Porn Addiction and Sexual Dysfunction

One of the side effects a porn addiction is said to have is sexual dysfunction. While it wouldn't be accurate to say that a porn addiction causes sexual dysfunction, it can have a significant impact on an individual’s sexual experiences. 

Porn is notorious for leading individuals to have fantasy world expectations of sex, and what they or their partner can or can't do. In most cases, individuals find themselves unable to perform to the capacity that they see in porn. It has been revealed that men that have a porn addiction are more likely to experience porn-dependent erectile dysfunction. They are most likely to feel dissatisfied with sexual intercourse due to the overstimulation they have experienced while watching porn.

Why is Porn addictive? 

What is the difference between compulsive behaviour and addictive behaviour?

Compulsion results in behaviours that are repetitive, and have no rhyme or reason. The actions that come from compulsion, are often engaged in to reduce the anxiety caused by wanting to engage in the behaviour. 

Addiction on the other hand refers to an individual not having the ability to stop a certain behaviour. Most importantly, it refers to the fact that these individuals engage in addictive behaviour irrespective of the negative consequences it has on their life.

You may notice that the one similar both have is that in both, the individual lacks control of stopping a certain behaviour.