As sex therapists, we're actively involved in helping people develop an understanding of sexual health and foster the growth into their lives. So, what does it look like to be sexually healthy?
Many men wonder how long they should “last” prior to ejaculating during sexual activity.
Today, sex therapy and psychotherapy can utilize parts of all of many of these early theoretical approaches to conceptualizing and treating PE, addition to advancements made in the field.
The specific psychosocial therapy needed for erectile dysfunction (ED) is dependent on understanding all medical and non-medical contributions.
A thorough psychosexual evaluation is needed to determine the underlying psychological, relational, environmental and medical contributions. It is important to understanding:
How the symptoms evolved over time.
How the factors that predisposed the individual precipitated and maintain the symptoms.
There are a number of factors that can contribute to erectile dysfunction from an individual psychological perspective.
Erectile dysfunction (ED) occurs in 10% of men under 35 years old and 50% or more of men over 60 years old. There are many medical and psychological risk factors for ED and a complex and interactive set of variables can lead to ED.
ED is diagnosed based on self-report and is further classified as having organic causes (vascular, hormonal or neurogenic) or psychological. ED due to psychological reasons is usually made as a diagnosis of exclusion when no organic factors are present.