Sexual performance and health are two things that many people feel are taboo to speak about. However, it’s absolutely necessary. When left unchecked, those two sex-related traits can spill intoevery part of one’s life in increasingly destructive ways.
However, when you understand more about the issues adults most often face in their sex lives, you can strive to correct anyexisting issues and reclaim your mental, physical, and sexual health. That’s what we aim to do here, today; provide an understanding of two of the issues men most often face as they age.
Erectile dysfunction becomes more likely with age, and it causes countless mental and physical problems in males, and premature ejaculation has similar effects, but what are both of those conditions, what do they cause, and are erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation related? Is there a way to resolve those issues safely and effectively?
You might be surprised. Let’s check it out.
Erectile dysfunction is a condition affecting a man's penis. It is typically caused by the build up of tough scar tissue in the shaft of the penis; which prevents blood from filling the penisas efficiently as it once would, and the result is the inability to achieve or maintain an erection.
This typically occurs more often in older men, as they’ve had longer to build up scar tissue than a young man in his twenties, but it has been known to affect men at practically any mature age under the right circumstances.
Erectile dysfunction affects different men in different ways, though. Some might have trouble getting an erection at all. Even if they are mentally prepared to initiate sexual intercourse, there simply doesn’t seem to be a way to develop an erection naturally. Other men might have no problems getting an erection, but they might lose it before their sexual experience reaches its peak. Finally, some men can get erections, but they might be weak and not ideal for intercourse. Of course, these symptoms tend to mix up a little bit at different times, and many men will cycle through all of them if they’re suffering from ED.
However, it’s very important to realize that you can treat erectile dysfunction by going to an ED treatment in Leesburg, but you should know that ED isn’t the root cause of anything. While erectile dysfunction can cause numerous issues in your life, it too is a side effect. Most often, it tends to be the buildup of scar tissue causing the problem, but in some less common scenarios you might experience a mental block, or you might suffer from another condition, usually cardiovascular, that can create symptoms of ED.
Erectile dysfunction doesn’t have the effects one would usually correlate with a serious illness. You don’t start running a fever, experiencing intense pain, or anything like that. However, that doesn’t mean the effects aren’t serious.
Since so much of our self-esteem and confidence is tied to our sexual performance, erectile dysfunction can create a downward spiral both emotionally and mentally.
As the problem persists, sexual frustration and self-esteem issues can develop; leading to noticeable irritation, a lack of confidence, and the changed social behaviors that accompany those problems. Many men with erectile dysfunction see noticeable changes in the quality of their job performance, the happiness of their marriage or romantic relationships, and their friendships can even suffer.
Due to the effects, erectile dysfunction can have on one's psyche, it's important to deal with the condition as quickly as possible. There are several traditional methods used to treat erectile dysfunction. They're not perfect, and we'll go over a more advanced and effective option later, but here are the options most men think are at their disposal.
· Implants: A small, rod-like, implant can be surgically implanted into the penis. This can have serious negative effects on your health if the surgery is botched, and it doesn’t actually treat any of the causes of erectile dysfunction. It simply masks the effects of erectile dysfunction by feigning the presence of an actual erection.
· Pumps: Pumps are ineffective tools that can cause embarrassment, and they can even damage the penis if misused.
· Injections: These are medical injections that insert stimulants into the penis directly. This isn’t overly risky, but it can be if done improperly. However, imagine a hypodermic needle going into your most sensitive body part. It’s not appealing.
· Pills: Pills are probably the most traditional solution to erectile dysfunction, but they work by increasing your blood pressure and forcing the penis to fill with blood. This has been known to correlate with heart attacks and various other cardiovascular problems.
However, remember that erectile dysfunction is just a side effect of a bigger issue, and notice that none of these solutions approach a root cause in any way.
Premature ejaculation is something you have probably heard about. It’s often at the butt-end of jokes, and most men know the old stereotype of a young man engaging in sexual intercourse for the first time and immediately “finishing” to the disappointment of their partner. Well, while premature ejaculation is often ridiculed, it’s actually a fairly serious event that produces a number of unwanted effects.
From a more formal point of view, premature ejaculation is when a man reaches peak sexual stimulation, and ejaculates, far before he’s had an opportunity to perform. This early ejaculation isn’t something that causes profound physical effects on the body or threatens one’s life, but the mental effects it can have, and the tension it can place on a relationship, are serious.
Premature ejaculation doesn’t really have a single cause. An over-sensitivity to sexual stimulation can cause one to ejaculate prematurely simply due to the overload of sensation, a lack of control over one’s ability to handle stimulation, and even anxiety can cause it.
Narrowing down the root cause of premature ejaculation can help men identify the changes they need to undergo before they can correct the issue and experience a more fulfilling sexual experience.
Now, for the headline of this article and what you’re likely looking for an answer to. Are erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation related? Well, the answer to that is far more complicated than just yes or no. There are various things to consider before coming to a conclusion.
As we know, erectile dysfunction has much wider implications than simply not getting an erection. It places tremendous pressure on a man to sexually perform, please their partner, and of course, feel satisfied themselves. However, it also makes it feel nearly impossible to do those things.
Once that happens, the emotional and mental side effects begin to develop, and that’s where we start to see a correlation between erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation.
See, there are many psychological issues that can stem from the lack of self-esteem and the accompanying embarrassment of erectile dysfunction. Things such as depression, irritation, and yes, even anxiety can start to build up due to your inability to perform in a meaningful way with the person you care about the most.
Note: Anxiety was one of the causes of premature ejaculation.
So, no, having erectile dysfunction doesn’t automatically mean you’re going to start prematurely ejaculating whenever you have sex. Since the list of potential side effects is fairly robust, there’s just a chance that your erectile dysfunction can cause extreme anxiety that, inturn, causes you to ejaculate prematurely.
As you can see, it’s not so much the erectile dysfunction itself that causes premature ejaculation, as it is a result of the more wide-reaching side effects of erectile dysfunction. As such, ED treatment can take many different routes.
Dealing with these issues, which are often related, can be done in a number of ways. First, there are the prospects of dealing with them individually. We’ll go over those, but we find that to be an ineffective method. Let’s start with curing premature ejaculation.
Technically speaking, you could attempt to resolve your premature ejaculation issues without immediately moving towards a solution for your erectile dysfunction. This is due to it actually being caused by the anxiety that stems from not being able to perform sexually.
The key to taking this route is to simply reduce the anxiety you feel before and during sexual intercourse. Various relation methods can be used to lengthen your sexual experience via curbing anxiety and postponing premature ejaculation.
However, that doesn’t get to the root cause of the problem, and it leaves your erectile dysfunction, which causes much more than just premature ejaculation, untreated. This isn’t optimal because, while you might be able to lower your anxiety levels and stop prematurely ejaculating, you will still have issues initiating or maintaining sexual intercourse in the first place.
So, if simply dealing with premature ejaculation to the best of your abilities won't actually help much, what can be done? Well, you can start with what actually caused your anxiety, and by proxy, your premature ejaculation issues; target the erectile dysfunction.
As we detailed earlier, there are many methods to do this. However, most of them have major drawbacks, and some of those might temporarily correct your ED while worsening your premature ejaculation.
Here is a more in-depth recap of the solutions we mentioned earlier and some of the pros and cons of each when it comes to resolving the erectile dysfunction, and by proxy, the premature ejaculation that accompanies it.
As we said earlier, implants are not ideal. They're simply synthetic rods that are inserted into the penis to give the illusion of an erection. Unfortunately, these do not tend to give you a full erection unless your body's blood flow increases a bit to finish fleshing the erection out. On top of being semi-dangerous and potentially causing permanent damage to your penis, the persistence of an under-performing penis can still skyrocket your anxiety levels; continuing your premature ejaculation problem without truly solving the erectile dysfunction.
Temporarily, pumps can help with erectile dysfunction fairly effectively. If used improperly, they can damage the penis further, but they’re not complicated to use, and they’re non-invasive. So, a pump can help with the occasional erection-related issue. However, it doesn’t resolve any serious problems causing erectile dysfunction, and the condition will return pretty quickly after sex. On top of that, have you ever thought of something more anxiety-inducing than stopping your partner mid-foreplay to grab your trusty pump? That can actually increase your likelihood of premature ejaculation even if you managed to get an erection.
These two options are similar, except one is injected into the penis, and one is consumed by mouth a while before sex. These two treatments can work just fine for erectile dysfunction, and they don’t typically force an increase in anxiety like the embarrassing act of pumping can cause. So, they can help with that, too.
The primary issue is that they’re not safe. Many men suffer from cardiovascular issues and heart attacks due to the frequent use of these medications to correct their sexual shortcomings.
Thankfully, there is a better way to treat erectile dysfunction and the premature ejaculation that is often caused by the accompanied anxiety. Acoustic Wave Therapy does away with invasive and embarrassing erectile dysfunction solutions in favor of a natural, proven method for addressing the true cause of erectile dysfunction.
Rather than attempting to force the penis to get an erection, Acoustic Wave Therapy aims to use acoustic sound waves to gently massage the shaft of the penis and break up scar tissue that is causing blockages and preventing blood from filling the spongey chambers that stiffen the penis when aroused.
This is typically done in one or two office visits, is similar to receiving a massage, and produces lasting results. As an added bonus, the reinvigoration you’re sure to experience can boost your confidence and lower your anxiety levels; preventing premature ejaculation while letting you take your sex life back.
If you’re suffering from erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation, contact Triumph Health Centers, today.