Legendary No PMO'ers

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  1. chavez10

    chavez10 New Member

    Article Taken from No Fap reddit

    http://www.reddit.com/r/NoFap/comments/1uth8n/the_list_of_greats/

    THE LIST OF GREATS

    Here is the list of NoFap legends (Great men/women that benefited from seminal conservation). Please help me add. No hearsay please, your additions must have quotes from believable sources.

    All on the list fall into one of the three categories:
    1.Refrained from all sexual release (masturbation and sex) believing it provided mental/physical benefits
    2.Refrained from masturbation believing it provided mental/physical benefits
    3.Refrained from sex believing it provided mental/physical benefits

    Whether one refrained from sex or masturbation (for life or for a short period of time, as in the case of athletes) they must have done so due to their awareness of its benefits.

    (Note: Some of these men refrained from masturbating, some men had children, and some of these men were completely celibate or became celibate at some point in their lives. I DO NOT endorse celibacy and this is not a pro-celibacy forum but rather an anti-PMO site. Nonetheless, for our benefit, I make the logical assumption that if they were celibate, they probably did not masturbate to pornography on the internet.)

    Sigmund Freud Psychologist and founder of Psychoanalysis

    “Freud held the opinion (based on personal experience and observation) that sexual activity was incompatible with the accomplishing of any great work. Since he felt that the great work of creating and establishing psychotherapy was his destiny, he told his wife that they could no longer engage in sexual relations. Indeed from about the age of forty until his death Freud was absolutely celibate "in order to sublimate the libido for creative purposes," according to his biographer Ernest Jones.”

    (Source: http://www.wien-vienna.com/freud.php)

    Sir Issac Newton Scientist and Mathmatician

    Life long celibate. Believed to have died a virgin.

    “The way to chastity is not to struggle with incontinent thoughts but to avert the thoughts by some employment, or by reading, or by meditating on other things,”

    (Letter to philosopher John Locke, source: http://www.newtonproject.sussex.ac.uk/view/texts/normalized/THEM00061)

    Muhammad Ali Boxing Legend

    “There’s a kid just come down here named Cassius Clay. If you bet on him every time he fights, you’ll be a rich man, ‘cause he won’t lose a single fight. I believe his thing is sexual control. And he’s got it. Any kid who can control his sex can with the title. I believe it.” (Olympic Boxing Coach, Harry Wiley, quote from book ‘Muhammad Ali, The Greatest.’ Further source: http://www.ecologyofthespirit.com/_infoexchange/articles/The%20New%20Science%20of%20Seminal%20Conservation.htm)

    Mike Tyson Boxing Legend

    “I never knew that conquering so many women takes so much from you more than adds so much to you. I always read that the great fighters never had sex before fights and I was a young kid and I wanted to be the youngest heavyweight champion in the world, so I restrained myself from sex for around five years.”

    Mike Tyson in ‘Tyson’ Nofaplife: http://nofaplife.com/?p=691#comments

    Nikola Tesla Legendary Scientist and Inventor

    “He believed that celibacy spurred on the brain…”

    BBC Article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-19503846

    Mahatma Gandhi Freedom Fighter

    “We have considered how to keep good health, on what it depends and how to conserve it. If all men always followed the rules of health and observed unbroken celibacy, the chapters [of this book] that follow would not be necessary because such men cannot possibly suffer any physical or mental illness.”

    Source: http://www.internationalpeaceandconflict.org/profiles/blogs/experiment-on-celibacy-by-mahatma-gandhi-part-i#.Us0JWRyNGL8

    (Gandhi used to “test” his celibacy: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1264952/A-new-book-reveals-Gandhi-tortured-young-women-worshipped-shared-bed.html)

    Steve Jobs Founder of Apple

    “Our birth control method up to that point was Steve’s coitus interruptus, also called the pull-out method, which for him was about his conserving his energy for work,' she wrote. He explained that he didn't want to climax so he could build 'power and wealth by conserving one’s vital energies.”

    (Former girlfriend Chrisann Brennan’s book quoted in UK Daily Mail Newspaper: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2464531/Steve-Jobs-ex-girlfriend-reveals-details-relationship.html#ixzz2i3kKbUAk )

    Miles Davis Jazz Legend

    "Davis: You can't come [cum], then fight or play. You can't do it. When I get ready to come, I come. But I do not come and play. Interviewer: Explain that in layman's terms. Davis: Ask Muhammad Ali. If he comes, he can't fight two minutes. Shit, he couldn't even whip me. Interviewer: Would you fight Muhammad Ali under those conditions, to prove your point? Davis: You're goddam right I'd fight him. But he's got to promise to fuck first. If he ain't going to fuck, I ain't going to fight. You give up all your energy when you come. I mean, you give up all of it! So, if you're going to fuck before a gig, how are you going to give something when it's time to hit?"

    "I stayed in Detroit for about six months. I was pimping a little then. I had me two or three girlfriends. I was even enjoying sex once again. One of the girls was a designer who tried to help me all she could. I don't want to name her; she's a very prominent person now. She took me to a sanatorium to talk with this shrink. He asked me did I ever masturbate and I told him, no. He couldn't believe that. He told me that I should do that every day instead of shooting dope. I thought that maybe he should put his own goddamn self in the nuthouse if that's all the motherfucker had to tell me. Mas¬turbating to break a habit? Shit, I thought that motherfucker was crazy."

    (Quotes from 1975 Playboy interview: http://navattack.com/post/29739826886/davis-you-cant-come-then-fight-or-play-you and book on Davis: http://yanko.lib.ru/books/bio/miles.htm)

    Leo Tolstoy Legendary Novelist

    "I had become what is called a voluptuary; and to be a voluptuary is a physical condition like the condition of a victim of the morphine habit, of a drunkard, and of a smoker."

    "These periods of irritation depended very regularly upon the periods of love. Each of the latter was followed by one of the former. A period of intense love was followed by a long period of anger; a period of mild love induced a mild irritation. We did not understand that this love and this hatred were two opposite faces of the same animal feeling."

    (Source: http://www.reuniting.info/wisdom/tolstoy_kreutzer_sonata)

    Manny Pacquiao Boxer, Eight Division World Champion

    Believing the old adage that sex saps strength, Pacquiao follows a strict no-[wife] policy during training. “We’ve talked to doctors about it,” [trainer Freddie] Roach says. “Sex lowers your testosterone, so you’re not as mean.” Most boxers abstain for a week or more before a bout. “I ask my guys for 10 days,” Roach says. Of course Pacquiao beats the others even when it comes to abstinence. He stays chaste for 21 days before a bout, husbanding his energies for post fight festivities.

    Playboy Magazine Article. Quoted in: http://nofaplife.com/?p=1216

    Kanye West Rapper

    "People ask me a lot about my drive. I think it comes from, like, having a sexual addiction at a really young age," he says. "Look at the drive that people have to get sex—to dress like this and get a haircut and be in the club in the freezing cold at 3 A.M., the places they go to pick up a girl. If you can focus the energy into something valuable, put that into work ethic . . . "

    (Quote from: http://www.details.com/celebrities-entertainment/cover-stars/200902/hip-hop-artist-kanye-west-talks-fashion-and-music#ixzz2WuqHo76R)

    Mark Wahlberg Hollywood Actor

    "I don't get down with jerking off, dude. Look. I don't believe in everything that the church says. I try to do the right thing. I lead a clean and pure life. I'm a married guy. I have a beautiful wife. Sex is not the most important thing to me, being horny all the time, spanking the—I mean, it's not against the law. You can do whatever you want. And it's not like, 'I shouldn't do it because of my faith. I'm just not really that into it that much anyway."

    (Interview quote: http://gawker.com/5877287/mark-wahlberg-is-off-his-rocker-again-maybe-because-he-never-masturbates)

    David Haye World heavy weight boxing champion

    "I don’t ejaculate for six weeks before the fight. No sex, no masturbation, no nothing. It releases too much tension. It releases a lot of minerals and nutrients that your body needs, and it releases them cheaply. Releasing weakens the knees and your legs. Find a lion that hasn’t had some food for a while, and you’ve got a dangerous cat. So there won't bet a drip from me. Even in my sleep -- if there are girls all over me in my dream, I say to them, "I’ve got a fight next week, I can’t do anything. I can’t do it.” That’s control. I’ve been doing that since I was fifteen and its part and parcel of my preparation now. That’s why Im am who I am today -- it's down to all those little sacrifices. Find me another boxer who makes that sacrifice, and you’ll find another champion."

    (Quote from: http://uk.askmen.com/sports/business_250/253b_david-haye-fight-night-preparation.html)

    50 Cent Rapper

    “Masturbation is a sin you stop right now fool!!! lol God is watching you” “Step to stop masturbating: 1. To avoid the urge to masturbate stop going to porn sites, 2. Make a conscious decision not to turn your head after people walk to you, 3. Do not go to strip clubs, 4. Do not look at lust filled magazines”

    (From Tweets, collected from: http://gawker.com/5946751/the-50-cent-four+step-stop+masturbating-plan)

    Michelangelo Legendary Sculptor, Painter and Engineer

    Michelangelo’s contemporary Ascanio Condivi, who was also his biographer, described Michelangelo as having “monk-like chastity”

    (Source: Anthony Hughes, “Michelangelo,” page 326 (Phaidon: 1997)

    Pythagoras Philosopher and Mathematician

    “According to Pythagorus (6th century BCE) sex should be practiced in the winter, but not the summer, but was harmful to male health in every season because the loss of semen was dangerous, hard to control and both physically and spiritually exhausting…”

    “Pythagoras himself established a small community that set a premium on study, vegetarianism, and sexual restraint or abstinence. Later philosophers believed that celibacy would be conducive to the detachment and equilibrium required by the philosopher's calling…”

    (Sources: Uta Ranke.Heinman (1988). Eunuchs for the Kingdom of Heaven - the Catholic Church and Sexuality. Penguin Books USA. Cited in: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sexual_abstinence#cite_note-Uta-3 and celibacy", The New Encyclopædia Britannica, 15th ed.,vol 3 Chicago, 2007, cited in: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celibacy#cite_note-59)

    Georg Hackenschmidt 20th century strongman, wrestler and philosopher

    "As I mentioned before, it has been proved by experiments that thought can influence a livelier rush of blood to certain parts of the body, hence the hot head and cold feet of the brain worker. A physical culture pupil will profit by this knowledge, and avoid, for instance, erotic thoughts, for he who has erotic thoughts steers his blood into organs which are superfluous for our purpose, instead of into the arms and legs, which he intends to, and should, make strong." "Moderation in sexual intercourse is very important. Sexual abstemiousness should be strictly observed during the early age of manhood and development. He who observes this recommendation will soon benefit by the immense prerogatives of chastity. A few years ago a colleague of mine said to me: “Nonsense, that is only human nature.” This “clever” man, however reached only a secondary position as a strong man, and now, at the age of thirty, he is actually degenerating as an athlete."

    Georg Hackenschmidt, “The Way to Live”

    (Source: http://nofaplife.com/?p=691)

    Martin "Farmer" Burns" World Champion "catch-as-catch-can" wrestler, coach, writer and teacher

    "Do no dissipate in any form whatever. You should sleep alone, and from eight to nine hours. Get up at 5:30 and take a walk."

    Farmer Burns, “Lessons in Wrestling and Physical Culture”

    (Source: http://nofaplife.com/?p=691)

    Rickson Gracie MMA legend and champion, Brazilian 8th Degree Black Belt in Jiu-Jitsu

    "No sex. Yeah, because you know, by having sex you waste a lot of energy. I mean, the vital energy in your body goes away. I mean, it’s normal, it’s something we normally do, and it’s no problem at all, but if you want to accumulate energy, if you want to get full energy, you cannot waste, like.. uh, horse, racing horse? Until they stop racing they are virgins. Just when they stop the racing they start to kinda go for reproduction or they can have sex with the mares or stuff. Other than that… So that’s a little example of how important is keep the vital energy you know. There’s so much more energy if you… So I try to keep myself away from sex at least two weeks before the fight."

    Rickson Gracie in “Choke”

    (Source: http://nofaplife.com/?p=691)

    Information from reddit r/nofap

    http://www.reddit.com/r/NoFap/comments/1uth8n/the_list_of_greats/
     
  2. Megatron

    Megatron New Member

    This is an excellent idea for a thread. Nice job Chavez.
     
  3. RunDroogieRun

    RunDroogieRun New Member

    They forgot the German philosopher Immanuel Kant who, legend has it, not only didn't ever orgasm, but took steps to prevent nocturnal emissions.
     
  4. JohnnyFiveisAlive

    JohnnyFiveisAlive New Member

    Ghandis was a bit scary but otherwise inspiring!
     
  5. Remyzeroo

    Remyzeroo New Member

    The quote from Heavyweight David Haye was my favorite. So inspiring! Bookmarked this for later inspiration. Thank you for posting this.
     
  6. chavez10

    chavez10 New Member

    No problem! I am glad it helped you all.

    This is good. If you guys have any other famous people who you know of please feel free to post them. Also please list reliable sources. I think this will benefit a lot of people.
     
  7. chavez10

    chavez10 New Member

    Women were said to havean inexhaustible supply of Yin essence while menhad a limited supply of Yang. Before a man wasallowed to ejaculate, he had to prolong sexualintercourse making a woman orgasm several timesto acquire her Ching (Yin) essence [5]. If a manejaculated or used up his Yang essence withouttaking any Yin essence it was said to cause himhealth problems and even death. Some Taoistsbelieved a man should never ejaculate while othersinvented a formula to determine the maximumnumber of ejaculations allowed for maintenance of health. In “Prescriptions Worth a ThousandPieces of Gold,” a classical 30-volume book written in 652 A.D. by Sun Si Miao, this legendary Asian physician promises: “What the man losesthrough the sexual act will not be compensated by what he gains. If one can copulate with twelve women without once emitting semen, one willremain young and handsome forever. If a man cancopulate with 93 women and still control himself,he will attain immortality” [5].

    This is also very interesting, whether you believe it or not is up to you but I found it fascinating. Here is the source if you want to give it a further look into it.


    http://www.scribd.com/doc/88686238/History-of-Female-Ejaculation
     
  8. Cbeet310

    Cbeet310 New Member

    I was in rehab in west Los Angeles and went to AA and NA meetings that mike Tyson attended. Although I didn't here him say it himself people told me he admitted to fucking animals because he was a sex addict. The sex addiction part is obviously true idk about the animals but I'm pretty sure it's true lol
     
  9. Lone

    Lone New Member

    this is the best post i have read on this website.

    Although i must say, it isn't just not being able to have sex or masturbate that bugs me about having PIED. I have no problem abstaining. It's the simple fact that my body isn't behaving the way it should be that really bothers me. You only get 1 body ya know. Would have been nice to see this stuff when i was 15.
     
  10. grzeg12

    grzeg12 New Member

    I ;m not sure that everything we read in internet is true....
    Mike Tyson and 5 years without sex ?????
    I don;t believe.
     
  11. Jigar

    Jigar New Member

    Haha, very cool.
     
  12. boston

    boston New Member

    Great post. I found Ali's and Davis's posts very inspirational.
     
  13. Vatsy

    Vatsy New Member

    Gandhis part was very shocking.. :O
     
  14. Victory86

    Victory86 New Member

    Thank for this it is a huge help and motivation, great people and great things with a no PMO in common
     
  15. pilj

    pilj Guest

    Well...Ghandi was gay, so were Freud and Michelangelo.
     

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