by Men's Health Clinic
Valentine’s day is just around the corner, but finding love can happen any time of the year. We’re all aware of how dynamic dating can get based on a lot of factors, but it’s understandably more difficult for men struggling with Erectile Dysfunction or ED. With such a negative connotation, it’s easy to see how a man could feel discouraged at the thought of getting into a relationship.
Fortunately, all is not lost. There’s no reason why you should be out of the dating pool just because you have ED. It’s all about a matter of perspective, mentality, and a whole lot of honesty. Without further ado, let’s look at how you should approach dating as a man dealing with ED.
We’re sounding like pessimists here, but it’s quite the opposite. A lot of men would resort to drastic measures just to deny that they have ED simply because of how bad they think they’ll look in the eyes of potential partners. However, one of the best things you can do if you want to stay in the dating pool is to accept the fact that you have ED.
By accepting your ED, we meant acknowledging that you have an existing issue. Remember that ED is a real struggle that you can’t just keep denying. In fact, research shows that trying to reject the fact that you have ED just aggravates its symptoms. The sooner you understand it, the sooner you can seek effective ways to manage it.
Accepting ED is important, but you should never let it dictate who you are. Some men make the mistake of focusing too much on their ED that it becomes a big part of their identity. They end up avoiding opportunities to bond with others out of fear that their ED would immediately turn potential partners away. In some ways, they quit even before they realised that they have a chance.
Remember that your worth as a potential partner goes way beyond your ability to hold an erection. You are someone capable of carrying conversations, showing support, and performing other activities that a potential partner may find attractive. Which brings us to the next point…
Do you know what makes a person attractive? There’s not a single definite answer to that, but we can tell you it’s not about how well you can get erect. Dating is about first impressions, so why not work on improving your resume, so to speak? Work on improving other aspects of your life that would make you look good in your potential partner’s eyes.
Don’t know where to start? Evaluate your skillset and outlooks in life. For example, according to a study, women like men who are kind, helpful, and mindful. That’s already a start. Don’t forget that your hobbies could also be a good conversation piece that could make you look more interesting for your date. In short, work on your strongest points and worry about your erection last.
Just as it is important for you to accept your ED, establishing a mutual understanding about your circumstances is also important. When it comes to dating, personality and compatibility can make or break a budding relationship. This makes it easier to build trust with your partner, which is necessary for the next step: educating your potential partner about ED.
Simply telling your date that you have ED won’t work. However, sharing your knowledge about the condition and helping them understand the struggles and the possible solution to ED makes it easier to gain their trust. Being open your issue is a show of trust; they’ll see your sincerity and willingness to be with them.
As a man struggling with ED, penetrative sex may not be your strongest suit. However, you can still be good at showing intimacy without it. You can put more emphasis on touching and kissing, which are essential parts of lovemaking. You can also study techniques that make your partner orgasm without having to resort to penetration. Finally, you can also get your hands on sex toys to get better at satisfying your partner in bed.
Of course, intimacy goes beyond what happens during sex. Displays of affection during the day goes a long way when it comes to making your partner feel loved and cherished. Dating is a constant process, and you should still put work into making your partner feel great when they’re with you.
Showing the resolve to fix your personal issues is one way to impress a partner. Erectile dysfunction is a treatable condition, especially if you take the right approach. It’s like your way of telling them “Hey, I’m willing to seek treatment for my ED so we can fully enjoy this relationship!”
It takes more than just buying a few pills to conquer erectile dysfunction. For the best results, you need the right combination of therapy, counselling, and the medication. Men’s Health Clinic offers one-on-one counselling to ensure that each client’s treatment schedule and formulation is specifically tailored to their unique circumstances.
Erectile dysfunction may be a big challenge when it comes to dating, but it’s not the be-all-and-end-all factor for a man looking for company. As you look for effective ways to manage your ED, you can also play your strongest aspects to your advantage. Work on giving your potential partner a reason to spend time with you and you will increase your chances of finding a long-term companion.
Are you looking for an effective way to manage your ED? We’d be more than happy to help. Click here to schedule a free appointment. Our team of specialists can provide you with an ED management program tailor-made to your needs.
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