It's necessary
to open up : erection
issues and intimacy.

Caring is shown through sharing.

When you love someone but are unable to be intimate with them, it may feel as though your friendship has been shattered.
Being honest with each other about the dilemma you're experiencing is a crucial step toward making your love storey whole again.

Silence is not the solution.

It's understandable that you don't want to discuss your erection issues (EPs). You probably wish they would just leave you alone. But they are unlikely to do so because they seek assistance, and silence will not help you.
Did you know that millions of men in the UK suffer from EPs, also known as erectile dysfunction? * You may be ashamed or embarrassed about them, but you should not be. They are not uncommon, and no one is to blame.

*Based on men having occasional and regular trouble getting or sustaining an erection [ref. Kantar TNS Omnibus Survey, December 2010 – 1033 men]. Learn how to open up to your partner about erection issues.

How do erection issues
affect your relationship?

The difficulties brought on by erection issues (EDs) will ruin your relationship. You might feel tense or defensive. In a relationship, a lack of affection will make your partner feel unloved. You are both in pain, but neither of you is to blame

It is important to be transparent and frank with one another. It’s normal to want to avoid tough topics, but if you confront erection issues together, you’ll see that they can be resolved.

We talked with a couple who did just that, and you can read about their experiences here.

Consider some of the ways erection issues can affect your relationship, as well as what you can do about it:

Your self-esteem and trust can be shattered.

Since self-doubt thrives on silence, the first step toward addressing this issue is to speak up.

Partners may genuinely think it is their fault.

Your partner may be wondering, “Why he no longer find me attractive?” or “Does he have a mistress?” But it’s more likely that something else is interfering with your relationship: reality.

Problems with erections may sound like an obstacle in your relationship.

The unfortunate thing is that they can. The great news is that they aren’t required to be. If you remain quiet about sex and intimacy, the problem can worsen. However, once you begin talking, you will realise that the real issue was attempting to handle this on your own.

Whether you're a man or the partner of a man with EPs, there's no need to feel threatened. EPs, which are also referred to as erectile dysfunction (ED), can be treated in most cases.

Discussing erection problems together

Well, you've wanted to discuss your erection issues (EPs) with your partner because you want the pressures and strains of life to stop getting between you. The only problem is that you don't know how to do it. That is understandable. Uncertainty on how to handle the issue is what prevents many men from even considering, let alone discussing, erection issues. However, discussing them will benefit you, and the more people who discuss them, the easier it will be for others to do the same. That means the discussion you're about to have would benefit not just you and your better half, but anyone who suffers from EDs. To keep life from getting in the way of your love life, try the following:

Problems with erections are far more common than you might think. In the United Kingdom, 4.3 million men suffer from erectile dysfunction (ED)* (the medical name for erection problems).

Some of the most common conditions and diseases associated with erectile dysfunction (ED) are also lifestyle-related:

Cardiovascular disease

High blood pressure

Diabetes

Things that affect mental wellness, such as stress, anxiety, and depression, can also cause erection problems. EPs can be listened to regularly or only once in a while. In either case, don't dismiss them because they could indicate an underlying health problem.

*Based on men having occasional and regular trouble getting or sustaining an erection [ref. Kantar TNS Omnibus Survey, December 2010 – 1033 men].

Erection issues can make you feel embarrassed and even enraged. Being a partner of someone who is suffering from EPs can be difficult because they don't understand what's going on. People naturally start to question if it is their fault (it isn't).

There is a lot of room for miscommunication in this situation. That's why it's critical for you and your partner to maintain a positive attitude when discussing EDs.

Think about when and where you're going to talk to your partner.
 

Erection problems have everything to do with life getting in the way, so try and talk about them without interruptions: not when you're getting ready to go out, or over a meal, or when you've just put the TV on. Don't start the conversation when children, family or visitors are around, or when you might be distracted by phone calls.
 

Choose a neutral spot to talk — not in the bedroom, or where anything can distract you. Avoid situations in which you might feel exposed or vulnerable, for example when you're undressing for bed.

Consider this a conversation between two people who are both dealing with erection issues. Consider it the first step in the process of finding a solution. We're in this together.

Start the conversation about your EDs with the word "we," as in "We need to talk about my health," or "We're going through something I think we should talk about."

If you're the partner of someone who has EPs, start with the word 'I,' as in 'I'm concerned about how you're feeling.'

The key is to avoid using the word 'you' in derisive or accusatory ways, such as in 'You have issues ' or 'You don't find me attractive in the slightest.'

It's pointless to deny that this is a difficult conversation to have. It's possible that it won't go perfectly the first time.

If things aren't going well, don't force it. Accept that now isn't the right time and that you'd like to talk about it later. Finish on a positive outlook to avoid any lingering resentment if you try again.

To have an erection problem discussion should be the commencement of something smarter for both of you.

Speaking with someone trained to assist men in the treatment of their EDs, such as your doctor or pharmacist, is a simple process in addition to talking things through together.

If things get too difficult and you want to hide your head in the sand, remember that talking to your partner or meeting privately with a trained professional can help you get your love life back on track.

Things you can do

If you experience any of the these issues, consider the following options:

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