I’m Luke (real name is Lukas) from Germany and I’m 32 years old (33 in 16 days). English is not my native language, so I apologize in advance for grammar and language mistakes.
I’m trying to beat this addiction for a long time now. In a few hours I’ll be at day 7, but I had long streaks in the past. I was over a year once, but the addiction sucked me back in again. I had a terrible binge after Christmas and I am clean in 2020 so far.
I watched porn from an early age and it got more severe once we had high speed internet when I was 14 or 15. I watched it for hours and it destroyed my confidence (especially around women), many friendships, my energy levels and to some extend my sexual health.
Over the years I realized that abstinence isn’t enough. It’s necessary but it’s not sufficient. I need to work on my life and on my weaknesses to escape this addiction. I need to work on self-acceptance.
I hope everyone here is doing good. Keep up the good work!