There’s no doubt that you’ve likely seen many commercials promoting different ways for men to improve their sexual function and desire. If you take these ads at face value, you may be tempted to think that only one gender matters when it comes to sex. However that is not the case. Sexual dysfunction is a couple’s disease and requires both the partners to be treated, equally. Many studies show that sexual activity significantly improves the quality of the relationship. However, over 40 percent of men over 40 will suffer from sexual dysfunction. Forty percent of women over the age of 50 will have some form of sexual dysfunction as well, so I believe in focusing on the couple rather than only one partner.
Doctors claim that if one of the partners’ sex drives is improved, it will likely improve the other’s quality of sex drive too – and vice versa. Health concerns about sexual dysfunctions often go beyond quality of sex. There are several risk factors for erectile dysfunctions are also risk factors for heart disease and stroke. The four most common types of sexual dysfunction in women are decreased libido, decreased arousal, orgasmic disorder and painful intercourse. There are several factors that can decrease a woman’s libido, such as stress, fatigue and overall health. As for in males, sexual dysfunctions include erectile dysfunction, ejaculatory disorders and Personae’s disease.
There are young patients’ cases where the cause is more psychological than physical. In such cases, the main issues include psychogenic causes, like anxiety. Couples with such issues benefit the most from a sex therapist rather than medications. The motivation to seek treatment is the biggest factor when it comes to the overall improvement of one’s sexual wellness. Some patients believe that there are no treatment options and they have to live with this for the rest of their lives, but that is definitely not true. Once patients know that treatment options are available and there are physicians who are able to give them a chance to become intimate again, they are much more open to treatment.