The factors which until now allowed explaining the sexual problems of men have become obsolete to account for the marked increase in erectile dysfunction and libido in those under forty. Alterations in the reward system, due to the consumption of pornography, are listed among the possible causes of erectile dysfunction.
The Understanding of the Problem
Until recent years, erectile dysfunction and loss of desire mainly affected men over 40. Today, several studies have shown a progression of these problems in men under 40 years old. In 2012, a team of Swiss researchers said that 30% of the 18 to 24-year-old men examined suffered from erectile dysfunction. In 2013, an Italian study showed that one in four men under the age of 40 had called on professionals to solve emerging erection problems and that severe cases of erectile dysfunction were now affecting those in their thirties. In 2014, a Canadian study found that 53.5% of adolescents aged 16 to 21 showed symptoms of sexual disorders: erectile dysfunction, loss of desire, anorgasmia. Erectile problems accompanied by loss of desire for real sex is now observed regularly by clinicians, a fact confirmed by a 2015 study of a population of thirty-something with sexual behavior disorders linked to excessive pornography and masturbation. To cure pied issues, this is an important.
The various origins of erectile dysfunction
Erectile dysfunction can be of psychogenic or organic origin. In the first case, it is psychological factors that cause the disorders: depression, stress, anxiety. In the second, it is the individual’s state of health which is the cause of the problem: neurological disease, hormonal disorders, anatomical malformations or adverse effects of drug treatments. For men under 40, erectile dysfunction is psychogenic in 80% of cases and organic in only 20%. Note, however, that studies often ignore risk factors such as smoking, alcoholism, obesity, physical inactivity, diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease or hyperlipemia (excess lipids in the blood).
The sudden increase in sexual disorders affecting young men is, for some researchers, associated with our lifestyles. Junk food, lack of physical activity, abuse of psychoactive substances is believed to be the cause of the resurgence of sexual disorders. But the explanation does not hold in view of the figures because the salubrity of lifestyles has not evolved in the same direction as the disorders of sexuality. Obesity in men between the ages of 20 and 40 only increased by 4% over the period 1999-2008. The use of narcotics by adolescents over 12 has remained stable over the past 15 years. The number of smokers has decreased in the USA and stabilized in Europe. The psychological sources of erectile dysfunction in the under 30s, proposed by some scientific authors, are not more plausible. Indeed, the relationships between depression, anxiety and sexual desire are very complex and when some indicate a decrease in libido, others on the contrary report a strengthening of the latter. In addition, the relationship between ED and depression is a two-way street, one can cause the other and vice versa. While it is difficult to quantify the percentage of other psychological factors (stress, relationship difficulties, E and depression are a two-way street, one can cause the other and vice versa. While it is difficult to quantify the percentage of other psychological factors (stress, relationship difficulties, E and depression are a two-way street, one can cause the other and vice versa.
While it is difficult to quantify the percentage of other psychological factors (stress, relationship difficulties, education ) supposed to explain the sudden increase in sexual disorders in young men, it would be hazardous to claim that they have grown sufficiently to account for the extension of loss of desire, anorgasmia and erectile dysfunction.