Everyone must know that erectile dysfunction is not a disease, and sexologists, andrologists, urologists, doctors, psychologists, etc. no longer have to use the terms impotence and impotence in sex education, in articles and interviews in the media, on television. The penis is not the symbol of male potency: for a true sexual liberation of all men (and women), for the purposes of sex education one must explain that it is the ability to love (and the knowledge of making love) what really counts, not the penis and its erection.
Erectile dysfunction can be a symptom of some neurological and cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, prostate surgery, as well as an effect of some antidepressant drugs, antipsychotics, etc. After 50-60 years erectile dysfunction is common, even if there are no diseases and sexologists say that it is for age. It is caused by an incorrect sexual education, in fact it can be prevented by training the ischiocavernosus muscles (the muscles of the rigid erection) with the Kegel perineal exercises. Another frequent consequence of the absence of a correct sex education is what sexologists call psychological erectile dysfunction, see performance anxiety, which causes a failed erection with a partner, despite the anatomy and physiology of the erection being perfectly normal.
Everyone, especially adolescents, must know that an unexplained erection failure, especially the first few times, can happen for many reasons, as well as for anxiety and ignorance on how to make love, as well as fatigue, stress, overeating, certain medications, drugs (also alcohol and cigarettes), the abuse / dependence of pornography (which then inhibits mental excitement in real life), economic or family thoughts, doing it without desire or just to prove oneself to be a man, while the real man is the one who has freed himself from sexual obsessions and also knows how to say no.
When an occasional dysfunction occurs so as not to make it permanent, on should not worry and immediately try again to have another sexual relationship, because it is easy to enter a vicious circle: lack of occasional erection, anxiety, putting on to the test, excessive control of one’s own reactions or anticipation of failure, failure to erect, anxiety, etc.
Men, and today especially also adolescents (for some years they have been asking me for advice 18-20 years, which is absurd!), must understand that Viagra, Cialis or their analogs can be taken only after appropriate investigations and not by people who want to take them to overcome anxiety, because they believe they have a non-existent disease or just because they think they are improving their performance. Sildenafil and its analogs do help in case of real need, but your doctor should first a) confirm you cannot achieve erectile hardness without a proper medication and b) investigate the cause of your erectile failure, because it is never a disease, but a symptom of anything from stress and fatigue to more serious health conditions.