Dealing with Erectile Dysfunction, The Statistics:
- 30 MILLION MEN in the United States are affected with some level of erectile dysfunction
- 26% of those men are under the age of 40!
- Erectile Dysfunction will impact 10% of men per decade of life, meaning 40% of men in their 40’s, 50% of men in their 50’s, 60% of men in their 60’s… etc.
- 1 in 10 men will experience erectile dysfunction at some point in their life.
My point here is, YOU ARE NOT ALONE in dealing with erectile dysfunction!
Society doesn’t help us open up a space to talk about this issue – and “Low T Centers” are just squeezing our vulnerabilities to the surface. We can help men without reinforcing shame.
As a sexual health professional, I am privileged to hear a wide variety of men’s sexual experiences. Men express their fears, curiosities, and their traumas. Men express their desires and struggles – and how they show up win their sexual relationships. Every man believes their sexual worries are isolated to them. They believe it is somehow abnormal, or it a reveals a personal flaw.
Dealing with Erectile Dysfunction, The Facts:
FACT: all men will have sexual body changes throughout life.
FACT: the quality of an erection does not define the value of a man.
Men feel more empowered to have sexual health conversations when they have access to information, receive solution-focused recommendations, and have the tools to navigate these bodily changes feeling better.
Often, men do not correlate a healthy brain and body to their ability to achieve great erections. Sexual response begins with he stimulation of the brain through a variety of human senses. That stimulation may be visual, a smell, taste, memory, fantasy, touch, sound, or a combination of whatever floats your boat. This initial brain trigger sets in motion a cascade of responses in the body using nerve signals, the release of chemicals and the dilation of blood vessels.
It turns out getting hard is actually a series of intricate steps.
Check out this professional article here.
The most common erectile function struggles men of all ages experience include:
- Premature ejaculation
- Loss of sexual desire
- Difficulty, or inability to, obtain and/or maintain an erection with stimulation of the penis
- Difficulty, or inability to, find orgasm
- Loss of ejaculate
Clearly if you hare having erectile struggles, you are not alone! I would cherish the opportunity to share open and honest conversations about your worries in a highly confidential and sex-positive environment. Please visit our website here for more information.
Next week’s blog will have great tips on how you can maintain or improve your erectile function.
I hope you take the chance to schedule a complimentary 15-minute telephone discussion. Let’s start today!