Why Erectile Dysfunction Is Nothing To Be Embarrassed About
Many men associate their sexuality with who they are as a person. When they start to notice a problem in the bedroom it can be extremely devastating personally. Erectile dysfunction affects men of all ages and nationalities and is very common, affecting more than 30 million men per year. There is no reason to feel embarrassed about it.
Although erectile dysfunction is extremely common and not necessarily an indicator of something bad, many men will avoid treatment out of embarrassment. A study from 2013 showed that 25% of men given erectile dysfunction medicine do not even take it. Most cited embarrassment, even to admit the problem to themselves. They all claimed going to the doctor was a major embarrassment. Here is why erectile dysfunction is nothing to be embarrassed about.
Men are embarrassed because it relates to their sexuality, but erectile dysfunction is actually caused by very common and normal problems. Health issues that occur to any man at any age can cause erectile dysfunction. Common illnesses that can spur erectile dysfunction include:
• Heart Problems
• High Blood Pressure
• High Cholesterol
Each of these sicknesses causes damage to the arteries which can have an effect on an erection. Poor blood flow into the penis is the cause of erectile dysfunction. Any illness that causes the arteries to harden or lose elasticity can cause erectile dysfunction. Not only do these very common maladies play a part in erectile dysfunction, but so do a host of other mundane health issues. Things that happen to every man in the world can have an adverse effect on sexual desire and erection. Average health problems that can affect the ability to get an erection include:
• Nerve Impairment
• Stress and Anxiety
• Thyroid Issues
• Hormone Imbalances
Many men are needlessly embarrassed to talk to their partner about erectile dysfunction. It is uncomfortable and awkward for both of you, but chances are good that she already noticed a problem and is wondering what is going on with you.
Addressing the problem with your partner actually makes the situation much less stressful. It gives you a chance to clear the air, so she isn’t wondering if you’re having an affair or no longer find her attractive. Voicing your fears and apprehensions gives you the power to face the situation with a support system. Your partner will be supportive and understanding. After all, she is just as interested in solving the problem as you are.
Another reason men are so embarrassed by erectile dysfunction is that they believe it to be a bigger problem than it is. It is such a common problem that affects so many men there are many simple cures for it. Depending on what is causing it, erectile dysfunction can be cured by something as simple as a medication change or a new diet. Other cases require medicine that you swallow, inject, or rub on the skin. In more serious cases surgery can be an option.
When it comes to visiting your doctor to discuss erectile disfunction there should be no embarrassment at all. A general practitioner hears so many ailments during the course of a day that erectile dysfunction is the very least shocking or embarrassing. With millions and millions of men experiencing the issue yearly, you are no different than any other patient. It’s just another day on the job for a doctor. He will hear your issues, prescribe your medicine and send you on your way before you have time to blush. For some men, it is the treatments for erectile dysfunction that are embarrassing. Even the thought of having to tell someone that you need Viagra is enough to send them into hiding. Fortunately, through telemedicine we are able to circumvent two of these issues. You do not have to have a face-to-face visit and the medicine are discreet. The telemedicine service, BlueChew for instance, offers a blue, chewable tablet in a small, nondescript package. It doesn’t call attention to itself or reveal its mission in any way. No one knows unless you tell them. You take it when you want and even if it is in a room full of people, no one is the wiser.
A lot of men have a hard time when it comes to admitting they aren’t perfect. They want to look good, feel good, perform well, and they want the world to know. When something doesn’t go well with that plan, they take it personally and feel deflated. Society pressures men to be the epitome of sexual masculinity or they are unworthy. That type of conditioning is hard to overcome, even when you know better.
The bottom line is that there is nothing to be ashamed or embarrassed about when it comes to erectile dysfunction. It is a normal problem that is easily taken care of. You are human. It comes with the territory.