Hey guys I got a few questions, from what i have learned so far Hard Mode means no PMO, sex or sexual activties period. In essense you don't have an O period. I am thinking soft mode is where you stop with PMO but it is okay if you have a normal sexual experience with partner. If I am wrong kindly let me know. I am seeing some comments which seem to indicate that Hard Mode is best but I am wondering if this really the case. The reason I ask is this, to my understanding one of the key issues with PMO is that you wire your brain to think the act of PMO is normal. And then when you get with a real person this seems abnormal and you are so desensitized to normal human sexuality your body does not respond the way it should. So my question is, would it not be healthy to engage in sexual activites with a partner while not doing PMO. i.e. making real sex the norm and PMO the abnormal. The only upside I think I see to hard mode is if you are like me and you have PIED in which case its not really choosing hard mode, thats you default because you can perform. All in all, does having actual sex slow your recovery from porn addcition and its side effect. I am thinking engaging in healthy sexual activities should be better. Looking forward to your comments and opinions.