Erectile Dysfunction (E.D.) is the inability to develop or maintain an erection during sexual activity. This can happen for many different reasons such as health issues, medications, or it may be due to
psychological issues. But one factor that may not be talked about as often is the psychological side of E.D.
When it comes to men, we believe our manhood lies down between our legs; But, this could not be further from the truth. Unfortunately, this is the way men are programmed. Performance anxiety is an extremely common cause of E.D.; when men are confident, we rarely experience performance anxiety, but we can lose our confidence in a split second during sexual activity.
Even if it happened once due to something embarrassing that may have happened, the effects can be lasting.
For example, let’s say “Joe,” who is in his 30’s, happily married, has a successful career and has a healthy sex life with his wife. One night, after a stressful workday, he cannot focus on sex with his wife and is not able to finish. His wife automatically blames herself and starts bombarding Joe with questions about infidelity and lack of performance. This distresses Joe and causes him to feel insecure the next time they engage in a sexual act. Joe has now been impacted by this moment and he feels the pressure to perform perfectly. Because of this one-off night, Joe has developed performance anxiety.
Some other psychological issues can be loss of employment, or even a demotion at work, depression, or loss of a loved one. These are all common things that can make a man lose his confidence. Once a man loses his confidence, it is not a physical issue but more of a psychological issue.
We at Florida Men’s Health not only have the means to medically treat our patients but are helpful with any psychological ailments that may have caused a decrease in your sex life.
Visit https://www.floridamenshealth.com/erectile-dysfunction/ to learn more and set up a free consultation with our expert doctors. Feel free to call us at (954) 509-9111 to discuss.