Saturday, July 18, 2020

Men Addicted To Porn Are More Likely To Have Erectile Dysfunction

Watching too much porn can make it difficult for men to maintain an erection.This was the result of a new study whose focus was the effect of porn watching on sexual activity, researchers from Belgium, Denmark and the UK quizzed 3267 men about masturbation, frequency of porn watching and sexual activity with their partners.

The researchers found a correlation between frequency of porn use and erectile dysfunction. Around 23% of men under-35 who responded to the survey had some level of erectile dysfunction when having sex with a partner.

According to Head researcher, Professor Gunter de Win (University of Antwerp and University Hospital Antwerp), the percentage was higher than they had anticipated:
The research found out that men watch quite a lot of porn, around 70 minutes per week on average, normally for between 5 and 15 minutes per time. Some watch very little while some watch more for hours.
The researchers believe that erectile dysfunction problems associated with porn stem from a lack of arousal and that porn conditions the way we view sex. 90 per cent of men fast-forward to watch the most arousing pornographic scenes, 20 per cent felt that they needed to watch more extreme porn to get the same level of arousal as previously. Only 65% of men felt that sex with a partner was more exciting than watching porn.
The research was presented at the European Association of Urology virtual congress.

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