Thank you creating a page like this. Porn was never my thing. I have fantasies in my mind with people I see in the street, people I talk to online or sexual encounters i have had. Yes Michael survivor and recovering addict. I am 35 years old born and raised in Brooklyn New York. I served 14 years in the military. I was diagnosed as a sex addict after I confessed my life was out of control during my last deployment. I never thought that I was a survivor until someone told me to read “silently seduced” and the book changed my life. I honestly thought that my issues were covert incest until I started going to the rooms and thinking back on my past. I found out my mother and my 2 aunts were myperpetrators, they showered with me until the age of 10. I also have a vague memory of 2 other times one by someone in the Boy Scouts and another with my Step Mother’s nephew (that memory came foggy yesterday). I feel like any day now I am going to break down and cry. My addiction was always dating websites and then meeting those people for sex. I was recently diagnosed as bi-polar & PTSD. I need help and want to refrain as long as I can. I have 2 children and my oldest is at the age where I remember having memories so I want to love myself as well as provide an amazing safe place for them. I know that I have a lot of hard work to do. I am thankful to be part of this group.