It's definitely harder to replicate the streak once you relapse. I've seen it happen too many times (with me and others, I've never had the same longer streak back to back). I'm not sure exactly when my best streak happened (25 days) but it took me more than a month, maybe 2 months to get back to 25 (fortunately, I've surpassed that). I think the more you go without porn, the easier it gets to say no. But one wrong step can always mess everything up, that's why we can't lose the focus, we can't get relaxed now thinking it's over. This shit is not over.Thank you, Escape.
Yes, it's very difficult if you do have a lengthy streak going, and then lapse. It's possible to bounce right back, but usually a struggle. There's reasons for this, but I won't trouble you.
Exactly, focus and not negotiate with the beast-brain is how we stay on track. And you, for this 40 days and beyond, you're learning powerful methods and tools to stay vigilant and clear of these ungodly habits. We can do this!