Life without libido

Discussion in 'Rebooting - Porn Addiction Recovery' started by Younameit, Dec 28, 2019.

  1. Dagger323

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    That all depends. I’d much rather have no libido than have constant urges that cause relapsing and failing a hard mode streak after only a couple of days repeatedly for months. I’ve been in both scenarios multiple times. I’ll take the low libido any day.
     
  2. i wish i had such a life...
     
  3. Younameit

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    you need to transcend that
    occupy yourself with something else, hit the gym, work on a project, business so on and so forth
    this is a mindset change and it takes time and discipline but once you reach that point it gets easier
    if you're a beginner yeah, you will fail, no doubt about it
     
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  4. Younameit

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    are you flatlining right now?
     
  5. Younameit

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    all successful people aplied the law of sexual transmutation
    from mike tyson to steve jobs
    this is your godlike power gifted to you
    we didnt know better and spent years wasting our precious creative energy
    now we need to use this to make a difference in our lives and in the world around us
    this is just the beginning...
     
  6. Dagger323

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    I’m well aware of all of that. I’ve been on NoFap for nearly two years. And from that experience, I can tell you for a fact there are far worse symptoms than merely experiencing low libido.
     
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2019
  7. Fenix Rising

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    I've decided to make NoFap a life long journey (basically abandoning porn and masturbation for good) so it doesn't really matter to me how long it will take to fully heal. 12 years of addiction is somewhere in the middle from what I read, so your recovery might not take as long as some of us +2 decades fappers need, but you can't tell as everyone's timeline is different. The is no rule.
     
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  8. Younameit

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    I experienced pretty much all negative symptons in my 3 year flatline
    it's been a tough journey, I went through so many stages it's not even funny
     
  9. Dagger323

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    Yeah those other symptoms you’re referring to are what has caused me to fail. The withdrawals are absolutely brutal for me every time. Urges, flatline (low libido) are but minor afflictions compared to feeling like you’re literally dying 24/7, zero appetite, insomnia, being so dizzy you can barely stand, among countless others. On my current streak I’ve only experienced low libido and I’m counting my blessings...although I’m fully prepared for the real withdrawals to hit me at any time.
     
  10. Younameit

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    There were days in the first year where I was sleepwalking in fatigue by 17:00 PM (late afternoon), entire days where I was living like a living zombie, no thirst, no appetite, cognitive pain, extreme anhedonia insomnia, it took me 2 hours to fall asleep, dude.. the list could go on and on, a lower back pain that lasted 18 months (thankfully it's gone now!)

    despite some symptoms having lingered to this day There's one that it's almost cured, I'd say 90%, and that's the insomnia, I suffered throughout most of my flatline with this shit, it's crazy, it would take me 2 hours to fall asleep and I'd only sleep for 3 hours, and then I'd wake up at 4:00 am, not anymore, nowadays I fall asleep in less than 30 minutes and I'm sleeping longer than 7 hours

    I'm grateful for that
     
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  11. Younameit

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    to me that's a huge accomplishment
    it was unbearable for me not being able to sleep well during those 2+ years
     
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  12. blunt.ever

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    what are the symptoms you still have today?
     
  13. Younameit

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    flatline, depression, low/non-existent libido
     
  14. EdSucks

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    I wonder if any of you guys have recovered their libido. Especially @Younameit
     
  15. When All Light Dies

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    Damn that's some top notch necromancy!
     
  16. Dude224

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    I'm interested too, @Younameit Have you gotten better?
     
  17. Younameit

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    It's coming back little by little, I had a bout of libido last week and this week I'm experiencing none, but thanks to the new therapeutic approach I'm slowly getting back to normalcy
     
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  18. EdSucks

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    What's this therapeutic approach?
     
  19. Younameit

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    TRE (trauma release exercises) and Bioenergetics created by alexander lowen
     
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  20. Younameit

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    This was my situation
    My nervous system was in that blue zone, I was stuck there in a frozen state
    Now I'm coming out of it, slowly but I'm finally leaving this zone (btw, the same symptoms of the flatline)
     

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