripped up before, so don’t sweat it.

With that, I hope you have a better understanding as to why many of us do not recommend drinking alcohol during NoFap.