This post is a bit sobering but I want to give people a realistic idea of what nofap or even full celibacy can achieve.
When I first started nofap I honestly expected it to radically change my life and transform me into a superhuman. Quotes on celibacy from spiritual teachers and famous athletes instilled this expectation. After ten years of nofap, I can say that it definitely improved my life, but the changes weren’t as freakish as I’d hoped. For example, despite several years of complete celibacy and grueling effort in the gym, there was still a limit to my strength, size and aesthetic gains due to things like muscle fiber quantity, location of muscle insertions, hormonal profile, bone structure, and even the size of my hands. As far as I know, such things are genetic and can’t be changed significantly without expensive and dangerous drugs or surgery.
To give another example, my attractiveness to women did not change much due to nofap (although I didn’t expect it to). Nofap didn’t change the bone structure of my face and body, my social status, or my manner of talking and acting, which were developed through a lifetime of social interaction (or lack of it). Women still judge me as an undesirable as soon as they look at me and I will have to live with that.
Each aspect of self-improvement (body, intelligence, skills, personality, etc.) needs time and effort for progress to be made. Nofap just gave me the energy and confidence to start, extra time to improve myself, and the ability to keep the slight gains I made each day without dissipating them through sex or masturbation.
I still think nofap is worthwhile because if I hadn’t started it I probably would not have made any progress in anything and I could have deteriorated even further. I will continue doing it for the rest of my life. There are probably few things as good as nofap to improve one’s life, but nofap on it’s own won’t improve a person beyond his genetic or karmic limits.