What does Impotence or Erectile Dysfunction means?

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009 One Comment Under: Erectile Dysfunction

“Impotence” is a very old term that was first used in the 15th century. As a rule it means powerlessness, but it may also have a deteriorative implication. Nowadays we can frequently hear another term – “Erectile Dysfunction”. (Anyone who can not raise his penis to an upright position may probably have erectile dysfunction)

If you are not able to maintain or just to achieve an erection that is hard enough for ejaculation or long sexual intercourse or both, you must have impotence or erectile dysfunction. If you are not able to have an orgasm or do not have sexual intensity, you do not have to counterfeit, because most of men all over the world have some erection problems temporarily. According to different researches one has impotence in case of 25% failed attempts at sexual intercourse of the time.

This problem is not openly and slightly discussed although impotence is a long-standing human and medicine disease.

“Impotence” is a broad term that includes such problems:

  • Inability to achieve and keep strong erection
  • Lack of sexual drive and desire
  • Problems with orgasms
  • Ejaculation hardships

As a rule Erectile Dysfunction means recurring incapacity to get or just to keep steady erection for some time. One will have Erectile Dysfunction, if he does not have permanent ability to achieve strong erection or can uphold only a short one.

It is quite common among men after 65, but this problem may occur at any age. Getting older you may need much more stimulation including touching and stroking to get an erection hard enough for long sexual intercourse. It does not mean that old people do not enjoy sex any more; they should be able to have an erection and to take satisfaction.

Every year thousands and millions of men in the world get affected by impotence. According to scientific studies about half of men over 40 from time to time suffer from erectile dysfunction.

We can divide erectile problems into two groups: primary and secondary. If someone has never had a strong enough erection, he can probably suffer from primary dysfunction.

Men suffer from secondary erectile dysfunction, if they have already had successful erections during their sexual life, but now they have some problems with achieving or keeping firm erection. This type is much more common and can be successfully treated to compare with hard and sometimes useless treatment of the primary one.

One Comment

  1. suresh

    sir, iam 34 iam facing a problem that i am getting a desire of sex my penis errects also but it will not remain for long and it eject very soon due to this both myself and my patner will renain unsatisfied please advice me the right

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