Hi, typing this is much more difficult than I imagined!
I have been reading this site for a couple of months now learning about dopamine and the brains reward circuitry to try and distract myself more than anything from the fact that I have had an extremely large but quietly kept issue with porn for at least 12 years.
But thanks to alot of the information on this site I have managed to go over 10 weeks now without too much of a craving for anything, including masturbation.
However I have also been reading a fair amount of psychology and spirituality stuff as well and by realising that alot of the root causes of my problems have been largely pushed in to my unconscious, has meant that by confronting emotional issues from childhood has helped relieve me of my need for a coping strategy. These weren't any particularly big issues, nothing much unusual, and I still have alot of work to do with them if I want to, but it has helped towards my bigger picture and distracted me for a couple of months whilst my brain starts to rewire itself, hopefully.
For the last 2 weeks I have been doing a fair amouint of meditation also - I feel like my normal daily dopamine levels are starting to rise above a level that I'm just not used to dealing with - and by meditating in the morning, in the evening after work, and before bed, I'm trying to keep my awareness on my situation... and not let myself get carried away by the first woman that I actually manage to genuinely smile back at!
I just thought that I should post something as I see alot of other people struggling and by starting to provide some of my own feedback maybe that could help others. Not sure how much any of this makes sense!