The topic of sexual dysfunction in males is taboo in a society where men are valued for their virility. Men with sexual disorders find it challenging to talk about their situation with family and friends and are reluctant to seek out professional assistance.
Sexual Dysfunction in Men is a Taboo Subject for discussion
Men’s sexual dysfunction is a sensitive subject that causes stigmatisation and shame of those who experience it. However, in recent years, a few unconventional Bollywood comedies have succeeded in popularising this issue and are to be praised for bringing it up in casual conversation.
Bollywood Comedies Shubh Mangal Saavdhan and Made in China have highlighted it
Bollywood films like Shubh Mangal Savdhan, which analyses the issue of erectile dysfunction, Vicky Donor, which centres on sperm donation and infertility, and Made in China, a comedy film centred on male virility, have all dared to tackle the taboo subject of male sexual dysfunction. All of these movies have performed well at the box office.
These movies have done a great job of bringing attention to a problem that is stigmatised and socially shamed by the people who experience it.
However, the films were created with amusement in mind in order to generate Box Office revenue. Moolah, despite the films’ phenomenal success, the subject is not publicly discussed in the general public.
Sexual dysfunction a common problem with more than 30 percent of MEN suffering from it
Let’s examine the topic to raise readers’ knowledge of the urgent issue of sexual disorder, which many people have but don’t come forward to discuss, and rip the curtain off the age-old mindset that “Men will be Men” represents, as reflected by the catchy jingle played out in the Royal Seagram Ad.
In men, sexual dysfunction refers to difficulties faced by them in engaging sexual intercourse.Sexual dysfunction encompasses a variety of disorder that effect:
The ability to achieve or maintain a erection (erectile dysfunction or impotence)
The ability to ejaculate
The ability to achieve an erection without deformity in apenis
The ability to achieve an orgasm
Sexual dysfunction can be caused by psychological or physical factors. Numerous sexual issues are caused by a COMBO of psychological and physical factors.
Anxiety, despair, or stress is a few psychological conditions that can result from physical problems and exacerbate the medical issue. Sometimes, men put undue pressure on themselves or their partners to be successful sexually, and when they are unsuccessful, they become upset (performance anxiety). Performance anxiety can be annoying and make it harder for men to enjoy sexual relations.
Disorders of ejaculation are the most common sexual dysfunction experienced by men and disorders include
Early ejaculation before or shortly after penetrating the vagina (premature ejaculation)
Ejaculation into the bladder (retrograde ejaculation)
Inability to ejaculate (anejaculation)
Erectile dysfunction is most common in middle-aged and older men. Decreased libido also effects some men.
What causes sexual dysfunction in males
Low testosterone levels
Prescription drugs (antidepressants, high blood pressure medicine)
Blood vessel disorders such as atherosclerosis (hardening of arteries) and high blood pressure
Stroke or nerve damage from diabetes or surgery
Psychological causes might include
Concern about sexual performance
Marital or relationship problems
Depression, feelings of guilt
Effects of past sexual trauma Work related stress and anxiety
How is male sexual dysfunction diagnosed?
Blood tests to check testosterone levels, blood sugar (for diabetes) and cholesterol
Blood pressure check
Rectal exam to check prostate
Examination of penis and testicles
How male sexual dysfunction can be prevented
Limit alcohol intake
Eat a hearty healthy diet
Do regular Yoga, Meditation , aerobic and weight lifting exercise
Get treatment in needed for any emotional or psychological problems such as stress, depression and anxiety
Communicate better and more often with your partner