Hey everyone, I'm a 22 year old male and I've been using porn since I was a middle schooler. I'm not sure exactly what age it started. I've been addicted to masterbation since I started and usually do it more than once a day. I'm pretty anxious and I know that masterbation has been a coping mechanism for me. I'm tired of using it as a coping mechanism rather than dealing with my issues. I'm a virgin. Honestly I don't think I'm a bad looking guy and don't think I have any other real excuse for being a virgin. Masterbation has lowered almost all of my incentive to try to have a physical relationship with another person. I also have an issue with masterbating to people I know it real life and almost never watch porn. Lately it's been to my roommate who I have feelings for (another issue but it's definitely related). It makes me feel terrible every time I do it. Like I'm not good enough to get with her in real life so I just jerk off. That's what really pushed me to want to stop. The shame I feel afterwards is getting out of hand. It makes me hate myself and it needs to stop. I plan on abstaining for a month. I am on day 0 but hopefully this forum will help. Sorry if I added too much information. I felt like that if I can't say this stuff here I really can't anywhere.