hello everyone. this is a subject thats always being argued back and forth. i would like to discuss it some.
im a 20 year old male. i quit smoking weed 2 months ago. i had smoked on and off since i was 16. but since last year i got into smoking heavily everyday. i would also have sex/masturbate only when high. my first erection when high felt great. it felt like it was more sensitive to touch and acually more blood filled/slightly fuller.
i got into masturbating a few times a day because it felt good when your high. the last month or two of smoking i noticed my erections werent as hard (i also was not smoking as much, still daily but much lower amounts).
currently i get no morning erections really, and my erections are limp/short lived. i dont know if this is due to the mariujana or sexual exhaustion.
1. so does marijuana really increase bloodflow to the penis?
2. if someone gets used to being high and having an erection, and they quit smoking do they get a rebound affect. like does the bloodflow to the penis decrease, since the factor casuing it to expand has been removed?
3. is this impotence permanent?
if anyone has any constructive input or had dealt with this before please respond.
my current plan of action is to quit all porn/masturbation for one month and see if my body can recover itself. is this the best way to deal with it? or am i shutting my body down further.
I have a friend in addiciton medicine who I've consulted a few times. When I listen in on his advice I hear a lot of guys wanting to know why after becomming heavy marijuana users they can't get erections reliably. The answer rarely changes much.
Marijuana doesn't increase blood flow. It lowers blood pressure, making it harder to achieve a full erection. It also has a combination of effects that drastically reduce anxiety which makes it very easy for men to get erect. Your body becomes accustomed to Marijuana doing this for you and when that crutch is removed it becomes much harder to overcome the stressors that can prevent erection.
I don't beleive it's perminant. You just need to re-train your body to become erect without the assistance of pot.
i see thank you for your reply. have you heard how long this can take or if there any remedies to improve the condition? my only theory is that if i sustain from any sexual activity for lets say at least 4 weeks, it could help me get hard one back? but at the same time i dont want to aid in shutting that part of my body down. it really feels so dead down there..
That's the less-solid part of the equation. Since the barrier you're facing is largely psychological it will depend on when you regain the sexual confidence or urgency to have reliable erections once again. If it doesn't come back in a month you may want to talk with a psychologist about what can be done to help overcome obstacles to your arousal more eaislly.
Hey man, I'm in exactly the same boat as my pal up here except at 15 and it sucks. My smoking was off an on it terms quantity over the past year, some weeks a lot while others weeks a few times. *Im aware that smoking does chemically alter your brain and the cannoboid receptors which is why I have now since stopped. I fear I am to late though. I was wondering if it was a psychological and emotional issue or if my brain receptors actually were altered because I masterbated more while high. I no longer experience the same kind of arousal that I used to along with pretty much everything already said in the initial question. And... now after re-reading the posts above I realize that I just frantically read this and missed a lot of key info. However, I still have one question that needs answering marked by the star.
Glaucoma can occur from a variety of reasons.
Glaucoma is commonly caused by increased pressure within the eye (IOC - intra-ocular pressure).
The pressure within the eye is NOT the same as blood pressure - it is quite different.