I’m 28, still a virgin (and not just because I’m a nerd), and have been addicted to porn since I was 13. It’s affected my relationships – and my fear of rejection if I were to get serious and share my past with a woman I care about – and led to some serious self-esteem issues. However, I’ve got God on my side. I know that now. It’s been a very tumultuous year, and I’m ready to kick this thing for good. I’ve been pulled way out of my comfort zone in my journey from self-loathing to unburdened by shame and regret, but it’s been for the good. I’ve thrown off the hypocrite, and now live in the open, un-phased by what people may think of my past. I’ve been pulled into a difficult role, where I’m mentoring a few younger guys on this very subject, yet can’t seem to get myself out of this rut. I’m honest with them when I struggle with it, but I’m ready to lead by example. Frankly, I’m happy that there’s a site like this where men (and women) can be so open about it, as it’s still kind of a taboo subject, when dealing with it seriously. I’d love to have someone in my similar situation to keep me accountable, but honestly, how many virgins are still out there? And no…I don’t live in my mother’s basement. I’m just a commitment-phobe – something else I’ve been working on. Onward and upward.