Too Much Porn Contributing to ED: Urologist Fawad Zafar

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Urologist Des Moines: Too Much Porn Contributing to ED

 Your Des Moines urologist Dr. Fawad Zafar warns that addiction to porn is contributing to an increase in the number of healthy, young men seeking medical treatment for erectile dysfunction (ED).

Porn-induced ED (PIED) is a comparatively new problem affecting a generation of men who have grown up with unlimited access to explicit pornographic material.  And having unrestricted access to the maximum stimulus that pornography provides can lead to a number of sexual dysfunctions, according to your urologist Des Moines.

Hundreds of men struggling with PIED have reported experiencing this problem in online addiction forums, some of which are receiving millions of hits per day.

A rising number of young men are turning to Viagra to rectify the problem, but the effort often proves useless because the real issue with PIED reigns in the brain. The problem is that the hormone released that enables that pleasurable state is part of the reward circuit in the brain and it can become desensitized to triggers.

Your urologist Des Moines explains that the compulsive need to find a better stimulus means that the brain’s pleasure center becomes numbed to sexual experiences that are considered to be normal, resulting in a lack of arousal and erectile issues with partners in real life.

Many men sharing their experiences online have spoken of similar issues, explaining that their addiction has resulted in feelings of isolation, depression and a lack of confidence.

As a result, men suffering from PIED and addiction are encouraging each other to quit the habit and begin rewiring their brain into being stimulated by natural sexual triggers.  Those in the back-to-basics stage have reported much higher sensitivity to more understated sexual triggers such as touch and smell.

Many others have told your urologist Des Moines that the ‘rebooting’ journey as life-changing, as it affects not only their sex lives, but their entire self-esteem.  Good sex should be about having fun, it’s about being able to express yourself and share yourself in a safe, loving, exciting or tender way; it’s not about imitating what you see on a computer screen.

Posted on May 14, 2014 – 6:36 pm in Erectile Dysfunction