Porn Induced ED or ED being caused by something else?

Discussion in 'Erectile Dysfunction / Delayed Ejaculation' started by steve34, Sep 4, 2012.

  1. steve34

    steve34 New Member

    Hello all,

    I am definitely suffering from porn induced ED but to what extent, I am not sure. Is there another problem accompanying it?

    Age 24, healthy, Test levels fine, exercise daily. Have been PMO since I was 13.

    My biggest issue is not being able to get and maintain an erection without constant physical stimulation.

    I have a few of the classic symptoms of porn induced ED, morphing tastes, easier to climax with porn, harder erections, etc.

    However I also have a few that are not, I wake up with full erections nearly 6 or 7 days a week. I can masturbate without porn to orgasm but I must be lying down on my back, standing is almost impossible.

    Watching porn or thinking of any fantasy does not give me an erection. I can only obtain and keep an erection with constant physical stimulation. If I do not have constant physical stimulation, my erection will fade.... how fast depends on my position.

    If I am lying down, it will fade within 10 - 20 seconds, if I am standing up, it will happen immediately. It is also harder to masturbate standing up, with or without porn.

    The only time I do not need constant physical stimulation to maintain an erection is when I wake up in the morning with an accompanying morning wood. Some days I will wake up with a morning erection and will not touch it, yet it will stay erect for 10 minutes or longer, however if I stand up, it goes down immediately.


    I have masturbated almost my entire life lying down on my back, so perhaps it's what my body is used to.

    1) Why can I not keep an erection once I obtain it? This makes me think there must be an organic problem, such as a veneous leak. (This is a problem with the smooth muscle of the penis, in which blood can flow in normally but it does not stay there.) This makes condom use impossible!

    2) Why can I not obtain an erection from watching porn or thought? It definitely turns me on and I will feel some sensation and maybe some increase in size, but not a full on hard-on will be achieved. (It is easier to obtain an erection with porn than without, but constant physical stimulation is needed in both cases.)

    3) Why do my erections fade immediately upon standing? And why are they much harder to get in comparison to lying down? This one scares me the most..

    Could this really all be from porn? Or should I go to a urologist? The fact that I achieve fully hard erections in the morning makes me want to rule out an possibility of an organic problem, but I am not sure...

    Also, I remember 5-6 years ago I could obtain and keep an erection from watching porn and it would stay up, even if I was standing or walking around, etc.

    Please help !

    I am day 7 of no PMO regardless...
     
  2. Gary Wilson

    Gary Wilson Active Member

    If its not porn then what could it be?

    If you were once able to have an erection, and now cannot, what has changed? The obvious answer is years of porn use.

    I suggest seeing a urologist to rule out any organic problems. Then you should have your answer.
     
  3. fixme

    fixme New Member

    You sound exactly like me. I have experienced everything you said. It first happened to me when I was 25 and I am 31 now. I didn't start watching Porn until around 22. I stopped PMO last August for 5 months until Dec 2011. Tried to have sex at that point and even with Cialis, it was tough to maintain an erection. I ejaculated in about 5 seconds after penetrating. Since then, I have masturbated with no porn or porn fantasy. I do it on average about 2 times per week. I am also working with a therapist for performance anxiety. I should also note that I went to a urologist to get a doppler ultrasound and it showed no physical problems, so this must all be in my head.

    From my experience, quitting PMO helped a little bit but did not cure ED. My advice is to go to a urologist to ensure that you are physically okay. Then do a 90-120 day reboot. Even if it doesn't help much, at least you will quit porn, which is unnatural. At that point, get some cialis and try to have sex. If it still doesn't work after a couple of times, then go to a therapist to help with performance anxiety.

    After a year of trying to fix this problem, I am fairly confident in getting erections with manually stimulation, have no desire to watch porn, have increased libido and can masturbate standing up (although it's much harder than lying down). However, now I have premature ejaculation issues which I suspect are due to a combination of anxiety and too many kegel exercises.
     
  4. simkais7

    simkais7 New Member

    I guess the best way to find out is to ask yourself: what does turn you on the most? porn or contact with real women?

    Think about it and be honest with yourself ;).
     
  5. 10thPlanet

    10thPlanet New Member

    Great point Simkas. I have felt similar to the TS too pre reboot. Masturbation (frequent) too takes a while to undo the comforts etc that we get used to. I also used to MO in certain positions that aren't like the traditional coonditions or positions we have sex in. Big difference having all your gear off with a chick vs having your pants unzipped and sitting at a computer. Just need to recondition ourselves to what it is we ultimately want- which is a natural and healthy sex life I believe.
     
  6. steve34

    steve34 New Member

    Thanks for the replies everyone.

    Will do. If the problem is porn, do you think becoming unaddicted will help me maintain my erection while standing or is it more of a "conditioning problem" where it's just what I'm used to (lying down while PMO)?

    Also, I just remembered I had obtained a 50% erection just from a women holding and And stroking my hand about a month ago (although it led no where).... Maybe I just need the real thing.
     
  7. Gary Wilson

    Gary Wilson Active Member

    If it's porn-induced then there is no reason for it not to heal. That means any position.
     
  8. krat

    krat New Member

    Your problem is really abnormal . With me now, just watch P give me an instant erection and I can maintain my erection for a long time. Even I can control my 'thing' up and down without touch it.
     
  9. White Horse

    White Horse New Member

    This all sounds very familiar, once again..

    I have also noticed that when trying to have real sex, I lose my erection instantly when it is time to take my boxers off. If I keep my boxers on and just pull them down on the front to let myself out, it is somewhat easier to maintain an erection.. although even then it eventually goes away. Obviously linked to masturbating in front of the computer with just my boxers on. I never masturbate completely naked, actually I find it difficult. Masturbating in the shower is impossible, I can't get hard under the shower. I remember I could do that as a teenager, probably did it every time I had a shower..
     
  10. White Horse

    White Horse New Member

    We are all abnormal here.

    I am also exactly like steve34, and so are many, many others here, judging by the journals.

    Just be happy and count your lucky stars that you can still get an erection without touching.
     
  11. krat

    krat New Member

    Actually I'm very lucky when I find out YBOP and also meet a doctor . Thus beside completely absent from PMO , I also follow treatment by doctor. The combine of two method do a trick :))
     
  12. axebattler

    axebattler Member Staff Member

    Don't post links to sites like that please.
     

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