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The Link Between Masturbation, Porn and Erectile Dysfunction

erectile dysfunction coupleAlthough not true in every case of ED, the link between masturbation, porn and erectile dysfunction is common. This is because masturbation and porn require different sexual programs in the brain. These muscle programs are different than those used in sexual intercourse with a partner.

This mismatch in sexual programming can eventually result in the man’s brain becoming confused during sexual intimacy with a real partner.

This confusion can result in erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation and being unable to ejaculate. This is a frequent result from ongoing masturbation and the use of porn.

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Masturbation and ED


Predominantly using your hand as your sexual tool can cause weakness in the structural muscles which support the penis. Your arm and hand get a great workout during a masturbation session, but your penis muscles don’t.

When you masturbate, your hand is controlling the pace and the intensity of the stroke. Constantly using your hand to self stimulate detracts from your awareness of the sensations created by penetrating a partner sexually. This leads you to feeling like you are losing your sex power.

Because your penis isn’t being exercised, you may experience a feeling of weakness or numbness when you attempt sexual intercourse.

Weakness or numbness during sexual intercourse causes you to worry that you have a definite erection problem. This ongoing worry causes ED to start occurring during masturbation sessions as well.

link between masturbation, porn and erectile dysfunction

Porn and Erectile Dysfunction


Porn does not cause erectile dysfunction directly. The problem with watching porn occurs when the male starts believing that he requires intense visual stimulation to be able to get an erection. This isn’t entirely true. But now he is worrying about his ability to fulfil a live partner if (she) doesn’t look like a porn star.

Performance anxiety starts confusing his brain which promptly makes him lose his erection.

Due to his addiction to porn to feel sexual fulfilment he now also has an unrealistic view of sexual actions. What is required to fulfil a partner sexually and how to bring himself and his partner to orgasm.

After a man has lost his erection hardness once, his mind then becomes consumed with worrying that event will occur again. This causes an ongoing erectile dysfunction problem which often continues, even if he stops masturbating or watching porn.

In summary

The link between masturbation, porn and erectile dysfunction is obvious. Masturbation and porn cause erectile dysfunction when the male’s brain becomes confused, whether he is alone or with a partner.

A man can safely masturbate up to twice daily and to occasionally watch porn. But he needs to be aware that masturbation is a very different act from having sex with a partner. In order to avoid ED either while masturbating or during intercourse he must understand the correct thought/action sequences required. These are necessary to remove anxiety, get an erection, keep his erection and stay in control of when he ejaculates.

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About Jacqui Olliver

I'm The Technique Modifier at End the Problem, and am the global leader and expert in "The Switching Technique". My unique Sex Mastery programs help men and women who suffer from sex problems gain the skills and confidence to have a fun, normal and spontaneous sex life so they can feel fulfilled as a human being, and easily contribute to their partner's satisfaction.

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  • Jeffrey November 15, 2016,

    Everything here is authentic. God bless you Olliver. I can fuck well before blasting out.. my wife loves me well now.. thank you

  • Haggai October 5, 2016,

    I masturbated for about six years now am facing a challenge of early premature ejaculation please help me out. I always go for a road run every day and weight lifting do this help improve.

    • Jacqui Olliver October 6, 2016,

      Hi Haggai, while running and weight lifting will improve your overall health, it is not part of the answer for solving premature ejaculation.

  • Mike August 22, 2016,

    Hi Jacqui,
    I’m curious as to whether there is a certain amount of time to stop masturbating and watching porn for your brain to sort of “reset” and no longer be desensitised to sex?

    • Jacqui Olliver August 22, 2016,

      Hi Mike, it’s not that your brain is de-sensitized to sex – it’s more that your brain is confused. This confusion in your brain (which causes ED) exists because it doesn’t have a complete start to end procedure to get hard and stay hard when you’re being intimate with a partner. So your mind loses focus and wanders – which causes you to either not get hard, or lose hardness soon after achieving it.

      So ceasing to masturbate and watch porn usually isn’t enough to end an erectile dysfunction problem. It can stop that “individual sex” program from dominating your thought process, but it won’t end the confusion which you face when you’re with a partner.

      In my “Hard AND in Control” program I explain exactly how to provide your brain with the signals that it understands, so you can initiate and maintain a strong hard erection and retain total ejaculation control.

  • Sunny August 18, 2016,

    Please give some tips to maintain yourself throughout life. What to do, what not to do… to manage your sex life aside of other life burdens. Thanks.

    • Jacqui Olliver August 18, 2016,

      Hi Sunny,
      The most important thing is to deal with problems as they arise. For instance, unresolved sex problems cause relationship stress and can lead to the demise of a relationship. It’s better to make an investment in your future now – instead of hoping a problem will eventually go away by itself. Masturbating to porn is nowhere near fulfilling as sex with a live partner and as you know, can lead to erectile dysfunction issues. Life is too precious to waste feeling unfulfilled and alone.

  • Akky August 15, 2016,

    Hi Mam, I am 27 years old, I was full of sex before two weeks ago. But suddenly I lost the erection so I was very much worried and stressed about it. I met the urologist and he prescribed me tadalafil 20 mg. I felt erection again by using one tablet, but then as the drug effect was over, I felt that ED came back. I feel only erection when I had taken tadalafil. So my problem is ED for sure and can curable permanently or not? Or any other problem I have??

    I am scared now that I lost my ability of sex permanently! 😨😥 So I am worried about that I have any other problem than ED. Is my problem very common and psychological or its a major problem??? Please help me, I am very much worried about it. Thank you in advance.

    • Jacqui Olliver August 15, 2016,

      Hi Akky, ED is a very common problem amongst men. In my experience it is usually a psychological problem, as in, once you have experienced losing your erection once, then it plays on your mind to cause future ED problems. Unfortunately most doctors and urologists only prescribe drugs which don’t end the problem. You need to understand the psychology of how to get your mind and body to work as a team. My “Sex Mastery: Hard AND in Control” program will teach you how to get an erection and keep it – throughout foreplay and intercourse. So yes, it can cure your ED problem. (There are links to the program in the right sidebar.)

  • Pinku June 19, 2016,

    My penis is too short what is the solution?

  • Robb June 14, 2016,

    Hi Jacqui,
    I’m 23 years old, and I often worries about if I have ED problem, so I check almost every time. I check in the morning in bed, and I check at night before sleep if I can get a hard on. Sometimes if I cant, I feel very frustrated and then it leads to another failure… I think I have a mental problem, I don’t know how to do solve this problem, please can you help me, thank you so much!
    Robb

    • Jacqui Olliver June 25, 2016,

      Hi Robb, this is an easy problem for me to solve, usually in one session. I suggest you take action to solve a weak erection issue before it becomes a bigger problem in your brain. Constantly checking to see if you have a weak erection or ED problem will definitely cause problems!

  • Ram March 24, 2016,

    Hi, I’m 33 years old and my penis is not like before too soft and getting smaller. I used to masturbate when I’m taking shower under the water I had pleasure doing that.. Right now I having erectile dysfunctional, I can’t perform when I’m bed I’m having a really hard time to get my penis hard.. It is always soft and gets smaller and my ejaculation not like before probably because my penis is not hard? Please I need your help if can tell me what I should do to be able to perform as before.. Also I want to mention I’m taking medication for seizure, it is been like 2 years I wonder if that medication cause that weakness, please if you can reply to my email.

  • Stan March 22, 2016,

    How do i prolong my ejaculation? I cum quick when having intercourse with my wife. I masturbate pretty frequently also please help.

    • Jacqui Olliver April 27, 2016,

      Hi Stan, PE is an easy problem for me to solve, please contact me via email.

  • Pavan Reddy February 5, 2016,

    Hi Mam,
    I am a 31 year old married guy , facing ED for the last 3 days …I am so worrying about this erection. I do not have habits like drinking and smoking.. Also I do regular exercise. Kindly help me with answer. Thanks.

    • Jacqui Olliver February 18, 2016,

      Hi Pavan, this is an easy problem for me to solve. Smoking, drinking and lack of exercise are rarely the cause of ED. Focusing on the wrong thing at the wrong time is activating the wrong muscle program in your brain.

  • ajaz January 9, 2016,

    I’m 33 year old got married before 3 months. I used to watch porn and masturbate, my problem is that I can’t satisfy my mate to the fullest as am facing problem of PE after few minutes of entry. And also ED after first discharge. Please help.

    • Jacqui Olliver January 17, 2016,

      It’s normal to experience a weak erection after ejaculating. With regards to the early ejaculation, it is caused by over stimulating your brain sexually. The best way to solve this problem is with a session so you understand exactly what you have been doing wrong, as well as the step by step requirement to gain full control.

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