Have you tried any of the relaxation techniques to successfully deal with stress and anxiety (rhythmic breathing, meditation, guided imagery)?
Do you avoid constantly worrying about what your sexual partner thinks or how your partner may perceive you?
Do you avoid mentally reliving your sexual failures?
Do you manage to nurture or maintain a healthy relationship with your partner?
Do you communicate with your partner about relationship problems?
If communication with your partner is difficult, have you tried couples counseling?
Have you tried to focus completely on your senses during sexual activity, instead of thinking too much or analyzing the event?
If you can't cope with depression, stress, anxiety or other mental problems on your own, have you sought professional help?
Have you tried cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)?
Based on your answers, there are several other ways that can help you manage psychological erectile dysfunction. It is very important not to exaggerate the problem and assume that it is something you cannot solve. Don't let the occasional erection problems lead you to think that you will automatically have erectile dysfunction during your next sexual encounter. It can make you feel anxious which will only make the problem worse. If you feel stressed, anxious, depressed, or have other mental health problems, it is a good idea to consider going to a counselor. Your counselor can teach you certain relaxation techniques that you can apply on a daily basis.
Based on your answers, you know a lot about how to manage psychological erectile dysfunction. The usual treatment for this condition is cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). This type of treatment is based on discovering your negative thinking patterns, which contribute to erectile problems with the help of a therapist. The next step is to change them. Erectile dysfunction is often caused by relationship problems, so it is necessary to communicate with your partner. If you have communication issues, you can try couples therapy. It can be helpful not to think too much about the sexual activity itself but to try to relax and focus on your senses.
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