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.

Therapeutic Options For Female Sexual Dysfunction

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.

Body image

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.

Doctor’s advice

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!

12 comments on “Here are some symptoms and probable causes of the disorder

  • I suffered from female sexual dysfunction for 5 years. I wanted to have sex but It hurt so bad that I just couldn’t. I was put on hormones (unrelated problem) and it seemed to kick me into high gear. Now I am almost completely normal sexually.

  • With vaginismus, it was pretty much a killer for my husband and I’s sexual life. He was pretty sad and dejected, as was I, but there isn’t much joy to be had during sex if you’re too tight and dry for him to get inside of you. We’ve found ways around it, because even without the penis-in-vagina penetration, we have maintained our intimacy even well into our 50’s.

  • Think that sexual dysfunction is only possible with men? Think again. I suffer from a terrible condition called Vaginismus, and has caused havoc on my personal life for years. I am recovering though, thanks to the help of family, friends, and my doctor.

  • Hello, i am the ripe age of 25 and obviouisly im a female. I have been having trouble with sexual dysfunction for a few years now. I have been to the doctor a few times for this problem but it is sometimes hard to talk about. When i get horny even if im super horny im bone dry down there. I do not know what the problem is. My doctors have told me countless times that it is because of the anxiety medicine that i am on. Its hard because i have finally found a medicine that works for me and makes me feel better in my day to day life so its a hard trade off. That is just a side effect that truly sucks when you think about it. I think it may be worth it even if i cant have the best sex, but that is why they sell personal lubricants. Me and my husband have been experimenting with the lubricants for a few months now and it has significantly helped in the bedroom. I hope it continues to go that way for us.

  • I am 39 years old and I suffer from sexual dysfunction. This kind of ordeal is very painful for me when I attempt at having sexual intercourse. I am actually in severe pain when I am trying to be intimate with my partner. Female sexual dysfunction (FSD) is a prevalent problem, afflicting approximately 40% of women and there are few treatment options

  • I have sexual anhedonia. Can’t orgasm. You could rub my clitoris and I’d barely notice. It’s like rubbing my forehead. I don’t really know what I’m missing out on though, so it doesn’t really bother me.

  • I was unable to have sex for over a decade due to Bacteria vagininosis (14-25). I’ve since made significant progress and am able to have pleasurable penetrative sex after years of believing it was not possible without significant pain.

  • I have had female sexual dysfunction for a while and I have been bothered by it but I have been seeing a therapist and she has been helping me through it and I have been able to get better slowly and I am finally starting to enjoy sex.

  • I was diagnosed with Vulvodynia in August of 2019. I am 24, almost 25 years old and I have trouble completing pelvic exams. I have never been able to have sex or having anything inserted without pain. I have to go to pelvic floor therapy every week for at least 8 weeks. Since my diagnosis, I haven’t gone more than 3 months without having to see my gynecologist.

  • Female sexual problems include painful sex, difficulty reaching orgasm, and a lack of sexual desire. Long considered a taboo subject, women’s sexuality is now openly discussed and portrayed on television, in magazines, and on the Internet.
    Inhibited sexual desire This involves a lack of sexual desire or interest in sex. Many factors can contribute to a lack of desire, including hormonal changes, medical conditions and treatments depression, pregnancy, stress, and fatigue.When a woman becomes aroused (turned on), the blood vessels in her genitals dilate. There is increased blood flow in the vaginal walls, which causes fluid to pass through them. The pulse and breathing quicken, and blood pressure rises.

  • When I was 19, I began my journey with SSRI’s or serotonin reuptake inhibitors. I have suffered with depression for my entire life, and after years of resisting, I began to take Lexapro in a desperate bid for relief. While I did find myself benefiting and feeling more in control of my thoughts and emotions, the sexual side effects left me confused and frustrated. Achieving orgasm became difficult and for about a year, I was unable to do so in a timely manner. I expressed this with my psychiatrist, and we worked to find a medical solution.

  • Once I hit menopause, I started to lose interest in sex. Vaginal dryness and a lack of mood contributed to this on equal basis. My husband was not happy in the slightest. Thankfully, with medication and hormone replacement, I have mostly returned to a normal drive. Hubby is a very happy man now, and I’m just as pleased!

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