Erectile Dysfunction in the Gay Community

by | Jun 27, 2020 | Blog

Men in the gay community frequently view themselves in an over-sexualized nature. This is especially true for those who live in Los Angeles and San Francisco. And it’s not difficult to see why. After all, your sexuality is part of what makes you a “gay man” in the first place. It’s perfectly natural.

Being a gay man in our society is a large part of how you view, perceive, and identify yourself and your fellow community members. Additionally, simply identifying as “gay” does, to some extent, suggest a specific fixation on sex. And while most men are sexual beings, the average straight man is not outright defined by his sexual nature. After all, most people don’t automatically assume detailed sexual specifics about a straight man (or women for that matter) just by knowing that they are straight.

However, for men in the gay community, assumptions are made from the get-go. Consequently, sex and sexual performance in the gay community can become a subject of great embarrassment when things aren’t functioning as they should. Therefore, it may be quite difficult for a gay man to admit to having any problems with sex or his sexual organs.

Erectile Dysfunction

Erections don’t always appear when we want them to… sometimes for better and sometimes for worse. However, as we age, erections tend to appear less frequently when we would like them to. Almost every man experiences times when their erection is lacking or when the penis simply does not want to get or remain hard. This can be extremely embarrassing in and of itself. However, if this happens frequently, you may have a problem on your hands… oh grow up! I’m trying to be serious here!

Erectile dysfunction occurs when you’re unable to get or maintain an erection suitable for sexual intercourse or another chosen sexual activity. If you experience frequent issues with your erections, it’s likely to be a physical problem that needs to be addressed. Cell therapy may be a long-term answer to this problem.

And yes, we know. This can be embarrassing. Like really embarrassing. For all intents and purposes, your penis is what makes you man. And when it’s not performing properly, it can be very difficult to confront or admit that there may be an issue. And why not? If your penis isn’t working then you may feel like your manhood is broken too. Members of the gay community know this first hand.

Causes of ED

Physical causes of Erectile dysfunction include diabetes, MS, and problems with the blood supply to the penis. Occasionally there is a problem with the male hormone, testosterone, especially in older men.

In the gay community, many men also suffer from ED due to complications with HIV and AIDS. Additionally, ED may occur after physical damage to the penis or genital area, including sports, accidents, and sexual injuries. Finally, ED can result from complications using certain types of medications; especially in certain opioid meds.

Addressing ED

Erectile dysfunction is a serious problem for men of all ages and sexual orientations. However, ED becomes even more troublesome for men in the gay community, as many of these men are more sexually active during the later years of their lives.

To some degree, erectile dysfunction affects nearly half of men between the ages of 40 and 70. Additionally, erectile dysfunction is found in younger men than that as well. It is common in both gay men and straight men alike. This makes it one of the most common issues men may experience in their lifetimes.

RX medications like Cialis and Viagra may help, however, these are short term solutions at best. Cell therapy is a promising new frontier for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. Cell therapy may be a great option for patients experiencing problems with erectile dysfunction who have tried other options with minimal or no success.

Don’t let yourself and your sexual health be dictated by stereotypes or embarrassment. While we know it can be tough to come to terms with your imperfections, in this case, it’s definitely for the best. Speaking to a regenerative medicine specialist at Regen LA is a great first step in fighting back against ED and taking back control of your sexual health.

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