Complete loss of libido/erections since quitting porn

Discussion in 'Rebooting - Porn Addiction Recovery' started by itsoverboyo, Sep 2, 2021.

  1. itsoverboyo

    itsoverboyo Fapstronaut

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    I quit porn on May 5 2021. I have not fapped and outside of occasional wet dreams, have not ejaculated. I have almost no ability to get an erection for the last few months. The only time it was effortless was when I was on a date, making out with a woman and I had taken 5mg of an ED pill an hour prior. Other than that, I have the libido of a doorknob. My dick looks tiny most of the time, and that is unusual since I have an above average sized penis. I have had morning wood a few days and only once since quitting did I wake up horny in the middle of the night. Other than that, it's like being asexual. Not that my libido was particularly high prior to quitting porn, but I certainly had no issue getting a huge stiff erection to porn for hours at a time. It seems like quitting completely killed my dick, which from what I've read.. may be a good thing and indicate my brain is resetting.

    I was a porn addict for about 15 years. I am 28 now. For the last 8 years I watched and edged to porn daily. I think I fried my dopamine system to be quite honest.

    Is this normal in such a severe case to still have no libido? Could I take many months, maybe even a year? At what point do I consider other causes? I have normal blood work for what it's worth, but I do have some health issues. My testosterone has never been remotely low enough for anyone who could have such low libido or inability to get hard. I think it is dopamine related.. and I think all of the porn assisted in frying my brain to this point.

    I seemed to be doing overall better in the 60-90 day area with frequent morning wood and then I entered another major flatline and have not come out of it since.

    How long might this realistically take so I don't start panicking and looking for other causes?
     
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  2. HelperX

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    No other causes, this is all due to porn. Porn fucks the dopamine system up. Try to stay away from it for atleast 1 year, see what happens.
     
  3. findforward

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    Flatlines are positives really, even if they don't feel like it at the time. You couldn't really say how long it would take to get back to a normal sexual function as everyone's in a different place. You will start to see improvements, however long they take.
     
  4. itsoverboyo

    itsoverboyo Fapstronaut

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    I sure hope so. This feeling is awful. I have blood work again in a month which should rule out any hormonal issues, but man having the libido of a eunuch as a man in his prime, physically and age wise, is brutal. In the meantime if anything arises I have the ED pills to possibly help, but the issue really is a lack of arousal more than anything.
     

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