Some Psychological Causes of Impotence

For many men, erection problems are caused by psychological factors. For example, anxiety can affect the brain’s ability to send the signals needed to achieve the desired physical response, that is, an erection.

When you are anxious, you get stressed and therefore your body releases stress hormones, such as Cortisol; this causes your muscles to tense and reduce the blood flow to your penis, which prevents having an erection

Anxiety about your sexual performance, worrying about whether you can achieve an erection or not, or if you are going to ejaculate too quickly, are possible psychological causes of impotence.    

So take it easy and take the time to get excited and be ready for sex. Your mind should be positive and relaxed, and you should focus on the pleasure and the responses of your partner.    

Considering that sex is shameful for religious or cultural reasons can also cause impotence. In addition, many men who suffer from erectile dysfunction feel guilty for not being able to satisfy their partner, and this guilt is often combined with low self-esteem, that is, low confidence in themselves and in their ability to satisfy their partner.

You should be able to identify and change the unhealthy patterns of thought and action that may be causing your erection problems. Therefore, you must learn to think more positively. Besides, it is important that you talk about this problem with your partner because it is a significant part of the healing process.

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