Erectile dysfunction and Porn addiction

Is erectile dysfunction and porn addiction related or could porn be causing ED in men? In this article, we’ll be attempting to answer that important question.

Erectile Dysfunction is a sexual dysfunction that affects millions of men all over the world. This condition occurs when a man is unable to maintain or even achieve an erect state before intercourse.

An erection occurs when blood is forced into the penis and is absorbed by spongy cells that absorb the blood. This occurrence creates a hydraulic effect which lifts, strengthens and enlarges the penis.

However an erection does not start within the penis, but within the brain when the man becomes aroused. There are a variety of reasons why a man may experience erectile dysfunction. Some of them are mental while others are because of physical or emotional problems.

impotent-manWhat is Porn Addiction?

Porn addiction similar to other addictions occurs when a  person is unable to remove themselves from using or being involved in a certain stimuli. In the case of porn addiction, an addict may use pornographic materials to such a high extent that it begins to affect their lives negatively.

Some porn addicts may find themselves withdrawal from certain social interactions simply to engaging in watching or reading pornography.

Porn addicts can quickly escalate to watching more grotesque and obscure sexual performances to receive the same rush that they used to feel in the beginning.

Many of these addicts may begin to lose touch with their partners and family members. Also there is a high possibility that they may also lose many employment opportunities or business ventures because of their addictions.

Avil Goodman, MD characterizes this addiction in a twofold manner. The addict must feel that they do not have the power to control the amount of porngraphy they view. The addict must also feel that they can not manage the pornography that they use.

When these two prerequisites are satisfied then the person is considered a porn addict.

Erectile Dysfunction and Porn Addiction

These two conditions sometimes work hand in hand. There is a new scientific phenomenon called Porn induced Sexual Dysfunction. This occurs when a person has used so much porn that they can no longer enjoy or engage in regular sexual activity with another person.

There are various types of problems within this one condition. In some cases a person will be able to maintain an erection while engaging in porn, but not with another person. This can lead to several problems within a relationship. This can lead to feelings of self doubt, depression and anxiety which will all affects a person’s ability to engage and enjoy sex.

Conclusion: Solutions For Porn Induced Sexual Dysfunction

It is important to understand that arousal and desire begin within the mind of a person. Pornography sends images to the viewer’s mind of a ideal shape or size of a woman that may not be realistic.

If a viewer is constantly engaging in sexual practices using this type of pornography they may be accustomed to this fantasy world. This may cause them anxiety, depression and frustration that will further block their ability to enjoy sexual contact with another person.

One solution for this problem is to abstain from pornography for a period of two months or longer. This will allow your brain to reboot from the constant influx of dopamine and sexual imagery. This will also given your penis time to recover and rejuvenate from those “private parties”.

The good news is that this type of erectile dysfunction is 100% curable, however it will take some self control to do.

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