Could pornography be a cause of ED? Most people assume it would have the opposite effect, but recent reports have stated that pornography can indeed be a cause of erectile dysfunction.
The chemical dopamine is responsible for experiencing pleasure, including sexual pleasure. However, when the brain is overloaded with dopamine it loses the ability to respond the way it should, making people less susceptible to feeling pleasure.
Pornographic images have been around for a very long time, but with the Internet it’s possible to access triple-X material easier than ever. Watching too much porn leads to an overproduction of dopamine in the brain, causing less of a response and more dopamine required to achieve an erection.
After exposure to dopamine, the brain needs a chance to allow levels to return to normal, which can take as long as a few months
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