Sexual impotence is a very controversial issue in the male universe, as a man’s masculinity is often linked to his sexual organ. These are matters that should be discussed, explained and, whenever possible, deconstructed. This taboo can cause health and emotional problems that affect the quality of life.
Also called erectile dysfunction, the problem affects more than 70% of the male population over 50 years old. But this condition can also develop in younger men.
To find out more about this topic and what issues are involved around it, discover the myths and truths about sexual impotence.
What is sexual impotence?
Sexual impotence is characterized by the difficulty of maintaining an erection during sexual intercourse or even difficulty in achieving an erection even before intercourse.
Myths vs. truths
Can erectile dysfunction be caused by stress or emotional problems?
TRUTH. Technically, the brain needs to send signals to the body, more specifically, it needs to release nitric oxide, which is responsible for dilating the blood vessels that reach the penis.
When the vessels dilate, a large concentration of blood arrives and with that, the erection happens. When the person is stressed, anxious or nervous, this mechanism may not work.
When a man does not have a full erection it is already characterized as impotence.
TRUTH: Sexual impotence has several levels and degrees. At the lightest level, the man is able to penetrate and have sexual intercourse in a normal way but feels that the penis is not at its full rigidity.
Already in moderate to severe degrees, the man has difficulty maintaining his erection and also penetrating during sexual intercourse.
Over time, the milder condition may develop to moderate and severe. Therefore, medical help should always be sought at the slightest sign of sexual impotence, suggests sexologist in Delhi.
Diabetes increases the risk of erectile dysfunction.
TRUTH: Men with diabetes, for the most part, also have some degree of erectile dysfunction. That’s because diabetes is a disease that causes large amounts of sugar in the blood, hindering blood flow to the penis.
It is not a rule, but the chances are great.
The man failed once: ready, he already has erectile dysfunction.
MYTH: As already mentioned, sexual impotence can have a psychological origin and, if this issue is addressed, it is unlikely that the man will have problems again until he reaches old age.
Taking hormones can be a solution to erectile dysfunction.
MYTH: Testosterone is not directly linked to the problem of erectile dysfunction. Many men use hormones thinking that this will solve the problem. It is a great myth. It does not solve it, and it can complicate life even more, as it is a load of hormones that your body does not need.
Vasectomy can cause sexual impotence.
MYTH: Vasectomy surgery prevents the path that sperm takes to exit the penis. It has nothing to do with erectile dysfunction.
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