For many of us Brits, talking about sex is right up there with discussing our finances and actually confronting queue jumpers instead of tutting angrily. Why is that? Sex is great! Could we be unwittingly missing out on the health benefits of regular sexual release, and could our reluctance to speak about of sex-related worried be making things seem that much more scary?
How to Handle Sexual Problems (and Get Your Sex Life Back On Track)
How to Deal with Sexual Frustration: Solo, in Relationships, More
Back to Sexual health. This is when a man cannot get, or keep, an erection that allows him to take part in sexual intercourse or other types of sexual activity. Most men experience it at some time in their life, and the causes can be physical or psychological. Alcohol, smoking and illegal drugs, as well as some prescription medicines, can also cause erectile problems. Worries about work, money, your relationship, family and not getting an erection can all be factors. Find out more about erectile dysfunction. This is when a man ejaculates comes sooner than he wants to during sex.
Reading between the sheets
Sexual dysfunction is a problem that can happen during any phase of the sexual response cycle. It prevents you from experiencing satisfaction from sexual activity. The sexual response cycle traditionally includes excitement, plateau, orgasm and resolution. Desire and arousal are both part of the excitement phase of the sexual response.
During every couple's life together there will be times when there are sexual problems. These can occur for a myriad of reasons, perhaps as a result of illness or because there is a natural occurrence in one partner's life such as lowered desire after a woman gives birth. Often it's just a case of patience and understanding, but sometimes people can get worryingly out of step sexually, and this can threaten the whole relationship.