I think mine is a common problem in this forum section. I fight against PIED from a couple years, this because I discovered this community just recently. My symptoms are: - desensitized penis - i have no morning woods - can't get a hard erection - even if I have a decent erection I can't usually penetrate because it get flaccid the most of the times - can't use condoms, of course - I can just have sex in a few position, lying on bed - Impossible to have erection while standing I started no PMO 19 days ago with just an exception. I can have sex with girls, but not paid girls. this because I know that having sex helps the mind on overcoming my porn addiction in favor of sex with real girls. Briefly myself: I'm a student, a good one, have excellent marks, I like to climb. I've a quite good social life, I know new people every day, I have no problem with girls, except with sex, of course :-(, and every time it happens that "he" doesn't go up, I have to explain what PIED is. And it is really frustrating. I have to meet with some girls right now, but i won't because I know I'll go to bed with them, and I'm tired of this situation. Don't knowing if I'll have an erection or not, and anyway, a bad one. I like to cook, read and watch films. Anyway, I'm quite active and positive. From day 0 to now (day 19): I started after an 18 days streak, and in this 18 days, I had a 2 weeks flatline (really bad, I panicked). In this period it happened to me to have sex with a virgin girl. Of course "it" didn't work, it just work, sometimes and in some situations, with capable girls. Anyway. At day 3 it happened again to have sex with this girl. This time I had an erection, but no penetration (had no condom). Anyway, tha I had some problems with urges in the first week. Then for Christmas and new year I came back home, to my parents (I don't live in my home town). I had no time for the urge fortunately, but the night of 31 December I had "sex", but "it" didn't work. We did each other just oral sex. Then I came back to my university, and fortunately, I started studying for exams, so I am trying to postpone with this girls I have to meet. I started some days ago doing Kegels. What it is changed from day 0 to 19: - i noticed a huge increase of energy (really a lot) - I don't wake up tired. - I'm more active - I feel more self confident. I'm facing life in a more confident way. (and this is super, I don't know if it is caused by noPMO, but it is really like to be a superhero. when I am tempted on relapsing I think: Hey, I don't want to lose this sensation, and then I press the panic button XD) - Sometimes I have erection just thinking on girls I meet. sometimes even strong erections and for some minutes (which is amazing) - Urge swing. Sometimes very strong. Sometimes low. - sometimes I can't study for the urge. thinking to start doing meditation - My addiction is still here, together with PIED. But I'm positive. I'll win against this monster. So this is a short introduction, I will write quite daily how it evolves, and how I feel in the meantime. All the things I will try, and if something works or not on me. So, good luck to everyone who is facing PIED, I know what it feels. Hope to solve it, and to help someone with this thread.