I'm also new here but not new to sex addiction recovery. I am in recovery for 17 months from obsessive compulsive marathon masturbation, porn (BIG internet addict), affairs, escorts, exhibitionism, voyeurism, cocaine and other stimulants.
The sex addiction is the toughest...not the drugs. I've been sober from cocaine for the full 17 months but not from the sex addiction. I'm now gaining sobriety from sex addiction albeit only 74 days but for the first time I do not feel the compulsion to masturbate at all. Yeah, the thoughts come but they quickly leave and the compulsion never develops.
I have also masturbated in public including in cars, airplanes and women's rooms (I am male). Well, I got arrested in the women's room at my college albeit 28 years ago. That got me to quit the women's room thing.
What has worked for me is a combination of individual therapy, group therapy, and sexaholics anonymous meetings (12-step: www.sa.org
). I've also been in inpatient and intensive outpatient programs.
Check the webite:
to find a local sex addiction therapist.
Note that if you are seen by a minor child (for example in the car next to you), that is a felony and you will get jail and your picture posted on a sex offenders site as a pedophile.
Thanks for posting and I'm praying for you.