March 21 2012 - Day 3 Hello Brainers I'm 25 years old, male. I've started masturbating around 12, discovered Internet porn around 14. I'm probably addicted since then. I tried to quit many times, without success. I've never had sex and I've never had a girlfriend. I am rather shy and reserved, I am probably known as an aloof person. I completed a university curriculum, but never submitted the thesis, thus I have not graduated. I have been working on the thesis on and off for the past year and a half. The deadline for graduation is in September. I am not employed and live with my parents. I discovered YBOP on Sunday, March 18. It was a great revelation for me. I was aware I had a problem in the past, but the articles I read really put everything in perspective for me. I realised that my fumbling with the graduation as well as the inextistence of a normal sex life is most probably caused by my addiction to Internet porn. Why try to achieve anything in life, when your brain is perfectly happy with only its nightly fix of dopamines? I decided to make a change immidiately, and thus I am on day 3 of the reboot. So far I am feeling well and shake off any nagging thoughts easily. The problem I currently see is with the web blocker. I am sure such a program would be very useful in my situation; however there are two shared computers in my household. I am quite sure I am not able to install a porn blocking application clandestinely on both computers. If I try to block only one I will probably be tempted to use the other one, so I think it's not worth the trouble. I am definitely not ready to admit my problem to my parents, so I can't just block both PCs with their consent. For now I will resort to willpower alone. I also have a stash of over 30 DVD-Rs. Getting rid of them would probably require to break each of them so I am putting it off for now. That should not be a problem, as I hardly ever used them at all, always prefering new stuff from the web. I now understand why, having learned of the Coolidge effect. I really like sport, and hope that will help me keep away from peril. I like running and I completed a marathon in my city last September. I also enjoy working out. I stated a barbell strength training routine recently. I enjoy 'classic rock' kind of music, especially The Doors. I intend to update this journal page to keep motivated. The plan for now is to continue the reboot process and get seriously to work on my master's thesis. If things go according to plan, in two or three months I will have the diploma in my pocket and a brain free of the catastrophic changes. Then, maybe I will find employment and start to look for a woman in my life. I will be grateful for any support of this community.