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Source: Men's Health  Jul 17, 2020  2 years ago
BREAKING! Men’s Health: European Study Led By University Of Antwerp Finds Correlation Between Watching More Porn And Increasing Erectile Dysfunction
BREAKING! Men’s Health: European Study Led By University Of Antwerp Finds Correlation Between Watching More Porn And Increasing Erectile Dysfunction
Source: Men's Health  Jul 17, 2020  2 years ago
Men’s Health: Thailand Medical News was overjoyed when we received this study report as the past few weeks were depressed after reading a report that said the most porn sites made up to 480 per cent increase in revenue the last few months during the COVID-19 crisis and their viewership grew while struggling medical websites like ours were desperate to even get one or two donations a month to sustain our site as humans have wrong priorities. Many of these people can spend on porn but expect medical information to be free!


 
Happily, a new study has shown that the amount of porn a man watches is linked to worse erectile function. Watching porn is also associated with greater dissatisfaction with "normal" sex, with only 65% of respondents rating sex with a partner to be more stimulating than porn. This research was presented recently at the European Association Of Urology (EAU) virtual Congress. https://eaucongress.uroweb.org/press-releases-2/more-porn-worse-erectile-function/
 
Unfortunately pornography has been increasingly available via the internet since around 2007. This has led to a rapid uptake in use, but there is little information on how increasing porn use might affect erectile function. Researchers from Belgium, Denmark and the U.K. established an online questionnaire, which was advertised mainly to men in Belgium and Denmark through social media, posters and flyers. 3,267 men replied to the 118 questions, answering questions about masturbation, frequency of porn watching, and sexual activity with partners. The questionnaire concentrated on men who had had sex within the previous four weeks, which allowed the team to relate the effect of porn watching on sexual activity. The questionnaire incorporated questions from standard erectile function and sexual health surveys.

Professor Dr Gunter de Win of the University of Antwerp and University Hospital Antwerp, head researcher said, "We found that there was a big range of responses. In our sample, men watch quite a lot of porn, on average around 70 minutes per week, normally for between five and 15 minutes per time, with obviously some watching very little and some watching much, much more."

The study team also found that around 23% of men under 35 who responded to the survey had some level of erectile dysfunction when having sex with a partner. Professor de Win said, "This figure was higher than we expected. We found that there was a highly significant relationship between time spent watching porn and increasing difficulty with erectile function with a partner, as indicated by the erectile function and sexual health scores. People who watch more porn also scored high on porn addiction scales. We need to understand what this work means and doesn't mean. It is a questionnaire rather than a clinical trial, and it could be that the people who have responded are not completely representative of the whole male population. However, the work was designed to unpick any relationship between porn and erectile dysfunction, and given the large sample size, we can be pretty confident about the findings."

Dr de Win added, "We found that 90% of men fast-forward to watch the most arousing pornographic scenes. There's no doubt that porn conditions the way we view sex; in our survey, only 65% of men felt that sex with a partner was more exciting than watching porn. In addition, 20% felt that they needed to watch more extreme porn to get the same level of arousal as previously. We believe that the erectile dysfunction problems associated with porn stem from this lack of arousal. Our next step in this research to identify which factors lead to erectile dysfunction, and to conduct a similar study on the effects of porn on women. In the meantime, we believe that doctors dealing with erectile dysfunction should also be asking about watching pornography."

Dr Maarten Albersen, a professor from  the University of Leuven, Belgium, who was not involved in conducting the study, said, "This is an interesting study by Prof. De Win and colleagues. The sample consisted mainly of younger men recruited via social media and posters, which may result in a sample biased toward higher online porn consumption rates. All-in-all, the study raises interesting insights, in the fact that porn consumption by men may lead to impaired erectile function and/or sexual satisfaction or confidence during partner-sex.

Professor De Win warns that the running hypothesis is that the type of porn watched may come more explicit over time, and partner sex may not lead to the same level of arousal as the pornographic material does.

Thailand Medical News suggest that reading and donating to medical websites might be a better alternative as one could learn a thing or two on how to prevent erectile dysfunction or how to boost one’s libido or how to use certain supplements to maintain one’s fertility plus there are lots of medical anatomical images that is politically, ethically and morally correct!

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