Though so many people experience sexual issues, there seems to be a lot of embarrassment about those. We’re still not quite educated about sexual health, the most common problems and their causes.
Are you a man who’s concerned about sexual performance and wellbeing? If so, here’s a list of the top male sexual issues and everything that you need to know about them.
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is defined as the inability to get and sustain an erection for sexual activity. Most men do experience erection problems every now and then.
These could be caused by stress, fatigue or performance anxiety. ED is defined as the consistent inability to get an erection and sustain it long enough to get engaged in intercourse.
Men tend to be very embarrassed about ED because sexual performance is often linked to masculinity.
Regardless of this embarrassment, ED is a very common problem. Nearly 30 million men in the US have suffered from ED during a certain point of their life.
Some of the most common causes of erectile dysfunction include:
- High blood pressure
- Diabetes and obesity
- Medication side effects
- Substance abuse
- Low testosterone levels
The most important thing to remember is that ED is curable, even in the case of older sufferers. Dealing with the issue will obviously involve identifying the health problem causing ED and treating it.
Men that are obese should lose some weight and opt for healthy nutrition. Guys that have low testosterone levels can go for natural supplements. These products are based on herbs that affect the functioning of the internal glands and stimulate enhanced hormone production.
This one happens to be a very troublesome issue. Due to premature ejaculation and poor performance, many men refrain from attempting sexual activity altogether.
Premature ejaculation refers to climaxing too quickly. Nearly 20 percent of men aged 18 to 59 experience PE at some point in their life. Even healthy men can experience PE because of performance anxiety.
The condition becomes serious, however, if PE is experienced every single time.
The causes of premature ejaculation are numerous. They could be both physical issues and psychological factors:
- Neurotransmitter imbalances (neurotransmitters control the ejaculatory response)
- Disturbance in serotonin levels
- An overly-sensitive penis that is stimulated easily
- Sexual inexperience and serious performance anxiety
- Having abstained from sex for a long period of time
- Guilty feelings about sex caused by very strict (religious) upbringing
Quite often, men are not suffering from PE. They simply climax earlier than they or their partners desire. In this instance, guys have unrealistic expectations about intimacy.
Addressing those and being open to intimate communication with partners will be of paramount importance for making sure that both are satisfied.
PE is usually caused by psychological factors. Physiological causes are rare. Having a full medical exam is a good idea to rule out a medical condition and identify the mental issue that could be causing performance problems.
Low libido is a very serious problem that will have a detrimental impact on a relationship. Both men and women can suffer from low libido. The condition makes individual lack interest in any sexual activity.
Some people have low sexual desire their entire lives. These individuals simply have to look for a partner that has a similar interest (or lack of such) in sex.
Low libido is considered a medical condition whenever it occurs spontaneously.
Some of the most common causes of low libido in men include:
- Low testosterone levels
- Excessive consumption of alcoholic beverages
- Drug abuse
- Certain prescription drugs and medications
- Very serious relationship problems
- Unresolved childhood issues
If you experience any of these issues, talk to your doctor! They could be caused by a more serious medical condition. When other problems are rules out, you can begin searching for the most adequate solution.