Why blog on erectile dysfunction?? Because there is so much misinformation out there regarding this condition. It's also a subject we don't want to talk about. If our spouse or partner has occasional performance issues that's one thing. If it happens more frequently it becomes personal and we can sometimes presume it's a reflection of our own external beauty or appeal and let it affect personal self esteem. And let's be frank - having a healthy and vibrant sex life is extremely important to any relationship.
Now of course, as with any physical act - an occasional malfunction can occur. What you want to avoid is second guessing yourself or having it turn into a big deal. Men and women have moments when it just "isn't meant to happen." Maybe you are incredibly stressed, extremely fatigued or just preoccupied and not in the mood. I've been married for 26 years and sure, that's happened to us more than once in awhile. What you also want to avoid is a situation where certain lifestyle choices you are making or medications you are taking or a physical condition is the actual cause of ED- and you don't remedy the situation. You can end up missing an easy solution or treatment OR you may not be connecting the dots and realizing that a much more serious physical condition is ongoing and putting your general health at risk - and that ED is merely a symptom.
My hope is to raise consciousness just a bit with my weekly blogs, and help you learn more about this condition. I also want to shed a little light on all the things that can and cannot cause ED - AND let you know the latest treatments and news in the world of erectile dysfunction. Use your doctor or health professional as a resource. And, of course, feel free to post comments, to ask questions or just to share.