How to Have a Happy Sex Life With Erectile Dysfunction

Medically Reviewed By Gerard Marroquin, MD

How to Have a Happy Sex Life With Erectile Dysfunction

If you live with erectile dysfunction, you may feel sometimes stressed or even embarrassed to talk about your condition, and you may even feel too self-conscious to seek help that is readily available for you. You may also worry that you will not be able to sexually satisfy your partner, which can understandably cause a strain on any relationship. These concerns are common, and are completely natural, however it is important to talk about ED, as well as to understand that it is entirely possible to continue to have a healthy and happy sex life while living with ED.

One thing we would like to assure you about is that you are not alone. The truth is that up to 30 million men in America have experienced erectile dysfunction at some point in their life. In fact, There is often a medical explanation, such as diabetes or prostate cancer complications, but sometimes there is no known cause to this condition. Whatever your circumstances, be assured that help is available. 

The truth is that you can still enjoy a healthy and satisfying sex life with your significant other with erectile dysfunction. This guide will explain ways to increase pleasure for you and your partner, as well as potential treatment options that may help. 

What is Erectile Dysfunction? 

Erectile dysfunction can be an occasional issue or it can also signal an ongoing problem. If you are noticing that you have occasional trouble getting or maintaining an erection, this does not necessarily indicate a chronic condition. A high percentage of men will experience ED at some point in their life, but normal function usually resumes without any major problems. For instance, being under prolonged periods of stress can often affect and hinder one’s normal sexual performance. 

A diagnosis of erectile dysfunction usually occurs if you cannot get, or maintain an erection on a regular basis, and this, consequently, becomes a persistent problem. If you are frequently finding yourself in this position, you may need to discuss your symptoms with a doctor. 

What Causes Erectile Dysfunction?

There can be many causes of ED and the most common ones include: 

  • Medical causes – Certain medical conditions such as heart disease, prostate cancer, and diabetes can increase the risk of developing erectile dysfunction. If you have an underlying medical condition, discuss this with your doctor. Adjusting or starting a course of medication to treat the underlying cause may be a simple solution to treat this condition. 
  • Psychological causes – Stress, grief, anxiety or depression can all contribute to lowered sex drive and sexual function. In some cases, failure to obtain an erection will lead to extreme anxiety, even if this is not a persistent problem. Finding ways to manage stress and anxious feelings is an important coping mechanism, and one that can help circumvent this problem. 
  • Physiological causes – In some instances, injury to the penis and the surrounding areas, and even weakened pelvic muscles can cause erectile dysfunction. Injuries may occur accidentally, such as sporting injuries, while others could be a side effect of surgeries, or certain types of medications and treatments for conditions such as prostate cancer. 

How Can Erectile Dysfunction Be Treated? 

There are several treatments that may help treat erectile dysfunction, and we have listed a few of these below: 

  1. See your doctor. The first step in treating this condition is to visit your primary care physician or Urologist. They can help you determine whether an underlying condition is to blame for your symptoms. Tjey may also prescribe medication to help treat erectile dysfunction. 
  2. Talk to your Partner. If performance anxiety is an issue for you, or even if it is not, talking to your partner is essential. Be open and honest about your condition, and discuss ways to maintain intimacy and to find alternative ways to a fulfilling sex life. 
  3. Visit a sex therapist. Whether you go alone or with your partner, visiting a sex therapist can help you unpack stress and anxiety surrounding sex. They may also help you explore new and exciting ways you and your partner can achieve intimacy. 
  4. Exercise. Regardless of the underlying cause, many men have found that exercise can significantly help in reducing erectile dysfunction symptoms. Exercise can help in reducing excess weight, which can be a cause of erectile dysfunction. Regular exercise also helps to reduce stress and anxiety, and it boosts your endorphins. It also improves cardiovascular function, so, all in all, exercise is an all round winner. However, it is important that you always check with your doctor before you embark on a new exercise routine. 
  5. Keep trying. The phrase that begins with “If at first you don’t succeed…” is often accurate. Despite your condition, committing to achieving intimacy with your partner will help you maintain a healthy and satisfying sex life. As your anxiety lessens, your erectile dysfunction may also improve over time. 
  6. Be open to treatments. Although most people don’t relish the idea of relying on medication and medical interventions, sometimes these treatments are necessary. Prescription medications may help improve erectile dysfunction, and surgical methods are also available for more severe cases. 

Explore Non-Medical Alternatives

NonMedErect offers non-medical and non-surgical management for erectile dysfunction. Our highly qualified and experienced professionals offer an alternative solution to penile implant to restore intimacy when function is lost due to injury or a physical condition. 

Our innovative solution is based on a prosthesis design developed for US Army Soldiers who sustained catastrophic genital injuries on the battlefield. It is a prosthesis that straps to the body securely and comfortably, and after it was reviewed at a US Army Level 1 Trauma Centre, it was given a favorable review by the Chief Genital Reconstruction Surgeon. 

NonMedErect is designed to move with the body, giving your partner a more natural sensation. This prosthesis is a favorable solution for men who have tried other medical treatments without success, but who are hesitant to undergo implant surgery. Since this is a non-medical device, you do not need a doctor’s prescription to purchase it. If you would like to hear more about our product, please contact us today, and our highly professional team will speak with you, and offer you assistance in confidence.