I'm only 16 and I'm addicted to sex. I am terribly ashamed

I'm only 16 and I'm addicted to sex. I am terribly ashamed. I have a boyfriend. I've cheated on him many times to fuel this addiction. It's tearing me apart. The guilt is overwhelming and I try to subdue the urges but they take over me at times. I don't know how to deal with this. It terrifies me and yet I do it. I'm trying my hardest to stay away from any kind of pornography, or sexual stimulation..can anyone please help me? Support me? I'm to scared to tell my mom or someone..have you gone through this? How did you fix it?

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One day and one step at a time. Set small reasonable goals like no porn today. And if that's successful then tomorrow the same etc. and when you get a week in make no porn this week your goal. Don't be afraid of screwing up. It will happen. Forgive yourself and focus on the next goal. Guilt short circuits your abilities to fight addiction.

Also find someone you trust who has a confidentiality agreement and talk to them. Like a therapist

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Admitting you have a problem is a good step to changing.. Especially when you end up doing things you regret to fill the need. It can be hard to overcome addictions... Especially this one.. But I have faith in you. Take it slow and make sure you are ready within yourself. And don't let your heart crush you if/ and when you fail... You are human afterall.

Thank you for all of your advice! It really means a lot! I will take into consideration everything you all said, and again thank you for your support

Wow what made u feel that way

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