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You are not alone

Erectile dysfunction, also known as male impotence, is something that many men can find very embarrassing. If you have difficulty in maintaining an erection, or you find it hard being able to ejaculate, then just remember you are not alone. There are thousands of men that suffer from the same problems as you do, just because it is not talked about doesn't mean that it isn't common. In fact, as many as two million men, just in the UK suffer from some form of sexual dysfunction. 

There are many reasons as to why so many men suffer from sexual dysfunctions. These reasons can be both physical and psychological. You may feel like there is just something wrong with your penis, but that is far from the case. Erectile dysfunction is rarely anything to do with the penis itself and more than often to do with other factors.  Let's take a look at some of those now.



Physical reasons for men to suffer from erectile dysfunction:


    Being overweight

    Smoking, excessive drinking or recreational drug use

    Medication side effects


Psychological reasons for erectile dysfunction:







Erectile dysfunction can happen at any age, but the reason why can vary between age groups. Young men for example usually suffer sexual dysfunctions due to anxiety. This could be anxiety due to embarrassment of not wanting to seem inexperienced, worry for getting someone pregnant, or worrying about losing an erection. 

Middle-aged men usually suffer from sexual dysfunctions due to stress from other aspects of their lives, or sleeping with someone new after years of monogamy with their previous partner. Diabetes can also be a big impact on sexual dysfunction in middle-aged men.

Older men are likely to suffer from sexual dysfunction due to deterioration to the blood vessels, which carry the blood to the penis. Despite this, over 70% of older men are still sexually active with no issues. 



The physical and psychological causes of erectile dysfunction are often only temporary, as are the effects. The majority of the time they will go away on their own, or with simple changes in your lifestyle. Here are some of the ways that you can change your routine:

    Cutting out smoking, recreational drugs and alcohol

    Doing more exercise

    Relaxing more

    Eating healthier


If you feel that nothing is working and your problem is remaining, then you should definitely seek professional and confidential advice. Book an appointment with your doctor and they can give you more of an indication as to what is causing your sexual dysfunction, as well as the best way for you to treat it. 

If you do not feel comfortable speaking with your doctor, especially if they are your family doctor that you have known since you were younger, or you know that you will probably be going back after and won't want to feel awkward seeing them again, then you can contact a private clinic such as BPAS. The British Pregnancy Advisory Service offers both online and in person physical and psychological advice and treatment for sexual dysfunction.