Evidence is mounting that today’s porn can impair sexual performance (ED, DE, PE). Visit Porn-Induced Sexual Dysfunctions for all of YBOP’s 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).
Read a summary of relevant research at Research confirms sharp rise in youthful sexual dysfunctions, as well as 120 news articles by experts and caregivers warning of porn’s effects on sexual performance at Experts Who Recognize & Treat Porn-induced ED.
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 27 studies linking porn use/porn addiction to sexual problems and lower arousal to sexual stimuli. The first 5 studies in the list demonstrate causation, as participants eliminated porn use and healed chronic sexual dysfunctions.
Almost 60 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. 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, 25 studies falsify the claim that sex & porn addicts “just have high sexual desire”.