Why Are Younger Men Getting ED?
Researchers surveyed 312 men, ages 20 to 40, who visited a San Diego urology clinic for treatment. The rates of organic causes of erectile dysfunction in this age cohort are low, so the increase in erectile dysfunction for this group in recent years needs to be explained.
The study’s authors believe that pornography use may be part of the reason, however the data does not suggest that it is the only explanation.
The problem could be rooted in the biology of addiction. The researchers found a relationship between porn addiction and sexual dysfunction.
Not all men reporting ED were clearly porn addicted – but there was a clear correlation between reported sexual dysfunction in partnered sex and internet pornography viewing.