The first step in treating an issue is properly identifying it. This is especially true for health-related issues like erectile dysfunction, which can have a significant impact on men and their sexual partners. Erectile dysfunction, or ED, is the inability to achieve or maintain an erection firm enough for sex. For many men with ED, a crucial part of maintaining a happy and healthy sex life is identifying their ED symptoms, communicating with their partners, and utilizing safe and effective ED treatment options.
Identifying ED symptoms
Men with erectile dysfunction may experience these physical ED symptoms:
- Difficulty becoming aroused or feeling sexual desire
- The inability to achieve an erection
- The inability to maintain an erection for the duration of intercourse or masturbation
- The inability to ejaculate
The impact of ED isn’t limited to the bedroom. ED can carry over into many other facets of your life. Stress, depression, low confidence, anxiety; these are all residual effects of ED that can be an obstacle in your relationship, career, or general well-being. These types of mental struggles can also compound the original ED symptoms.
ED treatment options
Current treatments for ED include prescription drugs, which can cause negative side effects, be expensive, and require multiple doctor visits. Other ED treatments like vacuum pumps or constriction devices can be painful and awkward to use.
A new medical device has been released that was designed specifically to treat erectile dysfunction, called Giddy. It’s registered with the FDA as a class II device, and was created to help men achieve erections, and experience natural ejaculation. Giddy’s a wearable constriction device meant to treat ED symptoms while being more comfortable, effective, and affordable than ED pills, pumps, or surgery.