Hi all - joined last week, and I've just spent ten minutes splitting hairs with myself on whether briefly looking at folder thumbnails constitutes a lapse. Sheesh. I figured for this time, 'no', but that I'd better get a bit more serious and shift the energy over to the forum, with a brief message to introduce myself. I've now read through enough posts here to realize that my situation is by no means unique. Outrageous amounts of time wasted on edging/PMO, and in my case unbelievably repetitive IRC chatroom scenarios over the years, have contributed to: days rendered utterly blank by excessive fapping, sexual and emotional dysfunction with my long-term partners, a vaguely crappy self-image that has probably contributed to a lag my career development, a general over-emphasis on lost opportunities, as I take stock of life so far in my early 40s. NB: this may be what all mid-life crises are supposed to look like! So although I recognize the important function that guilt plays in a complex society, to keep us all orchestrated into productive roles and individual consuming households, I for one am sick of being addicted to it through the specific medium of porn. Looking forward to resetting and turning the resulting positive effects and energy towards my girlfriend instead. Best of luck to you all.