When it comes to erectile dysfunction, both partners tend to blame themselves. Numerous studies have shown that a shocking 42% of women believe that if their partner is having ED, its their fault. Men also blame themselves for ED, resulting in a loss their self-confidence and cause depression and performance anxiety.
Is erectile dysfunction the womans fault?
Unfortunately, experts say a lack of education about the causes of ED are frequently behind a womans self-blame, as well as her increasing anxiety, and sometimes, even feelings of hurt and anger when the problem occurs. Most women usually start with a line of questioning that often has some anxiety or hurt to it.
What is responsible for erectile dysfunction?
Various risk factors can contribute to erectile dysfunction, including: Medical conditions, particularly diabetes or heart conditions. Tobacco use, which restricts blood flow to veins and arteries, can — over time — cause chronic health conditions that lead to erectile dysfunction.
Can a relationship cause ED?
In some cases, ED can be caused by psychological factors such as stress or anxiety. When ED occurs in a relationship, it can have a serious effect on your sex life.