How have you been, friend? Keep us posted. Hope you are well.
happydude, even though it sounds like you still occasionally consume PMO from time to time, have you maintained improvements in energy level, mood, and etc. regardless? How long was your initial recovery or how long did you abstain from PMO before starting to use it again, even on an intermittent basis?
Hey, man, we're here for you. Congratulations on Day 8. I wish you all the self-compassion that you can afford on this journey. Self-compassion isn't self-pity but it is simply warmth and concern and good wishes for yourself just like compassion for another person. Don't be too hard on yourself. I am with you.
Hey Brother, its my day 13 too.Day 13
So far, everything is fine. I'm still having occasional obsessive thoughts regarding sex, but is that really sex that I'm after or just dopamine?! The more I become mindful the more I'm aware of what's going on in my damaged mind. The longer my streak gets the more I think about real-life females, obsessively, but it kinda cooled off a bit, as I'm slowly entering flatline. Completely dead down below, expect few morning hard-ons which didn't last long. It was around that "testosterone spike" days.
Be strong, urges will pass, freedom will come.
Thank you yogi. Hang on here and be strong.My previous experience during long streaks (7+ days) has been exactly the same bro.
As the addiction to internet stimuli weakens, my attraction to real females increases. But it's not exactly a healthy attraction. I tend to see any hot women, especially curvy ones and imagine what they would look like naked. This is not healthy thinking, but more of a messed up brain in the process of rewiring.
Hang in there buddy!