Most men experience some degree of sexual decline after age 40. That means that most men will battle with Erectile Dysfunction (ED) at some point. Younger men take the ability to have and keep an erection for granted. Both mental and physical factors can contribute to ED symptoms. You might lose some confidence in your identity as a man when you experience ED, but it’s totally normal to experience it as you age.
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Men with ED can still have a quality sex life. They may need to adjust their expectations and their environments to suit their current abilities. But they can still please their partners and meet their own needs when it comes to sex.
Sex Without Penetration
Men with ED may need to experiment with other ways to pleasure their partners. Men must learn to use their fingers, mouths, and their imaginations to create sexual tension. This can actually be a great thing for the health of a relationship. Maybe you have been married for 15 years. It can be hard to maintain a healthy, satisfying sexual relationship even if you don’t have ED.
You will explore your partner’s desires in a new way. They will appreciate your attention to detail as you learn what they enjoy and what feels good to them. And your confidence will grow again when you realize that you don’t need an erection to be a man and help your wife experience sexual satisfaction.
New Sexual Positions
You may have enjoyed those acrobatic sexual positions when you were younger. But you may have to compromise on them now. You must retain as much blood flow as possible when you want to have sex. Decreased blood flow to the genitals is one of the main culprits behind ED. You might have to stick to more traditional positions in order to have quality sex.
But that doesn’t mean you have to be boring. Many people forget that sex has as much to do with a mental state of mind as with your physical abilities. If you and your partner can try to create an exciting environment, then you could continue trying any position you like. You can always try toys as well as role play. Don’t be afraid to try out new things.
You can always seek medical help for your ED if your efforts don’t pay off in the bedroom. You can try certain medications for ED. Talk to your doctor about your experiences and what you’ve done to try to combat the symptoms. You might be surprised to learn about other options you could try to ease your ED symptoms. Your sex life doesn’t have to end when you begin to experience ED.