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I understand there are dozens of websites out there which provide advice but I have been watching videos that claim watching porn changes connections in your brain what I could gather from the videos was that some changes could be permanent.

Is it possible to quit porn and masturbation and get my brain back to what it was?

I started at an early age due to shitty reasons, I masturbated watched a lot of porn since I was 12 or 13 years old.Is it too late for fixing the problem? I have spoken to a psychologist but I just feel too embarrassed to tell him all my 'habits', In the initial sessions he said it was not anything dangerous. If anybody knows of any portals where I can hide my identity and talk to someone please share I need help :(

  • Is this suitable for Health.SE? Especially with @teahill answer, which answers the question perfectly though, it seems to me that this is not really a question regarding health. – Narusan Mar 28 '17 at 20:39
  • This ted talk might provide you with more information. – Narusan Mar 28 '17 at 20:40
  • The original poster wrote: "porn changes connections in your brain". The issue has been affecting his mental health and self esteem. Possible addictions are indeed health-related. – tealhill supports Monica Mar 28 '17 at 20:41
  • @tealhill Convinced. Maybe your answer could include the addiction and health (neural) aspects of the question. That's what partly startled me and made me thinking. – Narusan Mar 28 '17 at 20:42
  • Nah. Feel free to edit my answer though! – tealhill supports Monica Mar 28 '17 at 20:43
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It's probably difficult but possible to quit. Here's a case report of a guy who was severely addicted. He spent up to 8 hours a day online, watching pornography, and lost several jobs due to addiction. He needed help from a psychiatrist, but did manage to get sexually sober. If he quit, you can too. :)

An Internet filter might help. Pluckeye is good. Or you can use a parental-control filter and have a friend hold the password.

Buy iOS devices, not Android devices. They're easier to filter.

Don't sleep with a cellphone next to your bed.

Keep a window shade open behind you when you're on the computer. That way, people can see in. Fear of being caught might help.

The Pornfree sub-Reddit might also be helpful. Visit and post every day.

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