The virtues, like the Muses, are always seen in groups. A good principle was never found solitary in any breast. Buddha Hello! I intend to go into painstaking minutiae in my next post but for now: I'm a 23 year old male who has made the decision to give up porn and masturbation. It's been a little over 12 hours and I've almost lapsed once already. I'm a virgin. I masturbate to porn at least once a day. Generally I stick to vanilla stuff but during bad spells I've sunk to more grizzly depths. The main reason I'm quitting is that I feel porn and masturbation have had a deeply negative effect on my relationships with women and increasingly upon my mental health. Things ended with a girlfriend I loved; erectile dysfunction played a major role in that. I'm now stunted and blunted in my dealings with potential partners. It feels like I'm offering them a ride home in my car but I've lost the keys. "What's the point?" is the thought that's often crossed my mind, after repeated incidents of ED with girls, across seven years. So as part of a wider change (hence the above quote), I'm giving up porn and masturbation in the hopes of rebooting and becoming a more confident, sexually functional man who isn't missing out on some great experiences during the best years of his life. It'll be tough. I've tried and failed before but I'm heartened to have found this wonderful site and already feel comforted and bolstered knowing that there are other people out there going through the same struggle.