Who is Affected by ED
According to Healthline, it is reported that over 50% of penis owners aged 40-70 are affected by ED. The statistic is probably higher, considering the shame around the topic, many penis owners probably suffer in silence.
Risk Factors and Causes of ED
Some risk factors for ED include depression, age, diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, high cholesterol, and low testosterone. If you’re a penis owner and experience any of these conditions, you have a higher chance of being affected by ED. This is why self-care is so important. Taking care of ourselves mentally and physically is the first step towards having a happy, fulfilling sex life.
Remember, not being able to get an erection is not the end of the world or the end of your sex life. Sex is about so much more than just penetration and orgasms. When we take some time to appreciate all the other incredible aspects of intimacy, we can realize how much we were missing out on by rushing to the big finish.
Some avoidable causes of ED include alcohol use, illicit drug use, and smoking. Some factors that may be out of your control include diabetes, heart disease, and hundreds of medications, such as blood pressure medicine. Erectile dysfunction can come from the mind as well. Things such as anxiety, stress, depression, and relationship issues can mess with our hormones and our ability to get aroused, making it hard to get and keep an erection.
Who the Hell Has ED Anyways
If you struggle with ED, you might feel alone and emasculated, but there’s no need to! Many of the celebrities we know and love have spoken about their struggles with ED. Some of these people include Ben Affleck, Michael Douglas, Matthew Perry, Jay Z, Bob Dole, Tom Jones, Johnny Depp, Danny Trejo, Mike Ditka, and famous football player Pele. So remember, you’re not alone and there’s no shame in needing some help!