Hi friends, I am 28yo and I have been struggling with this relentless battle since a very young age. I've gone through many different seasons in this journey to put death to my sins. However, I realized that this will be a constant battle for the rest of my life. I've spoken to many Christians brothers and some of them suggested that I find the "root cause" on why I seek out PMO. I've reflected over the years and the best I can come up with is my desire to "control" - in times of stress, boredom, or anxiety, I gain control in indulging in porn. However, I don't believe this to be true. Perhaps I lack a deeper understanding. As of now, I question if there really is a "root cause". Why I think this: I am a medical student in the US and read several studies and books on addiction. We don't ask the root cause on why people keep shooting up heroin. It's a physiological reaction where they need to feed their reward circuit to release a dopamine surge. Few hours/days later, our brain then asks why there isn't this surge of reward; this is when the urge comes back. The more desensitized you are, the stronger stimulus you'll need. Stronger stimulus leads to a stronger surge. Then the brain next time wants the same or a bigger surge. This is the theory why people progress in the explicit content of their porn search So knowing this, I believe it is not control that I seek when the urge hits, but just a physiological response to dopamine starvation and the need to replenish via watching porn. I would love to hear your insight on your quest to finding this root cause or the lack thereof.