Easy access to porn linked to erectile dysfunction in young men

Erectile dysfunction used to be a sexual health matter associated to older men linked to diabetes, MS and cardio vascular diseases.

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BBC’s Newsbeat programme has revealed that more young men are being referred for the condition than before and it would appeare the ease in access to smut is to blame.

With pornography now just a click away,  unhealthy expectations of sex are built, with normal practice insufficient to satisfy many young men.

Therapist Angela Gregory:

These younger men do not have organic disease, they’ve already been tested by their GP and everything is fine. So one of the first assessment questions I’d always ask now is about pornography and masturbatory habit because that can be the cause of their issues about maintaining an erection with a partner.

Expectations range from the woman’s appearance and the extreme sexual activity portrayed in videos creating new proclivities some as wild as strangling. So you will see men defaulting to fetishes and not finding satisfaction in conventional sex.

The effects it has on brains is that they do not see that it defines their sexuality damaging their health. In essence there is a link between that and low libido as the threshold is shifted.

While science is divided when it comes to addiction to porn, there is a level of dependency for different reasons on watching it. The shocking stat that one in five men across the world with ease of access to porn prefer online smut than the real thing.

Ease of access enables consistent use of pornography as an outlet meaning that both emotional and psychological expectations of the real thing are skewed.

Mind you, we can’t imagine many doctors in Zimbabwe who you can have the porn discussion with. After all, technically you are admitting to a crime.

Click here to watch the full BBC NewsBeat episode