What exactly is erectile dysfunction? Erectile dysfunctions can range from barely functioning to impotent. In essence, erectile dysfunction is the inability to achieve or maintain an erection long enough to have sexual intercourse or perform other normal activities with sexual partners. Men who suffer from this condition often feel like they’re either completely embarrassed by their condition, or as if they’re somehow out of control of their sexuality.
There are a number of possible psychological causes of erectile dysfunction. One of the most common psychological causes of this condition is performance anxiety. Performance anxiety is often characterized by sufferers feeling as if they need to do better than normal in order to perform sexually and thus causing them to try out new and more difficult sexual techniques in order to achieve performance levels they think are comfortable with. Performance anxiety often has similar symptoms to high blood pressure, such as irregular heartbeats or dizziness. Other psychological causes include depression and guilt, and can also result in erectile dysfunctions.
If you suffer from this condition, it’s important that you visit your doctor so that he or she can run tests and gather information about your health. The doctor will be able to assess your sexual function and the underlying cause of your symptoms, which will allow him or her to develop a treatment plan that can help you get over your condition. Common treatment methods include medication, therapy and psychological steps to help you overcome your performance anxiety and address other psychological causes of erectile dysfunction.