I'm 48 years old, porn has pretty much ruined the last 22 years of my life. Like most people, had a reasonably normal childhood, parents divorced when I was a kid and had a nasty stepdad but nothing too crazy. Was a shy kid but as I grew older and more attractive I had a fair number of girlfriends in my teens and early to mid 20's. I am certain that had internet porn been around in those days, I'd still be a virgin today. I looked at porn in my teens and (early to mid) 20's but in those days it mainly consisted of looking at magazines and the occasional video, once a day for maybe 10 or 20 minutes. Never interfered with my sex life. My problems didn't start until I moved out of state for a job in 1997, was lonely and discovered internet porn for the first time. The addiction happened almost immediately, especially after I was able to gain access to an ISDN line. In those days there was no high-speed internet for most so having an ISDN line in your home was as close as you could get. Not much free porn on the net either so I spent my nights trolling newgroups. I smoked weed as a teen but had quit when I went to college. To enhance the experience, started to smoke again almost daily. Symptoms are probably what you would expect for a guy who's been looking at net porn at least every other day for 20+ years. ED big time when with a woman, usually have no problems when I'm watching porn so it's clearly porn-induced. Have lost 4 or 5 girlfriends over the past few years as a result. Depression, anxiety, panic attacks, physical problems I believe are related to porn. Have a myriad of withdrawal symptoms when I try to stop, especially insomnia. Also have severe social anxiety, not normal for a guy in his 40's to suddenly develop that. Would be interested to know if there any other guys out there (over 40) who are dealing with this. At the same time, it does feel good to find so many young men who are discovering how serious this problem is and dealing with it sooner rather than later. I think it's probably too late in a lot of ways for me but I still believe I can see some improvements in my life by quitting now.