This is my first post here but I’ve been lurking for a while. There isn’t really any meaning to this post other than wanting to share my small victory with people as I have kept my porn addiction to myself for many years.
I have the standard story, started watching porn around 14 and have been hooked ever since (now 25m). It started off innocent enough but slowly progressed further into more hardcore stuff, until I couldn’t get off to anything other than the nasty shit, I’m talking gangbangs, double anal and the like.
I luckily never suffered from PIED and managed to hold down some sort of relationship with women but these were never fulfilling for my porn damaged brain. A couple of years ago I realised I needed to change my ways or this addiction would consume me. After several failed attempts of nofap i stumbled across this sub. Now it’s been just over two months since I last watched porn!!
For the past month and a half I didn’t really notice anything changing however over the past few weeks my natural sexual desires have slowly returned. Now the stuff I used to get off too makes me cringe and actually turns me off. I find it scary how porn normalised this way of looking at women in my brain. Now I’ve noticed myself getting more attracted by the ‘average’ girl and my fantasies are now much more healthy. The couple.of dates I’ve been on have been much more engaging and my sexual encounters have been worlds apart from my previous experiences where I would constantly be comparing it to the hardcore porn I was consuming.
I guess this post is really just a way to get all my thoughts out as well as a little humble brag. Also massive thank you to this sub for all the posts and resources that have got me too this point! Thank you all and good luck on your journey, if I can do it anyone can!