What is male sexual dysfunction?
For any man as with any woman, good sexual health does
of course mean the ability to have a satisfying sex life.
However, there are issues that any man may have to
contend with over the course of his life (possibly you
included) that women don’t.
First and foremost concerning male sexual dysfunction is
the ability to have an erection and sustain it. Then you must
be able to control it and determine the point of ejaculation.
Also of importance is the hardness and fullness of the
As such, any man has a different set of male sexual
dysfunction issues to deal with than a woman does.
Causes Of Male Sexual Dysfunction:
Well for most men the causes of male sexual dysfunction
can be many, including…
Psychogenic Causes Of Male Sexual Dysfunction:
Psychological or ‘psychogenic’ male sexual dysfunction
accounts for about 15 – 20% of impotence cases. It is
brought about from anxiety, depression or even lack of a
In these cases there is no apparent substantial somatic or
organic impairment. In other words there is no physical
damage which could be the cause of the sexual dysfunction.
Impotence brought about by the use of anti depression
drugs and beta blockers to reduce blood pressure could be
considered a subset of this section as could erectile
insufficiency brought on by excessive alcohol intake.
Neurogenic Causes Of Male Sexual Dysfunction:
This is the term used when male sexual dysfunction is
associated with a neuropathy (e.g. nerve damage in the
nervous system affecting the penis arising from, for
example, surgery or a pelvic injury).
This is the cause of male impotence in about 10 – 15
percent of cases.
Organic Causes Of Male Sexual Dysfunction:
This is by far the greatest cause of diminished male sexual
dysfunction and for that matter, sexual dysfunction for both
a man and a woman.
Fortunately it is also the easiest to deal with. Male sexual
dysfunction caused by organic means may vary from
complete impotency to just a general lack of libido (sexual
desire) and loss of youthful erection hardness and
There are multiple causes of organic erectile insufficiency
but the end result is the same which is the lack of arterial
blood flow to and within the penis. Without an unimpeded
flow of blood to the penis and all its capillaries an erection is
just not possible.
The most common cause of lack of blood flow is due to
atherosclerosis of the arteries carrying blood to the penis.
Atherosclerosis of the arteries is a condition that cannot be
rectified over night, but it can in time. However, for those
men for whom this condition is affecting their sexual health
and sex life in general, they need a solution now.
There is a solution for up to about 70% of men and that is
either through the use of a prescription drug or the use of
some natural substances. Both of these male sexual
dysfunction options and how and why they work will be
addressed later in this report.
Lack of libido or sexual desire is a different type of problem
and sometimes a man who has an erectile problem still has
strong libido and vice versa. Some men do not have erectile
problems but have very low libidos.
Drugs such as Viagra cannot address this male sexual
dysfunction issue but some natural formulations do.
What Options Are Available For Male Sexual
Psychological Options For Male Sexual Dysfunction:
If you think that your male sexual dysfunction problems are
psychological and you can’t figure out the underlying
problem, or, simply don’t know how to deal with it then you
should seek professional help.
Enquire with your physician or other health professional if
there is a highly recommended male sexual dysfunction sex
therapist in your area that could help.
Mechanical Options For Male Sexual Dysfunction:
For those men with male sexual dysfunction problems there
is a device which is essentially a vacuum pump which can
be placed over the penis to help draw blood into it and thus
create an erection.
After an erection is achieved a rubber ring is placed at the
base of the penis to help sustain the erection. Not a popular
option and understandably so.
For more information on male sexual dysfunction, please
By Phil Beckett – http://www.man-health-fitness-solutions.com