Sexual dysfunction is a very difficult topic to discuss for many men; virility has become such an ingrained concept of masculinity that often, problems are kept secret out of shame. When it comes to issues like premature ejaculation and impotence, it is important to treat sexual dysfunction for what it is- a medical condition, not a source of shame. Often these cases have varying degrees of severity and, depending on the cause, can be successfully treated. With the right information, and the right frame of mind, you can come back from many kinds of dysfunction.
Premature ejaculation is a complicated condition, just because of all of the variables at play. First, its cause can be mental or physical; second, the condition is based largely on frame of reference. For some men, it can be so severe that they are unable to last through initial penetration; while another could last for 15 minutes, but if they wanted to last 5 extra minutes- they fall under the category of premature ejaculation. It comes down to lack of control over your erection and sexual experience.
Most commonly, it is psychological condition that causes premature ejaculation. Causes such as depression, stress, performance anxiety, sexual repression or lack of confidence are all big contributing factors to not only PE but all sexual dysfunction. There are many treatment options for PE including psychological or behavioral therapy and medication. Therapy can often treat underlying mental blocks, while medication can be useful in treating mental conditions. Alternatively, topical anesthetic creams can be used in some cases to prolong ejaculation.
Erectile dysfunction is also a common disorder, which is often referred to as impotence. Erectile dysfunction is, in its base form, the inability to achieve and maintain an adequate erection for intercourse. Sometimes it can be a psychological condition, in other situations it can be a physical cause. One indicator of a psychological condition is being able to achieve an erection during masturbation.
Psychological conditions can include:
Physical conditions can include:
- High blood pressure
- Excessive Drinking
- Pharmaceutical Side Effects
- Recreational Drug Side Effects
While erectile dysfunction is something no man wants to think about, the much stigmatized condition is not what it used to be. In fact, the first part of the 21st century has already seen an incredible improvement in the prognosis for erectile dysfunction. The first step is seeking help, and not hiding it from your partner. Denial will do nothing to help your condition, proper treatment will.
Once you seek out medical assistance, your doctor can help determine the right treatment path for you. To reiterate, there is more help and options out there than ever before. Your options include therapy, ED medication, even mechanical aids; treatment success rates are growing by the year.
Whatever sexual dysfunction you fear you might be facing, the most important thing to remember is that there are real options for help and recovery. With proper information, and medical advisement; erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation could be a thing of the past.