Online porn is making young men impotent, new study reveals

01:51 PM | 16 Aug, 2016
Online porn is making young men impotent, new study reveals
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An expert has warned against the watching of online adult videos as soaring numbers look for treatment for erectile dysfunction in light of the fact that "they can't get excited in the bedroom.'

The exposure to graphic images and movies are desensitizing men and abandoning them not able to get stimulated in the room.

Cell phones and tablets, which makes porn easily accessible at any time and any place, are to be faulted for the condition, a renowned pyschosexual therapist has claimed.

Angela Gregory says she has seen a massive rise in young men visiting her clinic at Nottingham University Hospital.

She told the BBC: 'What I've seen over the last 16 years, particularly the last five years, is an increase in the amount of younger men being referred.

'Our experience is that historically men that were referred to our clinic with problems with erectile dysfunction were older men whose issues were related to diabetes, MS, cardio vascular disease.

'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.'

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The issue was uncovered by in a narrative by BBC's Newsbeat called 'Brought up on Porn'.

The documentary tells us about a boy who goes by only a first name "Nick" and how he started watching porn at the age of only 15. Watching porn on a regular basis desentised Nick, and he was unable to get sexually aroused around actual partners as he was "wired to porn."

After seeing his sexual life turn into a mess, Nick looked for help from doctors and went on to not watching porn for 100 days.

He said: 'At my peak I was probably watching up to two hours of porn every day.

'What I was watching, it definitely got more extreme over a short period of time in my case.

'There was nothing that would give me a kick. Normal stuff didn't do anything anymore, so I had to get more and more extreme material.'

'I found that when I was lying next to a girl a lot that I just wouldn't be horny at all, despite being really attracted to the girl and wanting to have sex with her.

'My libido came back with a vengeance and I met this girl and it was great.

'For the first time in ages I was able to flirt and within quite a short time I was able to have normal sex.'

According to a 2014 study in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, one out of each four new erectile dysfunction patients were under 40.

What's more, another study in the Behavioral Sciences Journal guarantees that online porn mirrors drug-like compulsion qualities, prompting brought down sexual "pleasure" and lessened moxie.

The report added: 'The potential health risks of internet pornography are not as well understood as those for alcohol and tobacco use, and is widely portrayed as both ordinary behaviour and socially acceptable.'