While research suggests that sexual dysfunction is common (43% of women and 31% of men report some degree of difficulty), it is a topic that many people are hesitant to discuss.Fortunately, most cases of sexual dysfunction are treatable, so it is important to share your concerns with your partner and doctor.Also known as impotence, erectile dysfunction is defined as the inability to attain and/or maintain an erection suitable for intercourse.Causes of erectile dysfunction include diseases affecting blood flow, such as atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries); nerve disorders; psychological factors, such as stress, depression, and performance anxiety (nervousness over his ability to sexually perform); and injury to the penis.The success of treatment for sexual dysfunction depends on the underlying cause of the problem.The outlook is good for dysfunction that is related to a treatable or reversible physical condition.He or she may order other tests to rule out any medical problems that may be contributing to the dysfunction.
In some cases, premature and inhibited ejaculation are caused by psychological factors, including a strict religious background that causes the person to view sex as sinful, a lack of attraction for a partner, and past traumatic events.
Retrograde ejaculation is common in males with diabetes who suffer from diabetic neuropathy (nerve damage).
This is due to problems with the nerves in the bladder and the bladder neck that allow the ejaculate to flow backward.
The purpose of this research was to establish guidelines for surgeons to advise men who were seeking penile augmentation through surgery.
The researchers induced erection in these men by the use of drugs (pharmacologically induced erection).