Below we look at erectile dysfunction. Who knows – the tips may help you use the extra hour this weekend to re-connect with your partner!
With the clocks going back this weekend and Brits gaining an extra hour to themselves, now is the perfect time for couples to re-connect and get their sex lives back on track. However, for many men and their partners, the reality of erectile dysfunction means that they may be hesitant from becoming intimate.
However, this does not need to be the case. New research from VIAGRA connect, has shown that men over 40 wait on average nine months before seeking medical treatment for erectile dysfunction, despite over half of men aged 40 and over admitting to avoiding sex with their partner as a result.
With that in mind, sex and relationships expert, Lorraine Grover is encouraging men and their partners to use the extra time available this weekend to visit their local pharmacy to make the first steps towards finding a solution, and in turn their help couples to rekindle their sex lives.
Understandably, you may feel nervous about becoming intimate with your partner, after seeking treatment for erectile dysfunction – especially if you have not been physical for some time. With that in mind, Mr and Mrs 50 Plus has teamed up with Lorraine Grover to share her top tips and advice for couples who might be looking to reconnect and get intimate this weekend:
Lorraine Grover’s ED Tips
- When bringing up a discussion about erectile dysfunction and sex with your partner, remember to talk about how this is affecting you. Talk about how you feel and then work together to make the positive steps as a couple to seek a solution.
- It’s understandable that both you and your partner might feel nervous about re-connecting, especially if you have not been sexually intimate for some time. While sex can be a tricky topic to bring up with your partner, it is important to be honest with one another. Air any concerns that you may have about getting physical, before heading to the bedroom. By being open about your feelings, you’ll be able to tackle any concerns together and feel much more relaxed.
- If you have not been physical with one another for some time, it is completely natural that the first time might not be as fulfilling as you would hope. It may take some time for you to get to know one another again on this level as you begin to learn what you do and don’t like sexually. Remember practice makes perfect, so try to be realistic about the first time and don’t put too much pressure on it.
- Intimacy is often the glue that holds a relationship together. One way to re-ignite this in a relationship is to take a trip down memory lane and discuss openly what you have both enjoyed in the bedroom in the past. Talking about this from the outset will mean that when the time is right to have sex, you’ll both feel more comfortable and confident.
- Tablets for erectile dysfunction only work when you are sexually aroused, and can take up to an hour to be effective, so don’t be afraid to engage in some foreplay with your partner before having sex. Foreplay is a great way to have fun with your partner and learn about each other’s sexual preferences, which will in turn help you to get into the mood.
Seek Advice for ED
If you are looking to seek advice for erectile dysfunction this weekend, many pharmacies offer late and weekend opening hours as well private consultation rooms, providing you with a convenient and discreet route to get help and advice.
For more information about VIAGRA CONNECT and for tips about how to discuss the condition with a partner, please visit: https://www.viagraconnect.co.uk/what-is-erectiledysfunction#talking-about-ed-together
Lorraine Grover is a leading sex and relationships expert with The Sexual Advice Association