Hello everyone and thank you!

Discussion in 'New to NoFap' started by Pedigree, Sep 7, 2022.

  1. Pedigree

    Pedigree Fapstronaut

    Hello everyone,

    So excited to be joining you, and to be writing my very first post on a recovery forum! I’m a 30 year old gay man struggling with porn addiction. I don’t know when my porn use turned into addiction, as I can hardly remember what life was like in my personal pre-porn era. What I do know is that its probably had a negative impact on me since I was 12-13 years old, and I only realised it to be a problem a few years ago.

    A turn around for me was when I got diagnosed with depression. During my process of healing, I got a sneaking suspicion porn was causing trouble for me, but after a few unsuccessful attempts at quitting, I went into denial and didn’t work on it until last year where I finally got the courage to contact a therapist specialising in porn addiction.

    Since then I’ve had several attempts at recovery with no porn, no masturbation and no orgasm. It’s currently day 54 on my journey. I’m feeling confident this time around, but would love some companions to come along for the ride.

    Lastly, thank you to everyone who has shared their story. It’s made a huge difference to see the honesty and sharing, and to know I’m not the only one struggling.

    I wish you all well x
     
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  2. 1amth3l1ght

    1amth3l1ght Fapstronaut

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    Welcome, and what an achievement 54 days are!

    Depression combined with addiction is like throwing fuel onto the fire. The fact that you are working on both is amazing.
    I am sure you have found that quitting PMO has made a huge difference in your relationships and your overall mental health.

    Good luck on your journey, you're doing absolutely incredible so far!
     
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  3. Pedigree

    Pedigree Fapstronaut

    Thank you for your kind words and for reading my introduction. It made my day better!

    I've only managed a streak longer than this once before since I started watching porn as a youngun. That streak felt like a massive struggle and I was battling overpowering urges every other day, but this time feels different. I am definitely feeling the benefits of quitting PMO and it makes me happy you are too.

    Much love to you. I'll try to stay posted in your journal.
     
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  4. Pedigree

    Pedigree Fapstronaut

    Thank you, that's very kind of you. I'm not currently looking for a partner, but if you need one yourself you can try over in the section for Accountability Partners.

    Oh, and sorry to hear you're struggling. I hope you find help and comfort here. Are you doing an introduction or journal post?
     

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