If you aren’t enjoying your sex life as much as you used to, then a health condition could be to blame. In fact, there are a number of sexual disorders that affect a man’s physical, mental, and sexual health — and they are more common than you probably realise.
In this post, we will discuss three common forms of sexual dysfunction and how each of them impacts your sex life. We’ll also offer tips on how to get medical help if you believe that you might have one of these disorders. Keep reading to find out about the signs and symptoms of these conditions and learn how to overcome them to take back your sex life.
Premature ejaculation (or PE) is the most common male sexual disorder, with an estimated 50% of men experiencing it at one point in their lives. It occurs when a man ejaculates earlier than he would like to, whether that’s during partner sex or masturbation.
Although premature ejaculation is more frequently seen in teens and young adults, it can happen to men of any age. Also, it can begin at an early age and continue throughout life (this is called “lifelong” premature ejaculation), or it can start in adulthood (known as “acquired” premature ejaculation).
There are several reasons why you might develop premature ejaculation, with both physical and psychological factors playing a role. In most cases, issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, and relationship worries are to blame. However, recent research has found that men with premature ejaculation might have a chemical imbalance in their brains. In turn, this can lead to sex-related performance anxiety, which worsens problems in the bedroom.
If this is a persistent problem for you and it bothers you or your partner, you should speak with a men’s health professional to discuss your concerns. Fortunately, it’s easy to access effective treatment for premature ejaculation. Your doctor will work with you to create a tailored treatment plan that might include mini lozenges, behavioural techniques, and exercises.
Similarly, erectile dysfunction (or ED) is another prevalent sexual health condition that can negatively impact men’s sex lives. Medical experts define erectile dysfunction as the partial or total inability to achieve or maintain an erection for sexual activity.
This condition is more widespread among older men, but similar to premature ejaculation, it can happen at any age. In fact, erectile dysfunction affects about 30% of the male population, with severity levels ranging from mild to complete ED. This means that even if it doesn’t happen every time you have sex, you could still have an occasional issue with erectile dysfunction.
So what causes erectile dysfunction? Like PE, there are a number of contributing factors. You might develop erectile dysfunction as a result of psychological problems such as anxiety, depression, financial worries, relationship problems, or job stress. Any of these factors could cause you to get wrapped up in your own head and affect your performance in the bedroom.
At the same time, there are numerous physical health conditions that have been associated with erectile dysfunction as well. Researchers have found a connection between ED and high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, heart disease, and more. There’s also a notable relationship between diabetes and erectile dysfunction, and men with uncontrolled diabetes have a greater likelihood of experiencing ED.
The positive news is that it’s easier than ever before to get help for erectile dysfunction. In fact, you can even get a diagnosis and begin treatment from home. With an online medical clinic like Men’s Health Direct, you will receive a personalised treatment plan that’s designed just for your needs.
Finally, you might be dealing with problems in your sex life due to low levels of testosterone in your body. As the main male sex hormone, testosterone plays an important role in the development of your body (including hair and muscles), your mood, and your sex drive.
If you have low testosterone, there are a variety of symptoms that you might notice. These symptoms depend on age and can begin revealing themselves in early childhood. Across age groups, though, typical indicators of low testosterone include small testes and penis, lack of concentration, poor muscle strength or development, and a reduced sex drive.
Some men with reduced testosterone levels can develop erectile dysfunction. However, on its own, low T isn’t a leading cause of erectile dysfunction. In terms of sexual side effects, low testosterone is more often associated with a decreased libido.
If you think that you might have low testosterone, you should speak with a medical professional about your concerns. Treatment options generally include testosterone therapy, as well as treatment for any other underlying conditions (like diabetes or obesity).
At Men’s Health Direct, we understand that it can be difficult to seek help for personal medical concerns like these. That’s why we offer confidential online medical consultations so you can access private medical care from the comfort of home. Our team of licenced Australian doctors have extensive experience in men’s health and approach each patient’s situation with discretion and sensitivity.
Here’s how it works. Depending on your communication preference, you can either give us a call or request an appointment via our online service at a time that works for you. During your virtual visit, one of our medical staff will ask about your current symptoms and your relevant medical history. If we find that you have a sexual disorder, we’ll work with you to create a treatment plan that’s customised for you.
If prescriptions are required, the Men’s Health Direct pharmacy team will fill them and ship them directly to your door in discreet packaging. From there, you can begin your tailored treatment plan and start to notice improvements in your sexual performance.
At Men’s Health Direct, we’re here to help you overcome your problems in the bedroom and reclaim your sex life. To learn more about our services, call us on 1800 200 500 or visit our website today.