I fear addiction to porn will ruin my chances of having a girlfriend

WILL my porn habit ruin my chances of ever having a girlfriend?

I am a guy of 28, still a virgin, and I have never been in a relationship.


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I have a good job and my own place but not much of a social life.

At school I was studious and preferred my own company. I started watching porn because I was bored and lonely.

For more than ten years, I watched porn every night.

I knew it wasn’t good for me, so I have managed to wean myself off it.

But I feel porn has affected how I view sex and relationships.

I don’t know how to act around women, or how to speak to them. And my only experience of sex is masturbating.

Now I am worried that I will be alone for ever.

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DEIDRE SAYS: It’s not too late to change your life and find happiness.

The fact you have managed to overcome your porn habit by yourself is admirable.

Your first step should be to try to form friendships with women. Try to find a group where you share an interest or hobby.

Read my support pack Widening Your Social Scene for more tips.

The right woman will not be bothered that you are a virgin.

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