Hey everyone I found this forum in 2013/2014 and was active for a while. But unfortunately I’ve lost touch not long after that. Today I still have many of the same problems I had back then. I’ve gone ~400 days without PMO in 2017 (see my old journal), but even after such a long time the addiction sucked me in again. In 2018 I had some streaks between 10 und 30 days, but relapsed over and over again. I relapsed again twice over Christmas and am clean in 2019 so far. A few days back I remembered how great this forum was to me. Many people sitting in the same boat as you. It was always great coming back, reading journals, see how other people are doing. So I decided to be active again and to start a new journal. The forum isn’t as active as it was years ago, but I think that’s kind of normal. I definitely prefer a forum like this over Facebook & others (I quit all my social media accounts last year). I’m 31 now (32 next Monday). My life changed in many ways in the last 4-5 years. I had some improvements, but I still struggle with some things like social anxiety (not extreme), procrastination, low self-esteem or erection problems. I didn’t have a sexual encounter in the last years. Even after one year without PMO my PIED wasn’t cured completely. I guess for guys like me, who started at a young age and watched porn for a long time, it just takes a long time. But the PIED is not the main problem. The main problem is a lack of self-esteem and shyness. My life isn’t bad, but it is not as good as it could be. I have a lot of work to do.