All benefits lost? Prolonged relapse(s) years after quitting porn.

Discussion in 'Rebooting - Porn Addiction Recovery' started by hatorohanso, Oct 16, 2020.

  1. hatorohanso

    hatorohanso Fapstronaut

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    Hi,

    my (33, male) story in a few points is:

    • watched porn since my late teens til my late 20's pretty much daily and ended up with rather severe PIED
    • then quit porn for 3.5 years, which gave me great erections again
    • relapsed for 7 months
    • rebooted for 1 month
    • relapsed for 2 months
    • rebooted for 3 months
    • relapsed for 12 months up until today
    • the plan is obviously to quit again
    For those who have any questions regarding my 3.5 years of porn-abstinence, please feel free to do so!
    Other than that I feel a bit discouraged at the moment, as my first reboot took quite long. I had a flatline for many months and, although I can't recall it specifically anymore, I guess it took about 2 years or so until everything was fine again.
    With that being said, does anyone know if this is most likely what I will have to go through again? I was hoping that the there's still some benefit left of the initial 3.5 years of abstaining from porn. However, I assume that the prolonged relapses have opend up the old paths quite severly again.

    I don't know. Maybe someone has some input or experience with a comparable situation.
     
  2. grffn

    grffn Fapstronaut

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    I can't answer your question - but was just wondering, during your first reboot did your prolonged flatline period end suddenly and libido came back all at once with a vengeance, or was it more gradual?
     
  3. Ravefist

    Ravefist Fapstronaut

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    Im kind of in a similar boat. How did you stop relapsing? Like what thing changed for you in your life? Ive been relapsing HARD (like 3-5 times per week, if not more) since NOV 3rd, 2019. Please help me if you possibly can, I would really appreciate it.
     
  4. hatorohanso

    hatorohanso Fapstronaut

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    @grffn it came more gradually, but it depends on your circumstances. Let's say at some later point during your reboot you engage with a partner, then this might actually serve as a boost and make it appear as if your libido came back abruptly. If you just wait for it to set in, it will appear more gradually.

    @Ravefist 3-5 times a week is hard? I did that per day. Nevertheless, what do you mean by stop realapsing - I relapsed.
     

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