Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the condition in which the men are unable to achieve the erection or hold the erection for the sufficient amount of time during the sexual intercourse. Nearly 70% of the men in the world are suffering from the erectile dysfunction. One of the major causes of the erectile dysfunction is the inability to have a satisfactory sexual intercourse due to problems in getting the hard and long lasting erection. Erectile dysfunction along with problems of the sex life affects the normal life of an individual suffering from the erectile dysfunction. Impotence or erectile dysfunction has same adverse effects on the physical, mental, and social life of an individual suffering from the erectile dysfunction.
One of the major adverse effects caused by the erectile dysfunction is the development of lower self-esteem in the men suffering from the erectile dysfunction. The development of physiological or psychological disorders in the patient and his partner due to erectile dysfunction. Both the partners often experience a range of intense feelings and emotions. Any of these feelings can lead to a sense of hopelessness and lower self-esteem. Sexual insecurity is found to develop in the individuals suffering from the erectile dysfunction. Sexual insecurity reinforces the performance anxiety in men and creates a vicious cycle of repeated failures and increasingly negative feelings.