My name is Sam. I'm 28 years old. 5'7", 125 lbs, healthy. I've been PMO'ing since puberty hit, and it's been a steady escalation over time. Hated what I was doing from day 1. Never had any other vices...no attraction to regular use of any substances or any other maladaptive coping behaviors. Just this demon of a habit all this time. Grew up in a very religious setting that threw off my whole sense of sexuality, and spent the last few years deconstructing all that. Only mentioning because it meant I didn't catch any early signs of PIED due to not being allowed culturally to experience sex with real people, and even learned to masturbate incorrectly this whole time. Now I've moved on from all that, and having gotten into a few different sexual situations with real girls--surprise, suprise, I couldn't perform. Didn't figure out why at first, just a background feeling that it might be the porn. Lately I've done more reading and research, and all the pieces fit. Latest girl I dated for a couple months. It ended, but before it did, I went a month without any PMO, and consistent rewiring with her. By the month mark I was exiting a flatline and noticed notable physical progress in reaction to her, and improved morning wood. After it ended, I watched porn multiple times for hours (normal for me), PM, no O, and it seems to have wiped out my progress with ED. So here I am. Ready to do this. I have systems and routines in place to help me. Also, I recently realized that my housemate has the same story as me. Didn't know until after a year of living with him lol. I think this is a common thing that is super not talked about by young guys. More soon.