How porn wrecks your brain: A conversation with Gabe Deem

Captivated by online porn as a child, Gabe Deem consistently watched high-speed internet porn from the age of 12. Growing up in a time and culture where watching porn was normal, He had no idea that what he thought was pleasurable, fun and “sex-positive” could actually have a negative effect on him. As time went by he became dependent on porn and developed porn-induced erectile dysfunction (PIED) at the age of 23. Now, fully recovered, with years of studying porn addiction and monitoring recovery forums, he runs RebootNation.org, a free online community to help addicts and their partners overcome problems related to porn use. With a passion for helping others and raising awareness, Gabe now speaks internationally, and has shared his story with Katie Couric, Huffington Post and Cosmopolitan UK among others. He joins Jonathon Van Maren to talk about the truth about porn.

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16 thoughts on “How porn wrecks your brain: A conversation with Gabe Deem

  1. Todd Bedusek says:

    I was looking at my tablet and messenger and this guy I know who passed away a few years ago I told him about this on messenger back in 2013 I was looking at all the half time shows for the Superbowl from 2014 on I. Getting scared i stayed home on Christmas last year and new years. I was looking at a picture of me at a. Party for my friends birthday back in 2014 looking all depressed, I’m surprised I even went ! I went to a funeral Jan 2016 and told my friend Angie about this, I told my dad about this in his garage Christmas 2013 and I’m from Wisconsin I was flirting with this girl from Chicago that year at our water park trip, I think I need rehab BC this is taking forever, back still hurts still peeing a lot including semen how do Gabe pull this off in 9 months its almost Christmas 2017 and new years I got nothing has no one ever not recovered?my friends cousin Nikki I told on fourth of July 2014 and her response was at least you have a tounge!I’m still pretty destined ! I stubbeled into a relationship DEC of last year with a girl I’ve know since I was a child BC she told me shes been in love with me forever she lives in another state I was going to visit her some time next year but she broke up with me over a misunderstanding and blocked me on fb! She knows about this but said she loved me anyway, but now she doesn’t want anything to do with me! Im 45 with this issue I thought older guys were supposed to recover faster, I mean my friends cousin had a new baby awhile
    Ago, my friends sister just had a new baby! I feel like everybody and there mother ius recovering faster then me.limo noodle since 2013 that’s 4 fucking years and I’m still recovering, had a nervous breakdown last October and went off on my mom spit on her threw the remote at the TV, I checked my self into the hospital started crying, all I kept thinking was what it something happened to my mom and that’s last thing I did wanted to end my life right there BC of that! I wanted to stay on the fourth floor but they had no room so they sent me home! I was seeing a therapist all the way until dec2014, then I started seeing a meds doctor shrink female until Oct 2016 went I had that nervous breakdown,now I’ve been seeing this other guy since DEC of last year 2016! He put me on welbutrin and something called haderol BC he says it helps with dopamine! I’ve had no relapses and I’ve got nothing! I’m probably one of the longest cases ever, that female doctor also had me on welbutrin and abilify and some drug that’s a mood stabilizer! Is there any meds out there that can increase dopamine, I’m getting freaked out here in Wisconsin, I ordered a shit load of supplements online but they didn’t help, ltyrosine supplements something called mucuna pruierens, l dopa powder , something called dopamax ,dopamine, levadopa which your supposed to have a percetit you can order thing online which is probably a placebo,i also ordered something called requip which was also useless don’t expect to be recovered in 90 days, its almost 2018 and I got nothing! Probably won’t go out on new years or to my dads for Christmas BC of my depression, i,I’m seeing my meds doctor slash behavior doctor in about four weeks shortly after thanks giving,everybody and there mother is recovering fast then me!its been four years already July 16th 2013 is when I quit and its now Nov. 2017! Do the math people older guys don’t recover faster, I’ve been a recluse, my mom doesn’t understand the science behind this! A few months my ass !I’ve been invited to go places and do things but BC of my depression I’ve been staying home, I have no motivation to do anything , I lost my job march of 2014 BC of this . I went off on one of the managers and had a bad mood swing ! There’s got to be some kinda meds to increase dopamine in the brain for gods sake, I mean if there’s meds to increase serotonin why not dopamine.doctors always want to put people on Zoloft or paxil or other SSRI meds for depression, I’m kinda wondering if they get kick backs from the drug company’s! Doctors are trying to throw SSRI meds down my throat, I was on paxil for awhile but got off of that shit BC I was going weight from it! Now bought a supplement to help with premature ejaculation called dapavor BC it increases serotonin in the brain. Serotonin controls ejuclation time as were dopamine controls erections! I’m hoping to god to be recovered by new years or Fall of 2018! Not to sound like a broken record but I told my dad about this Christmas 2013 for gods sake when I was having a cigarette in his garage my sister remembers it to ! Cause I mentioned the pavols dog theory about it! I want to have a gf and a job but I want to recover first,I’m depressed BC I lost my job of 12 years BC of this! I want to be able to go to our park trip next summer with a date or meet someone there, fuck that I want my gf that broke up with me two months ago whom I’ve know forever she was supposed to be my soulmate! I’m really close to checking my self into a metal health faculty before I really do something drastic! Should of been recovered months ago! I don’t even want to celebrate the Holliday’s!

  2. Emanon says:

    Todd,
    Start over with another another plan of attack. For starters,
    Howtostopmasturbation.com
    Personally I don’t subscribe to veganism but it’s a good site overall. Godspeed

  3. Todd Bedusek says:

    I’ve been to doing some research and found out that a drug called provgil can actually incrse the brains dopamine and also several

    l and Ritalin can increase dopamine ad well! I’m ordering provgil online or going to ask to be put on it from a doctor, considering the online med is probably a placebo!
    !

    • Todd Bedusek says:

      I’ve been to doing some research and found out that a drug called provgil can actually incrse the brains dopamine and also adderal!

      l and Ritalin can increase dopamine ad well! I’m ordering provgil online or going to ask to be put on it from a doctor, considering the online med is probably a placebo!
      !

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