Are you watching too much porn? The risks of online sex addiction and how to avoid it (UK)

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There’s nothing wrong with occasional porn usage, but beware of the downward spiral of porn addiction

News from the psychosexual health clinic at Nottingham University Hospital will strike fear into many young, male, porn users’ hearts.

Because the clinic’s found a huge increase in younger men who use porn regularly and can’t get an erection when with a partner.

They’ve become so used to masturbating to porn they find it hard to relate to a partner. Or because they’re used to the excitement of porn films they don’t get aroused by ‘ordinary’ sex.

The fantasy sex in porn is what they expect now. They need all that fakery – the physically enhanced bodies, the fantasy scenarios, the XXX-rated kinky things some porn stars do.

Traditionally erectile dysfunction (ED) has pretty much struck younger men due to excess alcohol – classic ‘brewer’s droop’ – or occasionally through nerves. Now it’s a different picture.

There’s nothing wrong with occasional porn usage, either when ‘flying solo’ or for couples to spice things up. But beware of the downward spiral of porn addiction.

Here are six ‘don’t dos’ to be aware of to prevent this:

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