Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a condition that plagues many men during their lifetime. In fact, it’s safe to say that all men will experience this condition at some point during their lives. In many cases, this is a benign condition that will resolve itself with time. However, there are times when there are some more sinister reasons as origins of ED for men. It could be problems with the cardiovascular system. It could be nerve damage. Or it could be due to the influence of the mental state of the man that has erectile dysfunction symptoms.
If the reason for you experiencing ED is psychological, then you will need to work your problem out. Of course, it always helps to get in touch with a professional psychiatrist and get a professional opinion on your problem. That being said – there is a lot that could be done for the improvement and alleviation of your ED symptoms – if their cause is psychological.
But the fact that the cause for ED is psychological doesn’t make it any less serious. You still have your work cut out in front of you – you will need to find the origin of your psychological issues.
One of the most frequent psychological causes of erectile dysfunction is performance anxiety. We live in a culture where every man is deemed somewhat less of a many if he underperforms in bed with a woman. Unsurprisingly, this can cause great anxiety for many men leading up to the moment of intercourse. And many of you know, anxiety is an erection killer. So, there are two things to do in order to resolve this sexual problem. First, you need to do some thinking. It’s completely okay if a man “underperforms” in bed with a woman – whatever that means. You shouldn’t put too much pressure on yourself. Also, it’s completely normal to experience at least a slight jolt of anxiety before having sexual intercourse with a new person.
What’s not normal is for you to be flooded with anxiety and for your heart to pound viciously, your mouth to get dry and you to feel deathly afraid. You need to do away with this in your mind’s eye. And the second thing to do is practice. Practice is one of the most important things that you could do in order to relieve your sexual anxiety and your ED symptoms that are caused by it. The more you practice, the better off you will become at it – and you will increase your self-confidence, too.
That being said, there are also a lot more insidious psychological reasons as to why you may have ED. If you suspect that this is the case – then we recommend that you go and see a psychiatrist. You may need to open the deep recesses of your mind and your past and make some adjustments in the way you think about things. This is usually not an easy process. But in the end, it will be worth your while – and as one of the beneficial consequences, you may happen to resolve your erectile dysfunction, too.