Trying To Squeeze In Some Porn Today? Don’t: You Might Go Impotent

With all the convenience and diversity that technology brings, men and women now have regular access to an astonishing amount of pornography. Although some might think porn is harmless, it can immensely affect one’s sex life, particularly that of men.

A recent study found out that watching porn can lead to a myriad of bedroom problems for men, erectile dysfunction chief among them.

This problem is apparently more common than you think – let’s go through the reported facts together before you waste any more tissue!

A Shocking Number Of Men Watch Porn

At a San Diego urology clinic, researchers surveyed more than 300 men between the ages 20 and 40 about their porn-watching habits. One in four said that they watched porn less than once a week. 21.3 percent of the participants admitted to watching porn three to five times a week.

Sexual Dysfunction Affects Men More Than Women

Researchers also studied women’s porn habits. Less than 40 percent of the participants admitted to watching pornography. The study also found out that women who consumed pornography did not suffer from any form of sexual dysfunction, unlike their male counterparts. So what happens when a guy is addicted to porn? Read on to find out more.

Watching Porn Can Affect Relationships

Some studies found out that watching porn together can actually improve a couple’s sex life. However, men who watch pornography by themselves tend to become uninterested in their actual relationships. Researchers think that men who watch porn are already not satisfied in their relationships, or have developed unrealistic views of their sex life.

Porn Addicts Want Fantasy More Than Real Sex

Male porn addicts find that the fantasies they get to live out through pornography are much more exciting than what they experience in real life. According to the director of Male Reproductive Health at New York University Dr. Joseph Alukal, “when the majority of their time is spent viewing and masturbating to pornography, it is likely they will become less interested in real-world sexual encounters.”

Porn Addicts Need More Sexual Stimulation

Too much exposure to pornography can lead males to develop a higher tolerance to sexual stimulation. Some men want to experience the unrealistic portrayals of sex they see in pornography. Inevitably, they end up disappointed that when it comes to having real sex, they do not receive the satisfaction they crave. You know anyone like this? We have more to tell you.

Impotence For Some Men Can Be Psychological

Since men addicted to porn have higher expectations when it comes to sexual experience, it may not be easy for them to get in the mood. According to Dr. Alukal, “sex is half in your body and half in your head, and it may not be a physical component driving the behavior, but a psychological one.”

Impotence Rate Can Increase Because Of Pornography

Erectile dysfunction, characterized by the inability to maintain an erection, is very common among men. About half of all the men between 40 and 70 years old will experience impotence in one way or another. With porn addiction continuously on the rise, impotence can pose a greater threat to even more men.

The Study Could Help Find Right Treatment

Dr. Alukal said that “it’s important for physicians to understand the underlying issues leading to the sexual dysfunction prior to suggesting treatment options.” Thanks to the new study, knowing whether a man’s impotence is psychological or physical can be helpful in seeking the right solution to this problem.

Easy Access To Porn Is To Blame

Porn addiction is on the rise because the Internet makes pornography easily available to everyone. Now we have dozens of devices such as laptops, tablets, and phones that allows people to easily access x-rated content. The ability to conveniently watch porn may be good news to men today, but they might regret that in the future when they find out they suffer from sexual dysfunction. So do you have to stay away from porn, then?

So Is Porn Bad For You?

Despite all the bad news that connects pornography to male erectile dysfunction, pornography isn’t all bad. As some studies suggest, sometimes watching pornography can actually be beneficial in a relationship. However, like everything else in life, it’s always good to keep things in moderation, and porn is no exception.

Advertisement

What Others Are Reading