If you were to take a survey on the amount of available information regarding sexual health, you would quickly conclude that the topic of female sexual health is discussed much much more than males sexual health in general. When it comes to the more specific niche of anti aging, the topic of sexual health for men becomes a topic for discussion to a much greater extent. However, no matter what the age group happens to be, sexually active men are prone to sexual risk just as well as women. It really does not matter whether the man is heterosexual, homosexual or bisexual male sexual health should not be taken for granted. Issues that could compromise male sexual health should be identified and addressed in order to prevent or minimize safety concerns for both the man and his partner.
Men who are conscious of their diet and physical condition tend to be healthier in general and also healthier sexually. Having a strong cardiovascular system, muscle tone and strong bone structure contributes to good overall health which in turns allows the bodies natural immune system to more readily fight off sexually transmitted infections or diseases. Also, being in a one on one relationship greatly reduces the likelihood of contracting a STD. Especially if neither partner uses intravenous drugs.
Some of the diseases or disorders associated with male sexual health are:
When a male ejaculates prior to or immediately after penetration, this is referred to as premature ejaculation. This can happen when he is either overly aroused, is experiencing anxiety or has lost control. When sperm is somehow forced backwards up into the bladder instead of out of the penis, this called retrograde ejaculation. Finally when the ejaculation occurs so slow that it does not allow orgasm, than this referred to as retarded ejaculation. When the male is not able to become erect or the erection does not last long enough to have sexual intercourse or ejaculation, this condition is referred to as erectile dysfunction or impotence. The causes for this can be medical or psychological.
Some men experience a reduction in sexual desire. There may be a number of different reasons for this to occur. It could be psychological, diabetes, high blood pressure, medications or lowered testosterone. As mentioned above men are usually not prone to sexually transmitted infections or diseases if they practice safe sex, are in a monogamous relationship and do not take intravenous drugs or have sex with a partner who uses intravenous drugs. However, if he does contract a STD or STI, he will experience symptoms such as urination problems, urine with blood, a discharge from is penis, lesions or sores or itching on the genitals.
If a person does experience any of the sexual problems cited above, the best advice is to obtain medical attention immediately. No matter if the underlying cause is physical or psychological, there are numerous therapies that can bring about successful resolution of the problem. In many instances the therapy involves both a physical and psychological component to address not only the physical, but the mental and social impacts of the problem.
Immediate medical assistance must be sought when it comes to problems concerning male sexual health. Diagnosis is usually done through physical and psychological exams, as well as a thorough evaluation of medical history. Treatment usually comes in two phases: medical treatment for physical symptoms and psychological therapy for mental and social factors.