Well here's my story:
The short story is that I started watching Internet porn when I was 9. The average age of first exposure is 11, so I wasn't that far ahead of the curve. It wasn't until I was 24 that I realized porn was the reason I couldn't have real sex (porn-induced erectile dysfunction), and that it had become an addiction that destroyed many of my romantic relationships and sapped my passion for real life.
Finally quitting that habit was so transformative for me that I decided I needed to share this information. I don't want others to go through what I did and not be able to find any answers, so I wrote a book (you can download the PDF for free at my website). I also speak at conferences and colleges and make appearances on TV and radio. But that's not why I'm here :) I'm here to make YouTube videos: interviews with successful rebooters, videos that publicly answer personal questions from subscribers, that guide people through recovery, that make you laugh ;D Here are a couple of examples:
Why I'm on PatreonI give away all of my content for free because this is a cause I really care about. I do offer paid one-on-one coaching, but creating content is where I'd love to dedicate most of my time, because these videos will exist forever and help far more people than I can coach one-on-one. In the 20th century it took decades for people to learn and believe that cigarettes could have harmful health effects, but with your help and the information-sharing power of the Internet, I believe we can do it quicker this time! The better supported I am through Patreon, the more time and energy I can dedicate to creating consistent, quality content that will help you make it through your recovery and spread the word to others who need this information.
I want to create an inclusive community here, which is why it's only $1 to ask your questions in my monthly livestreams and have a say in which videos get produced next.
If you've read this far, thank you so, so much for supporting my work! I want this Patreon experience to not just be a financial transaction, but also a way for me to be more connected to my subscribers and able to provide them more content. If you have any questions, message me here or you can email me at "[email protected]".
All my best,