My personal experience confirms this to be true. I've been attempting NoFap for over a year and never got beyond 2 weeks (mostly it was within a week). Throughout this process, however, I had been watching ASMR regularly. I finally came to the conclusion that ASMR was contributing to my relapses, that it was a sort of stepping stone to my porn habit. And it's easy to understand why: you have an attractive person giving you intimate attention in close proximity, pretending to touch you, flirting with, etc. It's very much like foreplay. So, after relapsing for the 100th or so time since trying nofap, I decided to deny myself ASMR as well.
And guess what? I made it 29 days on my first attempt, more than doubling my previous record. What's more is that it was SHOCKINGLY easy compared to my previous attempts. This was about a month ago now, but currently I'm back to my old habits of watching ASMR every day and using porn at whim. I haven't even attempted a streak since. I think a major reason why I haven't made another attempt since my previous success is that now I'm having to contend with the very real possibility of being able to go indefinitely if I continue denying myself ASMR as well.
This is also true, unfortunately. In the past few years of my life, the most productive, stable, and happy periods were those when I decided to go without imageboards for a while.