Experts who recognize porn-induced sexual dysfunctions – along with relevant studies

Experts

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This page contains two lists: (1) studies linking porn use or porn/sex addiction to sexual problems and lower arousal, (2) articles, broadcasts, radio shows, and podcasts that involve sexual experts who confirm the existence of porn-induced sexual dysfunctions.

LIST ONE: contains over 40 studies linking porn use/porn addiction to sexual problems and lower arousal to sexual stimuli. The first 7 studies in the list demonstrate causation, as participants eliminated porn use and healed chronic sexual dysfunctions.

  1. Study: Is Internet Pornography Causing Sexual Dysfunctions? A Review with Clinical Reports (2016)
  2. Study: Male masturbation habits and sexual dysfunctions (2016)
  3. Study: Situational Psychogenic Anejaculation: A Case Study (2014)
  4. Study: Unusual masturbatory practice as an etiological factor in the diagnosis and treatment of sexual dysfunction in young men (2014)
  5. Study: How difficult is it to treat delayed ejaculation within a short-term psychosexual model? A case study comparison (2017)
  6. Study: Pornography Induced Erectile Dysfunction Among Young Men (2019)
  7. Study: Hidden in Shame: Heterosexual Men’s Experiences of Self-Perceived Problematic Pornography Use (2019)
  8. Study: Male psychogenic sexual dysfunction: the role of masturbation (2003)
  9. Study: The Dual Control Model – The Role Of Sexual Inhibition & Excitation In Sexual Arousal And Behavior (2007) (Kinsey Institute researchers)
  10. Study: Clinical encounters with internet pornography (2008)
  11. Study: Use of pornography in a random sample of Norwegian heterosexual couples (2009)
  12. Study: Exploring the Relationship Between Erotic Disruption During the Latency Period and the Use of Sexually Explicit Material, Online Sexual Behaviors, and Sexual Dysfunctions in Young Adulthood (2009)
  13. Study: Sexual Desire, Not Hypersexuality, Is Related to Neurophysiological Responses Elicited by Sexual Images (2013)
  14. Study: Neural Correlates of Sexual Cue Reactivity in Individuals with and without Compulsive Sexual Behaviours (2014)
  15. Study: Brain Structure and Functional Connectivity Associated With Pornography Consumption: The Brain on Porn (2014)
  16. Study: Masturbation and Pornography Use Among Coupled Heterosexual Men With Decreased Sexual Desire: How Many Roles of Masturbation?(2014)
  17. Study: Patient Characteristics by Type of Hypersexuality Referral: A Quantitative Chart Review of 115 Consecutive Male Cases (2015)
  18. Study: Adolescents and web porn: a new era of sexuality (2015)
  19. Study: Modulation of late positive potentials by sexual images in problem users and controls inconsistent with ‘porn addiction’ (2015)
  20. Study: An Online Assessment of Personality, Psychological, and Sexuality Trait Variables Associated with Self-Reported Hypersexual Behavior (2015)
  21. Study: Erectile Dysfunction, Boredom, and Hypersexuality among Coupled Men from Two European Countries (2015)
  22. Study: Men’s Sexual Life and Repeated Exposure to Pornography. A New Issue? (2015)
  23. Study: Altered Appetitive Conditioning and Neural Connectivity in Subjects With Compulsive Sexual Behavior (2016)
  24. Study: The effects of sexually explicit material use on romantic relationship dynamics (2016)
  25. Study: Online sexual activities: An exploratory study of problematic and non-problematic usage patterns in a sample of men (2016)
  26. Study: “I think it has been a negative influence in many ways but at the same time I can’t stop using it”: Self-identified problematic pornography use among a sample of young Australians (2017)
  27. Study: Organic and psychogenic causes of sexual dysfunction in young men (2017)
  28. Study: Associative pathways between pornography consumption and reduced sexual satisfaction (2017)
  29. Study: Press release about a Brno University Hospital study (Czech Republic): “Pornography as a Relationship Killer” (2018)
  30. Study: Sexual Dysfunctions in the Internet Era (2018)
  31. Gender Differences in the Relationship of Sexual Functioning With Implicit and Explicit Sex Liking and Sex Wanting: A Community Sample Study (2018)
  32. Study: Sexual Dysfunction in the New Father: Sexual Intimacy Issues (2018)
  33. Study: Is Pornography Use Related to Erectile Functioning? Results From Cross-Sectional and Latent Growth Curve Analyses (2019)
  34. Study: Pornography Induced Erectile Dysfunction Among Young Men (2019)
  35. Study: Survey of Sexual Function and Pornography (2019)
  36. Study: Prevalence, Patterns and Self-Perceived Effects of Pornography Consumption in Polish University Students: A Cross-Sectional Study (2019)
  37. Study: Sexual and reproductive health and rights in Sweden 2017 (2019)
  38. Study: Internet Pornography: Addiction or Sexual Dysfunction? (2019)
  39. Study: Abstinence or Acceptance? A Case Series of Men’s Experiences With an Intervention Addressing Self-Perceived Problematic Pornography Use (2019)
  40. Study: Can time to ejaculation be affected by pornography? (2020)
  41. Study: Exploring the Lived Experience of Problematic Users of Internet Pornography: A Qualitative Study (2020)
  42. Study: EAU 2020: More Porn, Worse Erectile Function (2020)
  43. Study: The Pornography “Rebooting” Experience: A Qualitative Analysis of Abstinence Journals on an Online Pornography Abstinence Forum (2021)
  44. Upcoming studies: PDF of a lecture by urology professor Carlo Foresta (2014)
  45. Article about a “study”: Erectile Dysfunction Forums Offer Raw Insight Into How Millions Of Men Cope With The Condition. HuffPost (2015)

Porn’s effects on relationships? Over 80 studies link porn use to less sexual and relationship satisfaction. As far as we know all studies involving males have reported more porn use linked to poorer sexual or relationship satisfaction.

LIST TWO: articles, broadcasts, radio shows, and podcasts that involve sexual experts who confirm the existence of porn-induced sexual dysfunctions.

Since YBOP came online in 2011 over 150 sexual experts (urology professors, urologists, psychiatrists, psychologists, sexologists, MDs) who acknowledge and treat porn-induced sexual problems have published articles or appeared on radio and TV. Note: Urologists have twice presented evidence of porn-induced sexual dysfunctions at annual conferences of the American Urological Association.

  1. Video of a lecture: Porn-induced ED (parts 1-4) presented at the American Urologic Association Conference, May 6-10, 2016. Urologist Tarek Pacha.
  2. New findings: Study sees link between porn and sexual dysfunction (2017) – Data from an upcoming study, presented at the 2017 American Urological Association Conference.
In chronological order:
  1. Too Much Internet Porn May Cause Impotence, urology professor Carlo Foresta (2011)
  2. The Young Turks discuss porn-induced ED (2011)
  3. Porning too much? by Robert Taibbi, L.C.S.W. (2012)
  4. Does Porn Contribute to ED? by Tyger Latham, Psy.D. in Therapy Matters (2012)
  5. Urologist Lim Huat Chye:  Pornography can cause erectile dysfunction for young men (2012)
  6. Director of Middlebury College Health Center, Dr. Mark Peluso, sees rise in ED: blames porn (2012)
  7. Sexual Dysfunction: The Escalating Price of Abusing Porn (2012)
  8. “Addicted to Viagra: They should be at their most virile, but a growing number of young men can’t cope without those little blue pills” (2012)
  9. Hardcore corruption of the human hard disk (2012)
  10. The Dr. Oz Show addresses Porn-induced ED (2013)
  11. Erectile dysfunction increases among young men, sex therapist Brandy Engler, PhD (2013)
  12. Internet Porn and Erectile Dysfunction, by Urologist James Elist, F.A.C.S., F.I.C.S. (2013)
  13. How porn is destroying modern sex lives: Feminist writer Naomi Wolf has an unsettling explanation for why Britons are having less sex (2013)
  14. Pornography & Erectile Dysfunction, by Lawrence A. Smiley M.D. (2013)
  15. Urologist Andrew Kramer discusses ED – including porn-induced ED (2013)
  16. Is Porn Destroying Your Sex Life? By Robert Weiss LCSW, CSAT-S (2013)
  17. Too Much Internet Porn: The SADD Effect, by Ian Kerner PhD. (2013)
  18. Solutions for porn-induced erectile dysfunction, by Sudeepta Varma, MD, Psychiatry (2013)
  19. Dr. Rosalyn Dischiavo on porn-induced ED (2013)
  20. Did porn warp me forever? Salon.com (2013)
  21. Radio Show: Young Psychiatrist Discusses His Porn-induced ED (2013)
  22. Chris Kraft, Ph.D. – Johns Hopkins sexologist discusses porn-induced sexual dysfunctions (2013)
  23. Why A Sex Therapist Worries About Teens Viewing Internet Porn, by Dr. Aline Zoldbrod (2013)
  24. Is “Normal” Porn Watching Affecting Your Manhood? by sexologist Maryline Décarie, M.A. (2013)
  25. ‘Porn’ makes men hopeless in bed: Dr Deepak Jumani, Sexologist Dhananjay Gambhire (2013)
  26. Need porn diet for three to five months to get an erection again, Alexandra Katehakis MFT, CSAT-S (2013)
  27. Just Can’t Get It Up: ZDoggMD.com (2013)
  28. Time-out cures man of Internet porn addiction & ED: CBS video, Dr. Elaine Brady (2013)
  29. Seven Sharp with Caroline Cranshaw – The damage caused by internet porn addiction (2013)
  30. Reality is not enough exciting (Swedish), psychiatrist Goran Sedvallson. urologist Stefan Arver, psychotherapist Inger Björklund (2013)
  31. Why porn and masturbation can be too much of a good thing, Dr. Elizabeth Waterman (2013)
  32. Dan Savage answers question about porn-induced ED (12-2013)
  33. Irish Times: ‘I can’t get stimulated unless I watch porn with my girlfriend’ (2016)
  34. Erection problems from too much porn – Swedish (2013)
  35. Internet porn wrecking conjugal ties in India (Porn-induced ED), Dr. Narayana Reddy (2013)
  36. Pornography was the only one who got Donald aroused: Swedish (2013)
  37. Men who watch too much porn can’t get it up, warns Manchester sex therapist (2014)
  38. What causes erectile dysfunction?, Dr. Lohit K, M.D (2014)
  39. Has Porn Ruined Our Sex Lives Forever? The Daily Dose. (2014)
  40. Suffering from ED? This Reason May Surprise You, by Michael S Kaplan, MD (2014)
  41. Is porn addiction on the rise in Bangalore? (2014)
  42. YBOP review of “The New Naked” by urologist Harry Fisch, MD (2014)
  43. Behind the documentary: Porn-Induced Erectile Dysfunction, Global News Canada (2014)
  44. ‘Generation X-Rated’ (Porn-Induced ED) – Urologist Abraham Morgentaler (2014)
  45. Porn-induced erectile dysfunction in healthy young men, Andrew Doan MD, PhD (2014)
  46. Catastrophic effects of adolescent porn addiction. Wrishi Raphael, MD (2014)
  47. Porn causing erectile dysfunction in young men, by Global News Canada (2014)
  48. LIVE BLOG: Porn-induced erectile dysfunction. Dr. Abraham Morgentaler, Gabe Deem (2014)
  49. Watching porn can cause male sexual dysfunction. Urologists David B. Samadi & Muhammed Mirza (2014)
  50. Looking at porn on the internet could ruin your sex life, doctor says. Harry Fisch, MD (2014)
  51. Online Videos Causing IRL Erectile Problems? by Andrew Smiler PhD (2014)
  52. Do You Masturbate Too Much? Urologist Tobias Köhler, Therapist Dan Drake (2014)
  53. How Online Sexual Stimulation Can Lead to In Real Life Sexual Dysfunction, by Jed Diamond PhD (2014)
  54. Too Much Porn Contributing to ED: Urologist Fawad Zafar (2014)
  55. Is Porn Erectile Dysfunction Fact or Fiction? by Kurt Smith, LMFT, LPCC, AFC (2015)
  56. When porn becomes a problem (Irish Times). Sex therapists Trish Murphy, Teresa Bergin, Tony Duffy (2015)
  57. Porn Addiction, Porn Creep and Erectile Dysfunction By Billi Caine, B.Sc Psych, RN (2015)
  58. Online pornography and compulsive masturbation cause impotence in young, Emilio Loiacono MD (2015)
  59. Counsellors battle ‘plague of pornography’, psychologists Seema Hingorrany & Yolande Pereira, paediatrician, Samir Dalwai (2015)
  60. Tinder and the Dawn of the “Dating Apocalypse”, Vanity Fair (2015)
  61. TEDX talk about porn-induced ED & reclaiming one’s sexuality: “How to Become a Sex God” by Gregor Schmidinger (2015)
  62. Torn on porn: A look at addiction & pornography. Dr. Charlotte Loppie, University of Victoria Professor in the School of Public Health (2016)
  63. Nurse wants residents to talk about erectile dysfunction. Lesley Mills, a consultant nurse in sexual dysfunction (2016)
  64. How internet porn is creating a generation of men desensitised to real life sex. Dr Andrew Smiler, Dr Angela Gregory (2016)
  65. BBC: Easy access to online porn is ‘damaging’ men’s health, says NHS therapist. Psychosexual therapist Angela Gregory (2016)
  66. What to Do When You’re Dating a Guy with Problems Below the Belt. Sexologist Emily Morse, Ph.D. (2016)
  67. Non-prescription Viagra has infiltrated the bedrooms of today’s young black men. Urology professor David B. Samadi & Muhammed Mirza, MD founder of ErectileDoctor.com (2016)
  68. The Devastating Consequences of Pornography. Dr. Ursula Ofman (2016)
  69. “Porn addiction could ruin your sex life and here’s why”. Sexual function specialist Anand Patel MD, Sex therapist Janet Eccles, Neuroscientist Dr Nicola Ray (2016)
  70. Podcast: Porn-induced erectile dysfunction (PIED). By world renowned urologist Dudley Danoff & Dr. Diana Wiley (2016)
  71. The REAL reason young men suffer from erectile dysfunction, by Anand Patel, MD (2016)
  72. Turn away! Why pornography can harm your sex life. By urology professor Dr. David Samadi (2016)
  73. Urology Times asks: “What is driving younger men to seek treatment for ED?” Jason Hedges, MD, PhD (2016)
  74. Why Men are quitting Internet Porn (porn-induced ED), Andrew Doan, MD, PhD (2016)
  75. How the proliferation of porn is ruining men’s love lives. By Angela Gregory Lead for Psychosexual Therapy, Chandos Clinic, Nottingham U. Secretary British Society of Sexual Medicine (2016)
  76. A lot of cases relating to erectile dysfunction relate to pornography addiction and use. Zoe Hargreaves, NHS Psychosexual Therapist (2016)
  77. The insidious impact of internet porn. by Rose Laing MD (2016)
  78. Salvaging sex life from erectile dysfunction, Dalal Akoury MD (2016)
  79. Too much porn can lead to ED, Malaysian men warned. Clinical andrologist Dr Mohd Ismail Mohd Tambi (2016)
  80. The black and white of blue films: How porn addiction damages relationships. by Sandip Deshpande, MD (2016)
  81. Private school principals get a lesson in porn. Sexuality educator Liz Walker (2016)
  82. Six Signs that your Partner has a Pornography Addiction & What you can Do. by Diana Baldwin LCSW (2016)
  83. Is Porn Good For Us or Bad For Us? by Philip Zimbardo PhD. (2016)
  84. How Porn is Hijacking the Sex Lives of Our Young Men. by Dr. Barbara Winter (2016)
  85. A shocking new TV show aired last night and it sees young people encouraged to air their sexual problems and woes. Dr. Vena Ramphal (2016)
  86. How To Solve Common Sexual Issues, Because They May Be Mental, Physical, Or Both. Eyal Matsliah author of “Orgasm Unleashed” (2016)
  87. South African therapists and sex educators say interventions are needed to stop today’s youngsters suffering serious health effects later in life due to pornography addiction (2016)
  88. Cybersex Addiction: A Case Study. Dorothy Hayden, LCSW (2016)
  89. How Porn Wrecks Relationships, Barbara Winter, Ph.D. (2016)
  90. Porn Can Help A Relationship, But Proceed With Caution. Amanda Pasciucco LMFT, CST; Wendy Haggerty LMFT, CST (2016)
  91. How Internet Porn Is Making Young Men Impotent. Sex therapist and associate of Impotence Australia, Alinda Small (2016)
  92. Video – Can Porn Induce Erectile Dysfunction and Impotence? by Paul Kattupalli MD (2016)
  93. Video – Guyology founder Melisa Holmes MD talks about how boys develop porn-induced erectile dysfunction with many needing Viagra (2017)
  94. Video: Hormone expert Dr. Kathryn Retzler discusses porn-induced erectile dysfunction (2017)
  95. Video: Porn-Induced Erectile Dysfunction by Brad Salzman, LCSW, CSAT (2017)
  96. Irish children as young as seven are being exposed to porn. Dr Fergal Rooney (2017)
  97. Excessive Porn Consumption Can Cause Erectile Dysfunction – Myth or Truth? by Takeesha Roland-Jenkins, MS (2017)
  98. Here’s how porn is affecting Irish relationships. Sex therapist Teresa Bergin (2017)
  99. Is Technology Ruining Our Brains? (Comedy Central show). Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, CSAT-S, CST-S (2017)
  100. How to educate our youth about pornography addiction and dangers. Psychosexual therapists Nuala Deering & Dr. June Clyne (2017)
  101. Excessive Porn Consumption Can Cause Erectile Dysfunction – Myth or Truth? by Takeesha Roland-Jenkins, MS (2017)
  102. ‘Porn is a public health crisis’: experts call for government inquiry into health effects of porn. Sex therapist Mary Hodson (2017)
  103. Everything You Need To Know About Porn-Induced Erectile Dysfunction. Dr. Ralph Esposito; Elsa Orlandini Psy.D. (2017)
  104. Don’t let erectile dysfunction get you down. Psychotherapist Nuala Deering (2017)
  105. How watching porn can cause erectile dysfunction. Dr Lubda Nadvi (2017)
  106. This Is How Therapists Treat Young Men With “Porn-Induced Erectile Dysfunction”. Sex therapist Alinda Small, clinical sexologist Tanya Koens, psychotherapist Dan Auerbach (2017)
  107. TEDx Talk “Sex, Porn & Manhood” (Professor Warren Binford, 2017)
  108. Online Porn: Fastest growing addiction in the U.S. Sex addiction therapist, Chris Simon (2017)
  109. Can Watching Too Much Porn Affect Your Sex Life? Jenner Bishop, LMFT; Psychotherapist Shirani M. Pathak (2017)
  110. Young people report ‘persistent and distressing’ problems with sex lives: study (2017)
  111. ‘Tidal wave’ of porn addiction as experts warn action is needed to save the next ‘lost generation’. Psychosexual therapist Pauline Brown (2017)
  112. Young men who view more pornography experiencing erectile dysfunction, study says (Sex therapist Dr. Morgan Francis 2017)
  113. What You Can Do to Prevent Erectile Dysfunction. Urology professor Aaron Spitz. (2017)
  114. Erectile dysfunction pills are now the top party drug for British millennials. Sexual psychotherapist Raymond Francis, (2017)
  115. If you’re having problems “getting it up” you are far from alone and plenty of help is out there. Dr Joseph Alukal (2018)
  116. Ministry of Health wants more research into impact of pornography. Sex therapist Jo Robertson (2018)
  117. We need to take ownership of what porn’s doing to NZ kids. Dr Mark Thorpe (2018)
  118. Performance issues in the bedroom are not just an old man’s problem. Sex therapist Aoife Drury (2018)
  119. Porn is a ‘Mean Castration of the Male Population’ – Evgeny Kulgavchuk, a Russian sexologist, psychiatrist and therapist (2018)
  120. Erectile dysfunction: how porn, bike riding, alcohol and ill-health contribute to it, and six ways to maintain peak performance. Urology professor Amin Herati (2018)
  121. Hard science: how to make your erection stronger. By Nick Knight, MD (2018)
  122. 9 Ways to Treat Erectile Dysfunction That Aren’t Viagra. Dr. Morgentaler, Clinical Professor of Urology at Harvard (2018)
  123. Five Unhealthy Lifestyle Habits That Are Affecting Your Libido. by Zvi Zuckerman MD, CST (2018)
  124. Porn Induced Erectile Dysfunction – Everything You Need to Know. By Daniel Sher, PhD (2018)
  125. Am I a Porn Addict? by Dr. Sue (2018)
  126. Does Porn Addiction Cause Male Sexual Dysfunction? by Dr. Robert Weiss (2019)
  127. Four Surprising Things That Can Cause Trouble in the Bedroom, by Dr. R.Y. Langham (2019)
  128. Secret sex lives of Gen Z: the hysteria about their ‘lack of sex’ doesn’t add up. Dr Matthew Berry. (2019)
  129. “Hooked on Porn?” Dr. Nazanin Moali and therapist Wendy Maltz (2019)
  130. More and more young men experiencing erectile difficulties. Sexologist Emily Power Smith, (2019)
  131. BBC Woman’s Hour discusses porn’s effects on female viewers, with Neelam Tailor & psychosexual therapist Angela Gregory (2019)
  132. Your Porn Session Could Be An Addiction & This Psychologist Explains How To Fix It. Luke Vu, PhD (2019)
  133. Internet porn: the highly addictive narcotic emasculating young men through erectile dysfunction. Urologist Paul Church, Maureen Newberg LCSW (2019)
  134. How it feels to be a sex therapist. Sex therapist Peter Saddington (2019)
  135. Generation flop: Porn addiction made me relieve myself at work but flop in bed with ‘normal’ girls. Jeff Foster, MD (2019)
  136. Can watching pornography cause impotence? Dr. David Greenfield, (2019)
  137. Does Porn Cause Erectile Dysfunction? By Alvaro Ocampo M.D. (2019)
  138. The Lowdown On Getting Erectile Dysfunction. Men’s Health. Nick Knight, MD, PhD. (2019)
  139. Divorced men are ‘more likely’ to have erectile dysfunction because they’ve had ‘unsatisfactory’ sex lives or become ‘too used to porn’, says psychologist. Psychologist Felix Economakis (2019)
  140. College hosts workshop on sex, porn addiction. Psychology professor Marie Damgaard, (2019)
  141. Watching Pornography Rewires the Brain to a More Juvenile State. by Rachel Anne Barr, PhD student, neuroscience, Université Laval (2019)
  142. Porn-induced Erectile Dysfunction. Clare Faulkner, psychosexual therapist (2019)
  143. AXE and ‘Sex Education’ Come Together to Help Gen Z Guys Find Their Confidence. Jessie Cheung, MD (2020)
  144. Why Pornography is So Powerfully Addictive, by Thomas G. Kimball, PhD, LMFT (2020)
  145. Erectile dysfunction is on the rise, and experts believe porn could be to blame. Dr. Aysha Butt, Dr Earim Chaudry (2020)
  146. Addiction to porn is seen as one of the major causes of erectile dysfunction among young adults. Psychotherapist Alaokika Bharwani; psychiatrist & sexologist Pavan Sonar (2020)
  147. The price of letting pornography teach children about sex. Clinical psychologist Robyn Salisbury (2020)
  148. Erectile dysfunction is on the rise. Meet the men who can get your mojo back. Psychotherapist Sarah Calvert (2021)
  149. Watching too much porn hit sexual performance. Psychologist Arti Anand, Consultant Psychiatrist Sanjay Kumavat, Sexologist & Psychiatrist Ashish Kumar Mittal (2021)
  150. How Porn Destroyed Sex, by psychology professor Sam Vaknin
  151. Ask A Sex Therapist: Is porn bad for you? Sex therapist Laura Miano
  152. Relationship Rehab: Wife’s frustration over X-rated ‘addiction’ (2021)

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