Evidence is mounting that today’s porn can impair sexual performance. This applies to erectile dysfunction (ED), delayed ejaculation (DE), premature ejaculation (PE), low libido and anorgasmia. Visit Porn-Induced Sexual Dysfunctions for the material related to porn use and sexual problems. To begin your recovery from porn-related erectile dysfunction read this introductory article – Porn-Induced ED (PIED).
Browse thousands of recovery self-reports to learn what those who’ve recovered from porn-induced sexual dysfunctions have experienced: Rebooting Accounts Page 1, Rebooting Accounts Page 2 and Rebooting Accounts page 3. In addition, the following eight pages contain shorter stories describing recovery from porn-induced sexual dysfunctions: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.
Read a summary of relevant research at Research confirms sharp rise in youthful sexual dysfunctions, as well as 150 news articles and interviews involving experts and therapists warning of porn’s effects on sexual performance at Experts Who Recognize & Treat Porn-induced Sexual Dysfunctions.
Unfortunately, ignorance of porn-induced sexual dysfunctions is still common. See What Experts Tell PIED Sufferers (the good and the bad).
What about studies? This list contains over 50 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.
Over 80 studies link porn use to less sexual and relationship satisfaction. Studies involving males have reported more porn use linked to poorer sexual or relationship satisfaction. As far as we know this applies to all 80 studies. While a few studies correlated greater porn use in females to better (or neutral) sexual satisfaction, most have not (see this list – Porn studies involving female subjects: Negative effects on arousal, sexual satisfaction, and relationships).
Vocal critics of porn addiction falsely claim that “high sexual desire” explains away porn addiction. In reality, over 25 studies falsify the claim that sex & porn addicts “just have high sexual desire”.