The Big List of NoFap Terminology

The following is a list of terminology related to NoFap. Some of these words existed before NoFap. Many of them were devised by either us or the NoFap community.

  • Accountability Partners: Accountability partners are pairs who hold each other responsible for their sexual habits
  • Blue Petal: Female equivalent of blue balls.
  • Chaser Effect: The super-charged desire to fap that sometimes hits 1-3 days after sexual acts. Especially powerful early on in a reboot
  • DE: Delayed ejaculation
  • Death Grip: The tight-fisted grip on the penis many men develop by masturbating. Because it is much more constricted than the grip of an actual vagina, the death grip overstimulates the penis, reduces pleasure in the long run, and can make it difficult or impossible to orgasm with a woman.
  • Death Schlick: Women have their own version of the death grip, the Death Schlick — stimulating the clitoris very rapidly and energetically — which can have the same effects.
  • DE: Delayed ejaculation – can include inability to orgasm during intercourse (if severe enough)
  • ED: Erectile dysfunction – inability to maintain an erection during intercourse
  • Edging: Fapping without orgasm.
  • Fapping: The act of masturbation, usually in conjunction with pornography
  • Fapstronaut: A NoFap user
  • Femstronaut: A female NoFap user
  • Flatlining: Many NoFappers report one or more periods of zero libido during their streak, especially in the 2-6 week period. Transitioning from an overexcited, always-eager libido to none at all can be disconcerting and even scary for the experienced fapper, but many fapstronauts report that it is only a phase in the reboot and will pass.
  • Hard Mode: NoFap without any sexual release (even via a partner)
  • NSFL: Not safe for life. This is reserved for disgusting stuff.
  • NSFW: Not safe for work. This label is affixed to potentially-triggering content and should be viewed with caution (may cause some fapstronauts distress)
  • PE: Premature ejaculation
  • PIV: Penis in vagina (sexual intercourse)
  • PMO: Porn/Masturbation/Orgasm. They come together like a Happy Meal and the toy.
  • PVO: Porn / Vibrator / Orgasm
  • Reboot: The process of restoring your brain to factory defaults. Said to take about 90 days (+/- 30 days), by anecdotal reports.
  • Relapse: For addicts, the act of returning to bad habits after a period of improvement. This is a serious word. Examples would include masturbating to porn (for a porn addict), significantly disrupting your life due to excessive masturbation (going on a 20x binge and skipping work), risky masturbation (masturbating in public), and other similarly life-disrupting activities due to an addiction.
  • Reset: Failing a NoFap challenge. This stemmed from the act of resetting your day counter badge back to day one. If your masturbate during your NoFap challenge, this would be called a reset.
  • Schlicking: Female equivalent of fapping (masturbation)
  • The Surge: The period 5-14 days after the start of a streak often features a physically recognizable surge in energy and sexual drive, which seems to be associated with the fapstinence-induced testosterone surge observed in the study listed below.
  • YMMV: Your Mileage May Vary. Good words to remember, because no two reboots are exactly alike.


  • Potato February 21, 2014 at 7:50 pm

    What’s a orgasm?

    • Bob March 24, 2014 at 1:13 am


    • Dicky March 26, 2014 at 3:00 am

      I’m not sure Potato! Please tell me when you find out!

  • papotik March 18, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    Can you add the definition of PIED ?
    Porn Induced Erectil Dysfunction

  • LYNYX March 20, 2014 at 4:28 am

    sounds cool. hope i’ll make it.

  • Kakacarrotcake March 23, 2014 at 6:51 am

    A Saiyan always sprinkles when he tinkles

  • Hyip April 20, 2014 at 8:00 am

    Lovely no fap terminologies. LOLed at Fapstronaut.

  • failatlyf April 24, 2014 at 7:24 am

    this just made me look up schlicking :(

  • Dobby April 28, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    Let’s do this

  • Dan May 1, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    Day 1: Trying this out to change my behaviors. I hate how porn has warped my view of women and intimacy.

  • fredsite May 17, 2014 at 12:17 am

    Well, at least the terminology isn’t overly difficult to remember, which is great. I’m horrible at memorizing and remembering things.

  • Chas1000 May 29, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    What’s the “three-second rule”?

  • lin June 25, 2014 at 5:21 am

    I’ll make it!
    still water run deep!

  • Stephen Chunn June 29, 2014 at 2:21 am

    What about PIED? Saw it on reddit in the NoFap sub. Any clue?

  • MrFaps August 6, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    Is whacking off to porn once a day or once every other day, when your single a bad thing? Is it why I’m single? Alternatively, I have not had sex in a year or more, so realistically all I can really hope for is to enjoy an orgasm I create, right? If I have no dating prospects and no sex prospects, then I have to release don’t I? If I were in a relationship, I could enjoy the pussy, or mouth and intimacy, if she is willing. So its all about making the transition at the right time in my estimation. So is there any reason why I should stop now? (When I am single). I love sucking a girls tities and playing with her vagina. I’ve put it in a girl’s vagina and fucked for a while but pulled out to cum. I hear cumming inside the pussy is the best thing ever though. I would like to try anal, but I have to master the pussy first. Just play and maybe even rim or fuck a girls ass that’d be great (keep dreaming right). I actually get far more profound orgasms putting large objects up my ass, it doesn’t hurt if you are smart about it. If I was in a relationship, would there EVER BE a right time to admit to this anal thing (both wanting to play or more with her ass and allowing her to reciprocate if she wanted by pleasuring my ass). And don’t tell me it makes me gay, I’m getting sick of those ignorant stereotypes. I mean I wouldn’t want the girlfriend of the future to ever feel pressured into the weird stuff I enjoy, so is there a right way to test the waters and ask–it would not be a deal breaker for me if she wanted to stick to the vaginal and oral sex? Last question, do you think I will stop using porn (every other day) while sticking a large dildo up my ass, when I encounter real sexual excitement and intimacy with another person?

    • GlacialFox August 19, 2014 at 8:01 am

      This should shed some light for you about the effects of porn:

      Border-lining troll for going into such detail on this particular region of the internet. Most of those questions are unrelated to NoFap, and a lot of the detail is irrelevant to the point of the questions. Yes, you can control your porn and masturbation habits. Toys/personal desires in the bedroom are irrelevant. Those questions should be left for sex-advice communities imo.

    • LastTime August 20, 2014 at 9:44 pm

      This is ridiculous. Why on earth would you write such a post on Could someone please remove this post?

  • MrFaps August 6, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    Do intimacy and pornography and sex toys have to be mutually exclusive, or can they be used in a monogomous relationship, or a dating or even casual relationship? So long as they don’t override the enjoyment of the other person and so long as you are both as a couple mutually enjoying these things should both partners choose to do it? Last question, is porn really an addiction if you average an hour of viewing per week, 2 hours tops?

  • Oh hai Mark August 18, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    What is Blue Balls? And what about easy mode, if there is such a thing.

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