Information on Erection Problems
It's quite common for men to experience occasional problems maintaining an erection. Erection problems in young men are common, as are the more talked about problem of erectile dysfunction in men nearing the age of 40. It doesn't have to be a big deal, if it is, indeed, occasional. Sadly, for some, it turns into a more serious problem. A more permanent problem.
These men might only experience partial or brief erections. Some even completely lose the ability to achieve an erection. If the problem becomes permanent, it spreads. The man can lose his self-esteem and his self-confidence, his failure to perform, to get hard, makes him feel like less of a man. It hurts the relationship. It can even hurt the self-esteem of his partner. "Why do I not turn him on?". It follows that erection problems are a serious issue. Luckily, it is also an issue, where medicine has made significant progress, and those whose problems are not mental, but medical, can now receive effective treatment.
Erection Problems in Young Men
First, we will talk about a frequent mental problem, causing the young, inexperienced man to lose the ability to stay hard. When he is hit by performance anxiety.
The pressure these days for a man to be able to perform sexually is enormous. It sometimes seem, that it is the yardstick with which society judges a man. His sexual prowess. It puts enormous pressure on a man about to experience sexual relations for the first time. What is supposed to be something beautiful and something to savor, might become something full of fears, something to get over with. It takes the young man out of the moment. It causes, as a biological defense mechanism, all the blood to flow away from the penis and into the heart, lungs and muscles.
The solution is mental. To stay tough and positive. Realize that this is something wonderful, but at the same time, that there is nothing to be afraid of. If you stay positive and believe that this will be amazing sex, it will in fact be amazing sex. Imagine all the things you will do to your partner. Stay in the moment, concentrate on the foreplay, let your desires take over.
For some, however, the problem is not mental. It is biological.
Especially with age, the amount of blood flowing to the penis tends to decrease, making it difficult to achieve or maintain an erection. When the problem is no longer mental, obviously neither is the solution. For a long time medicine offered little help, but in the late 90's the introduction of Viagra changed this. The pill offeres an easy and mostly effective treatment for erectile dysfunction.
Viagra, or Sildenafil as the active drug is called, was originally intended to treat high blood pressure. It was discovered that, while it wasn't effective at its original purpose, it was very effective as a treatment for erectile dysfunction. This was in no way bad news for Phizer, for whom Viagra became a huge success. Likewise, it was very good news for the millions of men suffering from this condition.
Sildenafil works by relaxing the arteries in t penis, thereby allowing increased blod flow. The mechanism only occurs when there is sexual stimulation. Since the introduction of Viagra, two additional drugs has since arrived on the market, Levitra and Cialis. Both drugs works in similar ways. The main selling point of Cialis is that the drug is effective longer, up to 36 hours, as opposed to around 4 hours for Viagra and Levitra. It has also been introduced as a drug taken daily, at a lower dose, instead of the typical "when needed" approach.
For all three drugs it is important to realize, that there are reports on serious adverse side effects, as well as there are many contraindications. Before taking any of them, it is therefore important to consult your doctor. This consultation should also include a serious analysis of the problem, to be sure that it is, indeed, medical, and not mental.
Erection problems are serious. The ability to stay hard, to perform sexually, is essential to a man's psychological well being and to his chance for a successful, stable relationship. The good news for men suffering from this problem, is that in the vast majority of cases it can be solved, either by the power of your mind or through medical treatment.
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