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A 19-year-old male asked:

how does online porn cause impotence ?

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Dr. Eric Kelts
Neurology 25 years experience
It Doesn't: There is no evidence that viewing pornography online will lead to impotence. However, if your significant other is devoting time to online pornography rather than directing his/her attention to you this may indicate a lack of intimacy in your relationship, which could lead to impotence and sexual dysfunction. Consider discussing this with your primary doctor or seeing a relationship counselor.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

Is there a solution for impotence caused by external radiation treatments?

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Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
Radiation Oncology 16 years experience
Yes and no: There is no way to reverse the erectile dysfunction that results from radiation following however medications such as viagra/levitra/cialis can help. If these medications do not help then there are other options as well (injections, pumps). It is important to have these discussions with you radiation oncologist and or urologist.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Impotence is a result of marijuna use. Right?

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Dr. Dennis Clifford
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No: There is no evidence that cannabis causes impotence.
A 47-year-old member asked:

How to deal on first overnite with impotence?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
Geriatrics 30 years experience
ED happens to every1: Every guy is going to have a bout or two or more of ed during his lifetime. Keep that in mind the first time it happens, laugh it off & realize that there are other forms of sexual activity. With that in mind, ask yourself if you are healthy or were just diagnosed w/medical condition or given medications. Or did you smoke or drink or take illicit drugs prior to your attempt. Perhaps extra stress?
A 38-year-old member asked:

How does ED differ from impotence?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Same thing: Erectile dysfunction is medical term for impotence which is defined as inability to attain & sustain an erection adequate for penetration leading to distress. So if it doesn't bother you, it's not ed. But let's also be realistic in that our refractory period (time between having an orgasm and attaining another erection) increases w/age, so don't claim ed if you can't have sex 5x/d @ 99yo like 18yo.
A 30-year-old member asked:

If impotence is from psychological factors can it be improved with the passing of time ?

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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 36 years experience
Only if in that time: You are dealing with the psychological issues. Why not see a therapist to help you through this quicker?

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