I was here before, and it seemed like I had great momentum - 58 days without PMO, but I did engage in the services of sex workers. Let me just say, for anyone thinking of it as an alternative release, it is NOT an answer. At first I just wanted to 'test' out whether I could have sex again. Let me just tell anyone who still doesn't believe in rebooting - it works. At first I could have sex and ejaculate just once, and if I tried to go for a second time, it seemed like I had my PIED problem again. Eventually though, after several weeks the sensitivity came back, and I could ejaculate twice. I received compliments from the sex workers for being 'able to go so long'. I was happy with that, but eventually, depression set in. Let me tell you, sex with a prostitute CAN be great, I'm not saying it isn't - but the psychological toll is tremendous. For me, I was dealing with a pain of losing my ex girlfriend whom I loved but lost due to my PIED, and seeking redemption through sex with prostitutes. Except that it never came. The sex workers weren't my girlfriend or someone who cared about me, no matter how great of an actress they were during our session. At the end of the day, it was always a business transaction. I hated that. Much of what makes sex great, the touching, the playfulness, the flirty and longing look, it comes from developing a connection with the person. It's what adds to our self-esteem and emotional and mental hygiene. Meaningless sex - the kind that when it's over one person feels a need to leave or kick someone out - really messes with that. And without a healthy self-esteem, you lose your emotional immune system. Everything can kick you around. With a lowered self-esteem, I lost grip on a lot of things. I stopped working out. I started slipping on my finances. Instead of feeling in control like I did at the start of my nofap challenge, I felt worse. Eventually I figured, 'let's save money and fap instead' which brought me to my relapse. Then the PIED came back. I had fallen back to ground zero. I became addicted to prostitutes, which actually is a worse addiction than porn. The money spent, the emotional toll, the fear of STD's, and above all, the lowered self-esteem - it all began to cave in on me and eventually I became depressed and lonely. Now I've decided to slowly pick myself up, and stop both addictions, essentially going into hard mode until I find a girlfriend and get into a healthy relationship. I'm just sharing my story here for anyone who's considering it. Thanks.