Sex isn’t an easy subject to talk about. When there are problems happening in the bedroom (or wherever you like to get it on) emotions can run high. Concerns over what is or isn’t ‘normal’, expectations around endurance and frequency, and anxiety and stress over performance are all issues that can get in the way of you having a great sex life.
Good sexual health is an important component of good overall health. The two are closely connected and talking about difficulties in this area is often the first step towards overcoming them and creating the sex life you’ve always wanted and absolutely deserve.
Unfortunately, stigma around these kinds of issues is persistent—how many bad jokes have we all heard about impotence and premature ejaculation? And, most of the time, this stigma is based on feelings of shame, fear, prejudice, discrimination, guilt and a general lack of knowledge about sexual health.
Overcoming these types of stigma is imperative as it will go a long way to ensuring that people access the resources they need to have healthy and fulfilling sex lives. Everyone deserves to have a satisfying sexual relationship! It’s your right so take the action you need to make it happen! Here’s how:
Ignoring any kind of problem (whether it be sexual or non-sexual) is never a good idea. Yes, sex isn’t an easy subject to talk about and a lot of us are reluctant to discuss our genitals—we refer to them as “private parts” after all—especially when they don’t seem to be working properly!
However, research shows that over 50% of men aged 40-70 experience some sort of experience with erectile dysfunction. As well, a study in the July 2013 Journal of Sexual Medicine found that erectile dysfunction is more common among younger men than previously thought and affects almost 26% of adult men under the age of 40.
So, what does this all mean? You’re not alone! At one point or another, most men experience some sort of issue in this area and most make the mistake of not doing anything about it. Be the exception and overcome your anxieties by realizing you’re not the only one with these experiences.
Talk to a Professional
Talking to a professional about these issues is one of the ways that communication can help address your concerns about sexual health and sexual performance.
If you play tennis and suffer from tennis elbow, what do you do? You take action, you get support and you go see an expert. Challenges with your penis are no different! Persistent problems in this area can lead to depression and anxiety and by seeking out the advice and assistance of an expert you can start to address psychological concerns that might be contributing to poor sexual health.
Additionally, there can be physical aspects that need to be addressed. The experts at Full Mast Men’s Health Clinics are a great resource to deal with the circulatory and muscular aspects of your challenge.
Great sex happens between your ears before it happens between your legs! Talking openly about sexual difficulties can often be the best way of resolving stress and discovering the underlying causes of these issues. More importantly, it’s a great first step towards creating the exciting and incredible sex life that you deserve.
- Posted by Dr. Stephen de Wit
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