Scientists say pornography may cause impotence

Sexual Reboot Forum Scientists say pornography may cause impotence

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  • #16142

    Refugio

    It may not make you go blind, but Italian scientists have identified a worrying side-effect of watching too much pornography.

    Researchers said Thursday that young men who indulge in “excessive consumption” of Internet porn gradually become immune to explicit images, the ANSA news agency reported.

    Over time, this can lead to a loss of libido, impotence and a notion of sex that is totally divorced from real-life relations.

    “It starts with lower reactions to porn sites, then there is a general drop in libido and in the end it becomes impossible to get an erection,” said Carlo Foresta, head of the Italian Society of Andrology and Sexual Medicine (SIAM).

    His team drew their conclusions from a survey of 28,000 Italian men which revealed that many became hooked on porn as early as 14, exhibiting symptoms of so-called “sexual anorexia” by the time they reached their mid-twenties.

    There was some good news, however, as the condition was not necessarily permanent. “With proper assistance recovery is possible within a few months,” Foresta said.

    Other data presented at the SIAM’S annual conference in Rome suggested that Germans are the biggest consumers of online porn in Europe, with 34.5 percent of internet users logging on to watch smut.

    France ranked second (33.6 percent), ahead of Spain (32.4 percent) and Italy (28.9 percent).

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    #16143

    Andrea

    I agree

    because iam a victim of porn, and they knwe it from the start of porn and before starting it that such content may hurt people in the future…any addictional content starts to harm with time, we used to enjoy porn to some extent but when we suffered from sorrow and pain and we couldnt get rid of this habit, we knew that its late to declare that we are sick and addicted to porn

    the will must be getting rid of porn and its disgusting images from your head and soul…AKA Mind Detox

    #16144

    Rayford

    Great find!

    I 110% agree with this, especially this specific sentence:

    “It starts with lower reactions to porn sites, then there is a general drop in libido and in the end it becomes impossible to get an erection”

    I know there are some people on this forum that refuse to believe that you can develop sexual exhaustion by over-masturbating to porn but these findings are making it clear now. I strongly believe that my libido and erection problems are due to porn and porn only. I just hope that people around the world realize this and wake up soon before it is too late.

    #16145

    Frederick

    This is absolutely true. Everyone has their opinion on SE but it is my belief that over-exposure to porn has caused the problem, not necessarily the masturbating (but this is big too). When blood tests are done, most of the time things are normal. Sometimes prolactin/cortisol is messed up…sometimes not.

    I posted the below link before and most just dismissed it as a “psychological” thing and not biological and therefore not important. But this guy has all the same symptoms as we did, the dysregulation of dopamine can F*ck up even spontaneous erections/morning erections, thus over exposure/overuse of dopamine is much more than a “psychological” problem.

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    #16146

    Joel

    I totally believe in this man. This or a variant of this is what is affecting me. I know that for sure.

    #16147

    Antony

    great read, I just hope it doesnt take them too long to long to catch up to our current understanding of SE =/ we need all the help we can get.

    #16148

    Delbert

    I need a reference to the study, and by study I mean the actual study not the article. If they didn’t seclude the factor here than it proves nothing.

    #16149

    Jamar

    “With proper assistance recovery is possible within a few months,” Foresta said.”

    So whats the treatment? Anyone know how to get more info.

    One thing I can remember is I went through a period where only specific women and types of porn turned me on. So your traditional porn chick didnt do it for me. So what he is saying holds some truth

    #16150

    Lino

    id be interested in the specific treatment as well

    i guess it includes abstaining from porn as well as sensitizing yourself to more regular stuff again

    i remember i had the victoria’s secret catalogue (sort of) in my country when i was younger, then the harder porn came in

    any info would be great, there is definitely a mental/psychological aspect as well

    #16151

    Granville

    in my specific case iv noted the following

    Upon finding out SE in april 2010 I still had a GF so I immiediatly stopped watching porn and masterbating and saved all my sexual energy for her. Within a few weeks I rarely had ED with her and could basically get it up most of the time. If not then she ” assisted” lol. Once I added Alpha GPC it was actually really easy to get erections most of the time.

    I still always had PE, and depresion mood swings etc unless I took massive amounts of 5htp or phenibut or something. which would usually improve it from 1 minute to anywhere from 5-20 minutes depending on dosages and what not.

    I recently went through a 40 days abstinence thing the last month or so. I dont have a GF this time around but same thing happend , it was much easier to get aroused and even girls in my classes were occasionally giving me erections. After a while though i was like F*ck it and jerked off. I obviously noted no benefits to PE just easier to get aroused.

    So i think the whole resensitization thing comes back pretty quick. And I assume as you do it for longer it only gets better and better. Thats why I think anyone who abstains noticed benefits and they think there “Healing”.

    The truth is there only healing one aspect of a very complicated problem so at best there making like a 10-20 percent improvement. I also think that after a while you will just platue and the improvements will stop. You cannot expect abstaining to toally fix the problem, its just an additional tool in aiding your body. But if your not taking care of the main problems it honestly is kinda pointless. You might as well do it once a week or so.

    Now imagine…….someone abstained the whole entire time that they balanced their hormones and their neurotransmitters…..just think about it. If people experience benefits from just abstaining, imagine abstaining and fixing everyhting thats not right in your body. If that dosnt heal you of your symptoms then I dont know what will.

    Imagine during a 9 month period ( or however long it takes you to figure everything out) of abstaining

    1) you went from low testosterone to high tesoterone

    2) you went from adrenal fatigue to no adrenal fatigue

    3) you fixed your thyroid

    4) your raised all your below range neurotransmitters

    5) adressed any other pertinent issues ( issulin resistance, inflamation, cholesterol etc )

    #16152

    Gustavo

    JS just being curious here – if Alpha GPC is giving you erections then why don’t you continue taking it?

    #16153

    Ben

    Im focusing on optimizing my adrenal function right now. I only want to use one thing at a time and im using lifeflo preg right now so I dont want anyhting interfering with that.

    besides I can still get erections without alpha gpc . However one day for sure i will be returning to an amino acid protocol and when I do alpha GPC will be part of that. its not like im trying to bag bitches right now.

    One thing at a time you feel me.

    #16154

    Travis

    this is def true

    i get not so much from abstaining, more desire, somewhat easier aroused and wood, then when i do have sex, head is red lots of precum and PE then im back in the shitter

    fixing yourself is def the way to go

    #16155

    Issac

    ofcourse…..i mean think about it even if you successfully abstain for I dono whatever 3 years. Congrats props to you that truly takes a special person to do.

    Problem is……if you havnt dealt with any of the issues causing your problems in the first place the moment you start ejaculating again you can expect most of your issues to come back.

    MAYBE they wont be as bad as before as long as you keep your sexual frequency relatively low but thats no way to live. I dont think personally I could enjoy my life and sex if I had to live it at 25 percent. Which is exactly what what it would be.

    No working out, no sports, no energy, depresion , no motivation, PE but hey my dick gets hard most of the time now so im good to go. Fucking retarted.

    #16156

    Terence

    I wonder how much of our problems are due to masturbating to porn and possibly drug use.

    Does anyone think there are environmental factors working against us also such as pollution in our environment and food, stress, or other inescapable conditions?

    Life sucks right now. I don’t actively go out and try to meet girls b/c if I got lucky I couldn’t do anything except pop a cialis, and that would just make my dick really hard in an uncomfortable way.

    Is this really how life is? I feel so empty all the time being alone and not able to have sex with anyone, no matter how hard I try to be healthy.

    Yoga, Meditation daily, all organic food and vegetables, lots of fruits and nuts, supplements, herbs… for what?

    I honestly feel like killing myself

    #16157

    Jarod

    I wonder how much of our problems are due to masturbating to porn and possibly drug use.

    Does anyone think there are environmental factors working against us also such as pollution in our environment and food, stress, or other inescapable conditions?

    Life sucks right now. I don’t actively go out and try to meet girls b/c if I got lucky I couldn’t do anything except pop a cialis, and that would just make my dick really hard in an uncomfortable way.

    Is this really how life is? I feel so empty all the time being alone and not able to have sex with anyone, no matter how hard I try to be healthy.

    Yoga, Meditation daily, all organic food and vegetables, lots of fruits and nuts, supplements, herbs… for what?

    I honestly feel like killing myself

    #16158

    Trinidad

    dont worry about shit like environmental toxins and stuff like that . It dosnt matter. Theres nothing you can do about it.

    You need to run the testing I mentioned. I promise you you have fucked up neurotransmitters and fucked up hormones. Ill bet you a 100 dollars.

    Drugs and overmasterbation caused our problems. Problem is stopping both wont reverse the situation.

    When it comes to going out and bagging bitches im in the same exact boat as you. Until you fix your body its gona be like this for a while……you might want to get used to for the time being because you need to focus on yourself 100 percent.

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