Erectile dysfunction can be really tough on a relationship. Feelings of embarrassment, anger and confusion about ED can cloud judgment and create animosity. However, there are plenty of other ways to be intimate with one’s partner—sexually and non-sexually. Discussing how that you and your partner feel about each other can make the two of you closer and create a strong, trusting bond. By talking about each other’s needs and concerns, you can overcome troubles and have a healthy relationship
Participating in various sports, volunteer work and other hobbies that you have in common can bring couples closer together. Shared interests allow the two of you to be together, happy healthy, and productive. As well as spending time with each other outside of the house, making time to be alone together is just as important. Taking a walk, holding hands, bathing together, enjoying a candlelit dinner, or just snuggling on the couch with a movie can be romantic and enjoyable.
Experimentation with various sexual techniques can also be rewarding. Take the time to learn new positions and/or techniques that bring pleasure without intercourse. There are plenty of videos, classes and books that are informative and fun that can teach you ways to be physically intimate that you may not know about. You never know when you might find something new and stimulating for you and your partner! Talking to a sex counselor can be very helpful as well. If erectile dysfunction is putting too much pressure on your relationship, it may benefit you and your partner to seek care from a professional therapist. They can help you discuss your feelings and put your mind at ease. Have fun trying different and new positions, techniques and accessories. Remember that there are means of coping with ED, and it’s still possible to have an exciting and adventurous sex life!