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    Jul 23, 2014

    This Guy Gave Up Sex And Masturbating For 100 Days And People Were Weirdly Impressed

    This is Rory's story.

    At the start of April, Rory Patrick told his 13,000 Twitter followers he had decided to give up sex and masturbating for the next 100 days.

    He was apparently pretty excited about his challenge and wanted the world to know about it.

    He was convinced he was about to start a whole new viral trend.

    In actual fact there is an online community dedicated to abstaining from masturbation and pornography.

    For example, the NoFap subreddit has over 100,000 members, or "Fapstronauts".

    Patrick claims he knew nothing of these groups and came up with the challenge alone.

    Just got a snapchat from a babe in lipstick eating peanuts with the caption #rory100 and now I need a cold shower.

    rory@rorynotroy

    Just got a snapchat from a babe in lipstick eating peanuts with the caption #rory100 and now I need a cold shower.

    2:15 AM - 12 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    During the 100 days he continually tweeted about his efforts and thanked those who were supporting him.

    Would like to thank @ChrisThayerSays & @pants for running the 1st week of #rory100 w/me. Your support in not cumming helped me immensely.

    rory@rorynotroy

    Would like to thank @ChrisThayerSays & @pants for running the 1st week of #rory100 w/me. Your support in not cumming helped me immensely.

    4:19 AM - 15 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    @rorynotroy god bless you on your journey #rory100

    Nick Wiger@nickwiger

    @rorynotroy god bless you on your journey #rory100

    6:04 PM - 05 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Best of luck to @rorynotroy on his noble journey. #rory100

    J a k e@JakeInRealLife

    Best of luck to @rorynotroy on his noble journey. #rory100

    6:58 PM - 05 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Here we go, folks, hold onto your butts........ #rory100

    Helena Bottom-Farter@solikebasically

    Here we go, folks, hold onto your butts........ #rory100

    3:53 PM - 05 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Early on it appeared he was struggling somewhat with his challenge.

    Been finding myself casually watching porn "just to see." Having to do lots of chores and push-ups. Pretty worried. #rory100 #happyeaster

    rory@rorynotroy

    Been finding myself casually watching porn "just to see." Having to do lots of chores and push-ups. Pretty worried. #rory100 #happyeaster

    4:12 PM - 20 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Things started getting pretty weird.

    Naked and eating Subway on my bed after a long day of running and playing hoops at the park (also alone).

    rory@rorynotroy

    Naked and eating Subway on my bed after a long day of running and playing hoops at the park (also alone).

    10:36 PM - 22 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Roommate walked by while I was trying to take pictures of my own butt and just said, "night."

    rory@rorynotroy

    Roommate walked by while I was trying to take pictures of my own butt and just said, "night."

    7:17 AM - 28 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Lounging nude in my bed at 2:45am, I spanked my own right buttock very hard and the echo that spread throughout the apartment was deafening.

    rory@rorynotroy

    Lounging nude in my bed at 2:45am, I spanked my own right buttock very hard and the echo that spread throughout the apartment was deafening.

    11:09 AM - 26 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    And there were a lot of reminders of what he was missing out on.

    Happy for my roommate that she’s having sex but it’s so loud that I can’t focus on my book about the history of soccer formations.

    rory@rorynotroy

    Happy for my roommate that she’s having sex but it’s so loud that I can’t focus on my book about the history of soccer formations.

    9:07 AM - 10 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Hmmm- There’s an Internet Explorer window opened. Looks like #rory100 was in danger last night before I passed out.

    rory@rorynotroy

    Hmmm- There’s an Internet Explorer window opened. Looks like #rory100 was in danger last night before I passed out.

    9:04 PM - 14 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    *thinks about tiffany amber thiessen*

    I miss sexting so much. #rory100

    But to keep strong, Patrick kept reminding himself of just how great he apparently is.

    *licks finger and lifts it into the wind* hmmm yes im very handsome

    rory@rorynotroy

    *licks finger and lifts it into the wind* hmmm yes im very handsome

    4:14 AM - 18 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    im walking around taking pictures w/flowers

    rory@rorynotroy

    im 🌿 walking 🌾🌾 around 🌷 taking 🌾 pictures w/flowers 🌿

    1:13 AM - 31 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    In an interview with Vice, Patrick said he decided to take on the abstinence challenge after noticing how "jerking off had altered the trajectory of my day-to-day life".

    "Coming was also my primary coping strategy for stress or pain, and that just didn't seem healthy at all," he said.

    He said the first four days had been "hell", but after that he began to feel healthier and more eloquent and the support he received online helped him through.

    He said he and a friend started taking pictures doing the Hunger Games salute and it caught on, with people adding the #rory100 hashtag.

    75 days • 75% • 3/4th ✨ finding the light in the darkness as this journey comes a close ✨ #rory100

    rory@rorynotroy

    75 days • 75% • 3/4th ✨ finding the light in the darkness as this journey comes a close ✨ #rory100

    5:08 PM - 18 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    "It let me know people were thinking about me and kept me honest, because it seemed like people were having fun with it," he said.

    10 day countdown starts today & each day I'll post my favorite #rory100 support selfies. Thank you @Krista_Doyle

    rory@rorynotroy

    10 day countdown starts today & each day I'll post my favorite #rory100 support selfies. Thank you @Krista_Doyle

    10:57 PM - 03 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    9 days left and still #rory100 support selfies are flying in tbqh. So like, thank you @solikebasically

    rory@rorynotroy

    9 days left and still #rory100 support selfies are flying in tbqh. So like, thank you @solikebasically

    10:02 PM - 04 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    #rory100 was in jeopardy last night w/8 days left, but I was too focused and supported from people like @pattermoon

    rory@rorynotroy

    #rory100 was in jeopardy last night w/8 days left, but I was too focused and supported from people like @pattermoon

    8:03 PM - 05 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Seems like ages ago I was starting out on #rory100 & my boy @pants ran the first week w/me. Now only a week remains.

    rory@rorynotroy

    Seems like ages ago I was starting out on #rory100 & my boy @pants ran the first week w/me. Now only a week remains.

    10:28 PM - 06 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    NBD- just the coolest bae in LA @elsangito throwing support w/6 days left. Pretty sure I've got this now. #rory100

    rory@rorynotroy

    NBD- just the coolest bae in LA @elsangito throwing support w/6 days left. Pretty sure I've got this now. #rory100

    10:58 PM - 07 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    @rorynotroy I'm with you. #rory100

    Patrick revealed some people had tried to tempt him with nude pictures, but the majority of his followers and friends made sure he stayed on track.

    So, @madamezooble is giving #rory100 support and trying to melt the internet.

    rory@rorynotroy

    So, @madamezooble is giving #rory100 support and trying to melt the internet.

    2:26 AM - 09 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Day before @beehivesy goes on her 3 day run w/me 2 finish #rory100 Bless all that've gone w/o w/me on this journey.

    rory@rorynotroy

    Day before @beehivesy goes on her 3 day run w/me 2 finish #rory100 🙏 Bless all that've gone w/o w/me on this journey.

    1:50 AM - 10 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Only 3 days remain in the #rory100 journey and I'm bursting w/confidence because @rachelmillman is by my side.

    rory@rorynotroy

    Only 3 days remain in the #rory100 journey and I'm bursting w/confidence because @rachelmillman is by my side.

    12:18 AM - 11 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    He teases me but @ChrisThayerSays has been a rock of support since week 1. Sending him w/only 2 days left. #rory100

    rory@rorynotroy

    He teases me but @ChrisThayerSays has been a rock of support since week 1. Sending him 💛 w/only 2 days left. #rory100

    1:56 AM - 12 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    When the 100th day came, Patrick said his roommate kindly left him alone “so I could be as loud as I needed to be”.

    ✨ the spirits of kanye will be w/me this birthday night ✨

    rory@rorynotroy

    ✨🙏 the spirits of kanye will be w/me this birthday night 🙏✨

    3:24 AM - 07 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Oversharing massively, he revealed his preparation to his followers.

    Shaved, trimmed, clipped and showered. I'm almost ready for myself. #rory100

    rory@rorynotroy

    Shaved, trimmed, clipped and showered. I'm almost ready for myself. #rory100

    4:51 AM - 14 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    “I tweeted out some thanks, and when the time came, I was naked and really enjoying myself once again," he said. "It only took a few minutes, and the finish was spectacular.

    "The orgasm reverberated throughout the room for at least 20 minutes."

    "I tweeted out a pic of me smiling and then logged off for a while."

    On what he had learned from his challenge, Patrick said: "If stress or anxiety hits, I don’t just jump under the covers or text someone to hang out. I’d like to greet those moments with something a bit healthier.

    "My apartment has never been cleaner, and my body has been getting a bunch of use outside of my cock for the last 100 days, and my hope is that continues."

    And that's Rory's story.

    So now you know.