Doctors are confirming what we suspected
We ran the first of our series of four Royal College of General Practitioners-accredited, one-day workshops on the impact of internet pornography on mental and physical health in Edinburgh this week. The following three will take place in London, Manchester and Birmingham in the next few days. So far, the GPs attending have confirmed what we suspected – that they have seen a huge increase in the number of young male patients presenting with sexual dysfunctions such as ‘delayed ejaculation’ (often a precursor to full erectile dysfunction), anorgasmia (an inability to orgasm) and erectile dysfunction itself.
This has only happened in the past few years and coincides with the widespread availability of free, hardcore porn on smartphones and tablets. There may be other contributing factors too, but our money for the main culprit is on the effect of free streaming internet porn.
The doctors are aware too that Viagra and similar erectile enhancement medications, aren’t working too well in many cases to alleviate the issue. The reason they don’t work is that the problem is “not below the belt”, i.e. blood flow to that most vital of male organs, but is rather about the disruption of nerve signalling from the brain “to their bananas”. If you haven’t seen Gary Wilson’s funny and informative TEDx talk “The Great Porn Experiment” on this, see it here.
What the healthcare practitioners are learning from the ever-increasing research, to their astonishment, is that porn-induced erectile dysfunction is ‘a thing’, and different from the erectile dysfunction issues associated with much older men. This article explains the difference. Here too is a presentation on the background to ED with lots of scientific support.
Please sign up to our remaining workshops if you’re available at short notice or let your colleagues know. We’ll be advertising future dates soon in late 2018.