Gay guys can relate to most of the issues that guys are dealing with on this site, and I've been glad to see so many gay guys interacting in this space, and how welcoming all the guys are in general. There's not a huge amount of homophobia here, e.g., discussions of "HOCD" seem usually handled pretty well. Even so, my sense, from both my own experience and what I see around this site, is that gay guys face some distinctive challenges and problems when it comes to internet porn addiction. These include: a gay culture that is generally more accepting and even embracing of pornography; a plethora of cruising sites and apps, popular among our peers, that provide a ready channel that blurs whatever distinctions there might even be between porn addiction and sex addiction. For many gay men, pornography made up the first and even only images of "intimacy" or sex that represented our sexuality. Gay guys are often isolated at an early age (or ongoing, if they do not move to cities), in which case the internet is their primary means of connecting with peers; and gay men are likely to be struggling with internalized homophobia or "gay shame," among the issues that feed addictions to porn, to sex, and the porn/sex intersection on the internet. I hope this thread can be a place for gay men to find some community around the challenges that these and other issues pose for them in rebalancing, rebooting, and recovering from porn and sex addiction. Cheers!