Excessive internet porn use links to a number of issues that include erectile dysfunction.


Watching internet porn regularly as a medium for additional stimulation when self pleasuring can have serious consequences for some men, having done the research I wanted to raise additional awareness.

A common complaint is that men often find they are not able to get an erection when they are with a partner, naturally this is a cause for concern, feelings of shame and embarrassment are likely. The extreme where some men may decide that having physical relationships are too much of challenge, so they avoid them altogether and purely use the porn as self gratification.  

An internet addicts brain appears to have been re-wired to mainly get aroused when they are watching porn. Dopamine is increased when there is more novelty and so much variety, there are thousands of different women, men and scenarios, this leads to the added excitement. Voyeurism and clicking over the various scenes can also offer as an additional stimuli adding to the addictive nature.


Aside from erectile dysfunction there are other reported side effects in every day living, some include ADHD, sleep issues, lack of focus, depression, social anxiety, performance anxiety and OCD behaviours.  Please note that these are not the primary cause of the addiction, these can be the direct result of the addiction.


Can this be reversed?  Absolutely yes, stopping the internet porn will allow the mind and body to return to a "normal" state of being and chemical balance, however, this may not be an overnight fix, it can take a couple of months to adjust, to learn new behavioural patterns and other ways of stimulation. 

Here is a TED talk by Gary Wilson, this goes into more detail on this topic and is some of the inspiration for this post. Gary is the host of www.yourbrainonporn.com a Physiology teacher with a great interest in neuroscience and the effects of internet addictions on our behaviours.


Now onto Tantra, internet addiction is very much in the head, there appears to be a big divide between the head and the body in this instance. I teach clients techniques and give them tools to take away that will allow them to have an increased and better relationship with their body.  They will experience physical touch and enjoy the pleasure that is created from their own sensations and not through technology use, these may speed up their recovery from prolonged excessive porn use.  It is vital that clients commit to change if they are willing to see faster results.

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Thank you for reading. :-)

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