Hey guys, just created this account as I write this, wanted to introduce myself and interact with some (hopefully) new internet friends. I'm 4 hours away from 8 days at the time of this forum post, and so far, so good. Feeling pretty confident that I can do this. I was a daily fapper, sometimes up to 3 times a day which isn't as often as some of the posts I've seen, but I'm in my 30's and I've been doing this ever since I discovered that my pecker had uses other than urinating. I wanted to share something that I noticed so far. I'm not a doctor or scientist, so forgive me if I get any of the terminology wrong. I'm not a religious person, but I'm starting to wonder if technology is the devil. Here's what I mean. I'm a wrestling fan, (lol I know, don't judge me) and so I was scrolling through my YouTube feed and saw a bunch of interviews and whatnot and I saw a video titled "Former WWE wrestler X-pac speaks on sleeping with Jenna Jameson" or something to that affect. This was on day 3 if I remember correctly and I recall instantly getting an urge. I passed the test of course, but I found it fascinating because I had an epiphany. I think my subconscious immediately saw attractive girl on thumbnail, instantly connected that she was a porn star, saw the term sex in the title, and it triggered said urge. I didn't even watch the video, this all happened in the half second it took me to read everything. I'll tell you why I found this fascinating. If I see an attractive girl in real life, sure, I'll check her out and think "wow she's hot", but I don't turn into a ravenous wolf like we all would do when doing PMO. I think there's some sort of connection with our brains and being addicted to fake, internet, pixelated girls or something. Again, this doesn't happen in real life, only on a video screen. I think it might be similar to how obese people are addicted to yummy but fake, processed, synthetic garbage food rather than the real thing. I hope that makes sense to everyone. Speaking of wrestlers, I also found a perfect deterrent to fapping. The wrestler Charlotte Flair had some nudes leaked. I made the mistake of looking at them, and my penis immediately detached itself like something on the movie The Thing and went scurrying out the window. I called in a Code Adam (Code Adam is Wal-Mart lingo for lost child) at the local police station and it still hasn't been found. Final warning: Do not look at these pictures, you will never touch your happy place again. In all seriousness, I wanted to leave a word of encouragement for those that might be struggling. Try and keep a positive outlook on the whole thing. You're not a loser, you're not a pervert or a sexual deviant. You are simply a man or woman that is addicted to dopamine spikes. Some use drugs, some alcohol, but when you think about it, you have a never ending supply of dopamine between your legs. I don't want this to be a novel, so I might make a separate post on how I've been doing so far somewhere else. Thanks for reading, and good luck everyone.