Dysfunction and Premature Ejaculation
Millions of men at all ages experience problems with
dysfunction (ED) and/or premature ejaculation. Sadly, many men do not
get help because they are
reluctant to talk
about their sexual concerns due to feelings of shame. A first step to
your recovery is realizing that there is
shame in wanting a better, more satisfying love life. The next step is
to seek help and talk honestly about your concerns.
Sexual problems can result from many factors,
problems and medical treatments (medications, radiation, surgery), as
well as psycho-social factors (stress,
relationship conflicts, communication problems, anxiety, and
depression). Psycho-social factors are likely to contribute to the
problem regardless of whether there are medical factors.
difficulty getting an erect penis or staying hard during lovemaking.
a common problem. Even if you have had prostate treatment (including
radiation, chemo, and/or surgery) or have other medical conditions,
there are many resources
that can help you resume satisfying sex.
- In most cases, recovery of
satisfying sex requires a holistic approach that treats the
whole person—body, mind, and spirit—within the context of the primary
relationship. Life coaching or counseling can address the
psycho-social factors by providing relevant facts about optimal sexual
functioning and by teaching specific communication skills, mindfulness
skills, and exercises to restore sexual health. When the cause of ED is
medical, there are many
effective treatments available, including medications, injections,
vacuum devices, and surgical implants.
ejaculation is climaxing too soon. Anxiety is often a major factor.
coaching can teach you mindfulness skills that
help you to
reduce anxiety by quieting your mind and being more present during sex.
These skills will also help you to deepen intimacy with your partner.
Additionally, you can learn specific exercises that will enable you to
extend sexual pleasure before ejaculation.