Hi everyone, it’s renee, yvonne, the gym sexologist and this week I want to talk a little bit about erectile dysfunction. So this is one of the reasons that I got into being a certified sex coach is that this is something that I saw was happening to a lot of men and there’s two types of erectile dysfunction. I’m going to talk about first there’s some causes and then some treatments that can help so for many people for many men or people with penises, as they age, erectile dysfunction becomes something that they may have to contend with, and erectile dysfunction can be one of two things. There is the inability to get an erection and then there’s the inability to sustain an erection and those are very different. So sometimes this is it’s just I can’t get it up and then sometimes I can get it up, but I can’t get it up and keep it up, and those can happen for a variety of reasons. So there are some causes to erectile dysfunction, and one of them is heart disease, because the issue with an erection is that there’s blood flow going straight to the penis when that blood flow is restricted in any way it can affect the penis getting an erection, and that makes sense when you think about what an erection is what causes it, if there’s any chance that there’s blood flow, that’s restricted in some way, it’ll be a problem with getting an erection. So heart disease is one of those things, because the heart is not pumping blood properly, which means it’s not getting to the penis. The second one is clogged blood vessels, and if your blood vessels are clogged in any way through bad diet or anything like that or blood clots, then again it’s going to be difficult to give blood to the penis. High cholesterol can also cause this erectile dysfunction to occur so making sure that you’re going to the doctor checking your cholesterol levels, the cholesterol isn’t bad. We actually need cholesterol in our body for our brains to function, so you’ve been hearing a lot, probably about not eating certain things. You have a lot of cholesterol in it. The there are two types: there’s the low density, there’s a high density. The low density is the one that you want to get more of, and you want to eliminate the high density or lower that number, because that’s the one, that’s worse, for you, high blood pressure again, if you’re not getting if your blood isn’t flowing properly, if your blood pressure has increased for some reason, then again that will affect what happens. As far as an erection is concerned, diabetes is also one of those, especially for older men. Diabetes can be a real problem as far as getting an erection, obesity again, your body, your heart, everything is working a little bit harder when you are severely overweight and so that again can affect the blood flow. That’s going to the penis, smoking and drinking same thing, stis, and any type of viruses can affect that in a variety of ways, because they can just kind of wreak havoc. So you definitely want to get those checked out and then there’s one: that’s not medical in this list, and that is performance anxiety. Sometimes the erectile dysfunction is simply a function of I’m nervous, I’m with somebody, that’s new that I haven’t been with before, or I’m nervous that I won’t be able to get and sustain an erection and that, as you keep thinking about it, it means that you don’t get and sustain an erection, so that’s another reason that erectile dysfunction or early ejaculation, something like that can occur so for the first ones that I mentioned everything except performance anxiety. This is a reason to go, see a medical professional and perhaps someone that’s in the naturopathic field. I lean more towards that than to traditional medicine. Traditional medicine will tend to put you on viagra, and a lot of guys are like yeah. That stuff is awesome, so there are some. There are some side effects to viagra. You can get an erection that can last four or more hours. That is very dangerous, because what happens is the blood begins to pull in there in the penis and it becomes poisonous after a certain time? So you don’t want poisonous blood in your system, so that can be an issue with viagra, not for everybody. It doesn’t, but it’s something to definitely look out for, and they tell you that if you listen to the commercials that if you have an erection lasting more than four hours, that is a medical emergency. That is not awesome. It’s also quite painful. So one of the things you want to look at if it’s diabetes, high blood pressure, cholesterol, obesity, smoking and drinking. These are all lifestyle changes that can be made that can help to make to help eliminate erectile dysfunction and early ejaculation. So that means eating more fruits and vegetables eating less red meat. Possibly it could mean eating more fish and poultry, exercising more and cutting back on the smoking and drinking. So those are lifestyle changes, there’s others that may require more of an intervention with a medical professional, especially if you have clogged arteries or heart disease or sti or virus. You definitely want to get that checked out with the medical professional, because there may be medication or some other type of treatment. That needs to be done in order to alleviate those symptoms and problems. Now, some of the things that you can do to treat these, what happens here so first there is medication that can be used. Viagra, as I mentioned, or anything sildenafil products can help with an erection. Some people will also choose to do what’s called a tri-mix. It is an injectable it’s made by a pharmacist who can customize, meds and there’s a small thin needle that you can inject into the head of the penis. So for some people that works awesome and they love it because it works instantaneously. The other thing that you can do in order to treat erectile dysfunction is mechanical devices. That could be something like a penis pump, where the blood where you pump the penis and the blood flow will go right there. It does not make your penis larger. There are some companies that claim it could do that permanently and it doesn’t it’s. It is for a temporary time, but it does work. You might also try a penis ring, a c-ring, a [ __ ] ring, which also helps to to have all the blood go to the penis and then keep it there and there’s lots of those on the market. Now there are penis rings that are that vibrate there are some that will vibrate for your partner as well as for you, there are some that are tight. There are some that will that are made out of silicone they’re made out of different types of material there’s some that will also stimulate the perine when you have it on so there’s a variety of them out there and I’ll put a link to my store at the bottom, because I have some in my store. If you’d like to check some out, then there’s also behavioral training, so behavioral training is just working with someone like me: who’s a sex coach that can help you kind of calm things down, because sometimes people are just anxious, they’re, just they’re, just excited and anxious, and that means that they can that they might possibly have an early ejaculation, because they’re, anxious about having sex and so working with a sex coach or a sex counselor can help you to calm down and release some of that anxiety and to work with that person and work with you in a way to help you to experience pleasure and to also be able to give pleasure to your partner and then last but not least, there’s couples. Coaching again, you can work with a sex, coach or counselor on this as well, and in this case this can be a variety of things that can be happening here. So, for instance, one of the reasons that you may be having some difficulty in getting erection is that maybe you’re not attracted to your partner. It could be that there’s some type of relationship issue going on there’s been anger. There has been some resentment. Maybe there has been some infidelity that hasn’t been discussed, or maybe it’s been discussed too much and that is making the s. The erection not come and it’s making the sex kind of non-existent, and so you may need to work with a sex, coach or counselor to help you to get past that stage. So in that case, that may be the reason why you’re experiencing no erections or early ejaculation. So these are some of the ways that you can some of the causes of erectile dysfunction. So if you find that as you’re getting older something’s going on you’re, not really sure what I would encourage you to go see a medical professional find out what’s happening, make the lifestyle changes if necessary and then start working with a sex, coach or counselor to help get back to a place where you’re happy with and you’re getting the erections. You want you’re having the sex and making love as much or as often as you like, without having to deal with erectile dysfunction in one form or another. So I hope that was helpful today, if you have any questions or you’d like to sign up for a free discovery, call with me to learn how we can work together. I’d love to to work with you or if you just want to ask a question, which is what I love, because people ask lots of questions and I tend to answer them here and as you see, these are questions I get and I don’t say who it’s from or anything like that. I just see the question and I just answer it. So I love to have that happen, because this is where I get content and I help you and other people to solve those sexual problems that may be going on in your life. So please do that if you get a chance and also subscribe to the channel, I haven’t been telling people yet but subscribe to the youtube channel, because I do this every week and I love answering these questions and having these conversations with you in the meantime I’ll see you next week, I’m renee yvonne the gen sexologist and have a great week bye. This is.