Story from the weekend to report. Its been 56 days since I started this endeavor. A female friend of mine that I had a quick relationship with years ago (but now we're just friends) and I decided to just have a night in and watch a movie. I have told her that I am abstaining from sex and MO for at least 90 days ( I didn't tell her why, I just told her it was a detox haha). Anyways, we ended up having a deep conversation, and I told her of the benefits that I've noticed such as: better libido, less guilty (from the MO), feel like I have a deeper personality, and overall being more honest with people because I don't feel I have anything that I have to hide. She talked about things going on in her life as well.
I usually don't talk alot about feelings and things, but I think that she might have felt connected by the talk. One thing led to another and we ended up getting together (I think she liked the challenge of trying to mess with my detox..). We didn't have sex because I didnt't have any protection. But when we were deciding, I told her jokingly "dont expect much because I dont even know if my stuff works it's been so long; and if it does I may not last long". She just laughed. Since I've started this, I've noticed that when I have an erection, I don't always know - I feel like I have less awareness of it. A few minutes later she said to me "Your stuff is definitley working!" That was pretty cool :)
It was like the old days when I didn't have to think about it or worry. I felt like I could have had sex if we continued. It helps that I have been with her in the past and have a comfort level around her. The real test will be in the future with someone new - but this was a good event for me.