Porn Addiction Can Ruin Real-World Sex

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Research shows that approximately 1 in 4 male sex addicts struggles with sexual performance—most often erectile dysfunction. This percentage is significantly higher for men who primarily act out with pornography. And this issue is not related to the frequency of masturbation or the need for a refractory period (a time in which males reload, so to speak). Instead, the issue is related to the fact that when a man spends the vast majority of his sexual life masturbating to online porn—endless images of sexy, exciting, constantly changing partners and experiences—he is, over time, likely to find his real-world partner(s) less sexually stimulating than the visuals parading through his mind. For these men, porn creates an emotional and psychological disconnection that manifests physically as sexual dysfunction with real-world partners.

Task for Today
Create a list of ways in which porn has negatively affected your real-world sex life. Share that list in therapy or a 12-step meeting.