Erectile dysfunction is when a man cannot achieve or sustain an erection long enough during sex. It is a challenge that many men face. There are many causes of erectile dysfunction and porn is said to be one of them. According to those who decry pornography, there is a strong correlation between the consumption of pornography and erectile dysfunction. Fortunately, it is possible to seek help if you suffer from porn-induced erectile dysfunction.

How Does Porn Cause Erectile Dysfunction?

According to a 2016 U.S military report, porn is responsible for an ‘unprecedented increase.’ In erectile dysfunction among American soldiers. The conclusion was based on a literature review. All three young soldiers who watched porn suffered from erectile dysfunction.

The sample was small, so it is impossible to draw any scientific conclusions. According to the study, before porn began migrating to the internet, only five percent of men under 40 reported erectile dysfunction. Now that anyone can watch porn on their devices, the figures have gone significantly higher. The figure is now as high as 33%.

This study is not reliable as it does not consider factors such as; Viagra, the use of erection drugs, and soldier’s emotional stress and how they deal with it.

Other studies suggest that pornography may help with erectile dysfunction. According to a 2015 study, men who watch pornography have better sexual responsiveness to their partners. Pornography may help with erectile dysfunction that is caused by psychological issues.

Just like the study that says porn may contribute to erectile dysfunction, this study is limited and preliminary. There is little scientific evidence to prove it.

Other Causes of Erectile Dysfunction

Physical Causes

In most cases, erectile dysfunction is caused by physical factors. Some of them include the following;

  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • High levels of cholesterol
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Alcoholism and drug abuse
  • Sleep disorders
  • Certain surgeries
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Certain surgeries

Certain physical ailments make it difficult for a man to get or sustain an erection. If they get anxious or nervous, the problem is likely to get even worse.

Secondary erectile dysfunction occurs later in life. It happens to men who have been able to get and maintain erections in the past. Secondary erectile dysfunction is one of the most common forms of erectile dysfunction. It may be caused by the following factors;

  • Prostate disorders
  • Neurological damage often caused by diabetes
  • Relationship issues
  • Psychological distress such as nervousness, anxiety about sex, and body image concerns
  • Blood vessel disorders
  • Clogged arteries

The brain plays an important role in triggering an erection and sexual excitement. Some psychological factors that can interfere with sexual feelings include;

  • Stress
  • Mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety
  • Relationship concerns

Risk factors that may contribute to erectile dysfunction include;

  • Use of tobacco
  • Medical conditions such as heart problems
  • Obesity
  • Radiation treatment for cancer
  • Medications such as antidepressants and antihistamines

If you suffer from porn-induced erectile dysfunction in Brooklyn New York, you should consider getting help from Lazare Urology. Contact us today and book an appointment.