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Too much porn/masturbation cause ED?

Hi I m a 28 year old and suffer some degree of ED in recent. I start masturbated since I m 19 and usually use porn as a form of visual stimiulation. I have observed that I have lost the ability to maintain erect during intercource or I only get weak erection. My question is: does masturbation in association with porn will "exhaust" my interest towards sex and create a negative impact on my ability to get aroused in real sex? I m worried cause I think I m still young to have physical cause  for ED. Any thought?
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You did well. 28 days of abstinence is no joke.

From your last relapsed date (23) to your recent relapsed date (28), that is a big improvement if you ask me.

Now, try and beat that new record.
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i just relapsed after 28 days before that i just relapsed before 23 days
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I had s-ex with a new girl last night. I started by giving her o-ral s-ex, and judging by her moaning and shaking I'm pretty sure she orgasmed. Then I tried to have s-ex with her in the missionary position. I had no problem getting an erection, but after putting on a condom and entering her, I lost my erection while inside her... so then I took the condom off, started rubbing myself against her back and that gave me an erection again, and I was going to put on a condom when she said "it's OK, I'm on the pill" so I did her d-oggystyle but without protection and I came quite quickly inside her.

Do you think I was wrong not to use protection ? she seemed like a very nice girl who is trustworthy enough...

Then I gave her o-ral again, made her come again... the next morning we tried to have s-ex but I really struggled to get hard... no amount of s-ucking or touching would get me more than semi-hard... then I tried rubbing my d-ick against her c-lit and that worked pretty well, but then I came before I could enter her... she seemed to enjoy it though...

She has been responding to my text messages since our encounter, so I think she had a good time despite my low level of performance...

But it's getting really frustrating... I haven't PMO'ed in a really long time, and I'm not seeing any improvement... still the old ED problem...

If I see her again, I think I will take some Cialis... I have one or two pills left from the four I bought ages ago, and the last one I took was ages ago... I hear it can boost your confidence and help you on your way to recovery when you're trying to quit PMO.  
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Good research report!. I normally do not visit other PMO recovery related sites since I came across this thread.

I believe with time you will find a regular partner since you have put your mind to it.

I have not cheated or try to test my progress since I began the new clean count date with you and JagaJM. I'm aiming for 90 days abstinence after which I will try to have real sex and see how it goes.

Of course, PMO is not the only cause of ED. That is why it is advisable to visit an urologist for medical evaluation. From my experience with them, so far, they have not be helpful. Although I was diagnosed of Prostatitis which they did not relate to my ED. My current location does not give me access to good urologist that I'm confident with, but no one should rule out medical solution if they have access to it.

Even with my inconsistent abstinence, I have observe significant improvement as against when I was deeply involved with PMO. I believe PMO is not a decent habit to be addicted to and trying to break away from the habit alone is a success, whether or not it is responsible for the ED.

No time invested in overcoming this shameful and destructive habit is lost.
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Still can't find a regular partner, so it's hard to tell if I've made any progress. But I know I'm not out of the woods yet. I'm occasionally getting semi-erections during the day when I'm in walking around or on the metro/bus if I'm thinking naughty thoughts. And I'm getting more frequent night and morning erections, sometimes rock hard, sometimes only like 75%...

I've been reading articles on the yourbrainonporn website and other websites like this one, and apparently people like me take a very long time to recover ; that is, people who grew up on porn, and started masturbating to porn before they even had sex with a real woman. I started to masturbate to porn at around age 14, and only lost my virginity at age 28. So for 15 years I masturbated to porn A LOT. I guess it's only normal that my brain needs more than just a few weeks to rewire itself...

At the moment I don't feel any libido; I'm probably experiencing what they call the "flatline". Sometimes the flatline can last a long time, and then one day, out of the blue you have this massive craving for sex and these incredible erections. That's what people have reported anyway.

In my recent attempts to give up porn and masturbation, I have cheated a little bit. I mean even last weekend I looked at a bit of porn, but didn't masturbate to orgasm. Now I've decided that even when I'm extremely bored or just curious about a specific type of sex or a new position, I will not look at it. I thought it was the masturbating to porn that was bad. But it seems, from what I've read, that even just watching porn, without touching yourself is bad for your brain too. And "testing" yourself to see if you've made progress is bad too. You should just have faith that you ARE making progress.

The only fear I have is that porn is not the number one cause of my ED. I mean, there are hundreds of things that can cause ED. So how the hell do you identify the cause ? Imagine if all this time, you thought it was porn, but actually it was something else like nerve damage or high prolactin levels or something else... isn't that scary, to lose all this time ?!

I really hope it's just the porn, and that within a few months I will be 100% healed...

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Lucky dude!

Your recovery seems quick and spontaneous.

Keep it up and don't forget to update us with your progress.
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