I have only recently heard/read about porn-induced ED but it makes a lot of sense in my case. I have had no problems getting an erection and ejaculation to porn as long as I found the porn I was watching to be stimulating enough, which meant the porn actresses had to be very hot and soon or later novel to me. However, while I was in a relationship, I couldn't maintain my erection for very long, condoms were a problem in particular, and I couldn't ejaculate. The stimulus just wasn't enough. Getting an orgasm with masturbation alone without watching porn became difficult - I could not always reach an orgasm this way. I first thought the problem was low testosterone or ED from an organic cause. Testosterone was tested to be within the normal range and tadalafil did not really help much.
So, now I decided to reboot my brain and see if this helps. I started with abstaining from watching porn at the beginning of December. I did not stop masturbating until December 20.
I first noticed that getting an orgasm from masturbating without watching porn was getting easier. This was a positive effect.
However, since I stopped both porn and masturbation, I experienced the following symptoms:
* I often feel depressed. I don't feel much joy in doing anything.
* I feel very lonely. I am currently single and not in a relationship. Since stopping PMO I have a very strong feeling that I would like to be with someone but not necessarily for sex. I feel there is something lacking. I would love to have a woman to hug, to kiss, to cuddle with. Never felt such a strong desire for this before.
* I feel a lot more emotional than before, which I don't like as it makes me feel less manly.
* Libido is mostly very low to non-existent. However, sometimes just reading sexually associated words or seeing pics of hot women in ads makes me extremly horny. The strange thing is that this is often not associated with getting an erection.
Will keep you updated when things change.