I'm hearing this term being tossed around like a pigskin these days. Last year, when the forum was smaller, the term flatline was used to signify a phase with non-existent libido after abstaining from porn for a while. It was seen as a good thing and a sign of the healing process, lasting for one to a few weeks usually. The general pattern was one would start abstaining and urges to PMO would increase in intensity with each day until one fine day, you wake up feeling practically asexual. At which point you could congratulate yourself for making it through to the next step in recovery. Now as I read the posts, members use it to describe just about ANY dip in libido. I've seen it being used to describe how people feel during or after PMO binges. Heck, one poster thought he was in flatline during all his years of PMOing. It does feel like some people are confusing the effects of PMOing with flatlining. I even read about someone MOing so he could get out of the flatline - something I don't understand in any way. Why would one want to interrupt the healing process? Has the meaning just been lost or is there a new definition for this word now? I'd like to speak the same language when we're all speaking English.