No Nut November

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Climate protest sign referencing No Nut November

No Nut November is an internet challenge in which participants abstain from masturbating or having an orgasm during the month of November.[1] Although No Nut November was originally intended to be satirical, some participants claim that abstaining from ejaculating and watching pornography has health benefits.[2][3] An Urban Dictionary entry for No Nut November was published in 2011, and in 2017, the movement started to gain popularity on social media.[4] It is associated with the NoFap community on Reddit, which encourages its members not to masturbate.[3] The Reddit community /r/NoNutNovember grew from 16,500 subscribers in November 2018[5] to 52,000 subscribers as of November 2019.[2]

After several public figures, such as Paul Joseph Watson promoted the campaign, EJ Dickson of Rolling Stone Magazine has suggested that the movement has been coopted by the far-right.[2] Vice Media criticized the challenge in 2018 after followers sent threats to xHamster's Twitter account.[6]

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  1. ^ Ethan Vassar (10 November 2019). "Seriously: You failed No Nut November, what now?". The Rocky Mountain Collegian. Retrieved 11 November 2019.
  2. ^ a b c EJ Dickson (8 November 2019). "How a New Meme Exposes the Far-Right Roots of #NoNutNovember". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 11 November 2019.
  3. ^ a b Sarah Manavis (13 November 2018). "No Nut November: the insidious internet challenge encouraging men not to masturbate". New Statesman. Retrieved 11 November 2019.
  4. ^ Zachary Zane (5 November 2019). "Inside 'No Nut November,' Where Guys Don't Masturbate for a Month". Men's Health. Retrieved 11 November 2019.
  5. ^ Phoebe Loomes (24 November 2018). "Thousands of men quit sex for 'No Nut November'". NZ Herald. Retrieved 11 November 2019.
  6. ^ Samantha Cole (30 November 2018). "Let This Be the Last No Nut November". Vice. Retrieved 11 November 2019.

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