How Erectile Dysfunction (ED) Affects Sex and Intimacy

Aug 02, 2023
How Erectile Dysfunction (ED) Affects Sex and Intimacy
Dealing with erectile dysfunction (ED) can feel isolating and frustrating. Not only this, but it can also take a toll on your relationship with your partner. We discuss more about how ED can affect your sexual intimacy here.

Erectile dysfunction (ED) occurs when you have troubles keeping an erection long enough for sexual activity. It’s common to have difficulty with an erection from time to time, but ED happens when you have continuous issues during sex.

ED is the most common sexual problem that men experience, affecting approximately 30 million men. So just know that if you struggle with ED, you’re not alone. However, ED can cause many issues with sex and intimacy in your relationship. That’s why our team at Atlas Health Institute located in Las Vegas, Nevada, wants to take a closer look at ED and how to seek out support for the health of your sexual relationship.

Understanding ED and its effect on relationships

Because ED can make it difficult to either get or maintain an erection, it can cause problems with your sexual performance since an erection is needed for sexual activities. There are many things that can cause ED, including:

  • Having mental health conditions
  • Taking certain medications
  • Using drugs and alcohol 

Depending on how severe your ED is, you might not be able to have sex very often or at all. Since sexual intimacy plays a key role in relationships, this can start to take a toll on both partners. It can frustrate you and your partner and may put a wedge between the both of you.

How ED is treated

Thankfully, there’s a myriad of treatments for ED available so you and your partner can once again enjoy sexual intimacy together. It’s important to have open conversations about treatment so each of you can feel supported during this time. You may have to try several different options before you find one that works, but our team at Atlas Health Institute is here to help you through the process. These are the treatments that we offer:

Hormone replacement therapy

This is the most commonly used option to treat ED. We use either implantable pellets or injections in order to get your testosterone to optimal levels.

Oral medications

We can prescribe medications like Viagra® that can help you maintain an erection. In order to get the best results, we recommend taking these medications about two hours before having sex.

Compound medications

We also offer a combination of injectable medications called TriMix. These help to improve blood circulation to your penis in order to encourage stronger erections. You simply inject it right before having sex for optimal effect.

If ED is taking a toll on your relationship, you’re not alone. At Atlas Health Institute, we offer compassionate care to help you through this difficult health condition in order to help you regain sexual intimacy with your partner. 

To schedule a consultation about how to treat your ED, contact our team today to set up an appointment. You can do this by giving us a call or by using our online booking tool today.