NoFap Flatline: 12 Signs And How To Come Out Of It

  • Author: Sumit
  • Published: March 11, 2021
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You don’t need to be worry if you are not facing any urges, flatline is very common, and if you are in it right now then it is actually a good sign. It shows that your body is rebooting itself.

Flatline could last long for a week and during the flatline phase, you may see some opposite effects of Nofap. We’ll learn everything about flatline in this article, but first, let’s discuss those signs that tell you you are in the flatline phase right now.

1: No Cravings Of Porn And Masturbation

So you wanted to quit porn and masturbation for years, but you were unable to come out of those hard urges, but things will change drastically when you’ll reach this flatline stage, you’ll not see any kind of emotions related to porn and masturbation, and that’s really crazy.

Flatline does not happen with everyone, but the people who encounter this see a completely new self. However, it is not good to see no cravings for PMO because it shows that you are going through something not normal. Having sexual cravings shows that you are a healthy man and everything in your body is doing fine.

Don’t worry if you are not seeing any urges because this stage will not last forever, it is just temporary. I have gone through it and I would say, it was not great but not bad either as it showed me that when you are adapting something new in your daily lifestyle, your body starts to work differently and it teaches some new facts about our body and it is good to know.

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2: Laziness

Your laziness gets even worse when you hit this phase. Your sofa becomes your best friend, and it is not good at all because it stops you from your work and achieving those short goals that you create for yourself regularly.

You will surpass this period however it might feel like a never-ending loop. You have to control yourself and you have to generate a belief that this phase will end soon.

3: Low Motivation

The drive of doing something may vanish during this period which will make you feel unmotivated towards any work.

Motivation is key for anything and when you lose it out, you also lose many big opportunities. High motivation drives us to create something magical and low motivation fills negative thoughts into the mind.

4: Feeling Weak

When you pass a weak on NoFap, you feel like Thor, energy runs through your body all the time, but during this flatline stage, you may feel like the energy is getting sucked up by some unknown force.

Also, you may catch a cold or fever-like symptom. Not only physically but mentally also you may feel weak. You have to make sure to not fear it because it is a natural response of our body when we adapt to something like NoFap.

Flatline generally means that your body was not ready for NoFap, and when it accepts it, you see some magical benefits. When we go to the gym for the first time, our body gets sore and we feel tremendous pain, but when our body accepts it, the gym becomes fun.

So basically, give some time to your body, let it react the way it is reacting because after some days it will change according to the changes that you wanna bring.

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5: Sadness

Feeling sad is pretty common when you are in a flatline phase, many people have reported this and I would say, I also had faced this. But it doesn’t last long, normally 2 to 3 days, and after that, you will start to feel better.

Sad songs might hit you on a different level when you’ll listen to them during this period. Also, negative thoughts especially negative thoughts about Nofap may surround your mind and you may relapse. So, make sure to hold your ground tightly and fight hard to not surrender.

6: Headache

Another common issue Nofappers face when they reach this stage. It generally disappears in 3 to 4 days but in some cases, it could stay longer than that.

There are a lot of ways available that can help in fighting headaches, but I mostly recommend drinking tea full of healthy ingredients like ginger, tulsi, mint, even pepper, and cinnamon. I don’t suggest medicine until or unless the headache is uncontrollable. Always try to cure it with nature first.

7: Confusion/Brain Fogg

Your brain may not work at its best. Not only you but many people have felt the same while crossing this phase.

You may feel confused or disorganized or find it hard to focus or put your thoughts into words. Many people end their journey when they see symptoms like this, but you should not do this because every morning comes after a night.

Try to understand, this phase will end one day, but the guilt which will come after relapse will not leave your path soon.

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8: Tiredness

Feeling tired without any work seems weird but that’s what happens when you go through a flatline period.

I like to play football, however, when I was going through this period, I was making a lot of mistakes and I was unable to run faster and make interceptions. As a center midfielder, it is very important to create chances for your team, and when you lack, your team lacks as well, which is terrible.

9: Eating Less Than Normal

Low appetite? It is common. The flatline stage may boost your anxiety and that can cause low appetite. Anxiety triggers emotional and psychological changes in your body to help you deal with the pressure.

These changes often affect the stomach and digestive tract and can make you lose your appetite. If stress is the reason, your hunger usually returns once you’re feeling more relaxed.

10: Sleeping Problems

Stress could be the reason behind it. Stress levels may raise and that could make you a night owl.

Almost every NoFapper has reported this issue when they passed a week on Nofap. It is very much possible to eliminate these kinds of problems, and the best and most trusted would be meditation as it relieves stress faster.

11: No More Morning Wood

Moring wood is actually a good sign of health, but according to some people they have noticed that their penis is not getting erect like it used to before in the morning.

Morning wood could lead to a relapse according to my experience, it is good to not have it if you are practicing Nofap or at least try not to focus or think about it because it may end the journey quickly.

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How To Come Out Of Flatline Phase Faster

Flatline is not permanent we all know this but in some cases, it has been noticed that it may last for months, so that should not happen in your case, follow these steps mentioned below to quickly come out of this period.

1: Exercise as much as you can

Exercise releases a feel-good hormone into the body which makes you feel happy and relieves stress and also helps to counter anxiety problems.

2: Sing songs and listen to them

Same as exercise, this will also make you feel better, also it is a very fun activity and you can do this when you are alone too.

3: Go out more

Spending an evening with friends disappears every problem in your life. Don’t let those sad emotions control you. Go out, interact with people more and enjoy your life.

4: Wear good clothes and style yourself

Wearing good clothes makes you feel confident. Also, it gives you motivation to stay positive which ultimately helps you to continue your journey.

5: Read a motivational book

Books affect us deeply. Try to add a habit of reading. It will increase your knowledge, also it will help you fight the situation that you are in.

6: Don’t count days

You can download an app that will count days for you, but make sure to not open it frequently as it may affect your journey. The app that I recommend is Man Don’t Fap, you can find this app on App Store and Play Store.

7: Play Sports

Sports always push your body to its limits. You should participate in sports because it enhances your body movements and makes you more active & fit.

8: Try stress reliever Yoga

Yoga is famous for its magical benefits. Many asanas can help in decreasing stress. Like Sukhasana, Balasana, Paschimottanasana, and many more.

9: Eat Delicious food

Again, it makes you feel happy, and when you will feel happy, you’ll come out of that flatline phase faster.

10: Read articles like this

These types of articles provide knowledge and tips that help, so whenever you get some time, try to hunt for articles like these.

Thanks For Reading!

Sumit is a chemical engineer and a motivational speaker. He is a regular contributor to


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  1. Im still in a flatline its 2022,a week ill be 50,not just a young issue,currently doing deep tms therpy,tried wellbutrin,multiple supplemnts,on disability

  2. I’m currently experiencing all symptoms except for the first one. I’m still facing minor urges that eventually just fade away, so I can’t be experiencing flatline. So if flatline isn’t the cause of these symptoms then what is?

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