Countless men suffer from psychological erectile dysfunction (or ED) – an inability to get or maintain an erection. While many drugs, such as Viagra and Cialis, are available to mask the symptoms, they do not deal with the underlying causes of ED. This means that for many men, these drugs are not an effective solution – and particularly for those who have medical conditions that prohibit the use of performance-enhancing drugs. Also, there are some men wanting to fix ED, but simply do not want to be reliant on a drug.
Psychological Erectile Dysfunction Causes
One way to figure out if you are dealing with psychological ED is to determine if the symptom is showing up across your sexual interactions. In other words – if you feel comfortable, relaxed and have perfectly normal erections during masturbation but cannot get them with a partner, you are likely dealing with psychological ED. If you are having ED in all situations, even masturbation, make sure you get checked out by a physician, as it can be a sign of heart disease.
We have found in our practice that psychological erectile dysfunction has at least three different underlying root causes:
- The sex you are having does not include your Core Desires (what really turns you on about sex)
- Performance anxiety
- Impulse control (too much, not too little)
- A functional response to a dysfunctional situation (where you have good reason NOT to be having sex with a person – and your penis knows better than you)
What Type Of Erectile Dysfunction Solutions Are Available?
While we are not against drugs as one possible pathway to greater confidence, we believe starting with more natural, holistic solutions should be first. We work with many men who deal with erectile dysfunction and want you to know that for many of you, there are alternative solutions, especially when the root of erectile dysfunction is psychological as opposed to physiological.
We are offering a short series of articles, explaining each of the causes of erectile dysfunction and how to deal with them. It is possible you are dealing with two or all three of the underlying causes at once. We believe you are the expert on your own life and sexual health – but we hope the our books and articles will help you determine which underlying causes of ED feel like they most apply to you.
Our book, Coming Together, is a deep dive into understanding what really arouses you and how to best communicate it to a partner so you can have the kind of sex that will be most arousing. This is the number one way to combat ED!
In our first installment, we will tell you about how you can fix erectile dysfunction by overcoming performance anxiety.
In our second installment, we will explain why too much sexual impulse control short-circuits your body’s natural arousal mechanisms and how to get back in touch with and follow your instincts.
Our third piece talks about how your little brain can sometimes be smarter than you and how to start listening and taking seriously what it says!
And finally – peruse our bevvy of informative articles on the subject of erectile dysfunction to help guide and enlighten you.
Erectile Dysfunction Help
This audio class will help you understand the underlying causes of Psychological Erectile Dysfunction (ED) and learn the most effective approaches used by thousands of good lovers.
We also want you to know that we are very accessible, supportive and will talk openly with you to answer all of your questions. To give you the support you need, we are happy to take the time to chat with you and find you the right sex therapy practitioner so you can have the sex and relationship you want and deserve.