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I am 17 years old, and have been addicted to PMO for 3 years or so. Compared to what I have seen on these forums for people starting out, my addiction doesn't seem as bad, as I generally masturbate about 3-4 times a week.
Nonetheless, I really want to quit this habit. I am not sure whether it is related or not, but I have had little success with women. I wouldn't say that I have anything like social anxiety while around them, but I have never asked anyone out. I have heard people describe me as socially awkward, however, and I can see from what reasoning they are coming. My true motivation, however, comes from my religious convictions as a Christian, as I do not want to continue indulging in such sinful practices.
Despite having been a member for a little over a month now, I have done very little here, in terms of posting or reading. Over the years, I have tried many things to try to quit this addiction and been through many phases. I've told myself over and over that I was going to take this seriously - those times that I did, I might go for close to three weeks without masturbating - but, no matter how many times that I have been renewed in my efforts, I have failed.
I've tried several things over the years, such as ignoring the problem in pursuit of my passions in life, recalling for what reason I was doing this when the urges came, resisting the temptation to edge, (without any success) trying to discover some root to the problem, and praying for it to stop.
It is my hope that you will give me some guidance in recovering from this addiction. I think that I have tried to do this on my own for too long. I thank you for any support that you can give.
singing, piano, drama, studying Latin
34 days - no PMO
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