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Is quitting porn/masturbating cold turkey the best way to go?
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Is quitting porn/masturbating cold turkey the best way to go?

I'm 21 & have been masturbating to porn since 8th grade. Being in college now I have a lot more independence (got my own place) so I would please myself with porn 2-4 a day. I have expanded my use by having at least 6 tabs of videos, bouncing back to each one until I find the one I'm satisfied to ejaculate to. It has affected my academic performance. I would skip going to the library some days to be back home & enjoy some porn.

I have been in a relationship for a year & this girl is perfect I love her so much. It is a long distance relationship but we seen each other during the long breaks. I saw her just last week & we were both excited to have a lot of sex. We were both virgins but were ready to exchange out v-cards lol. Unfortunately I had a hard time getting hard. I had an erection but it was never a full one. I never thought of blaming her b/c she's super hot (part-time model) & did everything possible to get me horny which I was, except my penis was thinking the same way my brain did. The second time in bed I realized I felt better not using a condom b/c it made me more sensitive (she uses birth control). I don't want to go raw dog every time b/c we both agree to be as safe as possible.

That brought me here reading these posts of guys with similar situations. I feel comfortable knowing I'm not the only one but I'm doubtful of going weeks without masturbating. I now know I must stop watching porn but do I really have to stop masturbating to fully recover? I'm doing it only once a day now & can't imagine making it to even 2 days without it. What progress will I have if I quit watching porn completely & limit touching myself once daily? Wouldn't moderation be better than quitting cold turkey?
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     Hi keep doing what you are  doing once a day for a while then when you get together with your young lady all will be sweet Chill lol Take Care...Bob
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