Internet Porn Addiction results in ED that even Viagra can’t help !

A growing number of young, healthy Internet pornography users are complaining of delayed ejaculation, inability to be turned on by real partners, and sluggish erections. Lots of guys, 20s or so, can’t get it up anymore with a real girl, and they all relate having a serious porn/masturbation habit. Guys will never openly discuss this with friends or co-workers, for fear of getting laughed out of town. But when someone tells their story on a health forum, and there are 50-100 replies from other guys who struggle with the same thing. This is for real. Erotic words, pictures, and videos have been around a long while, but the Internet makes possible a never-ending stream of dopamine spikes. Today’s users can force its release by watching porn in multiple windows, searching endlessly, fast-forwarding to the bits they find hottest, switching to live sex chat, viewing constant novelty, firing up their mirror neurons with video action and cam-2-cam, or escalating to extreme genres and anxiety-producing material. It’s all free, easy to access, available within seconds, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Over stimulation of the reward circuitry in the brain is a very real possibility today. Many men don’t realize their brain’s sensitivity is declining toward normal sex because Internet erotica delivers endless dopamine hits—making erection and climax possible where normal encounters would not. When they try to have actual intercourse and cannot, they understandably panic. The brain changes causing porn-induced erectile dysfunction arise from actual physical addiction processes (among them, numbing of the pleasure response of the brain). Quitting can therefore be quite challenging. In addition to an alarming temporary drop in libido, some men experience withdrawal symptoms: insomnia, irritability, panic, despair, concentration problems, and even flu-like symptoms. Finding a good counselor who understands addiction, and why today’s porn has different effects from viewing a Playboy magazine, can be very helpful. For those affected, recovery appears to take 6-12 weeks (shorter periods for older men), and rests primarily on one factor: avoiding the extreme stimulation of Internet erotica. (Many also avoid masturbation for a time, either because at first they cannot masturbate without porn fantasy, or because climax triggers binging.) Among those who recover, progression is surprisingly similar. Men typically report that after a few days of intense sexual cravings, their libido plummets and their penis seems “lifeless,” “shrunken,” or “cold.” These “flatline” symptoms typically continue for up to six weeks on average, dependent upon age and intensity of porn use. Gradually, morning erections return, followed by libido and, perhaps, occasional spontaneous erections. Finally, there is complete recovery of erectile health, sexual desire for real partners, sex becomes extremely pleasurable, and condom use is no longer problematic.

A few facts: 1. This is 100% fixable. 2. It will likely be one of the most difficult things you’ve ever done. 3. If you ever want a normal sex life again, you kinda don’t have another choice.

Published on July 11, 2011 by Marnia Robinson in Cupid’s Poisoned Arrow

See the following YouTube videos detailing new brain chemistry research findings:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSF82AwSDiU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jX2btaDOBK8

Recovery from porn addiction is not easy but, Bill has a system of treatment that is based on research and, similar to his overall approach, he provides you with the tools to assist in your individual path to recovery. If porn has adversely affecting your relationships, he is able to work with those issues as well.

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