Discussing ED Problems with Your Partner

Communication plays one of the most important roles in any sexual relationship.couple on a sofa talking

For most men who begin to detect the signs of erectile dysfunction, it can be a big challenge to admit it to their partner about the problem.

Emotions may run high and you may feel nervous or awkward and get stressed about your partner’s reaction to it.

But always remember that your problem is also affecting your partner. And a clear discussion may be the first step to the diagnosis and treatment of your problem.

Try and get past the initial hesitation and talk it out to your partner. Feeling embarrassed about discussing your problem of erectile dysfunction can make your relationship even worse.

While it is not easy to communicate with your partner about your erection problems, it is imperative that you do so.

Here are a few tips for getting the conversation started.

  1.Don’t hesitate

Sometimes the most difficult part is just starting the conversation on this subject. Yet you need to explain the issue in plain simple words.

Admitting it your partner can be the first step to getting started on the road to recovery.

Make sure that you and your partner are comfortable and not stressed out at the time you choose to discuss the matter.

It might feel awkward at the beginning but once the conversation flows, it will be much easier for you to explain. Talking frankly about your problem will also increase the chances of winning the emotional support of your partner.

  2. Discuss the treatment options

 Because of the advancement in medicine, erection problems are much easily treated than ever before.

Once you have opened the discussion on this subject let your partner know that there are treatments available for this problem. This will give her hope and a positive attitude towards the situation.

Having your partner’s support in taking the treatment will make it much easier for both of you to deal with it.

  3.Be Positive

 Stay supportive and positive. Be more expressive about your feelings of love and attraction towards her. Let her know you care.

Focus more on emotional intimacy. Sometimes going bravely through such difficulties together makes the relationship even stronger.


Avoiding the issue of impotence will not make it disappear but will just raise the level of tension and frustration in the relationship.

Therefore, it’s very important to discuss the issue with your partner and subsequently seek medical help and counselling as soon as possible.

Keeping these things in mind, you can deal better with the problem of erectile dysfunction and reduce its impact on your relationship.

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