Resources to recover from PIED?
June 9, 2014 8:49 AM Subscribe
[NSFW] Looking for resources and experiences from others who suffered with Porn-Induced ED. What can I do and what can my partner do to help me get my mojo back?
posted by heavyp08 to Health & Fitness (11 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'm 38, healthy and happy in a relationship and about to get married but for the last 10 years I have been unable to get a strong, hard erection for more than a few minutes with a partner. I have been unable to ejaculate even though my fiancee excites me. I can only finish when I watch porn and masturbate alone. I went through a horrible depression and battled insomnia for years and porn helped a lot with that to relax me and help me sleep. So now I feel like maybe porn has had a big part in not allowing me to get hard as I should. I have been on a low dosage of Lexapro and have been working with my doctor to ween me off it. So along with the porn, I have negative thoughts during sex that I can't shake. As soon as we start intercourse, I get excited but then I get these nagging thoughts in my head, that I am no good enough, that she will get upset that I don't finish. I become insecure in my ability and feel horrible because I know I am going to upset her since I know she is going to take it to heart that I can't perform.
I have recently tried Cialis but we both feel its just fixing a symptom and not the root problem. Cialis will keep me hard but I still don't ejaculate.
Does anyone have any recommendations?