No Nut November (NNN) has been an internet challenge for men and women since 2011. Now that we’re in mid-November, you may have already seen some internet memes, or perhaps overheard some jokes about NNN. So what exactly are the rules? What’s the point? Let’s look at both sides of the argument about NNN.
What is No Nut November?
No Nut November (NNN) is a challenge that requires men and women to refrain from ejaculating through the entire month of November, either through sex or masturbation. NNN has become such a popular trend across social media that big name brands have begun incorporating it into their marketing messages, and Facebook and Instagram posts. There are two sides to the argument about NNN regarding the pros and cons of ejaculation.
What are the rules to No Nut November?
1. No ejaculation is allowed by any means.
2. Pornography is allowed.
3. You must complete the full month of November.
The history behind NNN involves an anti-pornography movement inspired by various groups online, and the term was first coined on Urban Dictionary in 2011. Certain groups believe that abstaining from masturbation is a way to combat addiction to porn or sex. People in those groups claimed they were able to occupy the time they usually spent masturbating with more “beneficial” activities like learning a new language, working out, etc; while others even claimed spikes in their testosterone levels by abstaining from ejaculation.
While these claims are wildly unsubstantiated, the challenge has evolved as it’s risen in popularity. Many men and women view the challenge as a fun way to test willpower and for the most part, NNN has become much more tongue-in-cheek and generator of funny memes and online sexual humor.
Are there benefits to No Nut November?
Some of the benefits that pro-NNN people claim about NNN is that it increases energy levels, improves self-confidence, boosts mental clarity, increases testosterone, and increases physical output in the gym.
For many men dealing with erectile dysfunction, sex or masturbation can become especially stressful. ED can cause a man to physically and emotionally withdraw from his partner. Taking a break from sex or masturbation can greatly reduce some of the pressure or anxiety surrounding the relationship. Choosing to abstain from sex can also allow couples to find alternate ways of being intimate besides physical contact. If you’re curious about the effects of taking sex or masturbation off the table, try it. If you have a partner, talk to them about it and get their take on it.
On the other hand, ejaculation is good
On the other side of the NNN argument, supported more by scientists, medical professionals, and Giddy- there is evidence to suggest that ejaculation can have positive mental and physical health benefits, including stress reduction, boosting heart and erectile health, and even helping stave off the risk of prostate cancer.
Masturbation, in particular, can help you sleep better and even strengthen the muscle tone in pelvic areas of the body. It’s important to understand that masturbation isn’t unhealthy. Masturbation can relax muscles, facilitate better sleep, release endorphins in the body, and reduce stress. If you’re satisfied with your current routine and feel that sex and masturbation are healthy parts of your life, feel free to continue.
It only becomes “too much” if masturbating gets in the way of your daily responsibilities. If you find masturbation is starting to affect your job or social activities, it’s a good idea to talk to a professional therapist or counselor.
Whether you were just curious about NNN, or are thinking about taking on the NNN challenge yourself; do your research to ensure the decision is right for you. If it were up to Giddy, you would continue to masturbate, have sex, and enjoy healthy, regular ejaculation as often as possible!
But, if taking a break from sex, ejaculation, or orgasm is a good fit for your life and/or relationship, try it! Either way, our ED device was designed to help men maintain an erection. Our ED Guide comes with it, for free, and can help you with some of the mental aspects of ED, too. Either way, if you’re going to wait, try using device for an extra special experience on December 1st.
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