My last blog post focused on male sexual dysfunction and the desire continuum. In part II of this series we will be looking at issues that are related to male sexual arousal.
As the title implies, male sexual arousal is affected by bio-psycho-social elements and expectations.
Erectile dysfunction (ED), otherwise called male impotence, is defined by the inability to achieve and maintain an erection sufficient for satisfying sexual activity including, but not limited to, vaginal penetration.
What constitutes “sufficient satisfying sexual activity” is clearly a subjective concept. Thus, the first question we must ask ourselves is; what is satisfying sexual activity within our unique relationship? If there is frustration, which can lead to anger or sadness (hopelessness) and feelings of demasculinization, it is time to be proactive and seek help! [Read more…]