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i tentatively put that i have a porn addiction because i think i do? but i have never talked to a medical professional like a therapist or anyone about it because i’m too embarrassed/ashamed by it. i hesitate to call it an addiction because it hasn’t destroyed my life or anything, it does kind of bring me (short-term ig) happiness, but i am ashamed and embarrassed by it and no one in my life really knows about it, or really about my sexual side period. i am pretty open about other struggles that i have and things i do and think and stuff (to loved ones especially), but sexual stuff - especially porn, but even in general - is so so so hard for me to talk to others about. so i’m really hoping that i can get some support for it on here. i’ve been struggling with self-control surrounding porn for a while now, maybe 2 years? 3? more?? i am not sure.

    • Anne26

      386d

      I was introduced to it at a young age (around 10) by friends and spent a long period obsessed with it. This came with masturbating any chance I could get. The addiction comes and goes, soemtimes I can go over a year without watching anything but then certain stressors can bring it back. Now ill sometimes spend hours in bed just watching or reading pornographic material and masturbating, which is disruptive to my life because I obviously have responsibilities to worry about. I'm trying to actively stop myself from turning to porn when I'm stressed and trying to find other outlets for it. For me that's been stress eating for the most part which is it's own issue lol 😅 but it's a long process, you'll figure out what works for you

      • Sword

        350d

        @Anne26 I'm in the same boat, started horrifically young. Now can't seem to find a way to stop for longer than a few weeks. It's to the point where I end up numbing myself from the friction, as using lube isn't part of the "routine". I wonder if this is a common side effect of starting so young, I guess it probably is.

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