Erectile dysfunction is the inability to either keep an erection or even get an erection.
This problem was once thought to be exclusively a psychological problem but recent medical research has shown that, in many cases, the problem can actually be a mental one.
For those men who suffer from erectile dysfunction, it can be a very distressing thing to endure.
Here are some myths and the truths about ED.
Myth: Only men suffer from erectile dysfunction
Truth: While only men are able to get erections, the inability to get or maintain an erection is felt by both of those involved in an intimate relationship. The other partner may feel like it is somehow their fault this is occurring or that they are unloved or unwanted. The self-esteem that suffers in the situation can put a huge strain on the entire relationship, in general.
Myth: If a man is passed a certain age, there is no point in treating ED
Truth: A man can pursue erectile dysfunction treatments at any age. There is no “set” age when physical lovemaking must stop. If a man, for whatever reason, is unable to get or maintain an erection, then it is definitely in their best interest to seek medical attention or to ask his primary care physician about medication that may be available to alleviate the problem.
Myth: When suffering from erectile dysfunction, men have no sexual desire
Truth: This is the furthest thing from the truth. This is actually one of the most frustrating things about the dysfunction, the fact that the sexual desire is still very much there but the body is preventing the erection from doing what it once did.
When it comes to erectile dysfunction, there is nothing to be ashamed of. The best course of action is to speak with a medical professional about possible treatment options.