Blair. Age: 30.
Masturbation does not directly cause erectile dysfunction in men. This idea overlooks some of the complexities of masturbation and the physical and mental causes of erectile dysfunction, many of which have nothing to with masturbation or porn. One study looked at the case of a man who believed that his masturbation habits caused him to be unable to get an erection and consummate his marriage, which nearly led to a divorce.
Tara. Age: 28.
Erectile Dysfunction FAQs
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Makenna. Age: 29.
Erectile dysfunction: My erection issues left me feeling suicidal
But, as it stands, ED is far from dead. Sincewhen free-streaming, high-definition porn became so readily available, it has steadily risen. To date, the main contributors highlighted by academic studies of ED are poor physical health — the effects of weight, for instance, and high alcohol, tobacco or drug use — and mental-health issues including stress, anxiety, exhaustion and importantly, depression. But a body of opinion is emerging that frequent exposure to pornography could also be a factor; proponents believe clinical and anecdotal evidence is mounting that links compulsive pornography use and ED.
Can too much masturbation cause you to develop erectile dysfunction? However, some peer-reviewed studies and papers do show that there could be a potential link between watching too much porn -- something that most people do when they masturbate -- and the development of sexual dysfunction. How strong is the link? Could it be responsible for things like performance anxiety and erectile dysfunction in younger men?