Err, yes

Lone viewers of pornography become accustomed to being fully in control of their sexual experience – which again, says Faulkner, “isn’t replicated in the real world”. Being faced with a real, complicated human being, with needs and insecurities, could be deeply off-putting.

In online forums dedicated to porn-induced erectile dysfunction (PIED), tens of thousands of young men share their struggles to stop using pornography, their progression from soft porn to hardcore and the barriers they face in forming real-life romantic and sexual relationships. It is hard to prove outright that pornography causes ED, but these testimonies replicate findings from the clinical literature: that if men can kick their porn habit, they start to recover their ability to become aroused by real-life intimacy.

Young men who wank themselves into insensibility ddon’t subsequently get hard ones.

When they stop the self-manipulation they do.

Astonishing finding really, dontcha’ think?

13 comments on “Err, yes

  1. I know, but when I were a lad, our only exposure to dirty pictures was through finding slightly damp copies of RAZZLE in the bushes at the industrial estate.

    Or maybe when the guy in your class who was always getting sent to detention brought in one of those novelty pens with a naked lady inside.

    Nowadays everyone has instant access to every perversion imaginable – and lots you wish weren’t imaginable – in HD via the computer in their pocket.

    It’s easy to say “stop wanking” (and as a teenager I genuinely feared going blind), but what if – in a porn-marinaded environment – this is about as helpful as telling Red Indians to try shandy instead of whisky?

    And no, the government’s retarded porn filter won’t work either, but it’s still quite possible pornageddon is a real social problem that we haven’t yet figured out how to deal with.

  2. novelty pens with a naked lady inside

    Gosh they were good – so much better than the view of the Thames with a pleasure boat.

  3. Steve is responsible for reminding me of this song. I was gonna edit it but no, you get the lot.

    Razzle in My Pocket
    Ian Dury

    In my yellow jersey, I went out on the nick.
    South Street Romford, shopping arcade
    Got a Razzle magazine, I never paid
    Inside my jacket and away double quick.

    Good sense told me, once was enough
    But I had a cocky eye on more of this stuff
    With the Razzle in my pocket,
    Back to have another peek

    Instead of being sneeky I strolled inside,
    I put my thieving hand on something rude
    I walked right out with a silhouette of nudes
    ‘Hold on sonny’ said a voice at my side
    ‘I think you’ve taken one of my books’
    Passers by gave me dirty looks
    ‘Not me mister’ I bravely lied

    We stopped by the window of a jeweller’s shop
    ‘If it’s money for your lunch, I’d have given you a loan
    Have you got any form, were you on your own?
    Round to the station and we’ll tell the cops’
    ‘I’m ever so ashamed, it was wicked and rash
    Here’s the book back, and here’s the cash
    I never stole before, I promise I’ll stop’
    ‘Crime doesn’t pay, you’ve got honest eyes
    If we go to the law another thief is born
    And I’ll get the book back, creased and torn
    So return what you’ve taken and apologise’
    I gave him back his nudie book
    I said I was sorry, I slung my hook
    With the Razzle in my pocket as the second prize

  4. ‘Being faced with a real, complicated human being, with needs and insecurities, could be deeply off-putting.’

    Whose fault is that?

    I’m not believing that PIED exists. This sounds like temperance union agitprop, or Reefer Madness. And even if it does exist, it would seem self correcting.

  5. Our school most volunteered to work at the recycling station on the promise of hitting a gold strike supply of sunday sports.
    and this from Claire the counsellor:

    “It also perpetuates the myth, she says, that “men are rock hard and women are ready for sex all the time”.

    Um err haven’t heard that one in the wild. Was it in Herodotus?

  6. Isn’t this just another bit of women trying to do away with the competition? Lots of lovely ladies with curves in the right places doing all manner of things for a gentleman’s delight (albeit remotely) vs a real woman who looks like an explosion in a mashed potato factory and has to be wined and dined extensively to so much as show a nipple? Which is more likely to generate some blood flow?

  7. @Steve – “Nowadays everyone has instant access to every perversion imaginable”

    As someone said, if you want to search online for pictures of midgets having sex with dogs that have been set on fire, Google will tell you there’s too many hits and to refine your search by species of dog.

  8. Duan Juan, Ah I see, might explain why it hadn’t quite perpetuated quite as far as my synapses. All power to Claire though for trying to nip it in the bud.

  9. In a society where girls and thereafter wimmin are 1-getting chunkier and less attractive and 2-are being quite expertly trained to be cunts in the worst way–wanking is a growth industry.

  10. “In a society where girls and thereafter wimmin are 1-getting chunkier and less attractive and 2-are being quite expertly trained to be cunts in the worst way–wanking is a growth industry.”

    Still plenty of lovely women out there. The middle and upper classes aren’t the place to go looking, though.

    Men: find yourself a hairdresser to marry.

  11. “Isn’t this just another bit of women trying to do away with the competition?”

    Jim, you missed the wokedness.

    ‘Being faced with a real, complicated human being, with needs and insecurities, could be deeply off-putting.’

    Amy didn’t say women; she said human being. A sin of commission that would have in earlier times would have been deeply off-putting.

    But your point is correct. Thanks to porn, women can no longer afford to be ‘complicated, with needs and insecurities.’ Their decadence is ended. Their reign of terror is ended. Feminazis are even further marginalized.

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