During the fifth week I would do the following:
- Continue the actions from week 1 to week 4 (except for abstaining from sex)
- Try to have sex once, but not to the point of orgasm
As for the other sections, if I were to experience erectile dysfunction and libido problems for the first time, I would also in this week continue the actions that I had started from the earlier weeks. Keeping up these actions would be of uttermost importance in the quest to overcome my problems.
I would by now be one month into the step-by-step plan. My body would probably be in a healthier environment now than before I started the program. I would have eaten healthier and added supplements to my diet to try to ensure that I was giving my body all the nutrients it needed. I would have exercised on a regular basis to improve my blood flow, cardiovascular system and clean up waste from my arteries, as well as exercising the muscles of the penis to help it function better. I would have also stressed less and relaxed more, with the aim of giving my mind more rest and peace, and also trying to reduce the production and overall level of stress hormones.
If I had followed this program diligently, it would by now also have been a month since I had sex or did anything sexual. All of these actions should have been supportive of better erectile functioning and a stronger libido.
At this point, my body may have already started to slowly re-balance, and I might now be more receptive to sexual stimulation then before. Unless my body was severely distressed or depleted, I should by now have build up some, or perhaps even a strong, sex drive or libido. If I were having more frequent sexual thoughts, if I were getting more frequent erections and if my morning erections were stronger, I would have received indications that things were improving.
There is a chance that by now, after implementing the actions from the 4 weeks of the step-by-step plan, that my body would have become ready for sex. In other words, it is possible that these changes were all I needed. There would really only be one way to find out, and that would be to try to have sex. So that is what I would do.
Ideally, I would have preferred to be with a very understanding partner, one who would know and understand my conditions and who would be patient and understanding. That would make this part much easier and would hopefully take away any anxiety I might otherwise experience. I would have liked to have her fully informed all along, and for us to work towards these goals together.
This would be the first time engaging in sex during the step-by-step plan, and I would therefore be very straight-to-the-point about the sex. I would not engage in much foreplay – just enough to get an erection, and then proceed to intercourse.
For me, sensations from sex are drastically reduced when I wear a condom, so if it would have been safe, I would not wear a condom but go 100% natural. I would also have sex in my favorite position or positions. The reason for this, is that I would want to maximize the pleasurable sensations from sex as much as possible.
However, there is one very important action I would take. I would not allow myself to have an orgasm. If I did, I would in all likelihood lose a significant amount of the libido I had built up over these four weeks. Therefore, in order to keep myself as highly sexually charged as possible throughout the program, I would refrain from having an orgasm. To learn more about my experience with orgasm and ejaculation on Truelibido, please go here.
If this sex were successful, I might have already re-balanced my body and mind sufficiently to overcome my problems. If this were the case, I could now stop further progress of the program. If I now continued the actions from week 1-4 only, this might be enough for me to permanently overcome my sexual problems.
If sex was successful, it would have been an indication that my erectile dysfunction and libido problems probably stemmed from one or more of the following: sexual over-stimulation, nutritional deficiency, smoking / drinking / drug abuse, too little exercise, weak pelvic floor muscles, or too much stress. It could also potentially be the result of an unknown imbalance in my body that was restored by the adaptogenic herb.
If sex was indeed successful, I could then experiment with how often I would be able to have sex during a week, and find a frequency that was right for me. Perhaps this would be once a week, perhaps twice, maybe even more often. However, I would keep in mind that one of the actions I undertook in the step-by-step plan was to abstain from sexual activity, so I would therefore be careful to not engage in this too often.
It is practically impossible for most men to refrain from having orgasms for very long periods of time. We are after all programmed to release sperm periodically to pass on our genes. Therefore, I would allow myself to have an orgasm every now and then, but if possible, only every 4-6 weeks.
Even if I was able to have successful sex after these four weeks, there would be nothing stopping me from continuing to week 5 and beyond of the program, if I wanted to. If I thought I could achieve further progress by following the step-by-step plan, for instance to become more sexually charged and have a stronger libido, I could of course do that.
At the same time, if sex was successful and I wanted to try to find the one cause, or one main cause (if there was only one) of my problems, I could reverse the program. I could then try to remove the actions I took on from (for instance) week 4, and see if after this I was still able to function sexually. If I were, then the stress part was probably not responsible for my problems.
If I were not able to have fully satisfying sex this time, but I felt some improvements, I would believe and hope that I was on the right track, but that I also needed more time to fully re-balance my body.
If there was no progress at all, I would stay with the program and be patient. I would know that there were further adjustments to be made that could help me, and I would know that I was also only five weeks into the program, which may not have been enough for any effects to materialize.