Erectile difficulties is the inability for a man to get and/or keep an erection sufficient for sexual activity.
It’s a widespread condition that affects about half of all Canadian men aged 40 to 70 years. Millions more experience it worldwide. For some of those men, their ED occurs frequently. But most men only experience ED from time to time. For them, ED does not mean a complete lack of function.
ED is not something to be embarrassed about. It doesn’t mean that a man is infertile or unable to have an orgasm or ejaculate. Since it is an established fact that erectile ability is not related to orgasm or ejaculation, men with ED no longer have to be burdened by the myth that they are somehow lacking in virility or potency.
ED can have a significant impact on a man’s life, affecting his self-confidence, self-image, and self-worth. The partners of men with ED may also question themselves, and may feel that they have lost their attractiveness. Both the man with ED and his partner may believe that ED is either “all in your mind” or a natural part of aging.
The good news is that regardless of the cause, the majority of cases of ED are treatable. There are now a variety of proven, effective treatments to choose from – including oral medications, medicated pellets, injections, psychological therapy and external and internal devices.