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Erectile dysfunction may be of little interest to you – unless you or your partner is af{icted with this sometimes mentally, physically and emotionally debilitating issue.

Some 40M men are af{icted in the United States. For many of them the issue of ED is tantamount to their mental health.

Some of the “solutions” investigated are VED (Vacuum Erection Device) Often called a penile pump, a VED works by manually pulling blood into your penis using suction.

Testosterone replacement, Urethral suppository, Penile injections, Penile implants, specizc pharmaceutical medications and other initiatives have been brought into the marketplace in an attempt to address the challenge.

At this point, it’s safe to say some of the “remedies” work for some of the afficted individuals. There is no one size zts all remedy here!

Heads Up has believed in the theory that an informed patient is a healthierpatient. Since we opened our doors 20 years ago, we have made serious efforts to educate our patients.

A major question on anyone’s mind when it comes to erectile dysfunction is – “Can it be reversed?” Again, there is no one size zts all, but the following is a short list of options and possibilities…

  1.  Lifestyle changes. Adjusting the lifestyle can improve many issues that
    cause ED, such as diabetes and clogged arteries. …
  2.  Pelvic {oor exercises. …
  3.  Counseling or couples’ therapy. …
  4.  Herbal and alternative remedies. …
  5.  Medication. …
  6.  Medication changes. ..
  7.  Mechanical devices. …
  8.  Surgery.

What erectile dysfunction feels like? To some this may feel like an obvious question but when 40M men face the same issue the reactions and outcomes vary.

Males with ED may feel the penis returning to a flaccid state before they have ejaculated or can complete intercourse with a partner. A person with ED may also: be unable to achieve an erection at any time, be able to achieve an erection that does not last long enough for sex and various other symptoms.

Another common question is, “How long can the average man stay erect”?

A penile erection can normally last anywhere from a few minutes to about half an hour. One study points out information that may seem somewhat outlandish, “On average, men have zve erections a night while they’re
sleeping, each lasting about 25 to 35 minutes.” (Youn, 2017).

How many times is sex in a 24-hour period healthy?

There’s no scientizc evidence that shows that having sex every day is bad for your physical or mental health. There’s also no evidence for any “optimal” or “perfect” frequency for healthy sex life. However, having sex very often — several times per day may lead to certain physical issues and complications.

How often should a couple have sex?

How much sex should a couple have? Once a week is a common baseline, experts say. That statistic depends slightly on age: 40- and 50-year-olds tend to fall around that baseline, while 20- to 30-year olds tend to average around twice a week.

What sex does to the male body?

This is an interesting question. One that may not be often contemplated by people or partners dealing with erectile dysfunction. Sex helps lower stress, blood pressure, and pain – it should not be surprising sex will also help with longevity. An article from Fox News reported that, “Men who orgasm two times a week have a 50 percent lower chance of mortality than those who climax one time per month.”

What sex means to a man?

This is another noteworthy question. Sex is an important physical and mental element to a male’s psyche. It can feel like the most profound, genuine sharing of himself he can imagine. It is not just a robotic release of sexual tension, it is the experience of giving his all in the drive to feel as close as possible to his partner, whether he feels he is in love or not.

What makes a man feel connected to a woman?

These answers may surprise you. It seems men aren’t Neanderthals! Men often feel most loved by the women in their lives when their partners hug them, kiss them, smile at them, and explicitly offer gratitude, praise, and words of affection. Men also feel loved and connected through sexuality, often to a greater degree than women do.

What is a healthy sex life?

What Is a Healthy Sex Life? A healthy sex life doesn’t center on how many times you have sexual intercourse or even how often you orgasm. Good sex centers around intimacy. Intimacy comes in numerous forms; sometimes a good massage or caressing each other can be enough to set the right mood. Additionally, this type of romantic touching can add to sexual chemistry, an important part of intimacy.

Sometimes data can be interesting…
How many sex partners is average for a woman?
Average number of sexual partners in one’s lifetime:

Median Average
Women 4.3
Men 6.3

In March 2018, the ED Treatment Information Center completed a detailed survey on the impact of Erectile Dysfunction.

A signizcant majority of men:

  • were dissatiszed with the care provided by their doctors and therapists
  • were dissatiszed with the treatments they had tried
  • felt that their condition had a negative impact on their self-esteem and
  • their relationships, and
  • were uncomfortable discussing their erectile dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction is generally not taken seriously in our society. In fact, it is often the subject of jokes.

This study shows that ED has a profound negative impact on men’s lives and relationships, including their conzdence, self-esteem, and general happiness.

Because of feelings of embarrassment and shame, men are often uncomfortable talking about their condition, even with their partners, doctors, or counselors. This may prevent men from getting the support and help they need and contribute to feelings of isolation and depression, left unchecked can worsen over time.

The study concluded the real needs of men suffering from ED are not being met, often due to their own reticence to seek help.

There is an urgent need for:

  • Outreach and education for men suffering from ED
  • Greater availability of counseling and support
  • Development of more effective treatment options

NOTE: Excerpts from ED’s study on erectile dysfunction.


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