Male sexual impotence is a sensitive issue that can be difficult for many men to talk about. However, male sexual impotence can also have a strong affect on how others feel too. Some couples feel uncomfortable having an open discussion regarding issues related to male sexual impotence. Here are five steps that women can take to help facilitate a more open relationship, and to help their male partner deal with their concerns regarding sexual impotence and erectile function disorder.
1. Open the lines of communication by expressing your concerns about sexual impotence. Many couples hold a “don’t ask, don’t tell” attitude about their sexual life. Even though sex is a major aspect of an intimate relationship, many couples are too shy or embarrassed to bring up the subject of sex, much less the notion of sexual impotence. Sometimes one partner will refrain from discussing matters of sex for fear of embarrassing the other. The truth is that healthy adult relationships are marked by honest communication. Ditch the embarrassment and be honest about how sexual impotence is affecting your relationship. The first step is to admit that sexual impotence has become a part of your relationship.
2. Be open about your physical and psychological health. Once the issue of sexual impotence has been raised, it is time to be open about your physical and psychological health. Encourage your partner to visit a physician to rule out any physical problems that may be causing sexual impotence. Conditions that may result in male sexual impotence include diabetes, high blood pressure, and certain prescription drugs. Sometimes, sexual impotence is not the result of a physical condition, but a psychological state of mind. Stress, anxiety, fear and depression can all lead to sexual impotence. It is important for your partner to describe his physical and psychological health with honesty in order to find safe and effective treatment for male sexual impotence.
3. Inform yourself about treatment options for sexual impotence. The good news is that there now exist various viable treatment options that can greatly help with problems of sexual impotence. Learn about the different treatment options that are available, and discuss these different options openly with your partner.
4. Be honest with each other about your sexual needs. Many intimate relationships that are fraught with anxieties are the result of a lack of communication. Each partner needs to be honest about their sexual needs, especially when the issue of treatment options comes up. Learning how each partner feels about sex and their sexual needs can relieve much stress from the relationship, and it can be helpful in deciding between treatment options.
5. Approach treatment with optimism and support. If your partner is seeking professional medical or psychological treatment for sexual impotence, be optimistic and support your partner through the course of treatment. Don’t put extra pressure on your partner and try not to put all your hopes on one treatment or procedure. Instead strive to provide unconditional support for your partner throughout the course of treatment.