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A 26-year-old male asked:

I am addicted to pornography. i watch all kinds of porn everyday. i get erections in sleep, but am unable to erect on real stimulation. need help!!

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Safir
Urology 31 years experience
There is help: Congratulations for recognizing the problem and seeking assistance. Pornography can alter the sexual response to non-visual stimulation. Treatment always begins with discussing the problem with a licensed sexual therapist. In the year 2016, therapists are well-versed in how to reduce dependency on pornography and transition patient to enjoy non-visual sexual stimulation as well.
Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 46 years experience
The easy: accessibility of pornographic images on the internet has fueled this problem. It is estimated that men are masturbating up to 5 times more than in the past. These men have become so accustomed to such high levels of visual novelty/stimulation that they're unable to focus on real sex with a real woman. Seek addiction treatment specialist: 12 step, cognitive behavior therapy, counseling. Good wishes
Last updated Feb 16, 2016

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