• Linda Ellis

Erectile Dysfunction and Sexual Wellness

Updated: Sep 16

It’s so easy to think of our bodies as machines, made up of individual components that either work, or don’t work. Not many people realize that our sexual organs are just one part of a much bigger picture - this is called ‘sexual wellness’. Crack the code for that, and lay the foundations for a healthy and happy sex life.


Sexual Wellness


So what actually is sexual wellness? Sexual wellness is about so much more than having good sex. It’s a huge messy tangle of things that all contribute to a general state of well being. Sexual wellness is physical, mental and social. It is feeling good in your body and being able to enjoy sexual pleasure. It’s feeling safe in an intimate situation and confident enough to communicate what you do and do not want. It’s creating a close bond with another person, no matter the context.


Erectile Dysfunction


Sexual wellness leads to feeling confident that you’re in control of your own body. Having difficulty achieving and sustaining an erection can be a major obstacle to that feeling of self-confidence. Erectile dysfunction affects so many men - as many as 30 million men in the US alone - so it’s not something to feel embarrassed about.


Erectile dysfunction can be caused by a multitude of things. Many of these causes can be intrinsic medical issues that can be talked over with a doctor in person, or from the comfort of your couch via one of our free online consultations.


A fulfilling Sexual Experience


However, ED isn’t always a medical issue - often the problem stems from our psyche. Mental health plays a huge role in the bedroom. To have a fulfilling sexual experience, you need to be able to put issues of stress, overthinking, and self-esteem aside.

If you’re in a relationship, talk to your partner about any concerns or worries - they may well have their own to share with you too, and communication is a key step to overcoming performance anxiety.


Masturbation


Masturbation can help! It may not be something people talk about much, but for many, it can be an important part of sexual wellness. Spending some time with your own body releases endorphins, raises your self-esteem, and helps you recognize what feels good, and what doesn’t.


Love yourself and Body


In order to prioritize your mental health, you need to be good to yourself - love yourself and your body. A healthy body makes you feel better inside and out. Eating a nutritious diet rich in fruit, vegetables and fiber can help, as can avoiding too much salt and saturated fats. You could also consider quitting smoking, maintaining a healthy weight through regular exercise and avoiding over-consumption of alcohol. Look after you body, and the rest will follow.


Prioritizing sexual wellness isn’t about having lots of sex, but about having a higher understanding of our own bodies and how to treat them well so we can have more rewarding sexual experiences.


Find out more HERE



Thanks to:

Be You Thin, Doctor Matters



*More Articles you Might Like


Erectile Dysfunction And The Couple

Learn about ED Treatments



We are here for you. Let us know how to reach you.

  • Black Facebook Icon
HighRes_BirdLogo_&_Text.png

© 2019-2020 BedsideMatters.com. All Rights Reserved. No interest is claimed in intellectual property rights owned by 3rd parties. 

Affiliate Disclosure: Thank you for checking out this website. This page uses affiliate links. You’ll notice that some links to products or services may be tagged with affiliate link tracking. The purpose of affiliate links is to provide compensation to the owners of this website for the promotion of that product or service. They are very simply a type of advertising that many sites use to produce the revenue that pays for content and operating expenses.

 

Website Disclaimer: Your use of this website is governed by our Terms & Conditions available by clicking here. We are not responsible if information made available on this site is not accurate, complete or current. The material on this site is provided for general information only and should not be relied upon or used as the sole basis for making decisions (medical or otherwise) without consulting primary, more accurate, more complete or more timely sources of information. This content is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis and treatment. Any reliance on the material on this site is at your own risk.