Hey guys, this is my first post here and I was just wanted to briefly share my story. I’m 27 years old and I’ve been PMO-ing excessively since my early teens (like alot of us). I used to ALWAYS rely on it as a means of relaxing after a long day of work or school. I didn’t really see the harm in it until I found myself in intimate situations around genuinely attractive girls. I was so fixated on these images of “perfect” pornstars with “certain features” that it altered my perception of REAL girls, which caused me to develop a case of ED in my late teens/early 20s. It was like if a girl didn’t possess these qualities, I could not get aroused at all. I continued to find myself in more and more intimate situations with girls who were truly gorgeous, but I was unable to appreciate that natural beauty and thus was unable to perform. This went on for several years….
Fast forward to today, I managed to just up and quit porn. Cold turkey. I thought about all my failed sexual encounters and I never wanted to experience those feelings of embarrassment or guilt, if the girl thought it was her fault. I’m about one month in already and I feel great! I’m more energetic, alert, focused, and I’m able to appreciate the natural beauty of women now. I just enjoy being in their company too. I’ve been eating better, getting good sleep, and lifting weights intensively also. Oh and I’m able to get it up with relative ease now. I have to be careful actually because I could just be talking to a cute girl at work or the grocery store and I’ll automatically get a rock-hard erection. Whoops. These are definitely good problems to have though 😉