What to do when erectile dysfunction patients are too embarrassed to be honest with their partner
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What to do when erectile dysfunction patients are too embarrassed to be honest with their partner

Erectile dysfunction ED is a shared sexual disorder for both the men with ED and their sexual partners, but this fact is often underestimated by affected men or treating physicians.1  

How to keep the intimacy in spite of sexual dysfunction
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How to keep the intimacy in spite of sexual dysfunction

Sexual intimacy is not only about penetrative sexual intercourse and orgasm, although it is often seen as consisting of them. There may be sexual intimacy without penetrative intercourse and orgasm and there may be no sexual intimacy even though both are present. Sexual Intimacy can be defined as a condition of physical and/or emotional closeness characterized by the exchange of emotions and sensations while Sexual dysfunction is characterized by the persistent impairment of a person’s normal pattern of sexual response that may trigger distress.

How sexual dysfunction may affect other aspects of life
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How sexual dysfunction may affect other aspects of life

Sexual dysfunctions are common health problems, which are a concern for 20–40% of the adult population in Europe (1). There are a variety of sexual difficulties of different sexual identities. However, erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, hypoactive sexual desire disorder and anorgasmia are the most common ones in men.

How to prepare for a consultation about sexual dysfunction
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How to prepare for a consultation about sexual dysfunction

Sexual dysfunctions are common and often a source of distress. Whether referred by another HCP or yourself, you don’t need to worry. You will be seen by an experienced Sexologist or Sexual Medical Specialist who will be very comfortable speaking about sex, so your problem while unique, personal and distressing to you, will be something that they have dealt with many times before .

Alternatives to traditional sex
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Alternatives to traditional sex

When it comes to sex, people tend to consider intercourse. It’s easy to get trapped into thinking that sex means one course of action: foreplay, penetration, and orgasm. But there are many ways to enjoy sexual pleasure. Lots of people have desires and needs that go beyond traditional ideas of intercourse. Sometimes couples feel stuck into rigid sexual repertoires and barriers to intimacy. Also, there are many circumstances in which penetrative intercourse is not the option for sexual partners.

Idyllic presentations of relationships on social media
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Idyllic presentations of relationships on social media

Interactive technology has been associated with creating relational boundary issues because there is continuous access to ex-partners/new potential romantic interests, chat boxes, cybersex, and pornography. Partners who are overly invested in social media websites may induce feelings of jealousy, envy, suspicion, surveillance, and infidelity in the other partner.