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Talking about ED can often be a challenge even in a frank and committed relationship. Learn about getting ED help from a sex therapist, and address these problems in a couples ED context.

While some couples find it easy to discuss their sex life openly with each other, sometimes the opportunity to discuss ED problems does not freely arise in an everyday setting.

Addressing Barriers to Discussion

Hesitancy to talk about ED can be a serious barrier to recovery and lingering emotional issues can also impinge on other aspects of a relationship and undermine its integrity. In these cases, it is often advisable to seek out a qualified sex counselor for a focused conversation in a neutral setting. Approach the issue with your partner non-confrontationally and with discretion, kindness, and sensitivity. Because many men suffer from ED and that it becomes increasingly more common with age can help men better face their ED problems. Knowing also that it can be attributed to many combined factors, both psychological and physical, can be a relief for many men who suffer with feelings of inadequacy, performance anxiety, and other emotional issues. It also helps to know that there is a wide range of available treatments, from over the counter traditional medications, PDE-5 medications such as Viagra, Levitra and Cialis, to penile surgery and now, acoustic wave therapy for ED.

Informing yourself about the prevalence of complications from aging and other physical conditions, and talking about ED can bolster efforts in dealing with it instead of living with it. Sharing ED information with your partner can make the critical difference.

For example, a recent innovation in ED treatment many men do not yet know about is Shock wave therapy. Acoustic wave therapy has been used in an orthopedic context for many years with proven results. Shockwave therapy applies this acoustic wave therapy for ED, with very promising results. The treatment involves a program of applying soundwaves to the penis and surrounding tissue over the course of six sessions. Many patients experience a marked increase in their sexual function. While not yet approved by the FDA and still relatively new, some clinics report a 93% success rate in decreasing the symptoms of erectile dysfunction. The positive effects of acoustic wave therapy for ED can last up to two years.

Be Sensitive and Honest

Find the best time and setting to talk about ED with your partner, take the difficult step forward, and help your partner with ED. You’ll both be happier.