Sexual Dysfunction (2)

Other pages on this site

The-penis.com - home page
Erection and penis problems 1
Erection and penis problems 2

Male sexual dysfunction
Erectile dysfunction


En espanol: La disfunction erectil

 


Other recommended websites

For men and women who are looking for advice on issues around love and sex, there are two guides which we recommend. The first is a guide for couples on the basic facts and information about intimate relationships, and the second is more advice-oriented.

And are you interested in manifestation? If you want know more about the Law Of Attraction, so as to use it to get what you want, then this might be helpful to you. Most people try appealing to the universe when they want something, but this author suggests that if you are appealing instead of demanding, then you are doing everything wrong. Check out what he says - it's all about manifesting - here.

This law is also known as the Law Of Creation, and used properly it seems to be a way in which you can manifest almost anything in your life. At least, that's the claim of the proponents, and who are we to argue?

 

Sexual problems (sexual dysfunctions)

A sexual dysfunction is a problem that occurs for a man or a woman during any part of the sexual response cycle. The essence of sexual dysfunction is that it prevents either a man or a woman from getting complete sexual satisfaction during any phase of their sexual arousal.

The sexual response cycle has four stages: excitement, plateau, orgasm, and resolution. Obviously problems in the excitement phase may be related to a lack of sexual drive or libido.

Problems during the plateau phase may be related to physical issues such as erectile dysfunction caused by diabetes or hyperlipidemia. Problems during the orgasm failures may include an inability to reach orgasm and ejaculate, or a too-rapid ejaculation in men.

These problems, or sexual dysfunctions, are known respectively as delayed ejaculation and premature ejaculation. In women the orgasm phase may be disrupted by an inability to attain orgasm during sexual intercourse, or indeed to attain orgasm through masturbation. This is known as anorgasmia.

Research has indicated that both female and male sexual dysfunction of one kind or another is extremely common. Estimates are that it affects more than 40% of women and 30% of men, although the distinction between different categories is not made explicit in these overall numbers. What we do know however is that sexual dysfunction is very common, and is little discussed by the people whom it affects.

The object of this page is simply to bring these conditions to light, so that if you are affected by them, you can seek out some appropriate treatment. Almost all sexual dysfunctions are treatable, but the problem is that most people find them too embarrassing to discuss them with a therapist or doctor.

One of the ways of surmounting that this problem is to seek help from reliable websites which offer self-help treatment programs, and we shall recommend some of the best during our discussion.

Male sexual dysfunctions

These are basically either the result of a physical or and emotional problem. Physical causes include diabetes, blood vessel disease, neurological disorders, kidney or liver failure, and such things as drug abuse and excessive alcohol consumption. In addition, smoking can severely occlude the arteries leading to the penis and cause erectile dysfunction.

The most common sexual dysfunctions in men are ejaculation problems, erectile dysfunction, and inhibited sexual desire.

The ejaculation disorders include premature ejaculation, which means reaching orgasm and ejaculating ("coming") too quickly, delayed or retarded ejaculation, a condition defined by the fact that the man finds it difficult or even impossible to ejaculate during sexual intercourse and sometimes also masturbation, and retrograde or backward ejaculation, which means that the man's semen travels backwards into the bladder rather than out of the urethra at the moment of ejaculation.

Although both premature and delayed ejaculation seem to be similar dysfunctions, they are both related to emotional and psychological factors such as guilt or shame about sexual activity, past trauma or sexual experience in childhood that leads the individual to see sexual activity as somehow dirty or sinful, and especially relationship conflict.

The classic view of delayed ejaculation has been that the man who cannot ejaculate is withholding his ejaculation as an act of anger towards his partner.

A more modern view would be that delayed ejaculation reflects an over-concern with the sexual satisfaction of the female partner, to the exclusion of the man's own pleasure during sexual activity.

Men with delayed ejaculation classically show particular personality characteristics which include high performance anxiety, an inability to satisfy self before partner, and a very goal-directed approach to sexual pleasure where the object of the exercise is to give the female partner an orgasm at all costs.

Most men with delayed ejaculation are in fact not particularly sexually aroused, a fact which may seem surprising in view of the observation that they commonly have long-lasting and very rigid erections.

Erectile dysfunction has classically been called impotence, a term which has fallen into disuse. Erectile dysfunction is defined as the lack of ability to achieve or maintain an erection hard enough for sexual intercourse.

There are many causes of erectile dysfunction: the most common of these include atherosclerosis, a condition in which the penile arteries are occluded by cholesterol, nerve damage, injury to the penis, or certain surgical procedures such as radical prostatectomy.

The emotional component of erectile dysfunction is often hard to separate from the physical, in the sense that once a man's erection has disappeared, he is likely to experience depression and anxiety.

However anxiety and depression are themselves both a cause of erectile dysfunction. Less commonly Peyronie's disease, most obviously seen as a bending of the penis due to the deposition of scar tissue in the internal erectile chambers, can also affect a man's ability to become fully erect.

Inhibited sexual desire is also more commonly referred to as loss of libido. The symptoms include a decrease in sexual desire or a loss of interest in sexual activity.

A reduction in a man's libido can be caused by either physical or emotional factors; in general it is caused by psychological problems including anxiety and depression; prescription medications including antidepressants; relationship difficulties; and even low testosterone levels during the male andropause.

Any investigation of sexual dysfunction is most likely to commence with a physical examination to rule out medical problems like diabetes and nerve damage, or high cholesterol levels, which may be contributing to the dysfunction. For those men who may be suffering from a low level of testosterone, a complete hormone profile is also advisable to rule out the role of deficient hormones.

Although many doctors have claimed that low testosterone is not a component of erectile dysfunction, the reality is that the administration of testosterone supplements in combination with Viagra is extremely successful in restoring potency to the majority of men who need treatment for erection problems or other erectile difficulties.

It follows from the above that most cases of sexual dysfunction can be addressed by looking at the underlying problems and psychological causes. This opens up a whole range of treatment options, some of which are as follows:

First, the substitution of new prescription medication for the prescription medication which is causing the problem. Not all medications have the same impact on sexual function, and therefore if you are for example on one brand of antidepressants it is well worth investigating the possibility of an alternative, so as to restore normal sexual function.

Second, medication in its own right can help to resolve these difficulties. The most obvious example of this is the administration of Viagra for erectile dysfunction. These drugs have been extremely successful in restoring men to full erectile capacity, and a description of their action is given here.

Third, emotional or psychological therapy, best known as psychotherapy or sexual psychotherapy in the context of sexual dysfunction, can be extremely effective if the therapist is competent and the client is open and uninhibited about his sexual issues.

Nonetheless it is probably true to say that most men are very reserved about seeking psychotherapy for sexual issues - this is why the use of some self-help treatment for sexual dysfunction such as those available on the websites recommended by us, can be very useful.

Fourth, in some cases there is a mechanical solution to the problem: for example the use of vacuum device to initiate an erection and constricting ring around the penile shaft to maintain it.

Finally, it is sometimes adequate to give the man information about his sexual condition. An example of this would be the case of premature ejaculation in the young man distressed by his rapid ejaculation during sexual intercourse.

If his expectations have been falsely raised by the cultural proliferation of pornography and false information in magazines, then the information that rapid ejaculation is normal for a young man may be more than enough to put his mind at rest and to cause him less anxiety, thereby restoring his sexual function to normal.

End Erection Problems NOW!

If you have a problem losing your erection during sex, or sometimes not getting an erection at all, you want an effective cure. This website can get you back up and running within days. Click on the link and discover how to end your erection problems now!

Get this effective treatment for erectile dysfunction now!


Men: Find Out How To Easily Give Your Partner Massive Orgasms - Every Time You Have Sex!

If you'd like a helping hand to get your female partner to orgasm, check out Gabrielle Moore's amazing program "The Female Orgasm Revealed". This astonishing work includes dozens of reliable techniques all guaranteed to get a woman to orgasm, each and every time you enjoy sex.

Click here to discover the secret of easy female orgasms!