Hey all, Firstly, I'm cautiously optimistic of the step forward I am taking. I know it's going to be a daunting vice to overcome, but I truly believe that it will lead me to a better place than I have been since I was a young child. I have been regularly masturbating since maybe 10 years of age. I had what many would call a "highly sex-charged" childhood, and I can still feel the reverberations of that today. Despite the fact that I am 26, happily married (no kids, don't want) have a great job, plenty of friends and a bunch of fun hobbies, i feel completely shackled by my deep and sometimes uncontrollable sexual desire. While i have never cheated on my partner, i think the number of mastubation fantasies involving not her number in the thousands by now. I have had days of endless masturbating, spent hours looking at porn with dozens of tabs, and it only continues to grip me harder (no pun intended). I want to take back control once and for all, hopefully to better myself both physically and mentally/emotionally, as well as maybe rectify some of my other problems. But enough about my quest, who am I? As stated above I am a 26 year old man, happily married and working a fairly well paying, stable job. I hope to buy a house in the next year or two and settle down in a quiet place. I have lots of hobbies (many shared with the wife) from video games, to music, and even handiwork. I love working on cars, building/woodworking, and have recently started amateur blacksmithing. My favourite hobby is video games however (if you couldn't tell already by the name/title of post/avatar etc) and while many people have different opinions on the benefits/detriments of such a hobby, the puzzle solving, reaction time decrease, and ability to engage in a whole new world are just a few of the reasons I adore consuming this media. If i make it that long, I will definitely be the 90 year old retirement home guy beating my nieces/nephew's kids at Call of Duty (or whatever crazy future nonsense exists in the 2080's) and I'm proud of that. I love writing and creating stories for people to consume, so I do apologize if this post seems overlong or lacking in exciting detail. Due to my wariness of online platforms, I can't share all my information and even so doubt that my life story would be particularly rousing to most, so I will leave it at that. Thanks for having me, and wish me good fortune! P.S. because that was tremendously dense and of limited entertainment, let's have a poll for laughs!