About the author, Chris McKenna

Chris is the Covenant Eyes Educational Resource Manager. Chris has a BA in Accountancy and Spanish from Western Michigan University. After 12 years in business advising with Ernst & Young, God led Chris to a full-time student ministry role. He started protectyoungeyes.com in 2015  as a ministry to equip and educate parents and teens on the latest gadgets, apps, and how to use the Internet well, which led him to Covenant Eyes. God works in unexpected ways!

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9 thoughts on “The Curious Correlation Between Porn and Erectile Dysfunction (PIED)

  1. I struggle with masterbation since 11 or 12 and I’m 30 years old know. I’m a guy and my sex drive is hard to. My penis gets hard and I want to have sex so bad and I’m single. It’s hard but I’ll make it

  2. The link to addictedtoporn.com didn’t work so I looked up Noah Church on youtube, and his website is actually addictedtointernetporn.com. Thank you for the article and bringing this issue to our attention, and I hope that many will take it seriously and deal with it before it has done any more damage. My husband has PIED due to decades of internet porn use, has been sober for almost a year, but the ed is still a problem and I wonder if it will ever get better as we are now in our 60’s…

  3. Definitely a correlation for some males…and believers can take heart and hope with. 1. Cor. 6:13…. The LORD is for your Body. ( even! ) not even the strong bio- repro drive. As we turn in thanks and praise and rest in His imputed righteousness….cf Joseph Prince,Andrew Murray,etc…
    And Romans 6..actually dead to sin,alive to Christ….

    We can live with the healthy build up of ” old sperm” and His life giving Spirit will use that energy and subsume it…weve never tried it..and no condemnation,but in faith rely…and FAST OFF of any media with beautiful females..even clothed… If you go on reddit.com/ nofap…you can see all the folks supporting each other to stop……!secular. Agree!

  4. Your statistic are wrong. I thought they seemed way off. These are the actual statistics from the survey. You missed the first numbers…The report said that of the men interviewed regarding masturbation,

    25.9 percent indicated less than weekly
    24.6 percent indicated 1-2 times a week
    21.3 percent indicated 3-5 times a week
    5.0 percent indicated 6-10 times a week
    4.3 percent indicated greater than 11 times a week

    You said

    9% indicated less than weekly
    6% indicated 1-2 times a week
    3% indicated 3-5 times a week
    0% indicated 6-10 times a week
    3% indicated greater than 11 times a week

    Just thought I’d add that. :) Thanks for the post!

    • Wow! Yes, there’s a big difference when you miss the first two digits. Thank you for catching that and it has been corrected!

  5. My name is Tuffuor from Ghana I have passion for evangelism. I will like to receive resource materials to help people in porn addiction etc.

    Thanks

    Andy

  6. (Note, the correction by “A concerned wife” above needs to be deleted or we still see her name!)

    I am a bit confused by the comments about the study. I don’t quite understand what conclusions we are supposed to make. The concrete statement about 3% preferring masturbation over sex does not seem impressive, given the tiny number. But are we to assume all 300+ have sexual dysfunction of some kind since they went to the clinic, and it seems all of them masturbate to porn, so there is a correlation? But don’t tons of men also masturbate to porn who did not feel a need to go to the clinic? Please help me understand how to use this study to make some kind of point. Thanks.

    • Hello, John – the ~300 men who visited the urology clinic came for various reasons, not just sexual dysfunction. The clinic noted that 3.6% of those who visited had this preference. You’re right – not overly impressive. Not scientific. Just a potential correlation that should be investigated further, which is what we’ve done in two lengthy blog posts that will be posted over the next few weeks about the scientific studies that have been done globally. Those posts should help you make conclusions.

      Best, Chris

  7. I’d like to briefly point out that the quote is “These studies suggest the issue may be trivial in women, but not so for men, and could lead to sexual dysfunction.” Does that mean that women who have watched internet porn don’t experience genital dysfunction? Or, if no, what does it mean?

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