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completely desensitized my brain and penis. can't get erect

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My penis used to get hard like an iron rod at the sight or thought of a beautiful woman (when I was in my early teens 13-18 ) but now it's always soft and squishy and when I am able to get it erect it is only a soft and weak erection that is not capable of penetration because I can't even hold it for more than a minute and it's too soft.

I know what caused my ED, it is internet porn. I discovered internet porn when I was 13 but started masturbating a little earlier than that. It was when I was 16-19 that I started going all out on internet porn. I was quickly addicted to the stuff and my penis really enjoyed it. Watching porn would make blood flow quickly into my penis and make it stand up straight like an iron rod and this was how it was for years up until around like 18-20. During my porn days, I would search/collect/categorize porn I downloaded/saved from the internet (mostly from torrents) and quickly filled up like 4-5 TB (that is 4000-5000 GB) worth of external hard drive storage space full of porn. Even when my penis was beginning to limp on me I still continued on with my destructive behavior for a couple of years more. I am 23 now, and have been struck with ED for I would say about 2 or 3 years. No longer do my penis turn into the iron rod it once was nor does it respond to beautiful women like it should. I have completely desensitized my brain and my penis.

Last year I was on a summer trip for over 2 months, so naturally I had no access to computers (no porn) so I thought I would recover during that time. I managed to hook up with a girl about a month or so in and during sex, I could barely get my penis up. I was pretty much eating her out the whole time (which I don't mind) but I was saddened by the fact that for over a month of no porn, no masturbation, my penis still will not return to normal. Also want to mention that, during sex with that girl I didn't really feel horny or very arosed when I really should be (she was HOT). My mind just didn't seem to notice this beautiful girl in front of me.

And that was over a year ago, I feel like I'm getting worse as the days go by. What can I do for my penis to help it recover? I am only 23. I want to have sex with women and I want to have kids but I can't if my penis won't cooperate with me. Please tell me what I must do in order to fix this problem....I love my penis, maybe I loved my penis too much and spoiled it.

I will do anything now to help it recover back to normal. Weed used to help for a while but now it doesn't do jack.
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replied December 31st, 2012
Welcome to e health forum.

First and foremost, it is essential to know if your condition is due to psychological stress or anxiety or due to neurovascular damage in your penis.

To assess, this you will need a physical assessment with your primary care doctor or a urologist.

Tests like a penile doppler, hormonal evaluation, etc may also be advised by your doctor, if necessary.

In case this turns out to be normal, then your issues could be most likely due to psychological, and you would need to see a sex therapist (or psychiatrist) for proper counselling.
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