Watching too much internet pornography is making men in their prime lack in the bedroom, a report claims.
Watching too much internet pornography is making men in their prime lack in the bedroom, a report claims.

Watching too much Internet pornography is making men in their prime losers in the bedroom, a report claims.

Psychology Today reports that loss of sexual desire in men, more than 30 years before it should be an issue, is caused by over-indulging online.

The article, "Porn-Induced Sexual Dysfunction is a Growing Problem," says overstimulation of dopamine, which activates the body's reaction to sexual pleasure, can seriously damage a young man's real-life experiences.

Author Marnia Robinson said: "Erotic words, pictures, and videos have been around a long while, but the Internet makes possible a never-ending stream of dopamine spikes.

"Today's users can force its release by watching porn in multiple windows, searching endlessly; fast-forwarding to the bits they find hottest, switching to live sex chat, viewing constant novelty, firing up their mirror neurons with video action and cam-2-cam, or escalating to extreme genres and anxiety-producing material. It's all free, easy to access, available within seconds, 24 hours a day, seven days a week."

Robinson continued that after excessive dopamine "hits," real life sometimes seems tame.

Robinson continued: "In some porn users, the response to dopamine is dropping so low that they can't achieve an erection without constant hits of dopamine via the Internet."

"When they try to have actual intercourse and cannot, they understandably panic.

"Most men are astonished to learn that pornography use can be a source of sexual performance problems. Instead, many are becoming convinced that erectile dysfunction at 20-something is normal.

"They are amazed that heavy porn use can affect them adversely, that no one told them it could affect them"