I will share my journey of PIED recovery with 100% honesty Physical health: born in 1996 (27yo). I exercise 3-4 times a week for the last 2 years (2 strength, 1-2 cardio). Diet, 16% body fat. I frequently (2/wk) experience hard MW, that I need to wait in the bathroom for half a minute before it can point downward. As a result, I highly suspect my ED to be psychological rather than physical. Porn consumption: I started watching porn at the age of 14 for 13 year total, I watch regular sex, threesomes, and Hentai, about 40min every 2 days. I dislike anything more hardcore. I first tried to have sex at the age of 25 with my long-term date, who has a very attractive body, I was very nervous, I could hear my own heartbeat, and I had no erection after taking off my pants. I tried again a week later, and the same thing happened. She never laughed at me, but because I was very ashamed and for some other reason, we broke up. I thought it was because of nervousness and my health. So I started consistent muscle training with 1 on 1 coach which is very expensive. 6/2023 age 27, I dated the most beautiful woman that I could ever imagine. When we were making out (3 weeks in), she said she felt her body was very hot. But because I worry I couldn't perform. I gave up the opportunity for sex. 2 weeks later she broke up with me for another reason. It hurt me so much, more than even the death of a relative. I vowed to go all in on dating. I quit porn not because PIED, which I've yet to learn, but because I heard it would boost my attractiveness and testosterone. 7/4/2023 completely quit P (porn), but not M (masturbation), JOURNEY STARTED. 8/2023 3 weeks of no porn, I no longer crave porn. (easier than expected) But I still M by fantasizing, mostly about the previous girl. 8/2023 I met a kind beautiful girl. We dated 3 times and I brought her to my bed. The first time we tried to have sex. I had Er(Erection) when we made out on the couch, however, I lost my Er on the way to the bedroom. She served me with her lip, I O (orgasm) before I even got to 20% Er. She was very nice to me and never laughed at it. I finally had the courage to recognize my problem and got prescribed some Cialis from some online MD. On a weekend trip, I consumed 20mg of Cialis. On the hotel bed, I had Er when we made out then had oral sex, I had only 80% Er, then she sat on me and we barely finished sex with only 80-->70% Er. That's the first time I discovered my problem: I experienced little pleasure, more like doing a gym exercise, I almost force myself to O because I'm afraid that I would lose Er before it. the morning 36 hrs later, she blew me again, however, I only have 60% Er and am unable to penetrate. I discussed a close friend, who told me that it could be PIED (he quit at age of 20 for this reason). And I called sick leave and studied it all day. I have no rule out physical problems. I booked a doctor's visit in late Oct, which is soonest by my insurance. 9/2023 FLATLINE I quite M. However, I sometimes out of anxiety to test my Er, still M, and sometimes accidentally O. I started experiencing flatline. Not as severe as some described (complete no Er for months). I made a rule to not M between Wed to the weekend when I'm likely to meet her. 9/2023 We had sex again, with only 10mg of Cialis, it was better than the first time where we started with oral sex, but still only 85 --> 80% Er while she sat on me. I only experience some pleasure, 70% of a good porn. I will keep updating my recovery progress. It usually takes 6-9 months to recover from most stories I've read, so I will be fully recovered next March! Keep up the Optimism! Take away: 1. Don't rule out any causes. Treat PIED, go through physical exams, and exercise together. 2. A small win is a win, and deserves celebration. 3. It's totally fine to use ED pill. It builds confidence. 4. Long-term porn consumption can be especially detrimental to a virgin, because he never trains with real sex or has confidence. Decades of learning having sex to hand and screen can make one have even more severe PIED (combined with performance anxiety). I recommend any virgin to quit porn regardless of any ED experience. Also, I always watch P while lying down, my Er drop when I try other position. 5. There would be no true loss to quitting porn even if one doesn't succeed. I've never heard anyone regret not watching more porn. Let's be honest, you seen it all in the first year of watching.