I was never really into porn, so giving it up was not a problem at all. I did masturbate (maybe 70-90% hard) almost daily though. First time with a girl at 21 (got ED), first and only intercourse at 23, and then nothing without ED until now.
On average, I went to bed with maybe 1 girl a year, and always had unreliable erections. I thought it was just performance anxiety, as I was in good shape and eating well.
Last autumn after yet another ED, I went to Google and got the answers I needed!
Giving up (P)MO made me feel more drive, and stabilised my mood at a noticeably better level, but after a few months and meeting a new girl, I still experienced ED.
Then a bit later, I met someone I was genuinely interested in, and things went way better! I got hard relatively easily, even with a condom on, and had intercourse for the first time in almost 5 years.
I feel much more attracted to girls nowadays, but I want to be with the one I’m seeing at the moment.
For me, porn was never the problem. Reducing masturbating to a minimum helped, but in terms of ED, I think my main problem was performance anxiety due to lack of emotional connection with partners.
I would love to hear if others have had similar stories.
You can read my full background story and journal here: http://www.rebootnation.org/forum/index.php?topic=10802.0
BY – anon89