Too much porn and erection problems

Most of  guys begin their sexual life stimulating themselves by watching porn, as we should know, guys are visual, so they need to excite their senses watching, but did you know that porn could cause, in a long term, erection problems? Join me to learn all the aspects that are linked to watching porn and how it affects your sexual drive and your sexual development.

Porn now is very easy and free to find

Several years ago, getting porn was not as easy and cheap as it is today: you needed to go to a news stand to buy the magazines, you needed to be old enough to get them and you needed to have a place to hide them from your parents because, it was, it is and it will always be embarrassing for boys to be caught with that kind of “literature“.

Nowadays, with the internet, you have all kind of information at one click, including porn, which makes it easier to find and absolutely cheaper than it was before, because you just need to pay for the internet service to have it, and no one needs to know what you are doing in your own computer.

Watched by huge amounts of young and older men

 After an analysis of 400 million web searches, researchers concluded that 1 in 8 of all searches online are for erotic content.

Who is more likely to seek out pornography online? According to data taken from Internet users who took part in the General Social Survey:

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  • Men are 543% more likely to look at porn than females.

In a 2010 national survey, over a quarter of 16- to 17-year old said they were exposed to nudity online when they did not want to see it. In addition 20% of 16-year-olds and 30% of 17-year-olds have received a “sext” (a sexually explicit text message).

More than 7 out of 10 teens hide their online behavior from their parents in some way.

35% of boys say they have viewed pornographic videos “too many times to count.”

More than half of boys see their first pornographic images before they turn 13. In a survey of hundreds of college students, 93% of boys and 62% of girls said they were exposed to pornography before they turned 18. In the same survey, 83% of boys and 57% of girls said they had seen images of group sex online.

About 64-68% of young adult men and about 18% of women use porn at least once every week. Another 17% of men and another 30% of women use porn 1-2 times per month.

Two-thirds of college-age men and half of college-age women say viewing porn is an acceptable way to express one’s sexuality. (1)

What proved, that porn is watched per guys in all age ranges.

Can affect dopamine levels – dopamine linked to libido

Cambridge Neuropsychiatrist Valerie Voon was featured last year in the UK documentary Porn on the Brain. Her research demonstrates that the brains of habitual porn users show great similarity to the brains of alcoholics. A brain structure called the ventral striatum plays a significant role in the reward system of the brain—the pleasure pathways. It is the same part of the brain that “lights up” when an alcoholic sees a picture of a drink.

According to Dr. William Struthers, author of Wired for Intimacy, teaching that viewing pornography and masturbating actually weakens the region of our brain known as the cingulate cortex —the region that is responsible for moral and ethical decision making and willpower.

According to Sam Black, in The Porn Circuit, when having sex or watching porn, dopamine is released into a region of the brain responsible for emotion and learning, giving the viewer a sense of sharp focus and a sense of craving: “I have got to have this thing; this is what I need right now.” It supplies a great sense of pleasure. That is why, dopamine could be affected because, your body will react just to porn and not to another motivation. (2)

Can cause insensitivity, low desire, ED

Evidence increasingly suggests that Erectile Dysfunction (ED) may be one of the side effects of men’s fascination with porn, and it also may be turning into a more common problem of men’s sexual health.

One survey of 28,000 Italian men found that “excessive consumption” of porn, starting at age 14, and daily consumption in their early to mid-20s, desensitized men to even the most violent images. According to the head of the Italian Society of Andrology and Sexual Medicinethis can cause male sexual dysfunction by lowering libido and eventually leading to an inability to get an erection. (3)

Only solution is to immediately stop all porn

Porn- related ED is not treated with drugs designed to help men achieve an erection, said David B. Samadi, MD, chairman of the urology department and chief of robotic surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City.“Medications are not the treatment for this because the problem is not the penis, it’s the brain,” he said. “There is a mismatch between the brain and penis, so you may get the erection with these medications, but not the satisfaction.”

Treatment is similar to a 12-step recovery program, he said. It starts with a 4- to 6-week plan to desensitize certain receptors in the brain. Talk therapy also helps address some of the underlying issues. (4)

When time comes, use imagination and chase real partners

As David B. Samadi, MD, chairman of the urology department and chief of robotic surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, said as part of porn treatment, we encourage men spend more time with a partner.  The desirable is touch one another, reconnect, and slowly build the relationship back up. (5)

(1) Get the latest pornography statistics. Covenanteyes.com
(2) Brain chemicals and porn addiction: Science shows how porn harms us. Covenanteyes.com
(3) Erection problems? This habit may be why. Everydayhealth.com
(4) Erection problems? This habit may be why. Everydayhealth.com
(5) Erection problems? This habit may be why. Everydayhealth.com