Why do some porn users develop sexual malfunctions and others don't?

Discussion in 'Erectile Dysfunction / Delayed Ejaculation' started by Pete McVries, Jul 18, 2019.

  1. Pete McVries

    Pete McVries Active Member

    That's a question that has been baffling for me since I first got to know about the destructive nature of high-speed internet porn.

    Personally, I developed PIED before tubes sites even were a thing (or before I started using them). So there were no multiple tabs for me, I mainly watched DVD-Rips on a crappy tube tv. Some people watch HD porn on tube sites for years and don't seem to be fazed at all when it comes to their sexual functioning.

    Moreover, why do some people develop PIED, others PE and even others DE? And the poorest souls hit the jackpot and get PE and PIED.

    How would you explain it? What's your best guess? And why are there still no studies out there which probe the causes of it? Are we just more sensitive to audio-visual stimuli than others? Is there an evil dungeon master in the back who rolls the dice every time a young boy gets exposed to porn?

    Feel free to chime in!
     
  2. Guts

    Guts Member

    It is interesting. I do remember when I first started masturbating without porn, that it wasn't very satisfying, I was looking at porn before then, mostly my mothers catalogues etc. When I did start PMOing it was like everything clicked. I am starting to believe that it could just be the conditioning that porn does to the brain regardless of how it's consumed.

    I'm sure that some of us are more susceptible to PIED. Every brain is different, perhaps we were born with lower dopamine receptors? It sucks, but I bet there is probably an evolutionary advantage to that.

    I also think PIED is still in infancy. Both of my friends that are at the same age as me PMO daily, if they keep it up they might develop it later in life. I think in a few decades we will have the answers to these questions.
     
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  3. -Luke-

    -Luke- Well-Known Member

    I am interested in that question, too and I unfortunately don’t have an answer. What makes questions like this so hard to answer is – even apart from the missing research – that all of us are totally different. I always thought that the extremity of content or duration and the age you started were variables here. And it may be for many people. From what I see that’s not the case with you, Pete. What’s also interesting is that you had severe PIED from an early age but recovered from it within around 100 days while others developed less severe PIED and needed up to 2 years to recover.

    I myself never had really severe PIED. When I had my first girlfriend I was able to get it up most of the time. Sometimes I had a 100% erection, sometimes I couldn’t get it up, most of the time it was something between. But it was never really severe. My main problems were low motivation, low energy, stress and social anxiety. From a sexual standpoint my problem was/is more PE than PIED. I always thought that was plain pavlovs dog conditioning. When I was young I wanted to get over it as fast as possible because I feared my parents would walk in on me.

    Maybe part of the answer is just genetics. Why are some people able to drink alcohol very regularly without developing an addiction and others aren’t? Why are some people more prone to depression than others? I don’t know.
     
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  4. Big Lebowski

    Big Lebowski Member

    I conditioned myself for PE and PIED by just getting off for binge pmoing. I never edged so long and my sessions would be done within 5-15 mins, three times a day.
     

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