Erectile Dysfunction and Fear of Sexual Failure

Question

I am always anxious about the intercourse and have this feeling of failure. Can it be a reason for the erectile dysfunction I have?

 

Answer

Before you start looking for reasons of erectile dysfunction appearance, you need to understand the whole process. Erection is a complex of sexual, hormonal, emotional, heart, brain and other body functions that provide males with an opportunity to stay sexually active. The disorders related to any of these spheres can impair your ability to achieve and hold an erection for sufficient time.

Once impotence is not a permanent condition, most likely, it is triggered by specific psychological disorders. Fear, anxiety, and stress are the most popular and frequently reported ones. Besides, usual fatigue, stress, and problems at work can serve the reasons for the condition occurrence. Proper emotional and psychical health is a vital part of a quality and effective sexual intercourse.

Besides, a range of physical impairments can lead to complications gaining and maintaining an erection, especially:

  • Heart disorders;
  • Congestive heart failure;
  • Increased or decreased blood pressure;
  • Kidney or liver disorders;
  • Cholesterol imbalance;
  • Diabetes and others.

If you have no underlying or accompanying health disorders or illnesses that could trigger the signs of erectile dysfunction, you should start fighting your frustration and embarrassment, as it can be the only dependable way to enjoy a healthy sexual intercourse. Discuss the issue with your partner or medical specialist, no matter how difficult it is. Forget about sexual problems and anxiety, setting a warm and positive mood. Start the intercourse with sexual stimulation that will help you forget about the fears.