November 2017

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) and the Porn Connection

Men love to have sex, and if a partner isn’t readily available, a man might just have sex with himself. But in order to do that, many men turn to a virtual partner, the one they find on their computer screen or between the pages of an adult-themed magazine. In fact, taking matters into their own hands is well-known as part of excellent penis care, and most men suffer no penis problems at all from enjoying a little foray into porn from time to time.

But what about those men who suddenly realize they are having erectile dysfunction issues with a partner? Then it’s time to take a longer look at what’s really going on. Here’s a look at what might be the real penis problem.

Three potential problems with porn

First, it’s important to remember that overall, porn can be an excellent way to enjoy a little private time or even spice things up with a partner. When it’s embraced as a side dish – and not the main event – it can be a truly eye-opening, enjoyable part of any man’s sex life.

But there are some downsides, too. Those downsides can lead to a man having a difficult time with getting aroused, or with getting it up when he is aroused, especially if all this happens with a partner in the room. Let’s delve a bit deeper into the issues:

1) The mental aspect. Some men can become highly accustomed to watching certain videos, masturbating in a certain way, or having to think about one or two very specific things in order to get the equipment into proper working order. If that’s the case, it might be an indication that porn has changed his mental and emotional view of sexuality, and that he needs a particular visual stimulation – one he can’t get from a real-life partner who hasn’t been airbrushed! – to get off.

2) The physical aspect. A man who enjoys porn a little too much might notice that his penis sensitivity is diminished when he’s with a partner. That might be because he chooses to masturbate the same way each time. By doing so, he runs the risk of ‘deadening’ certain areas of his penis because he always rubs on those particular spots. So when it’s time for a partner’s light touch, he can barely feel it – and that can make for an uncomfortable and disappointing situation for everyone.

3) The need for more stimulation. When a man watches videos he really loves or flips through a book that really gets him going, it usually works for a while. But eventually, he begins to crave a little something more. That means he might watch porn for longer each day, or he might spend more time looking through magazines. Eventually he finds what works for now, and then it works for a while – but soon he’s back to the song-and-dance of finding something new. This cycle can eventually damage his life, not just inside the bedroom, but outside of it as well.

So what are the solutions to these potential penis problems brought on by porn? If a man notices that he is having trouble getting it up with a partner, or even getting it up for himself when he’s watching the same videos that used to work for him, it’s probably time for a little vacation from the screen. A few weeks away from watching videos or masturbating can often ‘reset’ a man’s mind and body, resulting in more fun when he does ease back into things.

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