FarNorth added a topic in Sex & Porn AddictionStarting on a Journey...hopefullyHi Folks,
Not really sure what I hope to get from this but it seemed like it couldn't hurt to make a post.
I'm 27 and I've been a sex addict possibly for as long as 15 years. In the last couple of years I've realised that I'd never be able to beat it by myself, but I've been travelling a lot so conventional therapy etc haven't been an option.
Anyway, in the last couple of weeks I've started talking to my girlfriend about my problems, I've signed up for an online therapy thing (I regret it, it's been a poor service and is quite expensive, but it's a step nonetheless), and I'm writing this post here.
My behaviour has been better, the accountability that comes with involving others in my perspective seems to give me a chance to make a decision whether to act out or now, and I'd never been able to think like that previously. I have had problems with all sorts of progressively worsening behaviours from staring at porn magazines as an adolescent, to meeting strangers for casual sex. I'm reaching a stage in my life where I think if I don't get help then another 15 years will flash by and I'll have wasted half of my life with this problem (and my girlfriend certainly won't be around).
I hope there is some hope out there. I'm at the very start and I'm not sure if I'm ready for the challenges ahead.
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