Millennials, porn addiction and erectile dysfunction

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The great porn experiment | Gary Wilson | TEDxGlasgow
Porn Addiction

What do you think about the growing online movements like noFap and the fact that by the time a kid is 12 he's seen more naked women than men would see in a lifetime in the past century? Lot's of young men in college are reporting porn induced erectile dysfunciton (Viagra won't help as this is a psychological issue, not a physical ailment), however several of these men claimed to be chronic porn users from the time they were 12 (and thought it was completely normal). Some of these guys have given up porn for 6 - 12 months and experienced profound changes like: increased erections, able to maintain erection pre and duringreal sex, the return of wet dreams and improved cognition. One guy in the video reported that after years of therapy, giving up porn was the cure.

What do you guys think - is this all pseudo-science, or are the thousands of men online reporting on these issues on to something?

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Aug 15, 2019

Porn is a very unhealthy ailment in society. Think the decline of men and masculinity. There's even homosexual tendencies induced by watching too much porn. I.e., as a male watches more and more porn, his bar for an arousal becomes increasingly heightened where something a straight male might consider so taboo it becomes exciting.

The Bible was not wrong about the negative and declining effects the woman can have on the man.

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Aug 15, 2019

You are a fool if you think the Bible is laughable. Read Proverbs and see if one line of the advice would make your life worse. These are age-old axioms true across most major religions and ethical/moral systems.

Moral relativism will break the West - you cannot have an infinitely variable system of moral truth, a society cannot function in this manner.

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Aug 15, 2019

imagine believing in a god let alone anything supernatural lmao. Jesus and his mother were liars, cheats, and thieves homie. If you cant deduce your own moral compass without the help of thousand year old legends than your simple minded to say the least.

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Aug 15, 2019

Agree 100% plus psychologists have found that porn addiction is on par with opioid addiction in terms of difficulty to break.

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Aug 15, 2019
iBankedUp:

Porn is a very unhealthy ailment in society. Think the decline of men and masculinity.

Porn has existed for thousands of years. If it led to the decline of men and masculinity, we're way too far gone.

iBankedUp:

I.e., as a male watches more and more porn, his bar for an arousal becomes increasingly heightened where something a straight male might consider so taboo it becomes exciting.

In what world is this anything more than a joke? I don't know about you, but I'll take a real sexual encounter over xvideos.com 10 out of 10 times and it's hardly like you're incapable of mixing it up in real life if missionary gets too staid for you.

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Aug 15, 2019

It's not a joke and you are completely wrong. Only for the last 30 years or so have we had the ability to instantaneously access any and all types of sexual display via the internet, which is especially harmful to children and young adults because there is no barrier for them to access this content. Humans are influenced by experience, and watching porn gives young men unrealistic expectations about real sexual encounters and blunts them to arousal from normalized relations.

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Aug 15, 2019
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iBankedUp:

Porn is a very unhealthy ailment in society. Think the decline of men and masculinity.

Porn has existed for thousands of years. If it led to the decline of men and masculinity, we're way too far gone.

iBankedUp:

I.e., as a male watches more and more porn, his bar for an arousal becomes increasingly heightened where something a straight male might consider so taboo it becomes exciting.

In what world is this anything more than a joke? I don't know about you, but I'll take a real sexual encounter over xvideos.com 10 out of 10 times and it's hardly like you're incapable of mixing it up in real life if missionary gets too staid for you.

I think you're oversimplifying the reality. "Porn has existed for thousands of years", like since the 1800s kind of thousands?

Whatever you want to call erotica (writing on stone tablets in hieroglyphic characters), fine. But, there has never been an infinite hole of mild to very extreme explicit content in heightened form that is motion picture. And this stuff is HD and designed to expose the genitalia in the closest and most intimate ways.

So, reduce it however you want. Doesn't change what its real effects and social implications are.

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Aug 15, 2019

Porn has existed for thousands of years. If it led to the decline of men and masculinity, we're way too far gone.

Not like this. Online high speed, high def porn is rewiring the brains of chronic users. The problem today, is that 99% of teens are chronic, heavy users. They think it's normal. The fact that so many kids today feel alienated, alone and depressed (kids today do not socialize like they did pre-social media) makes me think porn is somehow linked to this.

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Aug 15, 2019

Been pounding off for about 20 years now. I think I am normal lol

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Aug 15, 2019

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Aug 16, 2019

Used nearly the same picture in another thread today..

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Aug 16, 2019

I have admittedly been drinking a lot but this is hilarious. Silver banana to you.

Aug 15, 2019

Learn kegels and edging, dont jack off for just five minutes get good 30 minute sessions with edging in and your sex life will improve ten fold boys

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Aug 15, 2019

bUt iTs hEalThy fOR thE pRoSTatE

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Aug 15, 2019

"No Fap?" "Porn Induced Erectile Dysfunction?"

What in the world? Watch porn like a normal guy, have sex like a normal guy, and live a normal life. Sheesh

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Aug 15, 2019

Did you even bother to watch the linked video?

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Aug 15, 2019
Bizkitgto:

Did you even bother to watch the linked video?

No, I'm not watching a video about porn at work.

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Aug 15, 2019

LOL if this is bad, just wait until VR get advanced enough. My prediction is that it'll get so good that many men will stop caring to approach women (because fuck approach anxiety amiright?). HOPEFULLY, this shifts the dynamic so that women approaching men becomes normalized because gender equality right?

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Aug 15, 2019

approaching women in vr

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Aug 15, 2019

My Mom's friend is a sex therapy doctor. Indeed this is all very much co-related. Significant shifts in dopamine affect one's ability to perform sexually. Personally I strongly disagree with many points of the No-Fap movement. I am anti porn and even social media. No-Fap to me is illogical because Semen like any other bodily fluid is going to be released and indeed masturbation is a big part of male sexuality. Masturbating has several health benefits related to blood pressure and mood. Overall I think the movement is a little silly(guys in no fap claim to have "super powers").

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Aug 15, 2019

Stroked her for 5 years, first time I saw a vagina could not get hard. I guess nothing beats Brandi Love. A couple days later my buddy started responding. Now everything works fine but yes a reduction in porn definitely helps your sex life.

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Aug 15, 2019

You could've just been really nervous your first time. That happens.

Aug 21, 2019
God Emperor Doom:

You could've just been really nervous your first time. That happens.

Yup, this is @JohnGutfreund 's excuse for stage fright his first time.

Aug 15, 2019

Come on man, stop blaming porn for your erectile dysfunction.

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Aug 19, 2019

Guys in college don't have ED, they have a porn addiction

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Aug 16, 2019

Im starting to sound like an old fart but I do remember a time when you couldn't just dial that shit up in an instant, you had to first have internet (didn't get until I could drive a car), wait for your parents to go to bed, and then use the home computer at your own risk.

I used to think it was benign as well. Then instead of a once in a while thing like high school, it became a habit once I got a smartphone after college. Sure you're not doing anything illegal, but I remember several times thinking "I should have blasted off right now" or "why am I getting soft" and if you've followed me, it wasn't the weed.

Gave the private browser a break and things have never been better. All of the things you mention happened again and I feel so much better. No fap is utter bullshit, cleaning the pipes is medically necessary, porn is not. Get you a regular slampiece and the other 2 times a week you need a nut, I'm sure there's a girl doing squats at your gym whose image can get deposited into the spank bank.

TLDR: no porn, yes pussy, yes fap, moderation is key (except in pussy you don't pay for, more is always better)

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Aug 17, 2019

that's where the Sears catalog came into play

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Aug 16, 2019

Guess I'm a horn dog because porn doesn't mess with my libido. Watch tons of porn. Have tons of sex with my wife.

Sounds like you boys maybe need to deadlift!

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Aug 16, 2019

Am I the only one who has watched "Theres Something About Mary"?

Aug 17, 2019

Did anyone else hear about MIA KHALIFIA , basically the Bulge Bracket CEO for all aspiring "incoming bang bros / blacked summer intern" was only paid a total of 12K ( yes a summer intern cheque) for her videos.

I am severely disappointed in this and would like all of us to stand up against corporate greed in the porn industry in order for the best generational talent we have ever seen since Michael Jeffery Jordan to finally secure the money she deserves and continue to pave the way for porn stars to rise up through the jungle ( literally ).

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Aug 17, 2019

She really should get a new agent.

Gives a new meaning to the term "getting fucked" if it's true

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Aug 17, 2019

drake

I see your a man of the culture

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Aug 19, 2019

The majority of porn stars are escorts, their videos on PornHub are just ads

Aug 21, 2019

Yeah because she's not that great, I don't understand how she even got that famous.

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Aug 17, 2019

I'm just posting here to say that for a moment I thought this was an elaborate bot ad to sell viagra pills without getting caught by the ad-blocker.

Aug 18, 2019

I've tried NoFap many times. I'm currently on 4 weeks no PMO. Confidence increases and voice deepens. I think it will become more popular once it is backed with science.

Edit: Just editing to say how annoying is it when people chime in with an opinion without doing any research/experimenting. Just try not busting a nut for 2 weeks and you'll see the benefits, then come back and give an opinion.

Aug 18, 2019

I'm curious, you mentioned an increase in confidence and a deeper voice. I guess it's still too early based on your timeline but do you think your game will improve when talking to chicks because you have more self discipline and feel more empowered or does that not matter when it comes to bringing a girl back to your place?

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Aug 19, 2019
TommyGunn:

I've tried NoFap many times. I'm currently on 4 weeks no PMO. Confidence increases and voice deepens.

Absolute nonsense

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Aug 24, 2019

Why is it nonsense? Did you even try googling? Don't hate because you can't last more than 6 hours without pulling your worm.

Aug 21, 2019

Does nofap mean no busting nuts or just literally nofap?

Aug 22, 2019

From what I've read it refers to the 90 day reboot (and never using porn again).

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Aug 18, 2019

If I can't fap I'm not sure I'd want to live any more.

What's the point really of nofap?

And i'm married and have a pretty wife, and I still find sometimes you just gotta quickly chase the demons and get back to work.

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Aug 19, 2019

after a good session with my GF to the point where i'm totally drained and essentially i blackout afterward into a coma, i'm usually good for at least 24 hrs...sometimes 48hrs. nothing else required...just got to be able to indulge all your private fantasies with your significant other..let it all out....and then there is no need for anything else in that arena.

this is where finding a compatible partner is important...if you can't indulge all your crazy fantasies with your partner / SO...then its not a good long term match, and you'll seek out that release elsewhere.

just google it...you're welcome

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Aug 19, 2019

I 100% agree. There are lots of guys that go on 1 day benders on porn and over do it, they can't get fulfilled, no laying in bed with the gf covered in sweat having her fall asleep in your arms, only to wake up and do it again in 30 min, 1hr, etc. Porn doesn't have that fulfillment, and lots of guys are trying to use it as a crutch but it just ends up being a giant treadmill to anxiety and depression.

Aug 19, 2019

Too much of anything is a bad thing. If porn is such an issue that it becomes a crutch to compensate for other things, then yes it is destructive. But that doesn't mean it will be destructive for everyone who views porn. You can draw the same conclusions from the overconsumption of other vices like alcohol, weed, or refined sugar.

If cutting out porn makes your life better, then I say go all for it. But I'm sure you can also find many men (and women) who regularly view porn in moderation and still have functional sex lives. For some, porn as an outlet for stress may actually provide benefits.

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Aug 19, 2019

First off not clicking this link at work. Second if you have any issues getting it up because of porn that is just sex addiction. Don't really need to waste time bickering about a side effect of addiction.

Thanks Greenspud, finally some logic instead of some random shit from the bible. "Too much of anything is a bad thing." - This pretty much sums it up. Too much water can kill you and make you feel sick but the right amount is very healthy. Too much Tylenol will fuck your liver and it kills people every year. Same with other vices and there are always new side-effects.

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Aug 19, 2019

Lol this thread is like any marketwatch comment section: You check the thread because there's a small chance real discourse is happening, but instead there's a bible-beater that says slavery isn't immoral.

JUST DO IT. Don't let your memes be dreams.

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Aug 19, 2019

Micro-dosing Cialis may assist with fat loss due to its effects on white fat. Somewhat relevant and somewhat discourse.

I don't know why the monkey shit, but here is a related story on0 Viagra: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/01/1301...
The study I read was a lot more recent.

Don't quit!
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Aug 21, 2019
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JUST DO IT. Don't let your memes be dreams.

Aug 21, 2019
Aug 21, 2019
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