Erectile Dysfunction and its cure

Many men experience erectile dysfunction from time to time. For some men this becomes a problem that affects life for a long time, and causes a lot of worries and stress. Tantric practices can help men with erectile dysfunction or premature ejaculation depending on the cause of the condition.

What causes an erection?

The erection is caused by a mix of emotional, hormonal and neurological responses to physical or emotional stimuli. When a man has a erection the relaxation of the pelvic floor muscles allows blood to rush into the swell bodies of the penis, creating increased pressure and an erection. At the same time, valves in the veins in the penis prevents the blood from flowing back out in to the body. Those valves keep the erection until the man ejaculates or the stimulation decreases.

Lifestyle causes to erectile dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction or so called impotence may be caused by narrowing or 'clogging' of arteries in the penis caused by smoking or diabetes.

Neurological causes to erectile dysfunction

Diabetes can also lead to damage to the nerves that sends information from the brain and spinal cord to the penis leading to weakness, numbness or pain. This is called diabetic neuropathy and it's a common neurological cause of erectile dysfunction.

Other neurological causes of erectile dysfunction can be damage of the nerves due to surgery around the pelvis, stroke, a type of epilepsy (partial complex seizures), multiple sclerosis or spinal cord injury.

Emotional causes to erectile dysfunction

Another major cause of erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation is stress, anxiety and performance anxiety. Many men are not even aware of the level of stress they are under and many men are so used to having performance anxiety around sex that they believe this is the only way to relate to sex.

Stress can arise from comparing the size of the penis to other men or porn stars and consciously or unconsciously believing that love making is something that will prove their masculinity.

Sex is not a place to meet and connect, but a place to accomplish something. It might be as simple as accomplishing a good erection, an orgasm or giving the partner an orgasm. Some men are also sexually oppressed, it can be from the partner who has her/ his own sexual or emotional dysfunctions or shame and guilt around their sexuality. Many times those attitudes comes from the parents, from religion, peer pressure or the culture.

Sexuality is very sensitive to oppression and many men develop erectile dysfunction over time due to every day stress, depression, unreasonable demands, sexual bullying or early experiences of shame of the erection during puberty.

Those feelings cause tensions in the pelvic floor. Muscular tensions in the pelvic floor are so usual that most of us have them, and we are not even aware of them. When we have a muscular tension that does not release, other muscles will weaken and the original muscular tension will increase. This might lead to erectile dysfunction later in life. Some men also experience a shrinking of the penis due to those pelvic floor tensions.