SEXUAL HEALTH

The Basics

Sexual health is a source of concern for many men. Yet some men are not comfortable talking to their doctors about sex. Others wrongly think that sexual problems are a normal part of aging. But treatment can help with many sexual health issues. No matter what your age, talk to your doctor if you have:

  • Problems getting an erection
  • Problems getting an erection
  • Less interest in sex
  • Other problems that keep you or your partner from enjoying sex

Difficulties with sex are very common, much more so than most men would suspect. Common male sexual problems or issues are; erectile dysfunction or impotence, performance anxiety, delayed ejaculation, premature ejaculation, low sexual desire or low libido, and sexual aversion.

Healthy sexuality depends on good mental and physical functioning. There seem to be many challenges that can affect sexual functioning, which may include anxiety, depression, fertility issues, illness, disease, aging and disability. However, learning to adapt to these challenges is very important in maintaining a positive view of sexuality.


Healthy sexuality depends on good mental and physical functioning. There seem to be many challenges that can affect sexual functioning, which may include anxiety, depression, fertility issues, illness, disease, aging and disability. However, learning to adapt to these challenges is very important in maintaining a positive view of sexuality.
It can be quite daunting for men to talk about a sexual issue and to seek help, but remember that it is very common and that it is an identified health issue and not an embarrassment. It is important to recognize and get treatment for sexual problems for a number of reasons.