Chat with a Doctor Online about Embarrassing Intimate Issues

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Sexual dysfunction can result from any psychological or physical issue. In fact, anything that keeps you or your partner from enjoying full sexual satisfaction can be categorized as sexual dysfunction. Once properly understood, it’s apparent that sexual dysfunctions, ranging from erectile dysfunction and low libido to premature ejaculation and performance anxieties, don't have to be embarrassing intimate issues at all.

Although male sexual dysfunction is common, especially as men age, many men still hesitate to raise concerns about their sexual health with their physicians, even when they are already present at an appointment for an annual physical. While it remains the patient’s choice to discuss their sexual health or ignore any worries they have, the truth is that sexual health in men can be a significant indicator of a man’s overall vascular health, nervous system functioning, and mental health status.

By choosing not to alert their physician to changes in their sexual function or persistence of an existing issue, men are opting out of an opportunity to be diagnosed and treated for conditions that could otherwise cause permanent damage or even death.

With that said, we realize that there are always going to be valid reasons why a patient may not be comfortable discussing intimate issues that they find embarrassing with their GP. In such cases, patients can still access top-quality medical care by connecting with one of our doctors to discuss sensitive topics.

By choosing Online Doctor Visit, you’ll be able to connect with a physician from the comfort of your own home. All you need is a computer, tablet, or smart phone, and you’ll be able to interact via video chat, text, and email. Even the most sensitive of topics can be more easily broached from the comfort of your own living room, home office, or even your bedroom.

Remember, you aren’t alone. Millions of men face the same issues you are encountering.

The most common types of sexual dysfunctions men experience are:

  • Delayed ejaculation or inhibited ejaculation (struggling to reach orgasm when desired or at all)
  • Premature ejaculation (having an orgasm more quickly than desired)
  • Low libido (reduced sexual interest)
  • Erectile dysfunction (difficulty achieving/maintaining an erection)

Why do men experience sexual dysfunction?

Sexual dysfunction can have physical or emotional causes. Remember, though, that emotional causes have just as much of an effect on your physical wellbeing as any other type of cause, so try not to downplay or dismiss your concerns if you believe they are “just” related to stress, depression, or anxiety.

Common physical causes of these concerns are:

  • Prescription drugs (such as blood pressure medications and antidepressants)
  • Vascular disorders (such as high blood pressure or atherosclerosis)
  • Stroke
  • Nerve damage
  • Abuse of alcohol or illicit drugs
  • Smoking tobacco products

Common psychological causes are:

  • Relationship difficulties
  • Anxiety about one’s sexual performance
  • Depression and the negative accompanying emotions
  • PTSD
  • Stress caused by work, finances, or child-rearing

As you can see, these issues can have many causes. Each of these root causes will require a distinct treatment protocol, so it is vitally important to discuss your concerns with a physician. Whether you ultimately need a simple prescription, appointments with a counselor, or a true overhaul of your health, you deserve to achieve sexual satisfaction, and so does your partner.

Sexual health is one of the cornerstones of human connection within an intimate relationship; dissatisfaction in the sexual arena can spread to other areas of life, undermining your self-esteem and overall happiness. Take action today and schedule an appointment with Online Doctor Visit. You’ll never regret a choice to take positive steps toward achieving greater health and happiness.