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DEADLY SINS LUST - Desperate Encounter

Our protagonist

James Rossi is a high school senior on the verge of graduating a virgin. During one bitter day of January in 2005, James catches an awful cold and is stuck at home dwelling on his obsessive thoughts of pornography. Unfortunately, James suffers from ED (erectile dysfunction) because of his excessive adult content usage. Throughout his life, he was exposed to pornography and has been desensitized since. He would scroll endlessly and not find the right content that will turn him on.

Until one day, he finally decides to fulfill his fantasy of sleeping with an older woman after hearing about Craigslist casual encounters section. From that moment, James starts a quest to find an older woman who can fulfill his desires in the way he thinks a man should be fulfilled. However, unbeknownst to him, there is something far more sinister hiding behind the other screen.


One of the most addictive activities is watching pornography. The industry rakes up billions upon billions of dollars each year. Before the internet, there were magazines and adult theaters. As the internet evolved to what it has become, there was an endless amount of pornography hungry eyes would feast on. However, it has, in fact, become a significant problem with our society, especially for men.

In “Desperate Encounter,” the focus is on the perils of engaging in such activities at a young age and the potential outcomes that could have resulted. This story is based on many individuals who I spoke with that have experienced meeting people on Craigslist for sex. Some had positive experiences, some had negative. One person’s negative story served as the inspiration for this piece.

In high school, the individual overheard a classmate talking about their older brother posting ads for sex. It was a new revelation for him, given his personal struggle with pornography addiction. His mental health suffered from the addiction, causing him to prioritize pornography over social activities, outdoor pursuits, and family events.

Obviously, this lead to more problems as he ended up with delayed ejaculation (undiagnosed). It felt like the end of the world for him as a virgin senior in high school. He never thought this was possible and was very shameful about it. This was kept secret for years.

Eventually, he reached a point where he felt the need to address the issue independently. Taking inspiration from his classmate’s story, he began posting his own ads on Craigslist, seeking sexual encounters. He kept this secret for years, burdened by shame. While most responses he received were from automated bots, there was one that seemed genuine. Engaging in email conversations with a 45-year-old woman, he felt a mix of anticipation and apprehension about meeting a stranger online for a desired experience.

However, things weren’t as what it seems.

Erectile Dysfunction (ED)

Erectile Dysfunction is a sexual dysfunction characterized by the persistent inability to achieve or maintain an erection sufficient for satisfactory sexual performance. Here’s a brief overview of Erectile Dysfunction according to the DSM-V:

– A persistent difficulty or inability to attain or maintain an erection during sexual activity.

– The disturbance causes significant distress or interpersonal difficulty.

– The dysfunction is not better explained by another mental disorder, medical condition, the effects of a substance, or medication.

Erectile Dysfunction can have various causes, including physical factors (such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, or hormonal imbalances) and psychological factors (such as anxiety, depression, or relationship issues).

Treatment options may include lifestyle changes, psychotherapy, medication, or medical interventions, depending on the underlying causes and individual circumstances. Diagnosis and treatment for Erectile Dysfunction are typically provided by healthcare professionals, including urologists and sexual health specialists.

However, the relationship between adult content and the development of Erectile Dysfunction is a subject of debate and research. Some studies have suggested a potential association between excessive pornography consumption and the development of ED in some individuals, while other research findings are inconclusive or contradictory.

Here are some key points to consider:

1. Correlation vs. Causation: While some studies have found an association between frequent pornography use and ED, it’s essential to note that correlation does not necessarily imply causation. In other words, just because two factors are associated does not mean that one directly causes the other.

2. Individual Variability: People’s experiences with pornography and its potential effects on sexual function can vary widely. Some individuals may consume pornography without experiencing any negative impact on their sexual function, while others may report difficulties.

3. Psychological Factors: For some individuals, excessive pornography consumption may be a result of or a coping mechanism for underlying psychological issues, such as anxiety or relationship problems, which can contribute to ED.

4. Desensitization Theory: Some researchers have proposed the “pornography desensitization” theory, suggesting that frequent exposure to explicit sexual content can lead to habituation or desensitization, potentially making it more challenging to become aroused in real-life sexual situations. However, the evidence supporting this theory is mixed.

5. Other Factors: It’s essential to consider other factors that can contribute to ED, such as stress, anxiety, depression, medical conditions, medications, and lifestyle choices (e.g., smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, lack of physical activity).

6. Moderation: Like many things in life, moderation is often recommended when it comes to pornography consumption. Excessive or compulsive use of pornography may be a concern for some individuals, and if it interferes with daily life or relationships, it may be worth seeking support or counseling.

Based on these factors, it is possible that the character James Russo can suffer from ED due to his excessive pornography consumption.

For more information on Erectile Dysfunction, check out the links below.

Does Porn Cause Erectile Dysfunction (ED)?

Is Internet Pornography Causing Sexual Dysfunctions? A Review with Clinical Reports

Treatment for sexual problems

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