Talking with your partner may help your
erection problems (erectile dysfunction). Couples
often assume that they each know what the other person likes when it comes to
sex. Sometimes they are wrong.
Don't assume. Tell your partner what you do and
don't find pleasurable.
Make time outside of the bedroom to talk
about your sex life together. If you withdraw sexually because you are afraid
of having erection problems, your partner may worry that you are no longer
interested or that you are involved in another sexual
In some cases, you may find that your partner is less
concerned about intercourse and is more concerned and interested in foreplay
and other forms of sexual satisfaction.
Discuss the strong and weak
points of the whole relationship, not just the sexual relationship. Identify
positive areas, areas of conflict, and areas that need improvement. Come to
agreement on how or if you will both make changes.
If you have
trouble talking about sex with your partner, see a person who can help
you communicate with each other, such as a certified therapist.
with your partner on sexual health.
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September 09, 2014
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