Well it's official, I have conquered the flatline

Discussion in 'Success Stories' started by Grateful Retainer, May 29, 2021.

  1. I had a sneaking suspicion this morning that today was going to be the day when I woke up with an erection that just wouldn't go away.

    Quick facts: I just barely started month 19 of complete celibacy (no porn, masturbation, sex, orgasm, dating, etc.) to correct my abnormal sexuality. In my childhood I started prone masturbation at a very young age which eventually culminated in full blown alcoholism and sex addiction in adulthood.

    The first six months of retention I was in complete flatline and couldn't even feel the nerve endings in my dick. After the first six months I could feel the nerves but couldn't get hard whatsoever. It was about month 16 when I first noticed sensation coming back.

    Just about 45 minutes ago I was enjoying my lunch. "Damn this sandwich is pretty good...OH MY GOD WHERE THE HELL IS THIS ERECTION COMING FROM?!!" 100% full hard-on I could probably break concrete with.

    The next steps are to wait for my body to stabilize and then learn how to harness my newly rediscovered sexual energy.

    Right now I'm going out for a walk to try and cool off.
  2. josedelamuerte

    josedelamuerte Fapstronaut

    Wow - that is incredible!

    You gotta have determination of steel to keep going after a 6 month flatline. And you kept going for another year+ after that! Insane!
    You've certainly earned it.

    Makes me feel very fortunate to have been rewired within ~60 days.
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  3. MeTP

    MeTP Fapstronaut

    Congrats !
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  4. Congratulations! It must be an incredible feeling, certainly an incredible accomplishment.
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  5. Red Moon

    Red Moon Fapstronaut

    Congratulations ! I´m happy for you.

    I also started with prone masturbation when very young... in my case, 24 months of NOFAP HARDMODE ( no PMO ). Stuck in a constant FLATLINE for 21 months :

    - No libido, no sexual desire
    - Genital numbness and shrinkage ( also darker skin because of lack of blood flow )
    - Penis feels disconnected from body
    - Emotional numbness & brain fog

    I'm losing hope...do you have any advice ?
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  6. 4:30am

    4:30am Fapstronaut

    well done!
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  7. becomingreat

    becomingreat Fapstronaut


    So finally you reached your target, being able to hold erection without sexual stimulation. Good job man
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  8. The only thing you can do is to continue until you are healed. I've read about people snapping out of it after 24, even 27 months. In my case it was more of a gradual thaw.

    But this stuff definitely works. Last night I couldn't sleep because I was fully aroused, can't even remember the last time that happened.
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  9. Red Moon

    Red Moon Fapstronaut

    I also have seen a post of a 27 months FLATLINE. The most frustrating aspect of the flatline is the lack of tangible progress. I guess i have to believe that NOFAP is the method...
  10. happy camper

    happy camper Fapstronaut

    Have you tried Qi Gong? It encourages the flow of energy between all the chakras and it may be just what you need. I recommend doing a class or two with a trained practitioner. I went for a one about a month ago when I was at the 124 day mark and voila the next morning I woke up with morning wood.
  11. Beekind

    Beekind Fapstronaut

    I hope you continue on this path.
  12. punch54

    punch54 Fapstronaut
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    Have you also been working out/eating healthy at the same time, or (if not then) are you just waiting for things to just get better by itself? 21 months is a long time to be in a flatline. I think you should start checking your daily habits to see if they can be improved perhaps.
  13. Red Moon

    Red Moon Fapstronaut

    I rather " wait for things to just get better by itself " . Thank you for your wise advice and assumptions.
  14. Red Moon

    Red Moon Fapstronaut

    Did Gary Wilson talk about " Chakras " ? What is the connection between " Chakras " and Dopamine / Brain Reward Center / Hypothalamus ?
  15. happy camper

    happy camper Fapstronaut

    It's fine if you don't believe in the energy centres in the body (may be too esoteric for you) and would rather stick to the merely physical aspect of healing. Horses for courses.

    Qi Gong was something that helped me so I thought I'd share. Because I had a 125 day flatline until I did a Qi Gong class and that was the longest flatline of my life and so I can imagine the frustration you're feeling after 21 months. All the best for your recovery. Gotta do what you think will work best for you.
  16. Redemptionisrequired

    Redemptionisrequired Fapstronaut

    Congrats man!
  17. Red Moon

    Red Moon Fapstronaut

    So... there is no connection.

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