Let’s Get Physical
It is a known fact that women are more in touch with their feelings rather than men. They are more demonstrative when it comes to expressions of pain, sorrow, and unhappiness. Women are more likely to express their feelings. Unlike women, men are more reserved when it comes to showing emotion and are less communicative. In fact, recent scientific study says that women use 3,000 more words than men on a daily basis.
But having sexual impotence, also known as Erectile Dysfunction or ED, can change all that. With this kind of health problem, men feel that his self esteem and masculinity would be somehow connected to their ability to have an erection.
Sexual impotence is a health condition in which men experience the inability to achieve or maintain an erection during sexual intercourse. It can involve the total incapacity of having an erection or ejaculation, inconsistency, or an inability to sustain an erection.
Physical causes of sexual impotence can range from illnesses such as prostate cancer, Peyronie’s disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, diseases of the nervous system, or others that cause impaired blood flow in the body. These can affect the nerves that are crucial for erection. External conditions like medications, surgery near the penis area, smoking, alcohol abuse, prolonged exercise, illicit drug use, and injuries also contribute to the causes of sexual impotence.
On the other hand, sexual impotence can also be caused by psychological issues. Psychological impotence is apt to develop fast and be connected to a recent event or situation. Some may be able to experience an erection, while others may not. The fact that experiencing and maintaining an erection in the morning when waking up relays the message that the problem is more psychological rather than physical. Psychological impotence usually involves work pressures, fear of aging, financial worries, frustrations with relationships, stress and anxiety, fear of failure, and depression. Sexual impotence can also be the answer to a much deeper emotional trauma, like sexual abuse, for example. There are certain cases in which a man experiences a private episode of sexual impotence. This is more or less due to stress, fatigue, or merely having too much alcohol than a possible physical cause. Nevertheless, a lot of men react to an irregular experience of impotence by being more and more anxious, which answers to further sexual problems, thus having more anxiety. This is what they call the “impotence domino effect” of anxiety; failure leading to more anxiety, leading to even more failure. When a man is impotent in a time of anger or depression, it is as if his body is demanding to face his own feelings.
Psychological impotence should be treated accordingly, depending on what the underlying cause is. Relationship issues require good communication between partners. Impotence can put pressure in a healthy relationship, so it is wise to be open with your partner regarding this condition. Reducing stress, anxiety, and fatigue before any sexual activity is also important. By working together, a couple can have a worry free, stimulating and intimate surrounding for both to enjoy.