Sexual issues are seldom discussed in the Indian Society. Men are considered to be naturally full of sexual energy and ever ready for sex. Unfortunately the reality is vastly different. Sexual health is one of the most important components of health and only when a man is physically and mentally fit, does he look forward to a good sexual relationship. In today’s world of stress and capitalism, the pouring pressures of work bring many men to my center for men’s health with complaints of poor sexual drive, lack of interest in penetrative sex and poor sexual performance.
It is important to know what these sexual diseases are so that we many try to find support and cure rather than consider them a part of life and keep carrying on.
Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder:
HSDD has been a disease long know but recent lifestyle changes have brought an increase in the presentation and incidence of Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder. Either men don’t find time for sex or their mind is always overpowered by the next goals and targets which does not let them enjoy sex. There have been many cases in our routine evaluations where married couples can count the number of times they have had sex in more than 5 years of marriage. There is need to understand that this is not normal. Poor sexual appetite directly reflects the poor status of health.
Watching porn is bad, not just because it leads to an addiction and the industry exploits women and puts their grace at risk but also because porn is over glorification of sex. Men addicted to porn have different expectations from sex that wives can’t meet. The hairless waxed bodies and adorable assets that have been beautified by surgery and cosmetics are not what every women looks like. This direct competition and setting of unrealistic standards is a big letdown for many men and they are not able to enjoy sex in the way they should. Many men still prefer porn after marriage and thus don’t want to get into bed with their wives that often.
Early ejaculation during sexual activity is a common problem and often more common in young men who are indulging in sexual activity for the first time. In most men subsequent sexual encounters may not be that embarrassing but many men do not take a second chance. The early loss of semen causes deep psychological impact and men may develop poor erections resulting from this anxiety.
Difficulty in producing an erection is an embarrassment but more than that it is sometimes an organic disease that requires treatment. Young men usually have psychogenic erectile dysfunction and it is some fear or stress that prevents normal erection. Consultation with an andrologist is useful in discerning the cause and correction of these barriers. In older men erectile dysfunction may indicate underlying cardiac disease and diabetic affinity. Most cases do well with oral therapy but some may need penile injections and implants.
It’s the menopause of men technically referred to as Late onset Hypogonadism. Men tend to have decline in serum Testosterone as they age and this Testosterone is very important for maintainance of bones, memory, agility, libido and many other functions. With decreasing Testosterone men become lethargic and loose interest in the surroundings. They tend to become depressed and cardiac disease and diabetes affect them more often. It is strongly recommended for men with such symptoms to get the Testosterone levels checked in the morning and consult an andrologist to initiate Testosterone replacement therapy.
If you are suffering from any of the above mentioned, it is better you see a specialist. Hiding or ignoring your sexual health issues can have an adverse effect on your sexuality, relationships and your behavior. Visit the sexual health clinic of Paras Hospitals, Gurgaon.