I've been going through this "reboot" for about 5 months now. I know that its not a lot of time, especially because my addiction to porn and masturbation started when I was young. I saw my first pornographic pictures when I was about 8 or 10 and masturbated for the first time when I was about 13, that also happened to be to hentai, so that might be considered a little extreme or unorthodox compared to traditional porn. During my adolescences I began using panties that I took from my friends' sisters or my own sister as a masturbatory aid, and that stuck for a while. I still have thoughts and desires about that sort of thing. I didn't lose my virginity until I was 23 and that was a nightmare on its own. I could barely get hard enough to keep my penis inside of my "at the time" girlfriend. I thought it was general performance anxiety, but the same thing would happen again and again with her and other females that I would get involved with. BJs wouldn't keep me erect, and honestly HJs were the only thing that would make me O, but even that took awhile. It was around that time that I discovered what PIED is and a lot of stories and general symptoms matched my story as well. Even learning about PIED didn't cause me to start my reboot. I started my reboot when my most recent girlfriend broke up with me, she was my longest relationship and meant the most to me. I suspect that my PIED and lack of sexual interaction with her became too much for her to bare. After a failed attempt after about a week or two, I took it seriously during my second attempt. I threw away all of the panties that I had collected and did not touch my computer at all, I even put a parental block on my TV. Its now been almost 5 months since I've watched/done PMO. I've been having a lot of wet dreams lately and my interest and desire to have sex with a physical partner is starting to increase more and more. I've fantasized about sleeping with my coworker multiple times, while I was talking with her and noticed that I've been checking out women more and more at at the gym or in the streets. I think that is a good thing though. After reading some of your stories, I'm starting to think my reboot will take years instead of months. I don't know if I can or want to wait that long. I guess my question would be, "Is this normal(experiencing a lot of wet dreams, and increased desire)", "When will I know when I am ready to have sex or have "cured" myself of PIED? Is it trial and error?" Can anyone relate to my story? I'm really scared that my PIED will never go away and I will never have a healthy sexual relationship at all.