Flatline is terrifying

Discussion in 'Rebooting - Porn Addiction Recovery' started by Temujin, May 3, 2018.

  1. Temujin

    Temujin Fapstronaut

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    For the last week I have had zero libido. Nothing at all. It's kinda frightening me. I'm wondering if this is just what I'm going to be like now.

    Was hoping for some words of encouragement from people who have gone through it and come out the other side
     
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  2. Ezpz

    Ezpz Fapstronaut

    The good part about having a flatline is you get no urges. It is a positive thing and it means your brain is rewiring.

    You will definitely come out of it, just keep going and don't relapse. Your libido will come back, these things take time. You will probably find that you will go through a few flatlines throughout your nofap journey and it is a natural process. Embrace the flatline!
     
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  3. MarinoBigFan1984

    MarinoBigFan1984 Fapstronaut

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    It comes back. Flatlines are part of the price we pay for such self harm.
     
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  4. Stat strong and make patience. Your libido will come back. All this is a part of progress.
     
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  5. Safarkiller

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    Can i ask, what it is libido? Im new, I dont get to stage flat line anymore, but i need a preparations
     
  6. Libido is the fealing witch want sex with your girl, is the fealing to do things with your friends, is the fealing for real free life.
     
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  7. outwithold

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    Having legs and arms blown off or having a gun pointed at you is terrifying..

    A flatline is healing, shows progress
     
  8. Vedas_fr

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    This whole "flatline" concepts seems totally awkward to me. You expect life to be constant arousal?
     
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  9. outwithold

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    Terrified is a bit ott... But typical current internet propaganda overhyped jargon at this time...so sorry to pick up on that.
    And i guess i must remember everyone is at different stages and if this is someones First experience of not being totally caught up in sex/porn addiction and they are suddenly not responding as normal or feeling in anyway sexual its a bit unnerving..
    I don't like using the word flatline.. If I'm honest but it makes sense and seems to be the chosen word on NOFAP
     
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  10. Temujin

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    Well. I normally have a very strong sex drive. To go from that over to feeling nothing at all is a weird experience I'm not used too.

    I've also been getting very emotional. Had to leave work early yesterday since lots of memories of stuff I went through during my childhood just started coming up out of nowhere. Thought I had to get out of there before I start breaking down and making a scene.

    Spent the night just journaling for hours to really try working through that stuff. Kind of weird to have to re-confront stuff you thought you had gotten over years ago.

    But it's true that this is a good sign in many ways. It shows healing. Though at the moment I'm a bit all over the place.
     
  11. Vedas_fr

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    Hey as you already know, i have a different background than most of the people here (75%), who seem to have developped an addiction to porn and masturbation. I didn't expect to meet these problematics on the forum at first, but if i think about it, it makes a lot of sense considering the evolution of our civilization. So to get back to this flatline issue, if you keep on being chaste in thought and behaviour, then your whole life will become a "flatline", which means you will be very calm and not under the influence of strong sexual urges and cravings. Sex just will start to lose its grip more and more over you, which will allow you to easily spend weeks, then months, without any sexual frustration of any kind. But you will always be able to be aroused if you want to, you will not lose the ability.
    The state of arousal is a draining state, it works hard on the hearth, blood pressure, hormones, mind... it is not a very good state for the body to live under. You canno't focus, etc....


    In fact, by reading your post, i realise this is typical of an addiction. You need the constant stimulation just to escape from yourself and your own troubles. I used to do that with video games when i was 20. Also the fact that you find "flatlines" unbearable shows that you do not realise what is normality anymore. It is like if you expect sexuality to be the fun giver of you life, the constant escape you can reach for. So you guys have probably a lot of work ahead of you, but we all have!
     
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