All men are not created equal. Some are vertically challenged, some lack the go-hard-or-go-home stamina, and some are just plain…old…lousy…LOVERS! But here’s a TWIST. What happens when you have a man who can hold it down in the bedroom; a man who aims to please in every lovemaking session; the kind of man that allows you to turn up the kink whenever your heart desires; until…Uncle Eddie comes to visit, sabotaging the bedroom parade.
Woman to woman, we all know what it’s like when Aunt Flo comes to town unannounced. We’re irritable, moody, hormonal, or flat out just don’t want to be bothered. Fortunately for us, our man understands and accepts this evil monthly visitor for who she is. Now on the other hand, if Uncle Eddie shows up and crashes the party, that’s an entirely different story. We don’t understand that downstairs drama and we’re not trying to. We immediately start racking our brains and pulling our hair out, questioning if we’ve done anything wrong to deserve such intrusion. Who is this Uncle Eddie you ask? Well, how about I take this time to call him out―Erectile Dysfunction.
Male impotency, also known as Erectile Dysfunction, occurs when a man can no longer maintain an erection firm enough for sexual intercourse. This condition is one of the most common sexual problems for men and increases with age. It is estimated between 15 to 30 million American men suffer from ED, although not all men are equally distressed by the problem. Most have difficulty with erections from time to time, more often than their lover will ever know, yet in some men, it is a regular and more severe problem. It can cause low self-esteem, performance anxiety, depression and stress. ED may affect the quality of a marriage or intimate relationships. However, there are many safe and effective ED treatments available. Erection trouble from time to time isn’t necessarily a cause for concern, but if it happens more frequently and begins to disrupt the sex life, that may be a red flag, warranting a trip to the doctor. Problems getting or keeping an erection can be a sign of a health condition that needs treatment, such as heart disease or poorly controlled diabetes. Treating an underlying problem may be enough to reverse it, but if it doesn’t help, medications or other direct treatments may work.
And while Uncle Eddie sure knows how to crash a party, it’s important that you support your man during this time. Don’t be too quick to blame yourself or assume he’s cheating. That may not be the case…well at least not this time. LOL! Seriously, don’t abandon him. Look into the matter and assure him that you’ll get through it together, as a couple. Love him in the midst of a bad bed wreck.
The most common risk factors for ED are:
- age over 50
- high blood pressure
- high cholesterol
- cardiovascular disease
For more information, consult your family’s doctor.
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