Impotence Information

A man is said to be suffering from impotence when he can’t get a good enough erection to have sex or his erection does not last long enough to finish intercourse. Impotence is also known as erectile dysfunction (ED) and millions of men across the world suffer from this condition. While a man can suffer from impotence at any age, it is more common in men who are older than 65 years.

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What is the cause of impotence?

An erection is the result of several processes: a man get’s sexually stimulated which leads to increased flow of blood into the corpora cavernosa – the main arteries of the penis – and this leads to his penis becoming erect. There are certain chemicals and hormones involved in increasing the blood flow to the penis. If due to any reason, the functioning of these chemicals and hormones is disrupted, erection might not come about. This indicates that you might be suffering from impotence. In other words, partial or total impairment of the erectile function is called impotence.

Types of impotence

Impotence can be classified broadly into two types – primary impotence: in this type of impotence a man is never able to have an erection adequate for sexual intercourse; and secondary impotence: in which a man sometimes fails to achieve an erection and/or maintain an erection long enough to complete intercourse to the satisfaction of both partners.

Almost all men suffer for the latter form of impotence at some point in their lives, making it more common of the two.

Effects of impotence

Impotence can have some devastating effects on the psyche of men as most of them associate sexual performance with self-esteem. It can take away his feeling of being a man. Impotence can cause men to become uncertain and frustrated and they might begin evading intimate situations with their partners. This kind of behaviour increases the pressure and anxiety associated with impotence.

On top of this, impotence can cause men to feel inadequate in their roles. Men suffering from impotence tend to isolate themselves from relationships and gradually become withdrawn.

The psychological effects of impotence can be highly infuriating and can affect every aspect of a man’s life, his relationship with his partner, his interactions on a social level, and even his job performance.

Effects of impotence on women

Millions of women are in an emotional turmoil because of impotence in their partners!

Very often, the first reaction of a woman is self-blame. The woman may feel that she’s no longer attractive or worse, her partner does not love her any more. She fears that he may be having an affair and she’ll be rejected or abandoned.

After these initial suspicions, another thought crossing a woman’s mind is that her partner might be physically ill. As such about 85-90 percent impotence is caused in men by an existing medical illness.

Despite their fears, many women are reluctant to suggest that their partner see a doctor to seek impotence treatment. Sometimes, they tend to avoid the issue entirely and pretend that everything is fine. This kind of attitude usually intensifies the anger and depression stemming from impotence.

Symptoms of impotence

A man might be on the verge of impotence or might be suffering from impotence, if he;

  • Is unable to achieve an erection
  • Can achieve an erection but can’t sustain it long enough to complete the sexual act
  • Can neither achieve nor sustain an erection
  • Impotence can be also accompanied by a lack of sexual desire

Remember; impotence and infertility are two different things. If you are having impotence it does not mean you are having infertility (inability to reproduce) too.