Greetings friends, I've been posting on a similar forum, but upon discovering this one, I've decided to move over here. Frankly, I like the vibe of this forum much better than the one I was at previously, which was filled with people wallowing in their misery. I'd like to give you some background, but won't go into a terrible amount of detail, since my situation is quite similar to everyone else's. I'm 31 years old, but am unsure as to how long I've been addicted/heavily habituated to internet pornography. I was learning to masturbate a little bit before the time when the internet was beginning to be somethign in every person's household. Nevertheless, by the time I had my first actual sexual experience, I was already suffering from the erectile difficulties so common among hardcore pornography users--difficulty arriving at an erection, delayed ejaculation: and by delayed, I mean delayed. I put my first failure down to the usual suspects, cigarette smoking, weed smoking, "performance anxiety", improper diet, depression...whatever. For most of my sexual experiences after that first one, difficulties were more or less constant, but I persisted in my belief that it was something other than porn use causing my problems. It must've been a couple of years ago when I came across an article in the U.K. newspaper The Guardian, which issued a damning report on the porn user. It was there that I came upon the idea that extensive porn use leads to sexual problems. A friend of mine at this time candidly admitted to me that he just couldn't get it up with a girl, and I knew that his porn use was heavy too. So, this inspired me to do a brief reboot (well before I knew what one was), only lasting perhaps 5 days. I began to have non-porn-induced erections, which I hadn't had for years. And yet, for reasons that I don't quite understand, I just went back to porn. Unsurprisingly, the problems came back too. It was probably a couple weeks ago that I stumbled upon Your Brain on Porn, and my mind was utterly blown by it. The videos on how the addiction arises, as well as the series on how it can create erectile problems, slapped me in the face. I've read countless reboot accounts on that site, on some of the message boards and other websites (as well as a couple of books), and I'm now quite resolute in quitting this by means of a full reboot--no porn, no masturbation, no orgasm, nothing. So, what I did was create a private journal, as well as a public one on another site (which will now primarily be this one). In the private journal, I wrote out what problems this has been causing in my life. I was brutally honest with myself, and I keep that list by my side in case an urge arises. The fact of the matter is, there are plenty of other embarrassments porn use has caused me in addition to those I've felt with female sexual partners. They are not fun to contemplate, and supply a pretty strong motive to complete the reboot. Frankly, I'm sick of this shit, and want to get my life back together. Because this has caused problems in my life way beyond the merely sexual--inability concentrating, "brain fog", social anxiety, depression, an almost total lack of motivation, countless hours of my life wasted surfing and downloading shit, the list goes on and on and on. Those of you in your early 20's/late teens--consider the case of a 31 year old, and take control of the problem now. Although the thought of the years wasted is horrifying to me, I have to admit that I feel a great sense of relief that after this reboot is done, I'll be a new man. This is Day Six for me, and I haven't experienced anything resembling an erection since I started. Libido is nil. Resolution is still strong.