At some point in their lives, many men have difficulty maintaining an erection during sex. Erectile dysfunction is an embarrassing condition that could ruin your self-esteem and desire for intimacy. Since most men stay silent about their sexual issues, they often find misinformation from unreliable sources.
Let’s take a look at some of the common myths men believe about erectile dysfunction (ED).
I’m getting older, so I will have to deal with erectile dysfunction.
The aging process does no favors to lasting erections, but just because you are maturing doesn’t mean your sex life has to suffer. A healthy lifestyle free of excessive alcohol and drug use, smoking, and junk food binges will keep the body healthy and blood circulating to all the important parts of the body.
Tight underwear is causing my erectile dysfunction.
From boxers to briefs or whatever your underwear choice, it has no impact on the body’s ability to maintain an erection. Some believe this because tight underwear increases the temperature around the testicles, which could affect sperm health. No research links any type of underwear to erectile dysfunction.
If I have erectile dysfunction, I need to take a pill for it.
In a society focused on immediate results, many turn to medications to battle their erectile dysfunction. Making lifestyle changes like quitting smoking, moderating drinking, and losing excess weight may have the same effect as the little blue pill. Do what you could to live a healthy lifestyle, you will feel better, reduce the risk of disease, and have great intimate moments.
I don’t need to see a doctor about my erectile dysfunction, herbal supplements will take care of it.
Herbal supplements are not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration, and they could be dangerous if you have other health conditions or medications. Also, at this point, there is no scientific evidence to suggest supplements successfully treat ED. Talking to your doctor about ED may be embarrassing, but so would a ruining a romantic night with erection difficulties.
Don’t fall into the trap of misinformation about erectile dysfunction. Consult your doctor and reliable resources for the best ways to prevent and cure your erection issues.