Sexual Dysfunction FAQ's
Question: What is a male sexual dysfunction?
Answer: A sexual dysfunction is defined as any problem associated with the capacity to prevent the individual from experiencing sexual satisfaction during the sexual response cycle.
Question: What is the male sexual response cycle?
Answer: The male sexual response cycle is described using four phases including excitement, plateau, orgasm, and resolution.
Question: How common is sexual dysfunction?
Answer: It is statistically predicted that over half of all men will experience some kind of sexual dysfunction at some point within their lifetime.
Question: What are the physical causes of male sexual dysfunctions?
Answer: There are many medical conditions that are known to cause physical problems creating the development of sexual dysfunction. Some of these conditions include: hormonal imbalances, kidney disease, diabetes, liver failure, neurological disorders, heart conditions, vascular (blood vessel) diseases, drug abuse, and alcoholism.
Question: Is it true that some prescription medications can cause sexual dysfunctions?
Answer: This is true, but it is typically limited to specific medications. If you have questions about whether your prescription medication is contributing to your sexual dysfunction, you should contact your physician.
Question: What are the psychological causes of male sexual dysfunctions?
Answer: The most common psychological causes include stress, sexual performance concerns, relationship and marital problems, anxiety, depression, past sexual trauma, and feelings of guilt.
Question: Who is affected by sexual dysfunctions?
Answer: Men of all ages, cultures, races, and social classes are affected by sexual dysfunctions. Women can also be affected by sexual dysfunctions.
Question: What are the main sexual dysfunctions?
Answer: There are mainly four main sexual dysfunctions in men, including shrinkage dysfunction, erectile dysfunction, ejaculation disorders, and inhibition of sexual desire.
Question: What is shrinkage dysfunction?
Answer: Shrinkage dysfunction is a condition where the size of the penis is decreased.
Question: What is erectile dysfunction?
Answer: Erectile dysfunction is associated with the inability to produce and maintain an erection that can be utilized for intercourse.
Question: What is an ejaculation disorder?
Answer: There are actually three types of ejaculatory disorders, including premature ejaculation (ejaculation occurring soon after or before penetration), inhibited/retarded ejaculation (when ejaculation occurs slowly), and retrograde ejaculation (when the ejaculate is forced backward into the bladder).
Question: What is an inhibition of sexual desire?
Answer: An inhibition of sexual desire is commonly noted as a loss of libido, the want and desire for sexual activity.
Question: Is there a cure for male sexual dysfunctions?
Answer: While there is no cure, the success of treatment is dependent both upon the type of sexual dysfunction and the underlying causes that have created the sexual dysfunction.
Question: Can sexual dysfunctions be prevented?
Answer: As there is no cure for sexual dysfunctions, prevention is not possible either. However, there are many dietary and lifestyle factors that can contribute to the development of sexual dysfunctions. The fact is there are ways to decrease your overall risk.
Question: How can I decrease my overall risk for the development of sexual dysfunctions?
Answer: The main way to decrease overall risk is to live a healthy life with adequate amounts of exercise and consuming a variety of healthy foods. Maintenance of a healthy weight is critical. Other factors that decrease risk include not smoking, not using alcohol in excess, and increasing overall partner communication.