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Using ONLY your imagination to get an erection

Discussion in 'Rebooting - Porn Addiction Recovery' started by FightingTriton, Jul 16, 2019.

  1. This is something I discovered 3 days into my NoFap journey - How will I fare?

    Well, I decided to try something about 2 days ago, I laid down on my bed to try and use my imagination to produce an erection.

    Guess what happened? nothing.

    That was a real wake-up call, that's when I knew what I was denying the whole time was true - Porn does ruin your imagination.

    Anyone else here have the same problem, and how long does it take for your imagination to come back?
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  2. LilD

    LilD Fapstronaut

    It's not your imagination ruined, it's your erection. I have pretty vivid (and wild) sexual fantasies, but imagining that stuff in my head doesn't do the trick anymore. I need external stimuli because they are stronger, and it's not because my imagination is weak. How do I know? Well, simple: if I abstain from porn for a few weeks the same exact fantasies start to give me enough stimulation to produce erections. Even more mild fantasies start giving me erections! That's because my PIED goes away with time.

    The most common pattern of porn consumption is that you watch multiple things (images, videos) - a lot of them - at once. You're giving your brain a fast sequence of strong stimuli. When you fantasize, it's not the case. At least not for me, I usually have long stories with some plot or at least some well-defined setting. So, fantasy is less stimulating because it just has less stimulating things in it, or at least it doesn't switch genres and actors as it goes, or at least not as fast as switching to another browser tab.
  3. SirErnest

    SirErnest Fapstronaut
    NoFap Defender

    It all starts with a thought, so in recent experience for me I cannot even allow the thoughts/memories/fantasies.
  4. Thank you for clearing that up for me! I'm almost 5 days into my rebooting period, and I feel like it's too easy right now...I have a feeling i'll be eating those words later...
  5. OhWhenThe

    OhWhenThe Fapstronaut

    I can get hard just with my imagination but I still feel like I have zero libido, it's just a functional erection, not a horny one.

    Someone tell me that makes sense?
  6. SuperBaowi

    SuperBaowi Fapstronaut

    Well, I think that if you can't get erection by using only imagination, thats ok!
    what breeding funcion does it fill? evolutionary speaking.
    Although, its a good test to check if your reboot is completed.

    feel free to disagree!
  7. I try not to fantasize too much, even as an experiment, because it could trigger me to relapse.
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  8. Di.Do.555

    Di.Do.555 Fapstronaut

    If you keep shouting at your kids, they won't respond when you wisper to them.
    It is because you associated high / digital stimuli with erection , it won't happen with a tiny / different stimuli.
    When you reset your brain , you will be able to respond to visualization. I promise u that.

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