Hey there - I'm 55 years old, and have had an issue with porn and compulsive masturbation since my teens. I had a good deal of PIED in my 20s, including a long period of no relationships. In my 30s I got sober and my sex drive came back, I have managed to balance fapping with sex with my wife reasonably (acceptably? not-ridiculously?) well for about 20 years, although of course our frequency was less than it would have been. In the past several years as I've aged my ability to bounce back has been limited. I have a lot of trouble getting and maintaining an erection during sex, although of course I can fap as often as I want to. The compulsion has not abated, basically every time I get any kind of sexual energy generated I spend it in my hand. I can go 2 or 3 weeks without and then binge, like 3 in 2 days, that sort of thing. It's basically a mood-alterer for me, and since I don't drink or drug anymore it's my primary one. I work from home a lot, so I'm alone a lot, and when I'm bored or need a distraction... I've done a lot of work on myself over the last 5 or so years: I went back into recovery, did some therapy, worked on my spiritual program. Professionally and in terms of personal relationships I'm as good as I've ever been -- although I have struggles at home with my teenage children, all of whom have special needs of one kind or another. Yet there's still this... thing... that I can't get rid of. It's not who I want to be, but it's been with me so long that I thought I was stuck with it for this incarnation. I started looking into means of recovery, and today I have 18 days (I probably have never been past 30). So anything people can say about older men rebooting -- that is, a little encouragement that this is even possible -- would be appreciated.