Internet Porn is linked to Erectile Dysfunction in younger and young men?

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    Jun 12, 2014 5:41 PM GMT
    According this guys research, yes. Basically Internet Porn (leading to "arousal addiction") has become the "Fast Food" of sex. And just like fast food has lead to diabetes in younger people, internet porn has been correlated with erectile dysfunction in more younger men than ever before.

    This guy makes a very compelling argument and although he talks mostly about straight men, I believe this can also be applied to gay men. We have become so desensitized to porn and men's bodies that our brain is need constant stimulation for new images. When I grew up, before high speed (and the internet), I had one "International Male" catalog that I hid and and used that over over and over. Even when I first got the images, I had to search FOREVER to find pictures that took 10 minutes to download. But now, guys just click, click, click, and click to new images. No wonder our relationships are falling apart if we have to look at the same person all the time when we are training our minds to wanting new and different stimuli all the time.

    Have a good listen, you don't need to watch it, you can play it in the background but he has a very compelling argument.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSF82AwSDiU
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    Jun 12, 2014 5:45 PM GMT
    good point....i say get away from the games, as in video games, TV, computer and shit. Go for a run or walk or jog. You will feel even better. It's a generation thing!!
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    Jun 12, 2014 5:46 PM GMT
    2bnaked saidgood point....i say get away from the games, as in video games, TV, computer and shit. Go for a run or walk or jog. You will feel even better. It's a generation thing!!


    Yes, he also talked about video games too a little bit. Its quite an enlightening talk.
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    Jun 12, 2014 5:50 PM GMT
    While I agree that internet porn could be a major cause of ED, this has to be looked at as a two-sided story.

    On one side, it can harm relationships by reducing a person's ability to get a hard on with the same person over time.

    On the other side, it can reduce sex crimes because the potential offender has a way to release his sexual tension without harming others.
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    Jun 12, 2014 6:06 PM GMT
    Porn is very addictive and mentally intoxicating.
    All kinds of addictive materials that influence our health physically and mentally are bound to make us weak in either way.
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    Jun 12, 2014 7:26 PM GMT
    http://www.everydayhealth.com/erectile-dysfunction/young-men-get-erectile-dysfunction-too.aspx
    The National Institutes of Health estimates that erectile dysfunction strikes as many as 30 million men in the United States. Its prevalence does increase with age — 4 percent of men in their 50s are affected by ED, 17 percent in their 60s, and 47 percent of those over 75. But research has also found that 5 percent of those affected were between 20 and 39.


    aka 1,500,000 men ages 20-39 with E.D.

    http://www.census.gov/population/age/data/2012comp.html
    20 to 24 years 10,987,000
    25 to 29 years 10,430,000
    30 to 34 years 10,034,000
    35 to 39 years 9,421,000
    .......................40,872,000


    Therefore 96.4% of men ages 20-39 do not have erectile dysfunction from any reason, never mind from porn.

    So, if the Ted is true, then at most internet porn might have caused erection dysfunction of less than 3.6% of the population of that cohort. What's more significant, those findings or the potential of resultant moralizing that might trend from this?

    I'm all for studies into brain plasticity and I've been following them since we've been hearing about it, particularly with regard to dementia. So I think it interesting to look from that point of view but I don't know that this shows just what structures might be changing into or taking the place of, etc., never mind how the mind might utilize/process all that. While that number might mean something more if we see it grow, as is it might simply be showing an outlier that someone is making a bit much of while there might be entire other implications of such restructuring being overlooked. Particularly for the 96% whose brains are also being affected but whose cocks work just fine.

    I'd rather see more research done and tested before concluding results.

    http://www.sharecare.com/health/erectile-dysfunction/percent-male-population-affected-ed
    Michael Roizen, MD, Internal Medicine, answered... Less than 2% of men in their 20s have ED.
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    Jun 12, 2014 8:10 PM GMT
    I would think that porn would desensitize men (gay men in this example) because of the immediacy and volume available. Let's face it, when many of us were younger, just the idea of seeing an erect penis would create a flutter!

    When it comes to ED though, I find it hard to believe or stand by many statistics. The problem I have is that I think of ED as a true physical condition prohibiting a person from getting an erection, however, I think a lot of guys use ED medication for helping to maintain that erection and I don't believe it's caused by any physical problem but instead a mental/emotional inability to maintain the stimulation. This I think could easily be caused by the openness and availability of porn or just sex in general.

    Let's face it, how easy do you bone up if you haven't has sex in a week? A lot more easily than if you whacked out a good one every night this week. Plus I agree that our expectations are wanting a match to those 'hot' guys we see and not to the other 99% regular guys like ourselves leaving us with the inability to focus and concentrate on the 99% reality we're likely to encounter.
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    Jun 12, 2014 8:11 PM GMT
    eb925guy saidI would think that porn would desensitize men (gay men in this example) because of the immediacy and volume available. Let's face it, when many of us were younger, just the idea of seeing an erect penis would create a flutter!

    When it comes to ED though, I find it hard to believe or stand by many statistics. The problem I have is that I think of ED as a true physical condition prohibiting a person from getting an erection, however, I think a lot of guys use ED medication for helping to maintain that erection and I don't believe it's caused by any physical problem but instead a mental/emotional inability to maintain the stimulation. This I think could easily be caused by the openness and availability of porn or just sex in general.

    Let's face it, how easy do you bone up if you haven't has sex in a week? A lot more easily than if you whacked out a good one every night this week. Plus I agree that our expectations are wanting a match to those 'hot' guys we see and not to the other 99% regular guys like ourselves leaving us with the inability to focus and concentrate on the 99% reality we're likely to encounter.


    It's this. Also seeing a lot of naked bodies at once can desensitize you too. Overall everything in moderation pornography too.
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    Jun 12, 2014 8:14 PM GMT
    I think a bigger problem is lack of libido/motivation to talk to guys when it's easier to whack off to something from a website. For a lot of people it doesn't even get to the stage where erectile dysfunction is the problem.
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    Jun 12, 2014 8:30 PM GMT
    eb925guy saidI would think that porn would desensitize men (gay men in this example) because of the immediacy and volume available. Let's face it, when many of us were younger, just the idea of seeing an erect penis would create a flutter!

    When it comes to ED though, I find it hard to believe or stand by many statistics. The problem I have is that I think of ED as a true physical condition prohibiting a person from getting an erection, however, I think a lot of guys use ED medication for helping to maintain that erection and I don't believe it's caused by any physical problem but instead a mental/emotional inability to maintain the stimulation. This I think could easily be caused by the openness and availability of porn or just sex in general.

    Let's face it, how easy do you bone up if you haven't has sex in a week? A lot more easily than if you whacked out a good one every night this week. Plus I agree that our expectations are wanting a match to those 'hot' guys we see and not to the other 99% regular guys like ourselves leaving us with the inability to focus and concentrate on the 99% reality we're likely to encounter.

    Exactly. "Libido dysfunction" might be a better term since it's more about staying hard from being horny. I've thought about this and am sure it would be a problem for me; I went celibate at least 25 years ago and have been wanking to hot guys on porn all that time and I doubt that I could get it up for a normal looking guy.
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    Jun 13, 2014 3:36 PM GMT
    Lumpyoatmeal saidExactly. "Libido dysfunction" might be a better term since it's more about staying hard from being horny. I've thought about this and am sure it would be a problem for me; I went celibate at least 25 years ago and have been wanking to hot guys on porn all that time and I doubt that I could get it up for a normal looking guy.

    My guess is you could 'get it up' but for how long would it stay up? Probably depends more on how satisfied you are with the stimulation you're getting but if it fails to meet up to your hand, then let me introduce you to the little blue pill….magic! LOL
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    Jun 25, 2014 7:23 PM GMT
    silver_bullet saidKey point is that it is an internet addiction.

    I can't emphasize this enough: Internet porn addiction is not a "sex addiction" - it's an Internet addiction. Although masturbation is often involved, this is an addiction to novel pixels on a screen.

    http://yourbrainonporn.com/doing-what-you-evolved-to-do

    Since we wrote Ominous News for Porn Users: Internet Addiction Atrophies Brains, which addressed recent online videogame addiction research, a tide of brand new research has been rolling in from around the world, revealing that a surprisingly large percentage of people in some age groups are addicted to Internet use itself.

    http://www.yourbrainonporn.com/recent-internet-addiction-brain-studies-include-porn


    Amen..
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    Jun 25, 2014 7:28 PM GMT
    Ohno saidI think a bigger problem is lack of libido/motivation to talk to guys when it's easier to whack off to something from a website. For a lot of people it doesn't even get to the stage where erectile dysfunction is the problem.


    Its like I said, its the "fast food" of sex. Same thing, why bother cooking when its so much easier to go to McDonalds? You don't even have to get out of your car.