Thursday, November 5, 2009

Erectile dysfunction may lead to psychological stress

For many men, erectile dysfunction is perceived as shameful and something that reduce their masculinity. The narrow view on erectile dysfunction may lead to psychological stress that can be damaging. The root cause of this form of behavior is due to the close association of sexual activity with masculinity and wholeness of a man. If this issue is not address at the outset, it will affect your relationship with your partner as well as those people surrounding you.

Some men suffering from erection dysfunction even conclude that they may be homosexual. As a result, they distance themselves from friends and suffer silently. He becomes paranoid and unreasonable. Eventually, he may destroy his good relationship with his partner. Some men even start to fight with their spouse because he is afraid that his wife may not love him anymore if she found out that his husband is suffering from erectile dysfunction.

In most cultures, men do not accept the reality that suffering from erectile dysfunction is not actually a big deal. It is just another form of sickness that can be treated. Because of lack of knowledge, they tend to separate themselves from the community. The patient tends to be anxious about the issue and is afraid that people of the community might look at him differently. Pride is the main reason why most men choose to suffer silently. Depression may be the eventual outcome if you choose and refuse to confront erectile dysfunction.

If you are suffering from erection dysfunction or showing similar signs, it is best that you share your suffering with your spouse or partner. This will help to mitigate the emotional burden that you are carrying. The encouragement and mental support from your loved one will help you tremendously in your road to recovery.

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