Male Sexual Health: Other dysfunctions and how to remain sexually healthy
Men (with or without diabetes) may have other sexual dysfunctions which are:
- Premature ejaculation.
- Delayed ejaculation.
- Anorgasmia or lack of pleasure during orgasm.
- Anaphrodisia or inhibited sexual desire.
- Dyspareunia or painful intercourse.
All of these sexual problems can be treated, controlled and in many cases completely resolved. Again, the most important recommendation is to watch for any change in your sexual activity, so you can contact your doctor as soon as you notice any differences. Your doctor will examine you and find the best solution for your problem. On the other hand, remember that open and honest communication with your partner is key for you to enjoy a more pleasurable and happier sex life
Maintaining good male sexual health
If you have diabetes, remember to exercise proper control of your treatment and check your blood sugar (glucose) and Hemoglobin A1C levels regularly. High blood sugar levels can damage your arteries, veins, nerves and blood vessels and can affect your sexual activity.
Sexual dysfunctions due to physical causes can lead to negative psychological effects that exacerbate these problems. If you have a sexual dysfunction, address the issue openly with your partner and talk to your doctor; they’ll tell you what to do. Remember that these problems happen often, and all male sexual dysfunctions can be solved, especially if treated early.
Communication with your partner and a positive attitude can make a big difference in your sex life.
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