Erectile Dysfunction (ED) or Impotence

Men have always been reluctant to discuss the topic of Erectile Dysfunction (ED) or Impotence and for good reason. Impotence can leave a man feeling hopeless. But recent and ongoing advances in medical treatment programs can help.

VCLV took advantage of the latest scientific discoveries in order to help you and your partner restore sexual intimacy in a discreet, convenient, safe, and effective manner. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), impotence affects as many as 20% of men. It can create significant emotional stress and affect the quality of life of the men who experience it as well as their sexual partner. And although once thought to be an unavoidable result of aging, impotence is now understood to be caused by a variety of factors. Knowing how these factors contribute to impotence is the first step toward overcoming it.

Understanding Impotence. 

Impotence is defined as the inability to achieve or maintain an erection sufficient for sexual intercourse. Impotence occurs when not enough blood is supplied to the penis, when the smooth muscle in the penis fails to relax, or when the penis does not retain the blood that flows into it.

When and how does impotence occur?

Impotence can occur at any age. According to studies by the National Institutes of Health, 5% of men have some degree of impotence at age 40, and approximately 15%-25% at age 65 or older. Impotence affects all races, and crosses all ethnic and economic boundaries.

Physical causes of impotence.

Although the likelihood of impotence increases with age, it is not an inevitable part of aging. Impotence can be associated with physical factors, such as illness, accidents, injury, diabetes, high blood pressure or the side effects associated with medications used in treating certain diseases. Heavy smoking and excess alcohol consumption also may contribute to impotence. About 80% of impotence has a physical cause.

Psychological causes of impotence.

Impotence can also be caused by psychological factors. These include unpleasant associations with past sexual activity, stress, depression and anxiety. When psychological conditions such as these occur for long periods of time, they can decrease sexual desire and result in impotence. 

Sexual activity and aging.

The aging process may present some challenges that are often overlooked by couples. Both men and women, for example, undergo various physical changes that alter sexual responsiveness. These changes, however, are a normal and expected part of aging.

In undergoing your therapy for impotence, both you and your partner should try to avoid making comparisons to sexual performances when you were younger or prior to other changes that may have caused impotence. But most important, be patient, maintain a sense of enjoyment and consider this time an opportunity to rediscover your sexual intimacy as a couple.

Changes in men. 

As men age, testosterone and other hormones are produced in reduced amounts. In addition, physical changes may occur within the testes and the glands around and near the prostate. As a result, greater stimulation may be required to produce a sexual response. The intensity, duration, and frequency of orgasm, as well as the amount of semen, may also decrease. Erections may also be less firm.

It's important to differentiate these changes from impotence. Many changes that occur in men as they age are perfectly normal and should not interfere with your ability to be sexually intimate with your partner.

Changes in women.

The lower testosterone, estrogen, and progesterone levels that women experience after menopause cause significant changes. The vagina becomes less lubricated during sexual excitement, and may lose some of its flexibility and thickness. Changes to the uterus, cervix and "varies may also occur.

As a result, orgasms may become shorter and less intense than they were in earlier years, and as with men, greater stimulation may be needed to produce a sexual response. However, a woman's ability to have multiple orgasms may not be affected.

Inactivity often involves making certain changes to your sexual habits upon becoming sexually active again.

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