Young Men Turning to Viagra, Cialis Due to Porn-Induced Impotence; 26-Y-O Talks of Porn Addiction That Started at 12

Young Men Turning to Viagra, Cialis Due to Porn-Induced Impotence; 26-Y-O Talks of Porn Addiction That Started at 12

I saw a news story about this about a year ago. I don’t remember if I blogged about it on this blog or not. But this is happening to more and more guys, not just this one in the story below.

Based off the earlier article I read, the over-exposure (or long-term exposure) to porn de-sensitizes the male brain to sexual arousal, or something of that nature.

Their brains get so drenched in this stuff it makes it more and more difficult for them to get erections or get turned on, or whatever. Their brains get fried on porn so that they cannot respond sexually any more or get stimulated. It’s rather ironic.

(Link): Young Men Turning to Viagra, Cialis Due to Porn-Induced Impotence; 26-Y-O Talks of Porn Addiction That Started at 12

    BY LEONARDO BLAIR , CP REPORTER
    March 28, 2014

    A 26-year-old Texas man is now campaigning against porn after his addiction to the online variety caused him to suffer impotence at 23. And one popular Boston urologist says he is worried about the effects of porn on young men and women.

    Gabe Deem, who confessed that he got addicted to online porn at the age of 12, has started a website called Reboot Nation aimed at helping young men in their 20s and 30s overcome a condition doctors call porn induced erectile dysfunction.

    “I get messages pretty regularly from guys who are freaking out, some of them are suicidal…they’re not getting the answers they need,” said Deem in an interview with Global News. “They’ll go to the doctor and go, ‘doc, I can’t get an erection,’ and they’ll slap them a pack of Viagra and say don’t worry about it, it’s all in your head, it’s performance anxiety.”

    Deem, however, doesn’t believe that performance enhancing drugs are the answer, and he has made it personal by highlighting how he dealt with his condition.

    “I would get out of middle school and come home as fast as I could, and watch porn – look up whatever I could for about three or four hours before my parents got home from work,” said Deem about his boyhood introduction to porn. “I was watching every type of porn that you could think of by the time I was out of middle school.”

    It wasn’t until he hit 23, three years ago, that Deem was forced to confront his addiction after he had an ego deflating moment with a girl he admired.

    “I was 23 years old, I was with a gorgeous girl who I found extremely attractive, we went for sex and nothing happened. I couldn’t get turned on at all,” said Deem. “I freaked out.”

    Like many young men with the same problem, Deem said he turned to impotence drugs like Cialis and Viagra, which are meant for older men. The pills did not work.

    “I took Viagra and I took Cialis and it didn’t have any effect on me. And that’s because…your problem is in the brain not below the belt,” he said.

    Dr. Abraham Morgentaler, director of Men’s Health Boston and associate clinical professor of urology at Harvard Medical School, agrees that porn addiction is now a serious problem affecting men’s health.

    “I’m worried, I’m worried about the impact of porn on men and on women,” he said.

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Related posts:

(Link): The Secret Women’s Porn Problem (article about Christian women who use porn)

(Link): Can Boys Be ‘Coerced’ Into Sex? (article from Daily Beast)

(Link): 9 Reasons ‘Hookup Culture’ Hurts Boys Too (article)

(Link): Goodbye to romance: Are rom-coms worse than porn? (How Hollywood Feeds Into People’s Tendency to Idolize Marriage and Turn a Spouse Into a Deity)

(Link): Most People Think Watching Porn Is Morally Wrong (article by E. Green)

(Link): If Porn Addiction Isn’t Real, Why Do Very Religious People Think They’re Hooked? (article)

(Link): Ten Things Porn Gets Wrong About Women by A. Pulley

(Link): The Lock In – Bizarre Anti Porn Film By Christians

(Link): Married Preacher Hides Porn Addiction By Faking Terminal Cancer

(Link): Study Says Your Spouse’s Porn Habit Might Not Be So Harmless After All

(Link): Yes, Some Women Use and Look at Pornography

(Link): Bizarre: Church attempts to support sexual purity via Pancakes and Porn meeting

(Link): Strange Anti Masturbation Billboard by Religious Group