It's been a test to see how far a man
Can go without himself

from The Weeknd – Adaptation Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Abel’s only having sex with all of these girls to fill some void that all guys have. And in this process of having sex with everybody it’s really us just finding out who we truly are and what we are missing.

Tour life has been a challenge for him, to see how far can he go without his love (woman_. He left his heart with ‘her’ so he is without any emotions (without himself).

Although Abel hasn’t made any real past references to this (since he’s a baller), this line could also be seen as referring to masturbation since he’s been banging so many broads and he doesn’t need “himself” for pleasure.

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