If you are having trouble getting or keeping an erection regularly during sexual activity, you may have erectile dysfunction. Your erectile dysfunction can be physical, psychological, or even lifestyle related.
Let’s talk about how you can deal with your erectile dysfunction if it is psychological. Psychological erectile dysfunction is an umbrella term that covers all the different ways your mind can stop your erection. There are many effective treatment options, regardless of the cause of your mental erection problems.
If your erection problem is psychological, psychological treatment or counseling can be extremely effective. Taking the time to understand what’s going on and tuning your mind to the situation can be extremely helpful.
Some of the psychological causes of ED are:
- Low confidence
- Relationship problems
- Body problems and insecurities
- An unhealthy relationship with porn
- Insecure sexual ability
- limited sexual experience or lack of sex education
- Loss of libido
- Major events in life
- Tiredness or exhaustion
For each mental erectile dysfunction cause, we explain how it affects your erection and most importantly, how you can remedy the problem.
How Does Anxiety Affect Your Erection?
Everyone feels anxiety from time to time, but if you experience anxiety regularly, it can disrupt your sex life. Any sexual stimulation will give you an adrenaline rush that can send you into a hyperarousal state. Instead of getting you excited, your gut tells you it’s time to run away or fight for your life.
Constant anxiety is not good for your sex life. Feeling anxious all the time can lower your sex drive and put you in a bad mood. This means that anxiety and low mood can sometimes go hand in hand. Treatment options for anxiety are:
- Online Psychosexual Therapy
- Breathing exercises
- Social support
- Videos and Courses
- Therapy sessions