Impact of Porn on Men’s Sex Drive

Impact of Porn on Men’s Sex Drive

By Tracy Cabrera

ALTHOUGH erectile dysfunction (ED) is often age-related, a new study has found that the more porn a man watches, the more likely he is to experience inability to get or keep an erection during sex.

In study results presented at the European Association of Urology’s virtual congress, researchers found that men who reportedly watched 70 minutes or more of porn per week had less satisfying partnered sex, and were more likely to experience erectile dysfunction.

The study was based on 3,267 men in Belgium, Denmark, and the UK, who completed an online questionnaire about masturbation habits, how often they watch porn and their partnered sex.

The researchers said they expected to see a link, but they were surprised by how many young men had erectile dysfunction, and to find that most of them were avid porn watchers.

Erectile dysfunction is usually age-related.

Stress can likewise cause ED, or another underlying illness, but age is the most common risk factor, according to sex experts at the University of Wisconsin’s School of Medicine.

Worldwide, erectile dysfunction is said to affect more than 30 million men.

“Mild to moderate erectile dysfunction affects around 60 percent of men in their 60s, a number that increases with age as older men develop health issues that affect circulation.

The researchers also found that 23 percent of men in the study who were under the age of 35 had at least one experience with erectile dysfunction during partnered sex.

“This figure was higher than we expected,” lead study author Gunter de Winof the University of Antwerp disclosed in a press statement.

“We found that there was a highly significant relationship between time spent watching porn and increasing difficulty with erectile function with a partner, as indicated by the erectile function and sexual health scores,” De Winof said.

Aside from experiencing ED, he added, respondents who watched more porn were also more likely to be addicted to it. (MTVN)

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