Do you remember a time when simply a fleeting thought or a passing stranger on the streets could cause you to…stand at attention? 

So, what is it that’s now caused just the opposite? When even the most exciting experiences can leave you limp as a noodle, mourning for the days when you’d experience embarrassment from an unintentional stiffie? 

We’re here to share with you five myths about ED that can help you understand what’s going on a bit better. By understanding the myths, and facts, you will be able to address the root cause.

Myth #1—ED Is an Unavoidable Consequence of Aging

Even though you are more likely to have trouble getting or maintaining an erection as you get older, not everyone will have ED as they age. There are a lot of different factors, both physical and mental, that can lead to ED. Some people will be fortunate and never have to battle ED in the first place.

Myth #2—You Don’t Need to See the Doctor for ED

Let’s face it—compared to women, men almost never go to the doctor. They would much rather deal with something themselves. Maybe there’s an exercise or supplement or food that you can use to get hard again so that you don’t need to have that embarrassing conversation.

Unfortunately, ED can be a symptom of an even bigger problem. Yes, you heard me correctly. Trouble getting hard can be a warning sign that your life is in danger.

ED can be a complication of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, sleep disorders, Parkinson’s disease, and high blood pressure, just to name a few. If you suddenly have trouble using your penis, it’s time to schedule an appointment with your doctor.

Myth #3—Young Men Don’t Get ED

While ED is much more common the more years that you have under your belt, it is by no means a struggle saved just for older men. Young men can have ED too. It’s important to note, however, that the cause of the ED is usually different. 

ED when you’re younger is primarily a consequence of psychological reasons, like nerves and inexperience. As you grow older, it is often a combination of physical causes, like diabetes or heart disease, and related psychological causes, like getting nervous about whether or not it will work this time.

Myth #4—ED Is Caused By Lack of Sexual Attraction

This myth is usually held more by women than men. They will believe that their partner of many years cannot get hard because they’re no longer attracted to them. Typically, this is not the case. 

All of our bodies change as we grow older. Even though many of us may find ourselves more attracted to younger people, it does not mean that we shouldn’t be able to perform in our marriages. While a lack of attraction can make it worse, it is rarely the root cause.

Myth #5—You’ll Have to Take a Pill to Fix It

Many men assume that they will need to take a small blue pill for the rest of their days if they want to have a healthy sex life. While some men may need a prescription medication to deal with ED, many won’t.

What you’ll need to treat it will all depend on the cause. For some, treating an underlying condition, like high blood pressure or diabetes, will be enough. For others, they may simply need some talk therapy.

What To Do If You Have ED

If you find that you cannot perform the way you used to, see a doctor. They can help you identify the cause of your ED, and with it, the best plan of attack. 

And while you’re at it, why not work to boost total satisfaction with your love life? There are two primary parts of a man’s sexual performance: their ability to get hard and the size of their penis. While you work with your doctor on the first part, you can add in an exercise program for the second. With the Phalogenics plan, you can add 3 inches to your erect length safely. Click here to find out more.