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    Flatline Symptoms: Is This Normal?

    Thank you, Supreme! I am keeping the faith on this day 35. The road ahead still scares me, but I am seeing some positive developments. Nocturnal erections have reappeared some nights, especially on days that I lift weights. I don't feel urges to look at any kind of porn or arousing content...
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    Flatline Symptoms: Is This Normal?

    To conclude what’s been a crazy week filled with highs and lows… Wife and I tried sex one more time on Saturday. It was fun, I gave her a massage, we kissed and she touched me. I got semi-hard but missed that final ZING to really enjoy intercourse. It was disappointing only in the sense that I...
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    Depression-Anhedonia-Flatline

    I understand, Scorpio. I am one month out since last consuming porn. In the last 30 days, I have wanted to cry, not get out of bed, not eat. I even called the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline this past Monday because I was feeling so terrible. I do attribute part of my symptoms to PAWS and...
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    Flatline Symptoms: Is This Normal?

    The roller coaster week continues. Last night, my wife and I attempted having sex again since she's ovulating. TBH, I wasn't in the mood, and neither was she, but I wanted to try since this week only comes around once a month. I managed to get hard thanks to her touching my stick, but the...
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    Flatline Symptoms: Is This Normal?

    Super positive update. After a miserable 48 hours where I considered seeking help for depression, I took steps today to combat the flatline and reintroduce some dopamine into my system. I started my day with meditation and journaling. I had a productive day at work and tried to be present for my...
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    Flatline Symptoms: Is This Normal?

    It's been a very tough 48 hours for me. I've felt incredibly anxious, lethargic and scared that my mojo is gone. Couple what with this being my wife's ovulation week, and it's generated tremendous insecurity and guilt. I am so mad at myself for reintroducing porn into my life earlier this year...
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    Flatline Symptoms: Is This Normal?

    Thank you, Red Moon. With the exception of irritability, I am definitely seeing a combination of the other symptoms. Low motivation, anxiety, brain fog are all present, on top of no libido and inactive penis (no morning wood). I wanted to reach out because there are parallels to clinical...
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    Flatline Symptoms: Is This Normal?

    Friends, In addition to my non-existent sex drive, I keep getting random bouts of anxiety and stress responses throughout the day, even though I'm literally hanging out, watching the World Cup, and enjoying the Thanksgiving holiday (meaning no work-related stress triggers). Did this happen to...
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    Long Robooters Married Or In Relationships What Advice Can You Give

    Makes sense. When I was thinking clearly, I’d always remind myself that I felt awful immediately after PMO’ing, but then when the urge would strike at some other time and I’d convince myself it wouldn’t be an issue. It got to the point where, after having sex with my wife, I’d feel emboldened...
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    Long Robooters Married Or In Relationships What Advice Can You Give

    So good to hear that during your marriage you had relapses. I’m in the same boat - WFH led me back to P this summer. Looking forward to sticking with this and having great sex with my lovely wife. Did you struggle with guilt and shame? I definitely am…
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    Long Robooters Married Or In Relationships What Advice Can You Give

    Thanks man, that’s a good point. I bet if I were single the temptation to PMO would be tremendous. I am keeping the faith and trying my best to look at this funk/lack of sensitivity/lack of drive as part of the healing process. But yeah, it’s brutal not to feel anything! I feel for my wife -...
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    Long Robooters Married Or In Relationships What Advice Can You Give

    Thanks so much, Simon. I really appreciate the support. This flatline has been particularly challenging for me. It’s so unnerving to have zero confidence in my libido and love stick right now, so this forum is keeping my hope alive.
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    Long Robooters Married Or In Relationships What Advice Can You Give

    Married for over three years. Currently struggling through a flatline that makes me feel anxious and stressed that my libido will never return. I use Cialis sometimes but it’s not very helpful when sex drive is zero and penis isn’t as sensitive due to PIED. I definitely recommend seeking moments...
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    6 Months Clean: A (Partial) Success Story

    Thank you for sharing your story. I am struggling with the mental aspect, too. I feel down and anxious even though everything in my life is okay. I’m trying to practice gratitude and count my blessings to stay upbeat but know I’m currently in a little funk. The good news is I’m not having porn...
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    25 Male: Cured from PIED with gf in 50 days

    Congrats, man! Did you go through a flatline and days where your sex drive as nonexistent? Dealing with that now and it’s unnerving to say the least
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    The Infamous 90 Days!!!!

    Congrats, man! Did you go through a flatline and days where your sex drive as nonexistent? Dealing with that now and it’s unnerving to say the least
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    First Post - Feeling Scared!

    you got this! Some days will be highs, other lows, but stay the course and lean on us for support.
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    First Post - Feeling Scared!

    Hi friends. I am writing with positive developments to celebrate small wins and provide some encouragement. This morning, my wife and I shared a really intimate and light sexual moment. We were in bed kissing, she got “in the mood,” and so I focused on her and made her feel good using my...
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    First Post - Feeling Scared!

    Wise words. Thank you, again. I definitely want to prioritize her and our marriage and not play with fire again.
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    First Post - Feeling Scared!

    Thank you so much for that perspective and reassurance. You’re right - it’s such a pressure cooker to have scheduled sex as opposed to it being light and enjoyable. My wife is actually in her early 30s too but we met when we were 25. But it’s reassuring to hear your wife got pregnant in her 30s...
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