Porn-Induced Erectile Dysfunction Is A Growing Problem
Some recovering alcoholics, addicts, gamblers and co-dependents may have used masturbation to replace sexual relations. While some loss of libido may be due to the actions of alcohol or drugs often it may be due to excessive use of printed or internet porn such as that described below.
More and more young men are suffering from ‘sexual anorexia’ and are unable to get erections because of Internet porn use that started in their mid-teens.
High-speed Internet pornography users in their twenties are increasingly developing sexual performance problems (erectile dysfunction, delayed ejaculation). Said one young man,
“Lots of guys, 20s or so, can’t get it up anymore with a real girl, and they all relate having a serious porn/masturbation habit. Guys will never openly discuss this with friends or co-workers, for fear of getting laughed out of town. But when someone tells their story on an internet health forum, and there are 50, 100 replies from other guys who struggle with the same thing, this is for real.”
Masturbation Addicts can Recover
“I am a 25-year old male, masturbating a lot from 13 and using porn from 14. Gradually, it took more to turn me on: bigger fantasies or harder porn, and I stopped getting hard without touching. During sex I would struggle to get an erection or keep it, especially for intercourse. Over the past 7 years I haven’t held down a relationship, and the main reason for me has been this problem. Now the good news: When I realized the cause, I immediately gave up porn. Over the last 6 weeks I held off masturbating as much as I possibly could. (My best record was 9 days!) It all paid off. I just went away with a girl for the weekend and it was the best ever. I don’t think I’m out of the woods yet. I still get pretty anxious from all the bad experiences over the years. But I just wanted to tell you all it can work, and it’s well worth it!”
- Full story at; Male Sexual Anorexia