I am currently a 21 year old male and have been looking at explicit images and videos for nearly a decade. I found this site from Your Brain on Porn as I have been trying to quit for most of those years but never have fully. My hope is that this journal will help me finally succeed. I started looking at sexual images on the internet around age 11. I started out looking at girls in thongs and other soft images and gradually escalated to hardcore videos over the next few years. I still remember first being curious and getting a dopamine rush, which I was very surprised by for soft images. I continued on and eventually started masturbating to it. I didn't realize how much of a rush I'd get or how addicting it would be, and while I've tried endlessly to quit I've never had full success at it. I've gone 150 days without porn with 45 days without masturbation within that time, but that's the best I've done. I hate how sexualized our culture is, and how so many people (guys in particular) use porn but no one ever talks about it. It leads to a culture of lust and marginalization of women as objects, and few seem to realize the role of pornography behind it. I want to quit to help myself respect women and be able to develop a healthy relationship in the future (currently single) but also be able to help others once I am able to reboot myself. I call this thread Hang in Long Enough since that is what I must do through the trials and tribulations of quitting. I've experienced the same things many others here have of depression, being horny, etc. during a reboot but I'll just have to stay tough and keep posting here. It's also the first song in the album ...But Seriously by Phil Collins, which I have named my username after.