Erectile dysfunction occurs in men and consists of the inability to obtain and/or maintain the proper erection to achieve the introduction and perform coitus.
The term impotence, which was previously used to refer to this alteration, has ceased to be used by sexual therapists and has been replaced by erectile dysfunction, since it prevents the patient from feeling more devalued and that this affects their image and personal concept. The prostate massage therapy for erectile dysfunction are an excellent alternative to prevent dysfunction. It is one of the methods most recommended by sex therapists.
It is important to point out that in the case of erectile dysfunction there is not a lack of sexual desire, but a physical incapacity due to lack of erectile response, which must be understood by the couple, because sometimes the woman can feel that she is the one who does not inspire sexual desire in the man and create another adjacent conflict.
This dysfunction can occur in various degrees and situations, either special or total, selective or generalized and even combined. The etiology of this alteration can be very diverse, although in general we can say that 85 to 90% of people who suffer from it have psychogenic causes and 15 to 20% organic causes. Sometimes both can be combined.
Among the former, we can mention those related to post-traumatic events, emotional factors, lack of adequate information, expectations outside reality, environmental factors and alteration of interpersonal and couple relationships. Among the latter are some diseases, such as diabetes and drug intake. Among those combined we can mention a patient with diabetes and a psychogenic problem. The incidence of this dysfunction increases with age, which is influenced by psycho-social-cultural factors in addition to its own organic factors.
Bonus: lubricative dysfunction in women
This dysfunction consists of lack of vaginal lubrication. Lubrication prepares the woman to enjoy her sexual intercourse and in this way it is possible for her to reach orgasm. This dysfunction may be due to biological factors such as hypothyroidism, lack of estrogen, or psychological factors that prevent her from getting excited, such as distress, anxiety, and others.