First Time Online

Discussion in 'New to NoFap' started by teach3615, Feb 6, 2019.

  1. teach3615

    teach3615 Fapstronaut

    Hi all,

    26 years old. I decided to come here because I realize now that I'm powerless over porn and, having had success using a forum to treat alcoholism, wanted to reach out and find support. I know I feel better when I abstain from it and that I'm a better member of society.

    The intensity of my porn use has varied: in my early 20s I probably watched it daily, but it slowed as I aged. I would view porn anywhere from 1-4 times a week, usually for no longer than 20-30 minutes. But my attempts to stop have all failed, never making it longer than a month.

    I've currently had 6 days free of PMO. But I know that around a week is when I start to get itchy. My last use was fairly innocuous, no more than 20 minutes, but I felt like total shit afterwards, as I always do. But what really scared me was the before. I had no intentions of using. I was actually trying to quit. But the thought entered my head during a hot shower, and I was done. I've noticed so many similarities between my porn use and my drinking. I know that I have an addictive personality, and I know that working with others is the most helpful. I've had success with a twelve-step program, so my posts will probably use similar language to that. I apologize if this rubs anyone the wrong way, but it's the way that I understand recovery and the language helps me express myself.

    I like to share myself, but I know that more important is hearing what works for other people.

    I'm glad to be here, and I'll keep coming back. Thanks.
  2. ImpureHuman

    ImpureHuman Fapstronaut

    Welcome friend. You will get good support from here. Since you have gone through alcoholism, you may have some understanding about nature of trigger, withdrawal symptoms how to fight that. Same way fight will tough. Learn about the addiction

    Read journals in reboot logs. It will be helpful to.know how others fight their addiction.

    Wish you good luck.

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