Stress induced or PI ED?

Discussion in 'Porn-Induced Sexual Dysfunctions' started by, Dec 16, 2021.

  1. Fapstronaut

    Hi all,

    I'm 27 and I've been an on-and-off a relatively heavy porn user since I was about 15. It's definitely affected my performance, especially when sleeping with someone new but it was never too bad.

    However, in the last couple of years I have definitely acquired ED. When with a partner it's been difficult or impossible to get an erection at least 50% of the time. I expect growing up and using porn has made erections when with a partner more difficult as a baseline, but I think recently it's been more about stress.

    I took a cortisol test, and I was well over two standard deviations above the median. It looked like I was in at least the 99th percentile for cortisol. So, this has made me think that although P has definitely affected my PP, stress is also a huge contributor.

    Has anyone here had experiences with stress induced ED and does anyone have any tips? I try to meditate to relax, but I find it so dull.
  2. johndoe365

    johndoe365 Fapstronaut

    Your story sounds really similar to mine, you're not alone.

    My biggest tip is to just tell the girl that youre going through PIED and youre working on yourself/recovering from it.
    Every girl I've told this too was very understanding, at the same time all the stress inside me was gone. This led me to be able to get hard!
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  3. Fapstronaut

    Thanks for the advice! I'll be sure to be clear with anyone I meet in the new year.

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