So, you probably know that erectile dysfunction affects a man’s ability to regularly get hard and stay hard long enough to have intercourse. It is an increasingly common diagnosis among young and old men, alike. In fact, in the US alone it is estimated that more than 30 million men live with some level of this condition. But you may not think about the way that this medical condition is affecting the 30 million relationships struggling to overcome this major setback.
Sex and Your Relationships
In many relationships, sex is the main form of intimate bonding between a couple. When that bonding time is interrupted, as a result of erectile dysfunction, it can often shake the very foundation of a relationship. Sex provides couples the chance to come together and be accepting of one another in their most vulnerable states. When one party withdraws from the act of lovemaking, as is often the case with erectile dysfunction, it can feel like the most basic form of rejection.
How to Cope With It
No, not seeing other people. Start dating your significant other again. Think back to the things that you liked to do together, before jobs, kids and life got in the way. Use this time to reconnect with your significant other, outside of the bedroom.
Once you have reestablished a reassuring sense of intimacy, speak openly about the way you are feeling, without judging or allowing your feelings to get hurt. It is important to treat erectile dysfunction as a team.
In many cases, ED can be the result of the performance anxiety that occurs when you know what is expected of you, and fear that you won’t be able to measure up. The best way to get around this type of anxiety, is to step out of your routine. We all have things that we know we like, but when you get adventurous with your sex, all of the focus is moved from what is expected of you, to the surprising, new pleasures of that moment.
Pharmaceutical companies have several options for treating all levels of erectile dysfunction. You can buy cheap Cialis or discount Viagra online, or, at the other extreme, injections, such as Caverject, can be used to directly affect the blood flow to the penis, itself. You can also try male enhancement pills which are free of side effects.
Medication is a safe and effective treatment of a symptom, but if you have talked to your physician and ruled out a physical cause of your erectile dysfunction, it is time for both of you to talk to a professional sex counselor who can guide you through reestablishing your physical bond.
Levitra: The Plain Q&A
Levitra is an increasingly popular alternative to Viagra and Cialis to treat erectile dysfunction (ED). That is the inability, on a regular basis, to produce and maintain a penile erection. Men who have tried it tend to stick to it. That’s probably because it seems to have fewer side effects than other ED treatments, and works for some men who have tried other ED treatments and found them not to work.
Q: What is the active ingredient in the drug called?
A: The Generic Name is Vardenafil hydrochloride.
Q: Who manufactures the drug?
A: Manufacturers: GlaxoSmithKline , Bayer.
Q: When did nit first come on to the market?
A: Soon after ED pills were approved by the USA FDA, on 20 Aug, 2003.
Q: Where does the name come from?
A: From la vita, meaning ‘life’. The word sounds like it. And it gives life to a man’s physical sexuality once more.
Q: What does it look like?
A: It is a small round orange coloured pill range with a flame logo imprinted onto it
Q: How quickly does it take effect?
A: According to the instructions that come with the packet, you should take it a full 60 minutes before sexual activity. However studies have shown it can work in as little as a quarter of an hour minutes. Take it with a little water.
Q: How does it work?
A: Like other oral ED treatments it Inhibits an enzyme called phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE-5), making muscle in the penis more likely to relax and allowing blood to flow in, causing an erection.
Q: Will it work for the first time?
A: Generally yes, making it more successful than other ED treatments which may build up to having the desired effect. However this may be psychosomatic.
Q: Does it have side effects?
A: It can do. These should be discussed with a qualified clinician, who will also decide if the drug is safe for you to take, taking into account your personal medical history.
Q: Can I buy it over the counter?
A: No. You need a doctor’s prescription, but this can be sought online.
Q: Does it have any long term effects if I take it regularly?
A: Provided you follow the instructions that come with it (and take no more than one pill in any 24 hour period) no long-term effects have revealed themselves.