Flatlining

Discussion in 'Porn-Induced Sexual Dysfunctions' started by Run_Like_Joseph_Did, Jul 1, 2021.

  1. Run_Like_Joseph_Did

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    Hey y’all, a term I’ve heard a lot on these forums is flatlining where you can’t seem to get an erection. I am not sexually active, but I notice that I never seem to get erections recently like I used to. Is this something to worry about. Right now I am only managing to go maybe a week or so before giving in to porn but still have this issue. Is there any reason to worry?
     
  2. ElSabio

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    Yeah it might be reason to think that porn has changed your natural sexual function. Stop giving in. Stop looking at all sexually arousing images for 90 days at LEAST. Then see if your erections come back. Flatline is the temporary loss of sexual desire after you stop consuming porn. What you are describing is porn induced erectile dysfunction and it will not go away if you continue to use images to get aroused.
     
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  3. Run_Like_Joseph_Did

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    I know I have to do it man but I'm lost as to how. I just feel so weak and incapable at fighting back against this stuff. I have to find a way to hate porn more than I already do because I just feel like this addiction is killing me.
     
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  4. This isn't a flatline. A real flatline kills off all libido so there's no desire at all for either P or M, or even caring to look at the most gorgeous supermodels. I've had flatlines and they make a hard mode streak very easy, but also scary. In a flatline, you will literally have to force yourself to either watch P or MO when you relapse because neither of those are tempting nor exciting.
     
  5. modernstore99

    modernstore99 Fapstronaut

    Flatlining happens during your reboot, and normally doesn't occur until about 3 weeks in. During a flatline, your penis shrinks, you find nothing arousing, you may feel depressed, and the part of your mind wired to porn will sneakily say "Are you becoming impotent? Test it out with porn just to make sure."

    What you have is a general loss of libido due to porn. It is definitely something to worry about. I suggest reading about this through the links below from Your Brain on Porn

    https://www.yourbrainonporn.com/mis...-has-not-prepared-your-brain-for-todays-porn/

    https://www.yourbrainonporn.com/rebooting-porn-use-faqs/

    https://www.yourbrainonporn.com/videos/porn-induced-erectile-dysfunction-2014/

    https://www.yourbrainonporn.com/rel...-poorer-sexual-and-relationship-satisfaction/
     
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  6. Anonymous86

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    Yup. Flatline can also happen after you fap to porn too much. (it happened to me)
     
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  7. modernstore99

    modernstore99 Fapstronaut

    People on NoFap and YBOP tend to call loss of libido, poor erections, and low sex drive due to porn abuse PIED or just libido loss. We call those same symptoms while rebooting flatlining.

    They have the same symptoms, but they have very different causes. One happens during porn abuse, the other happens during the reboot. One is bad, the other is expected and a sign the reboot is working.
     
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  8. Anonymous86

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    Makes sense. My dick is shriveled small, like a flatline but I didn't get it by rebooting. I can get aroused, but the stimulus isn't always easily attained. Takes work. Probably desensitized dopamine receptors due to overuse of porn.
     

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