Dang. Is Porn To Blame For All This ED?

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Is porn to blame for lackluster sex? Or is that just a poor excuse?

A couple of weeks ago, a fellow by the name of Davy Rothbart (a hell of an American name, if you ask me) wrote a piece for New York Magazine that was one part confessional and one part trend piece about dudes being unable to do the deed with a real life lady because of the amount of porn they've consumed.

The thesis was that a ton of men were being so inundated with porn that they had a hard time getting... well... hard for their lady friends. Or they got to the launch pad, but couldn't fire off into space. Yep, without a pirate's load of tattoos, copious moans, breasts the size of ripened casaba melons and a grip so tight that the Incredible Hulk could pry your fingers off, some percentage of men just can't get in and get off.

And sexual problems for chronic masturbators aren't new. At one point, we were told we'd go blind or grow hair on our palms and, later, hookers told us that some Johns couldn't finish with vaginal or oral sex; rather, they required an iron fist. This time around, though, ubiquitous porn is the villain. 5 Masturbation Myths

Meanwhile, the Good Men Project takes a much more scientific approach to porn's effect on delayed orgasm and ED. The article in its entirety is fascinating, but this passage sums it up nicely:

"Today's porn can dampen your sexual responsiveness to your partner by over-activating three brain mechanisms. First, an ancient biological program in the brain overrides natural satiety when there are lots of mates begging to be sexed. Your brain perceives each new individual on your screen as a valuable genetic opportunity. Second, too much stimulation can numb the pleasure response of the brain for a time, pumping up cravings for more novel stimuli. Therefore, a familiar mate—your spouse—appears less and less enticing. And finally, too much stimulation of the brain's sex and mating circuitry obstructs the mammalian instinct toward monogamy."

Holy schist! It's not a guy's dangler that's becoming callused; it's his pleasure center. Could Watching Porn Make Us Healthier?

But there's more! My homies Em & Lo (EmAndLo.com) field a question from lady who finds it icky that her husband watches porn on his computer. Her guess is that he's not totally satisfied with their sack-time and has turned to the Spanktronet. Evidently, she feels so turned off by the skin vids that she no longer wants to have sex with him. Check out the comment section on this one.

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