Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Helping Your Man Survive Erectile Dysfunction

It's one of the most difficult things for a man and a woman to cope with in their relationship, but many couples have to deal with the effects of erectile dysfunction, or ED, every day. Erectile dysfunction can cause strain, pain, and can even end some relationships. If ED is something that you're confronting with your partner, it's important to know how to help the man you love get through and beyond the diagnosis of ED.

Encourage your guy to seek medical treatment and if needed, show him your support by going with him to the pharmacy to buy Levitra, Cialis, or Viagra. You should agree on treatment options and be open to his ideas regarding medications. Let him know that you're there for him by reminding him there are over 30 million men in the U.S. with ED; he's definitely not alone. Men may also feel like they are no longer "real men" or masculine so, it's important that he knows that you're still attracted to him. Also, support him when he's striving to make changes to his lifestyle like dieting, exercising, or quitting cigarettes. You can partner up with him at the gym and compete to see who loses more weight. Stay positive and focus on helping him. Leave the blame game behind. Don't pressure him in the bedroom either, but use this time to experiment in other ways to pleasure one another.

Remember, this is no one's fault. Don't blame or beat up yourself. Badgering him about why this happened will do nothing but make him angry or cause him to withdraw. It's really important to keep touching, keep talking, and above all, keep the lines of communication open. He's probably feeling low enough without a brow beating, so stay peppy, perky, and be his number one cheerleader.

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