My first sample of pornographic material appeared while I was browsing late night TV the summer after my 8th grade year. What was happening in front of me was shocking, yet I kept changing the channel and then coming back to it, unable to fight the allure of discovering the true form of a woman for the first time.
I discovered when I was 17 years old there were limitless temptations to be found online and seemingly no repercussions to follow. Even after dealing with my parents discovering pornography on the computer, the temptation was too strong and I learned one thing: Don’t get caught. Like so many other addictions in my life, I struggled in secret for years.