16 Year Old Vs Porn and Masturbation

Submitted by A Teenage Dream on
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I'm a 16 year old (probably now the youngest member in these boards) and over the past months, I've noticed that my erections aren't really at full potential. At all. Not just that, but as well as having a dependency on porn. I've watched it since 6th Grade, and now, after reading people's experiences, it's safe to say that it's causing my some problems mentally and physically. So I'm quitting these next 31 days to see if there is an improvement. I already got a head start and am currently on day 8, going into day 9. And I have a few questions to ask:

Seeing that I'm younger, would the "reboot" process be quicker because of the chemistry and the happening of my adolescent brain?

Will there be a change in those 31 days, or does it depend from person to person?

Overall, I'm hoping to gain support from people dealing with this and if all goes well, I might even go further with this.

Welcome!

It's great that you're experimenting now.

It's hard to say how long anyone's  reboot will be...because brains are so different. Socializing with real potential partners seems to be a good idea in any case. Remind your brain what it evolved to "wire to," before pixels were invented. Smile

Are you excercising? Staying away from your computer as much as possible? Did you check out Uncle Bob? He has lots of good advice. (Just keep refreshing: http://yourbrainonporn.com/uncle-bob-porn-addiction-recovery-tips)

Any withdrawal symptoms so far?

It's good that you recognize

It's good that you recognize that porn is a bad thing while you are young. Take it from me man, do whatever it takes to never use porn or compulsively masturbate. Welcome to the site. One other thing. You're not a bad guy. You've just got a monkey on your back. Don't beat yourself up over it. You are doing a good thing. Are you involved at school? I'll give you a piece of advice, get involved with something at school. doesn't matter what it is. You will make friends and develop very valuable relationships. Join a club, play a sport, do whatever sounds like it might interest you. You will amaze yourself. I'll just about guarantee it.

I applaud you :)

My life would have been WAY different had I begun at your age, and I'm nearly double your age. What your are doing is excellent! Keep it up! You'll notice your energy levels increase!