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DrZoidberg 03-05-20 04:17 AM

Insight about my sex addiction
 
I was a sex addict in my 20'ies and early 30'ies. Masturbated compulsively, watched porn compulsively, had sex compulsively with a huge variety of women. Many of wich I had no real sexual attraction to.

I realized my patterns and about ten years ago I decided to do something about it. So I went cold turkey. It was incredibly painful. But my work life was well ordered then. Things were stable. I came out ahead of my addiction and I started to enjoy the company of my own mind in silence.

Then a series of tragedies struck. I became depressed. I moved from Stockholm to Copenhagen. I got hooked on sleeping pills. Learning a new language, culture, local laws and getting the practicalities of life sorted was incredibly stressful. That's why I couldn't sleep and took sleeping pills.

After about three years my life was in order again. I managed to ween myself off the sleeping pills. I could think clearly again.

That's when the sex addiction came rushing back in full force. It was completely out of control. I realized what was happening, and did what I did last time. And managed to get our of it. This time it only took about a month to get out of it.

My sex addiction is linked to how mentally well I feel. If I'm relaxed and at peace. It depends on how many other things I have to worry about.

Now I'm back to my mental state prior to the move. It feels great. I also have a girlfriend again. Stuff like that matters.

I still have a lot of sex. But it's not compulsive. I avoid watching porn. That helps.

I should say that I'm part of the kinky community and have an open relationship, and do have plenty of sex. But it's not compulsive. For me it's the porn that is the trigger. Not genuine connection with a woman. Then it's just healthy for me


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