Study: porn blamed for decreased sexual desire & increased sexual dysfunctions in teens, Dr. Carlo Foresta (2014)

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Thumbnail of article in ItalianComments: The following (roughly) translated articles contain quotes and describe studies (in press) by Italian urology professor, President of the Italian Society of Reproductive Pathophysiology, and author of some 300 academic papers, Carlo Foresta. See this page for descriptions of the studies and his 90 page PDF of the lecture where he presented his results.


Foresta quotes:

  • "Of course - adds Carlo Foresta - there 'is no moral judgment [about porn use], but it is clear that this generation grew up with unconditional access to sexually explicit web, began to show serious problems with physical relationship."
  • "Among young people who make extensive use of pornography on the net, one in four also risks the loss of sexual desire and premature ejaculation."

 

Generation no sex

They have eighteen, and their heaven is in a closed room. Friendships, love, pleasure, everything is there. And there 'is a need for a real physical body to caress, touch, feel, someone to look into the eyes: sex for them is lonely, traveling in the network, communicates with strangers, it feeds on extreme emotions. So all-encompassing that it can happen, indeed happens, that not a few guys used to frequent the sites hard from an early age, then begin to lose interest in sex true, what lived, what implies the relationship, contact, and maybe, who knows, l ' falling in love. As if reality were then far less exciting than fiction. 

The doctors call them "hypoactive" sex, teens, twentysomethings who confess that they do not feel any desire of physicality with a concrete or a partner, but to be fulfilled by the solitary pleasure of cyber sex. That is the game erotic consumed in the shadows of their room. Hikikomori sentiment in Japan so the boys are thousands, and they are called "herbivores." 

But the phenomenon is contagious, global. And what emerges is a surprise from the data of the Italian Society of Andrology directed by Professor Carlo Foresta. Eun survey of more than seven thousand students of 'last year of high school in Padua, carpet screening on health and sexual habits of young Italians. The surprise is that in the 'age when the desire should be to' peak, and so the curiosity and the desire to discover the 'eros and its mysteries, a band of males (12% of respondents) states instead of being so used to have virtual relationships do not want more real ones. C 'is that of wonder. 

It's like watching a nightmare digital watch from outside. Yet the trend is real. Even more so if you think, as it adds Carlo Foresta, a leading expert on male infertility, which ten years ago, in 2003, "in response to this same survey, the number of sexual anorexic stopped at '1.2% of the respondents ... . " What has happened in these 10 years?

Forest extends his arms: "He fell the sense of mystery. Ever since teenage boys come into contact with any kind of explicit sexuality through pornographic sites on the internet. An avalanche of raw images, direct, and stun them forever alter their emotions. And though for many - thankfully - this remains at the level of the game, for others it becomes a 'habit, even an addiction, which then leads them to neglect the real sex.

"Expanding on that desire for isolation technology that is already a disease of contemporary youth. And which are the famous Japanese hikikomori, adolescents autoreclusi of the Rising Sun, are the most striking manifestation. 

"But the refuge in the virtual relationship, the one that hides the body and the contact is the first step of the syndrome of those who decide not to go out from your room, and they suffer in Italy already more than a hundred thousand young people," warns Antonio Piotti, psicoterapeutae author of a seminal book on hikikomori of our house, "The empty bench. Diary of a teenager in extreme confinement, "published by Franco Angeli in 2012

We read in the research on the seven students interviewed: 'L' habit of frequenting pornographic websites has a significant influence on the sexual desire of the young Italian, and 25% of visitors has resulted in sexual behaviors deemed negative. " These are the same guys to realize that something is wrong, to confess (in 3% of cases) their dependence, while over 50% say that they suffer from premature ejaculation.

"Of course - adds Carlo Foresta - there 'is no moral judgment, but it is clear that this generation grew up with the' unconditional access to sexually explicit web, began to show serious problems both physical relationship." 

Francis is 21 years old today, does not have a girlfriend, but finally some "adventure". He says he closed the door of his room when all 'sudden parents are separated. "The web has become my world, there is not suffering, there could love, enjoy, find friends, 'were crazy women with whom to have sex, of course c' was the middle of the screen ... I did not care, it was how to attingerea an excitement continues ... I did not go anymore, I did not care, did not sleep: I had a nervous breakdown, I was admitted to a clinic. It was my salvation. I went back to live with others.

"Fortunately, the number of "disinterested" sex realeè still small. And maybe, who knows, one day the desire of 'the other or of' other may become so strong as to cause them to open the door of their room. But something has changed and Gustavo Pietropolli Charmet, a psychiatrist at the forefront in understanding bambinie guys, invites adults to look at reality. Without turning your head to the 'other side thinking that "maybe will pass." 

"We are witnessing today a sea change in the system of romantic relationships among young people, who have gone from 'romantic love to' narcissistic love. That is a kind of love where everyone tries to satisfy itself, even in pairs. But above all, for them there is no barrier between real and virtual: we adults think of the web as a world of shadows as opposed to the physical world ... ". A metalanguage in short almost incomprensibilea who has more than twenty years'. 2.0 The loves can come and go on the computer in real life, or on the wall of the school start and finish with a text message. 

"Every revolution - says Charmet - poses his questions, and this is a sexual revolution. After all, the web is a free space, where we are shown without barriers, even the timid or the nasty feel of the game, for this is considered to be more exciting. C 'is then an extreme fringe of guys chea fury to train in this solitary eroticism, without a body, if not his own, ends up not being able to live a sex with a real person. " 

But the phenomenon is, in fact, global. And if in Japan, the syndrome of "alienation of carnal intercourse," now affects 35% of young people between 16 and 19 years, who their friends and companions prefer cybersexo inflatable dolls, even in England the virtual sex is now considered a 'emergency.

With a major survey titled "Do you know where your child surfs," the Guardian has launched a campaign to urge parents to control their children who are victims of sexting, solicitations, or dangerously addicted to 'love online. And always in England has started a campaign against the music videos too explicit (see Miley Cyrus), that too would upset the younger members of MTV. 

Emilio Arisi, gynecologist of Sigo (Italian Society of Gynaecology and Obstetrics) the race to take refuge in the shadows of the virtual sexuality by males, may depend in part on the "asymmetry" of maturity between boys and girls in post-adolescence, now more determined than ever. "The boys are scared: 18 years the desire is very strong, but often the same age are not available, there are myths of power and virility. Next to this, c 'is the universe of the internet where everything seems possible, it looks like an escape, especially for the most vulnerable, the least secure. Instead, it happens that the end is the virtual pornography to take the place of concrete relations with a partner. "

In his story-essay on Henry, a young man who chooses the 'autoreclusione in his room, Antonio Piotti describes the steps and stages that gradually lead a teenager to break ties with the outside world. "This is such a massive appeal to sexuality online is the indicator of how well among young Italian the risk of 'autoreclusione is present. It is as if there were two hemispheres: some young people looking at the sites you hard "schools", it's like a practiced 'initiation, then passed to the physical relationship, true. And this also applies to girls. Others isolate themselves, in sexuality as in everything else, what Contae pleasure in itself, the 'altroo the' other do not count.

And day after day you become self-sufficient within the four walls of his room. The outside becomes only virtual. Autoreclusi precisely. "

DE LUCA MARIA NOVELLA


 

Sex in young decreases, the desire to blame porn online

1/29/2014

In ten years, the sexuality of eighteen Italian has changed a lot: have doubled those who report a sexual disorder, and increased premature ejaculation with little desire and erectile difficulties in the presence of the partner. A problem that vanishes when sex becomes virtual and multimedia

Carlo Foresta, president of the non-profit Forest Foundation and professor of clinical pathology at the University 'of the University of Padova, yesterday presented the project andrology permanent, or a screening program of sexuality' in the very young men, carried out together with the alderman Services Social of the Province of Padua, which so far has involved 10,000 children.

And 'merciless photograph taken by Forest. In ten years, according to the professor and agree to the collected data, the sexuality of eighteen Italian is "changed a lot : have doubled those who report sexual dysfunction, premature ejaculation and together are increased lack of desire and erectile difficulties in the presence of the partner. A problem that vanishes when sex becomes virtual and multimedia. " A problem that does not exist, therefore when the teenager is located just in front of a pc, and on the monitor transmits porn movies erotic images or otherwise.

For students olds last year of high school in the province - and supported by the Province of Padua, ULSS 16, by the University 'di Padova, the Municipality of Padua and the Office of the Provincial School - a project carried out by Forest "There has allowed early detection of a range of issues, but also to understand how and 'changed sexuality' of the very young."

Also according to the data collected during the research, issues such as changes in erectile function and loss of libido, are greatly increased in ten years . On the contrary, during sex chat online, for example, young people "react" better. For Professor Forest is very important "intercept these problems as soon as possible, and to encourage the very young to not live alone with their difficulties, but face them to overcome them."


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Teens and Sex online August 5 2014

Sexual dysfunction and pornodipendenza are just some of the risks associated with the alarming rise of teenage "sick" sex online. From the data collected by the Italian Society of Andrology and Medical medicine of sexuality (Siams) and presented at the Festival of Knowledge, Instructional, a picture emerges quite alarming about the dependence of young people from cyber-sex.
25% of teenagers between 14 and 16 years would pass too much time in fact connected to porn sites unsuitable for children under 18 years, with the risk of developing sexual dysfunction, such as premature ejaculation and decreased desire and addiction psychology.

The research shows that since 2005 the number of regulars sites porn has almost doubled: 5000000-8000000 in Italy. Of these, 10% are minors.
Federico Tonioni, director of the Center for psychopathology from web del Policlinico Gemelli in Rome, the author of the manual "Psychopathology mediated web, internet addiction, and new dissociative phenomena" (Springer), commented: "80% of our patients are were just boys aged 12 to 25 years, users of chat rooms, social networks and role-playing games. In young web mediated the relationship can lead to a dissociation of the mind-body relationship. In practice cybersex missing in the training phase: sex via Web puts away by emotions, sensations but also by the problems of the real world. There undresses and makes texting by sending images hard to get refills, but then we live in is embarrassed because it is not real experiences. Here the danger is that of a block, an extreme shyness with others in the flesh, which then leads to a new flight release on the web. "


 

Porn and Memory  April 1, 2014

... But the problems for pornonauti not seem to end here. According to research from the University of Padova, among young people who make extensive use of pornography on the net, one in four also risks the loss of sexual desire and premature ejaculation. "The kids of today - said the urologist Carlo Foresta, lead author of the study and president of the Society of Andrology and Sexual Medicine - are the first generation that has had an experience of sexuality different from previous generations: internet, web cam, chat and images they have created a new form of sexual communication that affects more than 800,000 in a month minors. This experience gives an imprinting no real evidence and builds a media and instinctive sexuality that does not take into account the sensory as well as affectivity. "

The data also shows that more than 12% of the sample of young people do not look real relationships. 25% has declared to suffer from reduced real interest and premature ejaculation and this explains Forest, is because ejaculation occurs in times of movies, which generally on the internet can be over in a few minutes.