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Erectile dysfunction

Erection – or not?

 

Sex is more than a stiff penis – but anyone with erectile dysfunction can probably testify that it’s a strain both on the relationship and on overall well-being. It’s easy to end up in a vicious circle, where negative thinking affects your ability to get hard. But in most cases, there is help available.

Erectile dysfunction affects almost all men at sometime in their life. This is often only for a short period, and it usually disappears by itself. The older you get the more common it is that your penis doesn’t come to attention the way you want it to. One in five men – or about half a million men in Sweden – have erectile dysfunction.

Get help from Ingemar, Viktor or Bertil!

Something you can try yourself is an erection pump/vacuum pump, which pumps blood to the erectile tissue by vacuum, causing the penis to become hard. Belladot Ingemar penis pump is a powerful, high-capacity vacuum pump. It’s straightforward to operate and you can easily check the results using the measurement scale. Ingemar also has an easily accessible valve for quick and easy pressure release. To maintain the erection after pumping you can use a penis ring (30 minutes max.). Belladot Viktor and Belladot Bertil are recommended penis rings; they vibrate and have “clitoral nodes” that stimulate the woman or can be turned inwards towards the scrotum. The method is completely harmless, simple and works well even in the case of severe vessel displacement or when medication cannot be used.

Stress or worry is often the cause 

It is not uncommon for erectile dysfunction to occur because of stress, fatigue, problems in the relationship, or simply the worry of not being able to get an erection. Sometimes just having a problem once is enough to cause worry and make it happen again and again.

Stress and worry is often the cause 

It is not uncommon that erectile dysfunktion arise because of stress, fatigue, problems in the relationship or simply the worry of not being able to get an erection. It may happen that it does not work once, in order to cause it to happen again.

Keep the relationship alive – sex is more than penetration 

If you have a partner, it’s important to talk to him/her, partly to share your concerns with someone, but also to avoid losing contact with each other. If you feel embarrassed, unmanly or ashamed, you may start shying away from physical contact. This in turns worries your partner, and this can cause a vicious circle. Sex is so much more than a stiff penis, and if you and your partner can talk to each other and find other ways to enjoy your bodies, this is tremendously helpful.

Physical causes

Erectile dysfunction can also be caused by illness. The most common one is cardiovascular disease, but high blood pressure, diabetes, spinal cord injury, MS, Parkinson’s disease or hormone deficiency may also be underlying causes. If the problem has been occurring gradually and has lasted a long time (more than six months), you should consult your doctor for a medical examination and perhaps medication. Surgery, radiation therapy and some medicines can also cause erectile dysfunction. Signs that there is no physical cause behind the problem are that you have a morning erection and can easily get an erection when you masturbate. Help with erectile dysfunction is available from doctors who can prescribe medications or injections, depending on whether or not there is underlying disease.

 

Some more tips 

There are a lot of things you can do to prevent erectile dysfunction:

  • Do not smoke
  • Use alcohol moderately
  • Avoid stress
  • Exercise and stay physically active
  • Keep your bodyweight at normal levels
  • Keep intimacy with your partner alive

 

Put simply, a healthy lifestyle makes it easier to achieve and maintain an erection. If you still have problems, help is available and there are other ways of enjoying sex with your partner.

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