Trying to keep up with all of the different trends on popular social media platforms can easily make you feel like an old fogey, because it's nigh impossible to do so. It goes beyond just popular slang, too, which you can often use context clues to ascertain the meaning. Like when my wife's younger cousin says, "No cap, I wasn't really feeling Endgame," I don't have to scrunch my nose up to express my confusion.
But what does DDD mean on TikTok? That required a bit of digging.
What does DDD mean on TikTok? Well, it has a lot to do with a November challenge.
To know what DDD stands for, then you'll have to know what NNN stands for, and no, it's not Nutmeg, Nunchucks, and Nachos, which is actually only 1 N off from a truly great time (piss off nutmeg — everyone knows you're just a lame version of cinnamon). NNN is an acronym for "No Nut November," which is basically a 30-day challenge men partake in where they don't ejaculate.
You may be asking yourself: Why would anyone partake in such a challenge willingly while I lament in my virginal dry-spell because I have no choice?! And to that I would say, "haha NERD!" But I'd also tell you that the idea behind NNN is this: Not ejaculating for extended periods of time reportedly come with a litany of health benefits, both mental and physical.
When it comes to your mind, willing participants in No Nut November have sworn that they've experienced greater "mental clarity" and focus as a result of not constantly wondering when they were going to rub one out or get it on with a sexual partner. They also said that their self-confidence received a boost, which most likely stems from a sustained practice of control.
It could also be a direct result of all the pent-up testosterone in a person's body that just keeps them on their toes. Old-school boxers have long touted not ejaculating for months at a time in the lead up to a fight in order to "retain their strength." Rocky Marciano famously did that, as well as Muhammad Ali, Mike Tyson, and tons of other professional boxers. So the physical benefits of NNN are increased testosterone and increased athletic performance.
So what's the DDD trend that's been taking over TikTok all about?
Well, the joke with NNN on Reddit and other forums is that the longer you go without ejaculating, the more powerful you become, where you become almost a Super Saiyan level individual. DDD is the "joke" version of No Nut November: Once November is over, you'll engage in Destroy D--k December, where you pleasure yourself excessively.
This has resulted in tons of TikTok videos that lampoon the over exaggerated effects of "DDD" — some people say that they've not only lost their super powers but they've even forgotten how to read.
The DDD challenge also seems physically impossible: The idea is to match your ejaculations to the number of days in the month. So you do it once on Dec. 1, twice on Dec. 2, and so on until you're doing it 31 times on Dec. 31. (Please note: We seriously don't condone trying that.)
But, like any viral trend, a ton of people who have no idea what DDD means are still hashtagging their videos with the three repetitive letters in an attempt at hopping on the bandwagon. Which is like LITERALLY the worst.
Well, maybe not as bad as ejaculating so much that you forgot how to feed yourself, but you get the idea.