I’m 27 years old and I spent upwards of a decade addicted to porn, and suffered from severe ED for six of those years. This time last year, I was wondering if I’d ever be able to have a healthy relationship with a woman. With the ED being such a recurring problem, I just didn’t see how it could happen. This caused me to fall into depression, which only made matters worse.
I had all but given up on what I hoped would be my future as a loving husband and father. Now, just over eight months after I stopped watching porn, I am completely recovered in every way. I have an amazing relationship with a beautiful girl and we’re both having the best sex of our lives.
I do not say this to gloat, but to tell anyone who is suffering from ED and the myriad of psychological issues that can stem from it that, yes, you really can fix yourself. I was deeply inspired by these success stories when I was first starting my journey, so it’s the least I can do to try and pay it forward.
One thing I’d like to note is that I’m not 100% sure that quitting porn was the only reason my erection came back. I have no doubt this played a major role, but I also decided to go on an anti-depressant about five months ago. Both of these decisions (quitting porn and treating my depression) changed my life for the better, but I can’t say for sure which one was most responsible for curing my ED.
Anyway, I mention this because I’m sure there must be some men out there who suffer from depression along with the PIED. If this is the case, I highly recommend you a) quit porn and b) talk with your doctor about an anti-depressant. And please keep in mind, going on anti-depressants is awful for the first few weeks. At least that was my experience. I had hardly any energy, my libido flat lined, and I felt zero motivation to do anything productive. Eventually this weirdness ran its course, and I emerged from it a new man.
My thoughts are with anyone working to overcome this. Please feel free to respond to this or IM me if I can help in any way. Best of luck brothers.
LINK – The end of a very dark era