An Indian guy recently asked “Why do Americans girls disconnect the chat immediately if I tell them that I'm an Indian? ” on Quora and the responses is got are for all the men in this country to read.
While a lot of women took turns to explain where exactly Indian men go wrong while chatting with women online, a certain Melanie Smith, a frequent traveller to India said it all in one long reply.
One study of 50 men with ED who had sought prescriptions for Viagra found that although none of them had any symptoms of heart disease, six were found to have blockages in all three major heart arteries, seven had two arteries that showed narrowing and one artery was blocked in another seven.
Overall, 40% of the men were at significant risk of angina or a heart attack.
Several studies suggest that even when there is no in-person contact, online affairs can be just as devastating as the real-world variety, triggering feelings of insecurity, anger and jealousy.
If you can produce one when masturbating but not with a partner, wake up with an erection, or have erections during the night, then there's a good chance that your ED has psychological causes. Get help and advice as soon as you notice a problem.
This isn't only important in terms of getting treatment for your ED: it could also be a symptom of other potentially serious conditions (such as diabetes or heart disease).
According to this answer, it seems like masturbation is not considered sexual misconduct or breaking the third precept.
However, the whole point (in general) of keeping the precept is to make good kamma both in mind and body.