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A Few Widely Believed Myths about Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction or the inability to achieve and maintain an erection, it is a far more common problem than we all think. Throughout their lives, most men experience certain problems with their erection which may negatively affect their self-esteem and relationships.

In the past, people thought that emotional problems are the sole cause of erectile dysfunction, but recent medical research has shown than the causes can be both physical and psychological. Unfortunately, this is a taboo in many societies. This is exactly why there are many people who don’t understand the nature of this problem completely, and there are so many myths surrounding this topic. In order to understand what’s true and what’s fantasy, we are here presenting you few widely believed myths about this unpleasant condition.

  1. Erectile dysfunction is a basic element of the aging process

Whilst it is true that erectile dysfunction is quite common in the elderly, this dysfunction is not part of the normal aging process. This is a health problem that can have serious impact on the overall health of men, no matter how old they are. Besides that, this dysfunction can be a sign of other hidden health problems. That’s why you need to find a way to cure erectile dysfunction regardless of your age.

  1. Erectile dysfunction affects men only

Without any doubts, erectile dysfunction is bad for both partners. It can lead to feelings of inadequacy, depression, low self-respect and self-esteem. Due to the occurrence of this problem, many relationships are going through rough times. If the problem remains, this situation can affect all relationship in man’s life – work, family friends etc.

  1. Tight underwear leads to ED

Wearing tight underwear is often associated with male infertility, because this type of underwear increases the temperature in the testicles and prevents proper creation of sperm. However, there is still no valid medical research that can confirm the thesis that wearing tight underwear is related to erectile dysfunction.

  1. Erectile dysfunction can be related to problems in the relationship

Problems related to the relationship can certainly affect the sex drive in both men and women, but most causes of erectile dysfunction are physical not psychological. On the other hand, untreated erectile dysfunction can often lead to further complication of these problems in the relationship, which is just another reason to approach this problem with the necessary seriousness and attention.

  1. Erectile dysfunction affects older men only

The truth is that erectile dysfunction is more common in older men, but the fact is that it can appear in any men regardless of their age. Certain medical issues like diabetes, obesity, heart disease or high blood pressure that can increase the risk of developing erectile dysfunction. Smoking and abusing alcohol can also increase the chances.

  1. Using drugs (like Cialis or Viagra) is the only way to treat erectile dysfunction

Cialis, Viagra and few other drugs can be very successful with the process of treatment, but changing lifestyle can be very effective too. So, try to make a combination of these two activities for faster and permanent results.


How to Cure Erectile Dysfunction without Pills

Although apparently there are dozens of different cures available to treat male impotence, also known as erectile dysfunction. This condition may not require medications or special treatments. Depending on the cause of the problem, it is possible that few changes to the lifestyle of a man are all you need to solve your problem of erectile dysfunction.

Of course, there may be many factors, both physical and psychological that are the root of impotence. Studies have shown that a large number of cases are caused by factors that can be treated quite simply. Three of the main causes of erectile dysfunction are the snuff, alcohol and drugs.

One of the primary and worst effects of smoking on the body is reducing the ability of the vasculature (blood vessels) to circulate blood throughout the body. Because male potency requires a good supply of blood to the sexual organ of a man, smoking can be a contributing factor for impotence. If that is the case, quitting smoking is likely to resolve your problem of erectile dysfunction.

The reason why alcohol can contribute to erectile dysfunction is because prolonged beverage can lead to reduced level of testosterone in man. Without a high enough amount of this important male hormone in your system, it may lead to decrease in libido and sexual stamina.  Once again, the symptoms can be alleviated by an alteration in lifestyle as simple as a change in the habits of drinking.

Intake of some other medicines may also be a factor causing impotence, especially if you are taking certain drugs for conditions such as high blood pressure, heart disease or depression. If you fall into either category, a consultation with your doctor may be all it takes to solve the problem of impotence.

Other factors of impotence

Even if you do not smoke cigarettes, drink alcohol in excess or use drugs, poor diet, physical inactivity and other unhealthy living conditions may be causing your impotence.

For good health in general, especially for those who approach middle age; it is important to take a vitamin supplement and do at least thirty minutes of exercise three times a week. This will not only help combat erectile dysfunction, but also reduce potential health risks. Ever heard of a good heart equals to a good erection? A hard erection needs a good blood flow to ‘support’ it, so a good heart condition is important.

It is only after all of the above factors have been ruled out; one could resort to opting for herbal products or medicines to cure erectile dysfunction.

Criticism in a Relationship

Constant criticism makes you unhappy and bitter. Nobody could feel confident and satisfied when someone – a loved one at that – humiliates them.

Everybody receives negative remarks now and then. Your family members, your boss, your clients may say something unpleasant about your skills or your approach. It is particularly hurtful when a partner criticizes you. It has a deteriorating effect on your love life.

Healthy Critics vs. Criticism in Relationships

Criticism is not about positive, constructive criticism that helps you make your life better. When your partner makes snide remarks, he lets you know that you are not good enough for him. It makes you upset, insecure, sad or angry. Probably all of the above.

In a good relationship, you feel safe and happy. You trust your partner. You feel peaceful and relaxed, and you do not feel compelled to live up to someone else’s requirements. You feel comfortable while being yourself when your partner is around.

Moving in together or getting married is a difficult period for a couple. You will have to adapt to another person’s lifestyle and habits, however, you already have your own habits. It is not easy to compromise. People often underestimate such issues. The first weeks are always hard. You may receive hurtful remarks. Your partner expects you to accept his opinion in everything: household habits, daily schedule, choice of hobbies or friends. Most certainly, his way is not the only right way. When you point it out, your partner feels offended or frustrated. He starts judge upon you. This is when you get snide remarks.

What Is Behind His Criticism?

Probably your partner has too high expectations. He should learn that no partner is perfect.

Perhaps your partner has self-esteem issues or he does not feel safe in the relationship. He might think that you are going to ditch him. Men have difficulties with communication. Their criticism might be their way of saying that they are afraid of losing you.

Probably you have a hot-headed partner, a choleric type. Your partner might be tactless. They say things, without thinking about the consequences. Before they know it, they already hurt you. Moreover, they are not particularly sensitive, so they do not even understand why you find their remarks offensive.

Your Issues

If you have self-esteem issues, you will put up with his behavior. You might think that your partner is right and you are flawed. You might be afraid that he will easily find a better, brighter, hotter woman than you. Perhaps deep down you are afraid that you stay alone, and you dread the possibility. This is a big problem. If you are not confident, you are in for a bitter life and much disappointment. Do your best to research your self-esteem issues and get rid of them. Seek a therapist if needed; psychotherapy can help you build confidence. At least seek resources, forums, or support groups.

Perhaps you have confidence, but you still think that you could get rid of some of your bad habits. You agree with some of his remarks, because you want to change, too.

Change his Critical Ways

If your partner’s criticism disturbs you, you should not accept it. How long can you deal with it? Give yourself and your partner one month, two months etc. to change. If things do not change now, they will not change years later. You should consider counseling therapy for couples, or you should think about a breakup.