How to Recover from Porn Erectile Dysfunction


If you suffer from porn-induced erectile dysfunction, then you are not alone.

Each month, porn sites receive more regular traffic than Netflix, Amazon, and Twitter combined. This permeating nature of porn has made its consumption, or rather, overconsumption extremely convenient for all ages. Porn-induced erectile dysfunction is not even fully realized by some individuals until they enter into a serious relationship, at which point it becomes the underlying issues for the lack of sex drive and intimacy. Click here to view a program on erectile dysfunction that I recommend.

How does one recover from porn erectile dysfunction?  The direct approach for treating porn-induced erectile dysfunction is to abstain from porn and be more social. While this may seem hard to do, you can overcome your ED with patience and support.

Erectile dysfunction is a serious problem which can also lead to other life-threatening diseases. If you suffer from porn erectile dysfunction, then you are likely in danger of a serious health issue. Thankfully, there are a lot of ways which you can use to recover to lead a happier and healthier life. Read below to begin your road to recovery.

Porn Addiction and Erectile Dysfunction

There is no denying that porn is downright addicting for some. Most people rely so heavily on external stimuli that it’s the only way that they can really get off.

Porn is generally accepted as a drug because of its addiction and dependency. It acts the same way as every other drug, by releasing large amounts of dopamine within the brain. The dopamine floods your brain in a way where each time you jack off to porn, you become more and more dependent on it since your body craves that level of elevated dopamine to function normally.

The elevated level of dopamine is actually the reason why people keep digging deeper into their habit of watching porn. Once you get that level of “high”, your body becomes accustomed to it and responds by making you “crave” it in order to function normally. This response is similar to what you might experience when you crave fast-food or sweets.

With time, this intense cycle of dopamine accumulation and depletion starts to create other problems for your body such as mood swings, irritability, lack of self-esteem, and the most dangerous, ED. This unnatural rise and decline also cause your testosterone levels to drop which can lead to lethargy, a general lack of focus, a low sex drive and, of course, erectile dysfunction.

Recovery usually varies from person to person and their consumption of porn. But it takes patience, willpower, and the right attitude to get better from it. Most people find it extremely hard to abstain from porn but with the right strategy, it can become easy over time.

Porn addiction relapse is also extremely common like it is with every other drug. An addict will usually relapse within days after trying, which can be more threatening since each time you relapse, you over-consume to make up for the times you didn’t watch porn.

In order to completely treat your porn addiction, you need to treat the psychological aspect of it first. The physical aspect will soon follow and fix itself.

About Abstinence

While downright abstaining can be termed as a brute force method for treating your porn erectile dysfunction, it can have positive results if done right.

But before trying the abstention method, you need to make up your mind that you are now finally ready to get better and that you will not relapse. This mental preparation is extremely important. You need to step out of your shell and look at yourself from the outside. You will realize that you are truly not happy and not living your life to the fullest.

Once you realize that porn is doing more harm than just causing an ED, you will find it easier to control your desires.

Ridding Your Devices of Porn

The root cause of porn distribution and its access is the internet. While we won’t ask you to not use the internet, we would, however, suggest that you look into website blocking software. There is plenty of software that can help you block the websites and even ads containing adult content.

For example, NetNanny is a great tool for your devices which can help you abstain from watching porn online. You must also get rid of all the porn stored on your devices as well. Offline porn is also one of the leading causes of addiction since you don’t even have to wait for it to buffer. 35% of downloads on the internet are for porn!

Technology has made it extremely easy for people to access porn. That level of freedom and open access can corrupt the mind and make a person become addicted to porn, causing porn-induced erectile dysfunction.

If you really want to recover from your ED then we suggest you cleanse your devices and take steps to avoid both online and offline porn.

Meeting People and Being Social

If your brain is wired to stay at home and on your laptop, then you are bound to worsen your ED. The best way to combat ED would be to go out and meet people and develop new friendships. This way, you can also try your hand at a relationship because once you start abstaining from porn, you will need to keep yourself busy and stay around people.

New relationships can actually help you bring your libido back and treat your ED. Porn-induced ED is caused by a failure of arousal in the real world. Your brain is so accustomed to the 2D world that is displayed on your monitor that you become desensitized to new experiences.

The best way to treat it is to build relationships. The more social you are, the more confident you will feel. You will also, in turn, feel much better about yourself, which will also build up your self-esteem. These psychological issues are closely linked to how one becomes dependant on drugs. Many studies have shown that people who have professional jobs in the corporate sector are less likely to become addicts because of their work routine and their need to stay in focus.

Reduce Dopamine and Increase Testosterone

As discussed, your brain craves elevated levels of dopamine so it would be wise to bring that level down by adjusting your habits. One way is to reduce your sources of dopamine.

If you smoke or consume cannabis, then there is a pretty good chance that you are artificially increasing dopamine circulation in your brain. You can also try killing two birds with one stone by reducing your consumption of nicotine and cannabis, both. This may also lead to an increase in your testosterone levels.

While we don’t suggest downright quitting everything while abstaining, since it will cause you to crash and relapse, we do suggest that you start cutting down on it slowly until you reach your normal levels of dopamine.

Trust us, you will know when you have started recovering when your ED gets better and you start to take more interest in real-world relationships, people, friends, family, and yourself. Join a gym, eat healthily, and take care of yourself. Keep at this routine until you are fully in control of your desires. Start strengthening your willpower starting today because you deserve better in life than being stuck watching porn with erectile dysfunction. Besides having a problem with porn, there are other factors that can cause erectile dysfunction.  Click here to view a program that helps deal with ED that I recommend.

Related Questions

Does porn cause other problems than ED? Porn causes a slew of mental and physical problems. Watching too much porn desensitizes you to the point where you start to lose focus on people and life in general. You only focus on the next high and do whatever you can to achieve it.

Can porn ED ruin my marriage? If you relapse enough times, then there is a chance that your partner might think that you are not serious about getting better which may cause unwanted relationship issues. Like all addictions, porn and ED may also lead to an unhappy marriage especially when nothing is done to treat it.

How long will it take for me to recover? The recovery time varies from person to person but you will generally start to see a rise in your testosterone levels and a general return to normalcy within 2 weeks of starting your recovery plan. The key, however, is to stay true to your plan and not cheat if you want to see quick results.

What else can I do to treat my ED? Your goal should be to get your dopamine and testosterone levels back to normal. For that, you may need to reduce or in some circumstances, completely eliminate your habit of smoking to treat your ED as it may lead to a decrease in testosterone levels coupled with porn addiction.

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