If you’re currently suffering with erectile dysfunction (ED) you’re definitely not alone. The problem is much more common than you may think, it’s just that men don’t like to talk about it to their guy friends.
And can you blame them? From the time we’re 12 or 13, much of our very existence revolves around our penis. The more mature we get, the bigger it gets and the more often we get erections, even when it’s incredibly embarrassing.
And then for many of us, at some point in adulthood, it gets harder and harder to get hard. What gives? Why does this happen?
The Truth About Erectile Dysfunction
There are actually many different truths about erectile dysfunction. For instance, the truth is it affects men of all ages, not just middle-aged and older men. I have friends in their 20s and 30s who have experienced ED.
A second truth is that ED can stem from a medical problem or a psychological problem. Medical issues that cause ED include hypertension, heart disease and diabetes. These diseases hurt your circulatory system, and good circulation is needed to achieve a hard and lasting erection.
When it comes to psychological issues, many men have a fear of performance that keeps their johnson down. Women aren’t the only ones who need to be in the right frame of mind to have sex.
Beyond confidence issues, stress is one of the biggest psychological factors that can hinder your erection. And how many men are under a huge amount of stress these days?
Before we go on, it’s important that you determine if your ED issues stem from a medical problem or a psychological one. An easy way to tell is to notice if you still wake up with an erection in the morning, but then have a hard time getting hard later when you’re with your lady. If you still get erections in the morning, even if it’s not every single morning, chances are you are physically fine and experiencing something psychological going on.
If you are not getting erections in the morning, you have something medical going on and we recommend making an appointment with your doctor. If you’re just not sure, it’s always a good idea to get fully checked out by your doctor.
How Does Stress Kill Your Erection?
When we feel stress, our bodies go into what’s called the “fight or flight” mode. As the phrase suggests, your body goes through chemical and other changes very quickly to get ready to either fight an enemy or run like hell.
Beyond releasing stress hormones like cortisol and adrenaline, the body also redirects blood flow. So in other words, the body stops pumping so much blood to certain parts of the body and gives more blood to other parts of the body to help you fight or run. Blood may be redirected away from our stomach and go into our legs so we can run and kick. It goes away from our brains (which is why it’s hard to think and focus when we are stressed) and go to our arms so we can climb or hit.
I think you see what I am getting at here. When you’re stressed, your mind doesn’t think an erection is going to do you much good as far as fighting or running. So blood flow is not directed to you penis.
And that’s the long and short of it.
In an upcoming blog post, I’ll share some of the best and worst ways you can deal with stress. But for now, I just want you to become aware of where your ED issue may be coming from.
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