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Hello people, this is my first post to this website. I stumbled across Marnia's piece "What if the Cowardly Lion.." on the Psychology Today site and it was a revelation. Shortly after, I decided to try to kick my habit, and now I'm on my seventh day. Things seem to be going all right so far.

I've been dealing with depression and social anxiety since my teenage years, along with problems focusing at school and work. I had no idea that these problems could improve by breaking pornography addiction, so I'm pretty optimistic, although I do realize that these issues will probably not evaporate completely even if I can kick my habit.

It's not easy for me to talk about this, even anonymously, but hopefully it helps the process along.

Anyhow, this site is an amazing resource. Everyone who has posted about their own experiences has already helped me, as I've been spending a lot of time here reading your posts. You'll probably be hearing more from me soon.


Welcome philo. A lot of us

Welcome philo. A lot of us here have had similar symptoms of social anxiety and depression. I have had bad social anxiety since I was young, but I feel like a lot of these issues are being sorted out by learning to have more control over my brain and impulses. You are right that your problems will not evaporate overnight, but there seems to be a slow and steady progress (non-linear) and a general improvement in the quality of life.

I hope you feel open enough to share your experiences and insights at some point and congrats on making it a week, thats a long time for anyone, porn problem or not, to be without masturbation.

Good luck!

If one way be better than another, that you may be sure is nature's way.



There's been a lot going through my head in the past few days, so as I said I think you'll be hearing a lot from me when I can take some time to collect my thoughts. I appreciate the support.


Thank you Marnia! I think I would like to start a blog, is there something I need to do to enable that? When I go to "create content" it only gives me the option to do a forum post.

all best