6 days

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This is my first post. I heard about the "Your Brain on Porn" YouTube videos from a guy reading my blog on another message board, and I checked it out. I now realize I have been addicted to porn for 20 years. I'm a 30 year old guy and I found porn on my parents computer when I was 10. Since then I have used it basically every day. I stopped for a week a few times earlier this year to see if it would help me get girls from online dating (I'm single) and I actually did start dating a very cute and positive 23 year old girl a week after I stopped using porn. Now I am making the commitment to stop using porn for the rest of my life, just like I gave up smoking a few months ago, cold turkey. I know it won't be easy, but I want to be the kind of guy that is very good with women and I know it will never happen unless I stop using completely. I've even decided to use drug terminology like "using" and "dope" to refer to it, so I can classify it alongside heroine in my mind, where it belongs. I haven't used in 6 days and I feel ok, about the same, so hopefully around week 5 I'll start to see those benefits you guys are talking about. I plan to post here quite a bit so I hope y'all think I'm cool, haha.

Keep it up, after a year and

Keep it up, after a year and a half of experimenting with abstaining from porn and masturbation, I feel a lot different. The clouds are there and I feel the ups and downs, but real interactions is very worth it. The great thing is that you start to get yourself back, and I swear that frontal lobe thing is true. I am a lot more in control of my life than I used to be.

Good luck and hope you find the support you need here.

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

Nice post Jake. The gym is

Nice post Jake. The gym is a great addition to any recovery program. It feels good and you feel good about your body, something that we desperately need.

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