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Erectile dysfunction (ED) is defined as inability to achieve or sustain an erection for sexual intercourse. According to research done by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, over 18 million men age 20 and above suffer from ED in the United States! Despite these alarming statistics, however, we rarely see this issue discussed in public.
Unfortunately, erectile dysfunction has become a taboo topic in our culture. Men affected by ED are simply ashamed to admit the have a problem and seek medical help. Our performance-obsessed culture conditions us to think that we should always be on top of our game. Throughout life, we are being constantly evaluated on the basis of our performance: in grade school, high school, college, and finally, the workplace. And when suddenly for whatever reason our body fails to keep up with the crazy-fast pace of our lifestyle, we feel guilty; we feel less-than…
This is the reason why so many men are embarrassed to open up about their ED problems and resort to the blue pill instead. But the blue pill is NOT a treatment. It is but a temporary Band-Aid, which has many serious negative side effects and allows men to ignore the root causes of their erectile dysfunction. By refusing to admit the problem and face it head on, men let it progress, further damaging their health.
This is why it is time to start an open and shame-free nationwide discussion about erectile dysfunction. I started this blog because I believe that we can do this together. I urge all men and women to start talking about these issues and not being afraid that their sexual problems make them any less beautiful, competent and capable than they are.
Remember that, today, most erectile dysfunction problems can be effectively and affordably treated. There is no need to run from the problem and risk your health by counting on a pill every time you plan to have sex. What you need to do is to admit that you have ED and get properly treated by an experienced physician.