More Than Erection Problems: How ED Affects Emotions and Intimacy

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is far more common than you think. Studies have produced varying statistics over the years, but it is one of the most common sexual issues among men. 

Although your likelihood of experiencing ED increases as you get older, men of all ages can experience ED, and it affects more than just your sex life. 

Male Method in Mobile, Alabama, provides discreet, empathetic care to men suffering from sexual issues, including erectile dysfunction. Our team can help determine the possible cause and provide treatment, medication, and guidance to help you move forward. 

ED doesn’t mean the end of your personal life, sexual enjoyment, or intimate relationships — our doctors will work with you to find a solution. 

Here’s how ED can impact other aspects of your life, and how you can move forward and find solutions. 

How ED impacts your personal life 

The emotional impact of erectile dysfunction is often overlooked. Many people focus on the physical aspect of this condition, which doesn’t account for many of the problems that men with ED face. 

While not being able to perform sexually can reduce your enjoyment of sex, it can also have a serious effect on self-confidence and intimacy. 

Erectile dysfunction can lead to a number of emotional problems, including: 

Men suffering from ED might pursue sex less often and feel ashamed and embarrassed of their condition. According to one study, ED was also connected to the romantic partners feeling unwanted or worried that the other person is losing interest. 

In order to tackle the emotional and intimate effects of ED, it’s important to overcome the shame associated with this condition. 

Over 30 million men in the United States have experienced ED, and many of them have found solutions after seeking help and working hard to establish healthy communication with their partners. 

Moving past ED 

Modern medicine has come a long way in helping men overcome their sexual dysfunction. You have options when dealing with ED, and your doctor will go over those options with you. 

Every person is different, and it can take time to find a solution that works. Our sexual health experts at Male Method provide a number of treatments for ED, including penile injections and extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT). 

If you’re interested in learning more about your treatment options, get in touch with us by calling 251-283-0330 or booking an appointment online.

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