Meditation. How does it help with erectile dysfunction and sexual potency?

Discussion in 'Health & Fitness' started by Anonymous86, May 21, 2016.

  1. Anonymous86

    Anonymous86 Member

    I'm confused. What does it do exactly to make one more inclined to not masturbate, yet increase libido and sexual potency? Wouldn't that make someone perhaps relapse after seeing improvement or...?
     
  2. Newnes

    Newnes Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Masturbation decreases stress, improves self-control (both to not MO and promote other healthy behaviours, which incidentally will help with libido & sexual potency) and improves emotional well-being.

    Since we basically MO to get rid of stress / avoid negative emotions, and since stress decreases libido, you have it.
     
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  3. Anonymous86

    Anonymous86 Member

    Did you mean meditation? Lol.
     
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  4. Newnes

    Newnes Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Haha yes :D

    Sorry for the mistake. ;)
     
  5. hahaha ! Freudian slip much ?
     
  6. Newnes

    Newnes Well-Known Member Staff Member

    A lapsus for sure. I don't think it's revealing anything but my forgetfulness though
     
  7. Wabi-sabi

    Wabi-sabi Imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete

    I've been meditating for years - for many of these I was a hopeless porn addict, and, more recently, I've been through numerous relapses.

    There is no magic. Meditation will not cure you of anything. However, it will help you, largely by smoothing the pain of internal struggles, and by giving you a venue for introspective examination of where things went bad that day. It's subtle, but worthwhile.

    I meditate at least 30 minutes ever evening, and for about 15 on weekday mornings before work. It helps me hold things together, but it isn't the only tool in the box.

    One of the things I've noticed is that when I stopped meditating, I relapse. (I also relapse when my procrastination increases, so it's not just about meditation.)
     
  8. Boxer17

    Boxer17 Active Member

    What an interesting observation. It makes sense though.
     
  9. Rising

    Rising New Member

    I stopped masturbation years ago and during that time I was meditating almost daily with exercise but what I think really helped was that I was getting alot of sleep and I felt relaxed and no stress at all.
     
  10. jack91

    jack91 Find your way throuh Staff Member

    I think meditation helps with external injuries by slowing down the brain and train of thought, brain can heal and focus to bring blood to brain, oxygen to brain and so forth. meditation is kindness to your brain and soul. Thats ultimately the way to improve your sex life. you heal your brain. We have abused brain and dick... way too much screen time and masturbation, this lifestyle has slowly fried the brain, if we were born to different time we probably would be healthy as horses but now we have to adjust our brain to normal life and meditation is great tool to archieve that.
     
  11. JayKay

    JayKay Member

    Here's a link to a great scientific study on meditation- not specifically ED, but a general look at some of its most positive and apparent benefits.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23251943

    I've been a Vipassana meditator for a few years (and had the pleasure of running into a few members of the forum on some 10 day retreats!)

    When meditating for long stretches of time without being social, in my early recovery days- I specifically remember one meditation retreat in 2006, I noticed that my PIED symptoms seemed to disappear quicker. Of course, I would still relapse a few weeks later, but I attribute this to spending alot of time "in my head" trying to force my concentration back to my breath. My mind was willing to do whatever it took to NOT focus, and when it ran out of options it seems to go "screw this- just get a boner and fantasize",lol- something I was never able to do spontaneously without porn.

    Other than that, which I replicated quite easily a few years later after I recovered, I dont know of any specific link.
     
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  12. Jose bell

    Jose bell New Member

    Hi...
    Meditation has many positive sign, like as stress relief, increase concentration and focus, etc.
    Yes somehow it is helpful to improve our sexual life.
     
  13. Kevin Walez

    Kevin Walez New Member

    Meditation is the way I live. I can't even imagine my life without an everyday meditational trip. It helps a lot in almost every sphere of my life. Strongly recommend to start it for those who not and to continue to meditate for those who are in the boat!)
     

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