Is it normal to have erectile dysfunction? words to make any man nervous. so let's say ED, that's a bit easier isn't it?
ED is most likely to affect older men over half of men aged over 40, but as being increasingly seen in younger men too.
So it's not unusual. It's actually just usual.
However, you're probably still thinking what's going on?
It's true that physical conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure can affect blood flow to the penis and cause ED, but it could also be a side effect from recent or current treatment or following an operation.
But ED is increasingly affecting men for mental health reasons, even young men in their late teens and early twenties.
Sometimes ED may happen because he feels stressed, anxious, or depressed, even if ED is caused by something else, having it may bring on mental health issues like these.
And sometimes these worries can lead to a downward spiral. The more you worry the worst, the ED problem becomes another potential cause of ED.
And in fact, the most discussed topic, online is porn, porn can create a detachment from real life sexual arousal and may result in what's more commonly referred to as porn induced, erectile dysfunction or PIED.
It's thoughts, your body becomes reliant on the hyperstimulation you get from watching internet porn to the point where the real thing is no longer meeting the high level of expectation.
And before you know it, you go from taking longer to get an erection, to not getting one at all.
And what about your partner? Online insight tells us that ED affects both men and their partners self-esteem, but in different ways, men who have ED will often base their self-worth and their ability to perform.
Whilst their partners will have negative thoughts about their body image. But it doesn't have to go unspoken about Bupa are here to offer advice and guidance on a range of topics that can help guide you to the next step.
If you think mental health issues could be the cause of your ED, then we can help think Bupa whenever you have a health concern, whatever's on your mind it's normal to us.