hi, i have been masturbating since the age of 15 and soon after looking at porn while doing it. i think i have erectile dysfunction, because whenever i have sex with a partner i can never stay hard or when we change positions i get soft almost immediately. i recently read on http://www.yourbrainonporn.com that porn and masturbation leads to erectile dysfunction, so i will stop doing both. but the problem is i feel like i’m not confident and have anxiety during sex because whenever i go soft during sex my ex girlfriends would get upset and cause an argument over it. in that case i’m scared to have sex. do you think that is another reason my erectile dysfunction is getting worse? or is it just the masturbation and porn?
Yes it can cause ED, because thousands of guys have successfully recovered and regained erectile health.
The question is – did you perform the test suggested by YBOP?
Wondering if your problem is porn-related?
The only conclusive test is to go through an entire reboot and return your brain to normal responsiveness before you have sex. However, you can usually answer your question by comparing your responsiveness in these two situations:
1. On one occasion masturbate to your favorite porn (or simply remember what it was like).
2. On another masturbate with no porn/porn fantasy. Use only sensations, with the same speed and pressure you would use during intercourse.
How erect was your penis? How long did it take you to reach orgasm? What was your level of excitement? A healthy young man should have no trouble attaining a full erection and masturbating to orgasm without porn or fantasy.
If you have a strong erection on #1, but problems on #2, then you have porn-induced performance problems.
If #2 is strong and solid, but you have trouble with a real partner, then you have anxiety-induced problems. See a good counselor.
If you have problems during both 1 and 2, you may have progressive porn-induced problems, or an organic problem. See a good urologist to rule out the latter.
on: 27th October 12