Hello, forum. Only today did I realize what a widespead problem porn-related ED has become for people my age. All day I've been reading reports of people with similar experiences to mine, and I'm really glad to see both that this is a problem with a solution and that there are places online to turn for experience and support! Of course, I'm on day 2, so the scope of the challenge ahead of me is only just dawning on me. Having quit smoking two years ago, I know that I have the willpower to follow through on this as well, so I'm going into this process with both confidence and some anxiety. I'm a 30-year-old and have been in a relationship for almost eight years. Until last September, when I moved to start a PhD program, I lived with my girlfriend, and our sex life, though probably pretty boring by most standards, was always solid. I used pornography regularly without my partner's knowledge, often after she went to sleep. I never experienced ED in that time, though we did successfully confront temporary medication-related lack of libido and got over it. At one point, earlier in our relationship, my partner caught me in the act of masturbating to porn, which became a major issue (more on that later). Anyway, having moved about 400 miles away to start my graduate program, I found myself devoting quite a bit more time to pornography. I don't think my viewing habits changed, but living on my own without the structure once provided by work and my partner's presence, I found myself MB'ing twice a day, whenever the mood struck. I wasn't concerned initially, since I've regularly watched porn since I was 15. If anything, I assumed that a long-distance relationship would improve our sexual relationship, but the last three times my girlfriend and I have had sex, I've experienced ED. At first I thought it had something to do with my physical fitness (a PhD student leads rather sedentary existence) and I started taking cycling classes to improve my stamina (VERY out of character for me ;D). Unfortunately, fitness has not improved my performance. I started thinking my porn habit had something to do with it, and found that I couldn't masturbate to orgasm without visual stimulation either. What a terrible feeling! That's when I decided to clear off the hard drive and take this reboot thing seriously. The biggest concern I have right now is trying explain this to my girlfriend. I don't think I'm going to abstain from sex entirely, just no PM, but sex is kind of an expected thing on our visits, and I totally expect to experience the same lack ED/lack of libido that I've read others going through. I also don't want to make excuses or lie about why I'm experiencing this problem, but I know admitting my porn habit to her is going to be difficult. She is very disapproving of pornography (as I learned from the last time this issue came up). Our relationship has been strained by long distance as it is. However, we are very supportive of one another and have been together for a long time. My first post-reboot visit is this weekend, so I will be back to report on my mood and other issues next week.