Benefits of not ejaculating for 30 days
There are a multitude of benefits for men who choose to go without ejaculation. These include: Increased happiness; boosted confidence; increased motivation and willpower; decreased levels of stress and anxiety; heightened spirituality; and self-acceptance.
Some of these effects can also be linked to an increase in testosterone. This is a popular belief that helped kick off the original Reddit discussion about NoFap in 2003, when one user shared a small study that found that not ejaculating for seven days led to an increase in testosterone levels among 28 volunteers.
Although the benefits of not ejaculating for a week were explored in that study, there is no scientific evidence that abstinence from masturbation raises testosterone levels or that it can have any lasting effect on your health. But that doesn’t mean that the concept isn’t worthy of exploration and research.
In fact, if you have Post Orgasm Illness Syndrome (POIS), the chronic inflammation that causes your symptoms will disappear when you stop ejaculating. The only difference between the experience when you don’t ejaculate and when you do is that you aren’t breaking down your sperm.
The best way to find out if it’s for you is to experiment with a month of semen retention, and see if you notice any positive changes. If you don’t, it might be time to consider getting help for your situation. You can do so by reaching out to a specialist who can help you make the most of your time and resources.