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The day Rosary is definitely an excellent suggestion - it gives you some structure, keeps Our Lord on your mind, and provides grace to resist temptation.

Regular Confession also helps with any sin, as does fasting (food has a way of feeding the body in positive and negative ways simultaneously).

Try reading about saints also, and keep Saint Augustine in mind.  He went from having serious problems with sexual sin to one of the greatest teachers the Church has seen thus far.

In all things, remember death.  When you start thinking "that would feel good right about now" consider what it will lead you to - Hell.  While this doesn't motivate everyone properly, remembering just what sin leads you to can be a sobering reminder of what is really going on.

If you have access to a Daily Missal, the Angelus Press one has an excellent prayer to Saint Michael and exorcism (approved for use by the laity) written by Leo XIII.  I say that before going to bed and sprinkle holy water around - seems to work well for keeping the devil away and night and during the day.  :)

Use holy water for anything you can think of - bless yourself, drink a bit (I drink three sips each night , one for each Person of the Holy Trinity) and try to include sacramentals in your life - even if it means just carrying a Rosary in your pocket.  The green scapular is good for increasing one's faith (wear it and pray the prayer on it at least once daily) and can bolster us against Satan, by the intercession of the Blessed Virgin.

This is too common a sin in the modern world - especially for those who don't have access to proper spiritual formation.  Prayers for you and all struggling with sins of impurity.  :pray:
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