Arousal to Non-Pornographic images and ED

Discussion in 'Porn-Induced Sexual Dysfunctions' started by bringitback, Apr 2, 2020.

  1. bringitback

    bringitback New Fapstronaut

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    Hey. Bit of a long one, but bear with me. I'm currently on Day 7 of NoFap. The primary reason for my doing it is how completely numb I've become to the stuff that arouses me. I've never been into porn. For me, all it's ever taken is looking at pictures of women in certain kinds of attire, and imagining having sex with them. And these are images that you see quite frequently in every-day media consumption. Since I was about 14, I've always just needed to look at a picture and I'd automatically get aroused, and proceed to masturbate. I'm 30 now, and my consumption of porn has been very very minimal. The few times I did consume it, I didn't find it to be all that great, and hardly got aroused. I think I'm stimulated more by the imagery of the aforementioned stimulus, and the following imagination in my head. I've reached a stage now where the imagery does nothing. Not when I look at it, and not when I imagine it. And the last few months I've just been forcing myself to get aroused and barely succeeding. Almost as if I had to prove it to myself that I still had a libido left. I forced my self to ejaculate last week with an almost non-erect penis, and that's when I decided that enough is enough, and it's time to try out NoFap. But given how easy and commonly available the stimulus is (I also find myself imagining it), would NoFap be effective in helping me cure this ED? Would love some takes on this. Thanks.
     
  2. OhWhenThe

    OhWhenThe Fapstronaut

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    I preferred pics too and usually at least partially clothed ones at that but it still all falls under the porn umbrella, if you're getting aroused enough to M over it then it's porn.

    The same thing happened to me by the way, all feeling of libido left(did yours happen suddenly or was it a gradual thing?) and nothing was arousing me anymore, not mentally at least. I think at this point a lot of guys begin to look at harder forms of porn but luckily I decided to do something about it instead of going down that road. Long story short, after a few failed streaks I finally managed to go just over two months with no P, M or O and my libido came back, unfortunately I then went straight back to porn after a few days of increasingly stronger urges. Now I've got to go through the whole process again, but hopefully it won't take as long this time.
     
  3. bringitback

    bringitback New Fapstronaut

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    I think mine went up and down until it went down a few months ago, and stayed there. And because porn has never done anything for me, there was no 'harder' version for me to 'upgrade' to. I think I've just clocked out because there's nothing new available for my specific fetish. A few months away from it should give it back the novelty factor I think. And good luck on your new streak. You're going to do it this time and cure yourself permanently.
     

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