What You Need To Know About Erectile Dysfunction
Erectile dysfunction can strike at any time. Even though it is more common as you get older, the fact remains that many people who are suffering from ED may not necessarily be experiencing any issues that have to do with their body chemistry. In fact there is a whole subsection of the world of ED that focuses solely on psychological disorders that cause people to have trouble, or even be unable completely to perform in the moment. In this article, I want to discuss an area of erectile dysfunction that can be often overlooked when people are simply hunting for the right pill to take to fix their issues.
The mental cost of ED
Psychological ED can be an issue that comes around in your life at any time, and for many reasons. Whether you had a recent loss in the family, are stressed out from an upcoming deadline at work, or you’re simply anxious because of a previous bout of ED that happened, you would ultimately be surprised how much our minds alone play a part in these types of serious conditions that can cause severe impact in your personal love life. It is important that if you recognize any of the symptoms of ED that you take the time to talk to your romantic partner, if you have one, and let them know the situation as soon as possible to avoid creating a rift in the love you share for each other down the line.
What causes ED
The causes for ED can come down to being something as simple as worrying that you simply won’t be “good enough” to satisfy your partner sexually when needed. Placing this kind of stress and anxiety on yourself can create what i like to call a self fulfilling prophecy. When something you fear has not even happened yet, but the thought and worry that you give that fear ends up manifesting itself until it becomes a reality. The worry of performance anxiety can, itself, lead to you having what you fear most, and that is a bad performance.
Whatever the reason, if you are suffering from thoughts or worries about how you might perform, whether it being due to how you feel about your own body image, the well known fear of penis size, of simply perceptions of what you think you’re expected to be able to do in the bedroom as a man, it is important that you love the person you’re with enough to sit down and talk to them about it. Not only that but if you find yourself have psychological issues that lead to you being unable to perform, you may want to take the initiative in your life to make a few appointments.
First and foremost talk to your doctor. Whatever you THINK the reason is, it is still important to get checked out in order to determine that there are no other underlying factors or serious medical conditions that may be causing you to have ED as a side effect. cancers and other serious diseases can hide themselves as dysfunctions like ED so you are always better off being safe than sorry. If you’re i the all clear your doctor may be able to suggest someone whom you can set up talk therapy sessions with.
Not only is it important to have one on one talks with a therapist so that you can help discuss and root out any key issues that may be causing your worries and lack of performance, but you may also want to consider scheduling time with a relationship therapist if you are in a committed partnership with someone that you really love. ED can be crippling to a relationship, and while one on one talking is important, if things progress far enough to create a serious divide between you and your partner, there is never a bad time to bring in a professional that can help bridge the gap between you and what should be your future.
Remember, sometimes it truly may be all in your head, but it is important to know that it is okay to ask for help, even in situations that can only be put into physical words. So get out there, and show the world who you can be. And as always, be happy, and be healthy!