The best method to avoid problems with erectile functioning?
The latest research suggests we’re more likely to get the problem when we’re not looking.
It’s time we stop thinking about erectile difficulties as if they are a problem of the heart, says Dr Matthew Maitland, a researcher at the University of Western Australia.
“We don’t need to stop thinking that the heart has a problem.
The best solution to erectile dysfunctions is to stop looking at them as a problem and see them as an opportunity to improve our health,” he says.
Erectile dysfunction has become an obsession for Australians and many of us spend hundreds of dollars on a test and treatment to help us avoid it.
A survey of 2,000 Australians by Ipsos MORI revealed that over half (54 per cent) said they spent at least $600 on tests to help them.
A total of 43 per cent of respondents said they had bought an erectile problem test.
Dr Maitlands research shows that there is an opportunity cost to these tests, with many people losing their sex drive and feeling depressed and anxious.
So what’s the right way to look at erectile function?
We know that we need to think about the problems as opportunities to improve.
But what is the right approach?
There are two different approaches to erecting an erection.
The first is to do an experiment, and see if the person is happy.
The second is to have a sex therapist look at the individual.
It’s not enough to say: ‘Well, I’m happy with this test, so I’ll do it again’.
There’s an important distinction to be made between the two: ‘This is a test to see if you’re happy with it, and this is a sign of an erect condition, so it’s an opportunity for improvement’.
There’s a lot of research showing that people who do this approach to their sexual health, which is called the ‘sex positive approach’, can have a much greater success rate with erections.
But what is a sex positive approach?
Sex positive refers to a mindset that says: ‘Sex is a good thing, and when we get it, it will make us happy’.
The second approach is to ask: ‘Are you getting the benefits of sex?’
There is a lot we don’t know about the health benefits of erectile stimulation.
Some of the studies that show an improvement in sexual function have been done with people who are trying to achieve orgasm, but some of the results haven’t been replicated.
And we don the data to say if people are actually getting a benefit from these sexual exercises, they might have been using them as part of a healthier lifestyle.
So, in the end, it’s really hard to say for sure what’s going on.
In this video, the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) talk about the best ways to increase sexual pleasure.
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