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Top 5 Male Sexual Health Issues

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Being a guy doesn't make embarrassing problems any easier. In fact, the male ego makes talking about embarrassing issues, especially sexual ones, even more difficult.

Men are unlikely to confide in friends, wives/partners or doctors, which means that sexual health problems can sometimes go untreated and undiagnosed.

There are, however, a lot of male sexual health issues that aren't actually issues at all. They are perceived problems, which are fuelled by testosterone-filled chats in the pub. Let's explore five male sexual health issues:

Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction refers to the condition whereby a man is unable to get or sustain an erection for a period of time allowing for satisfactory sexual intercourse. It is estimated that around 18 million men in the US alone suffer from erectile dysfunction. The condition is more common in older men, with half of all males between 40 and 70 experiencing it to some degree.

There are a range of causes for erectile dysfunction including: high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, hormonal problems and depression. Alcohol can also be a contributing factor; so if you only experience erectile dysfunction after a heavy drinking session, that is probably the cause. Fortunately, there are numerous drugs like Sildenafil (sold as Viagra), which are very effective in combating erectile dysfunction today.

 Premature Ejaculation

Premature ejaculation is when a man ejaculates too soon during sexual intercourse or foreplay. It is the most common of male sexual health issues and affects most men at some time in their lives. However, many men have acquired this belief from watching pornography that they are supposed to last for 40 minutes. The reality however is that most men do not last that long, but if you genuinely think you are suffering from premature ejaculation, revolutionary treatments like the Prolong Climax Control Programme are extremely effective.

Delayed Ejaculation

Believe it or not, there are actually men who suffer from prolonged or delayed ejaculation during sexual intercourse. However, the same guys often have no trouble ejaculating while masturbating and so when the issue only occurs during sex, it can be very awkward for the man and the woman; with the latter often feeling inadequate and melancholy. For the guy, the situation leaves them feeling incomplete and uncomfortable, which sees them masturbate to fulfil themselves.

STIs

The term STIs or sexually transmitted infections refers to any infection that is transmitted through sexual contact. However, it is not only via sexual intercourse that these infections are spread and they may be transmitted via oral sex, kissing, blood transfusions and even from mother to infant. Sexually transmitted infections are not only embarrassing but also potentially dangerous to our health. There are many different types and the best advice is to seek help from a sexual health clinic if you think that there's anything wrong with your genitals.

Penis Size

This is probably the most joked about male sexual issue there is and some guys can feel inadequate when they read about the 'average size'. For many years, this was stated as being 6.5 inches but it has recently come to light that this figure is probably inaccurate, mainly due to the fact that the measurements were obtained by guys themselves. Most guys tend to add a little to the measurement and other don't know the exact part they're supposed to measure from.

Watch this video by Paul Turek covering a guy's guide to maintaining sexual health.