I am twenty-one years old, and because of my porn addiction I am already starting to experience ED. It feels awful. I have been a heavy user since I was eleven years old. There were some signs, even in my masturbatory routines, that I was beginning to experience ED problems but I did not pay any attention to it. The real eye-opener was last week. My new girlfriend and I were fooling around for the first time. She tried to stimulate me, but I could not get hard. I have never been so embarrassed or humiliated in my life. Fortunately, she was very sympathetic and said not to worry about it. Still, I was deeply concerned. I am twenty-one years old and otherwise in excellent health. I should NOT be experiencing any ED incidents. So, I began to desperately search for answers. I found the site "yourbrainonporn.com" and it seemed to exactly describe my condition. Far too many of the stories sounded familiar for it to be a coincidence. Since then I have been absorbing all of the information I can on the subject. I desperately want to fix this. I want to be able to have a real, satisfying relationship with my girlfriend. She means the world to me. The last several days, ever since I discovered my issue, I have not masturbated or looked at porn. I plan to continue this permanently. There are a few questions that I have, however. 1.) While I am trying to "reboot" my brain is it still okay for me to have sex and fool around with my girlfriend (if I am able) or is that counterproductive? I am kind of under the impression that it might be okay since it is real stimulation with a real girl and is not something that will reinforce my brain's desensitization. However, I am no neurologist and I am not entirely sure that this would not contribute to further desensitization. 2.) Is there anything else I can do to aid in the recovery process? Are there any special diet or exercise considerations that might assist in the process? I have heard of an all natural herb called Tankgot Ali that is supposed to help enhance libido, but I am not sure if it will help, hurt, or not affect anything. If it does work, is it possible to use something like this to assist with enhancing libido temporarily in order to engage in occasional "real" sexual encounters or is this again counterproductive?