Questions about Rebooting from Porn Induced Ed

Submitted by AndKar on
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Hey, i suffer from Porn Induced Ed and have done for a few months, i was with a girl and towards the end of our relationship i had issues getting it up! SInce i was about 13/14 i had been watching porn which escalated to some pretty horrible stuff! I've completely stopped watching porn for about 2 weeks!

Just before i started my reboot i had a one night stand where i had trouble raising my man hood and this upset and humiliated me (this is the reason i'm rebooting.) I met another girl about a week ago, and i performed slightly better than i did previously (i managed to sustain an erection enough to orgasm twice during the night but went soft midway through on another 2 occassions.) I've been texting this girl since that night and the texts can get pretty dirty! I sometimes touch myself to them, but very lightly and never to, or close to, orgasm (i've heard edging can be really bad.) I want to know if sexting her and fantasizing about having sex with real girls is beneficial, and also if skype sex would be helpful too, re-wiring the brain to react to real women!

My erections come and go, mostly when i text the girl but they don't last too long and they range between 50%-100% hardness, it definitely wouldn't be long enough to sustain sex!

P.s. Both of the one night stands i had were under the influence of alcohol, but i have had problems when sober too!

Not watching porn is the easy bit for me, i'm just not sure about skype-sex, sexting and real life sex, are they beneficial?

Edit 1: I masturbated in the prone position for a few years, heard that it was bad and stopped a few months ago, i hope that doesn't affect anything!

In general,

we encourage people to steer away from pixels...even of sweethearts. But the real answer is that no one knows. What really counts is what you notice. If you're not pleased with your progress, then cut back on the edging. As you suspect, it's not edging as such that is the problem...it's getting your dopamine up really high for long periods. That can cause a drop off that slows your progress.

But everyone is different. Do you know about this page on YBOP? http://yourbrainonporn.com/erectile-dysfunction-question It has lots of answers. It also explains the flatline, in case you go through that at some point.

Good News

Usually, when i get an erection, they get hard for a few seconds then disappear just as quickly! Well this morning in the shower, i was just thinking about a previous encounter with a real person, and it stayed for a good couple of minutes! It's slowly improving, i get random erections, but they hardly last any time! I don't want to masturbate or orgasm because i don't know how that will affect my progress!