What's Porn Got To Do With It?

I wanted to introduce my male readers and others who may be interested on some new findings about how porn is affecting the male brain.  I have to say that I never have heard from men suffering from some sort of ED more now than I have in the last year.  Increasingly more shocking, the amount of younger men suffering from ED has been increasing.   I've always ignored the idea of porn causing ED because I never really faced that problem.  It sounded as true as the myth that Zeus is sending down lightning bolts during a rain shower to my realistic mind.

I do admit...eh hem...that I occasionally partake in watching porn, but not in a compulsive way. 24 hour access to the internet and at some point, if you are a horny male, you are going to find your way there despite all your best efforts.  I began investigating ED and what may be happening with men's gentiles when, just this year, I noticed I was no longer getting that morning wood.  It’s nothing hugely serious though I do miss it on par of experiencing St. Knick visiting you with a Christmas present.  I know this can come with age, diet, or even a particular medication I presently use.  Yet, I don't need porn to get me aroused, for example, which is a good sign.  I can get erect and ejaculate normally so I definitely don't have full fledged ED.  In all other areas I'm pretty much fine and I can check with my doctor to see if there may be a reason why my flag pole doesn't salute so patriotically in the morning anymore.   

In the meantime, in this search, I came across this site called Your Brain On Porn.com.  Whatever the case may be, having watched some of the website's videos and read some of the material there, I'm seeing how porn has had some unintended effects on my brain.  Fortunately, for myself, I know enough to keep my distance from things like porn so I don't become compulsive and addicted.  Nevertheless, although I'm apparently not having the severe effects others are having or can have around porn usage, I do have some effects.  There really is no way to completely avoid that. Porn quite simply trains your brain, neurons, and all that stuff.  If you doubt me, I don't blame you, but I challenge you to go through this website and see if it doesn't point out something to you where you go "Oh, that's why I feel this way?" or "Yeah, I've been experiencing that too!" on some level.  I plan to make some modified schedule similar to their 90 challenge to see what the results are.  However, I personally find going cold turkey plans like this one leading to much shame and failure, which leads to worse things.  I can tell you from experience as a past ex-gay, fundamentalist Christian that this leads to a lot of frustration and shame when you do fail, and you will with 24 hr access.  If you truly have a serious problem with porn, you probably need to get rid of internet altogether for a time.  When I was in my 20's, filters didn't even work for my clever devilish mind. You can see that terrible guilt play out in some of their forum posts so be careful and don't panic over any symptoms.  Get advice and devise a plan that will work for you if you want to try this. So, that said, I'm going to try my modified version of their 90 Day challenge besides getting myself checked at the doctor, and keep you updated.

Just a heads up: some of the descriptions of symptoms that their site describes could be related to other physical or psychological problems. Consider seeing your doctor or urologist if any of the symptoms concern you.    


So check out http://www.yourbrainonporn.com and let me know what you think or are experiencing.