A 19-year-old male asked:
19 year old healthy male ive been having trouble getting and maintaining an erection with girls, could this be due to watching porn for the last 10 years? could it just be performance anxiety? i can get one while watching porn but if i stop it goes
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Child Psychiatry 36 years experience
Yes: Pornography is generally way more "exciting " than anything real. that is one of the worst results of frequent pornography viewing , the real thing is not enough. I would suggest stopping the porn , an give yourself some time to re-set . It may take a while. Pornography is as addicting as any drug. It hits the same dopamine receptors that drugs do. Seek out a counselor to help you .
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Last updated May 16, 2020
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