Don't believe me? Just check out this video which interviews Gabe Deem, a recovered porn addict who also recovered from porn-induced erectile dysfunction.
So how long does recovery take? What’s the magic number? Well, so far there is not one. Recovery time from porn-induced ED varies among individuals so it’s hard to say how long for sure. Experts believe it takes roughly 6 months for a porn addict to unlearn the addictive patterns in the brain, so expecting roughly 6 months would be a safe bet for curing porn-induced ED. Some people have been cured in as little as 4 weeks, others up to 6 months, and some have had recovery times longer than 6 months.
If you're looking for more information on porn-induced ED, check out this video. It's part 1 of a video series by Gary Wilson which digs deep into research and case studies.
If all of this information scares you, you’re not alone. Many porn addicts have been scared into recovery by porn-induced ED. On a positive note, this is a great reason to stop watching porn now to avoid or minimize the consequences. The cure for porn-induced ED is essentially the same as curing porn addiction.
So, how can you recover from porn-induced ED? The secret is to stop watching porn. A great website to assist in your recovery is Reboot Nation. Reboot Nation is an online community for recovering from porn addiction with helpful information, videos, and a free online forum. You can use the site as a tool to share your recovery, read about the recovery of other porn addicts, and ask questions on the forum.
Some key points to overcoming porn addiction include: 1. Learn about your addiction and how it relates to chemical reactions in your brain. 2. Stop watching porn and make adjustments to your life to make watching porn less tempting (i.e. don’t surf the web in private). 3. Fill the void created by removing porn with activities and things that make you feel good and accomplished. 4. Notice when you’re struggling and reach out for help when you are (to a close friend or on an online forum). For more information on overcoming porn addiction please read my other posts here on Porn Enlightenment.
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1. Your Brain On Porn.
2. Reboot Nation.