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Do pornography use and masturbation play a role in erectile dysfunction and relationship satisfaction in men?

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Fig. 1: This graph represents the percentage of the categorized weekly time spent on porn consumption versus the CYPAT quartiles (n = 3419).
Fig. 2: This graph presents the cohort of participants (18–35) who were sexually active and did or did not have ED based on their IIEF scores (n = 2067).

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De Win, G., Jacobs, T. & Geuens, S. Do pornography use and masturbation play a role in erectile dysfunction and relationship satisfaction in men?. Int J Impot Res 35, 581–584 (2023).

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