I've been a porn addict since I was about 18; I'm 35 now. I don't get much action from ladies but recently met someone where there is chemistry beyond belief. It's been a long time since I've met someone where there was an instant spark. It knocked me out for a week (in a good, positive way) there was such a dopamine release. I was working like a mad man, I could see my future ahead of me, I was happy with who I am, and I want to get with this girl so bad it's killing me and . Anyhoo, I realized last week I didn't wank it the entire week.......and I felt like I had taken a super human pill. I work a physical job and some of my coworkers were like damn dude, are you on meth? I've heard of NoFap but didn't think much of it until I found a show where Gary Wilson from yourbrainonporn.com. It blew my mind. I knew it all along that I've been damaging myself from jerkin off so much, and it intrigued me so I did more reading and was stunned that I had all the symptoms of PMO addiction: lack of energy, sore muscles (even though they're somewhat always sore since I do labor type/transportation work), cloudy eyes etc. Fast forward to today: after 2 weeks of not wanking it, I was like a crackhead looking for a rock. I had to and did. 30 minutes after and my mood, energy level and everything is right back where it has been for 10 years: LOUSY. I think I'm gonna have to ween myself off of it similar to other addictions because I feel so much better/ALIVE when I don't jerk off everyday. I'm hoping I can get with this girl but I'll probably have to vent the spigot beforehand or I'll end up like the dude from American Pie! But yea, I'm definitely up for the challenge of going as long as I can, hopefully to the point of ridding myself of it completely. I don't know if I can do that since my relationship/love life is in the toilet, but I now realize it's from internet porn addiction. Thanks for reading.