I’m 19, turning 20 soon. I have been PMOing since about 11 or 12. Started with music videos then went on to porn. Everything was pretty fine even while PMOing back then. When I turned 16 I discovered edging and thought that it would do thing such as help me last longer etc. Big mistake. It had horrible consequences for me and probably did a lot of damage to my brain. I’d edge for at least 2 hours once or twice a week until I was 18. I tried to cut down on edging and maybe did it 6 or 7 times during that whole year. I have now stopped edging with physically masturbating. But have had trouble cutting out just watching porn without masturbating. I realized that if I watch porn for a period longer than like 5 or 10 minutes without release it becomes like mental edging. It takes me about 3 weeks of abstinence to recover from the symptoms which follow. The symptoms I experience are extreme social awkwardness and anxiety, depression, body stiffness, brain fog, face looks dull and lifeless, PIED, no morning wood, lower libido, and just don’t feel like myself. I experimented with fapping quickly even to porn and I would recover within 2 or 3 days. The real problem was only when I was aroused for too long without release. I guess those 2 years of edging with physically masturbating have caused my dopamine receptors to be too sensitive to the damage from porn. The other day I watched porn for about 45 min before releasing which is why I am now experiencing these symptoms. I’m on day 2 of no PMO now so I guess I’ll feel better in about 3 weeks and if I do relapse at that point I’ll have to make sure it’s quick.