Sex and flatline ?

Discussion in 'Rebooting - Porn Addiction Recovery' started by casio35, Oct 25, 2015.

  1. casio35

    casio35 Fapstronaut

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    Hey guys

    I've been on the NoFap journey last year, and abandonned in the summer, but now I'm back in again.
    I am on day 7 today but I relapsed after a 30 day streak.
    It seems to me I have reached a flatline : no libido at all. Nothing. I think even looking at porn wouldn't arouse me (I wont try that thought). I don't feel any erections.

    Problem is I have a girlfriend, currenty studying abroad and coming back next week.
    If any of you experienced a flatline, is it possible to have sex ? Will I have ED problems ?

    Thank you all for reading
     
  2. casio35

    casio35 Fapstronaut

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    Can anyone answer ?
     
  3. slowhands

    slowhands Fapstronaut

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    Hello @casio35 and welcome!

    Yours sounds as a difficult question and probably only experienced people could give you proper information and answers. The fact that you're experiencing libido may probably affect the sexual intercourse, given that you're finding difficulties to get aroused (this should happen both for P or real sex). But, you know there's no scientific certainty, so no one can predict whay would happen to your case.
    Our "general" advice is to stay abstinent from sex at least for 90 days, if you've already experienced a PIED. I know it's really sad meeting your gf after some time and not having the possibility of sex. This is really up to you, as you're just at the starting point of your streak.

    Hope someone else gives you relevant help.

    Stay strong!
     
  4. casio35

    casio35 Fapstronaut

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    thank you for answering @slowhands

    The thing is I used to have ED problems before I started NoFap, last year. I reached a 90 day streak and then it never happened again.

    So this new journey is not about escaping from ED, just getting rid of P
    But I feel so low on my sexual energy right now that I think I might experience an ED or not get aroused at all

    I hope I made my point clear ;)
     
  5. slowhands

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    Yes I got it @casio35 !

    Well, I would not underestimate the P problem. To be clearer, you think you beat ED with your 90-day-streak, but you still watch P. This sounds like the main problem, because the extended and habitual view of P could alter the dopamine receptors and all the biological cycle around them. So, as you already know, try to stay away from P and don't play with fire ;)

    As for sex, if you think you beat ED, I believe you could give it a try! Don't be afraid of low libido, because the moment when you'll see you GF after a long time and you 2 will be in an intimate time...everything will be different :D
    In case you should fail (I really hope not), you could overtly talk to her about flatline, explaining the momentary setback. But again, I think you should be ok!

    Good luck bro!!
     
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  6. casio35

    casio35 Fapstronaut

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    @slowhands
    Thanks buddy !

    However my relapse 8 days ago was just M, not even thinking about P, but just being bored (just a stupid kind of relapse) !
    Which means I didn't watch P for about 40 days, which I think is enough to have sex ;)

    I'll just see how it goes with my girlfriend, I hope it will be completely different when I'll be around her (should be ;) )
    Thank you for your answer !
     
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  7. Spidey2Dope

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    Hey man how's the whole libido thing going for you? I'm kinda in a flatline myself and I notice when I'm with my girlfriend it goes away. I feel like I wanna have sex when I'm around her and can't wait to be intimate with her.

    I haven't seen people talk about coming out of flatline when around their girlfriends/boyfriend. That being a the case it's kinda strange.
     
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