I am not the sharpest tool in the box socially - I imagine that may be true of many of us, due to what we struggle with and what it does to us. That said, I'm in need of some guidance. I am dating, meeting people and getting to know them but not rushing anything sexually. I don't know if I really need to 'rewire' with a woman per se - I do great sexually with women and with porn, and don't suffer from ED, but do have pretty crippling social anxiety and other issues. Anyways, I've been alone for a long while, and feel like having companionship in my life would make this so much more doable. But, I don't know how honest to be with new people. I'm a recovering alcoholic, sex addict, porn addict, disordered eater, OCD stuff going on... My instinct when communicating with people and when they ask me questions is to answer honestly, but I'm wary of sharing too much with people I barely know, or who don't really want to be that deep. Yet this has been such a huge part of my life and my journey. I mean, shit, I became a buddhist monk years ago to tackle these things, and when people ask me 'why' - how the hell do I answer that in a casual conversation? When becoming intimate with somebody, and sex suddenly becomes something that's on the table, how much do I divulge? What should I share? I mean, about to have sex with somebody, and I know that I have had a sex and porn addiction, so it's directly applicable. I feel like I have to soften my honesty in order to not scare people away. Thoughts, suggestions, personal experiences with relevance?