To understand the causes of erectile dysfunction, it is useful to know what happens in the penis during an erection.
Wearable pleasure: Understanding erectile dysfunction
The erectile tissue is responsible for the stiffening of the penis. These contain muscular plexuses with cavities and blood vessels. An erection occurs when the blood supply to the erectile tissue is increased by widening the arteries.
However, since the erectile tissue is enveloped by firm connective tissue, the more superficial veins that are responsible for the outflow of blood are compressed. Therefore, the pressure in the erectile tissue increases and the penis stiffens. Because of this, some men resort to wearable pleasure.
An erection is a complex process in which nerves, blood vessels, hormones and the psyche have to interact. The causes of erectile dysfunction are therefore very diverse and often several triggers come together. Overall, it is known that psychological reasons predominate in younger men and more physical causes with increasing age.
In the course of time, however, even with originally purely physical causes, psychological problems can arise which can further negatively affect erectile dysfunction. Some of these problems are fear of failure, reduced self-esteem, avoidance of sexual activities, and depression.
Wearable pleasure: Common physical causes
- Heart and vascular diseases, e.g. atherosclerosis, high blood pressure, coronary heart disease, myocardial infarction, vascular malformations in the genital area
- Metabolic and organ diseases, e.g. diabetes mellitus, kidney failure, thyroid diseases, liver diseases
- Diseases of the nerves and brain, e.g. multiple sclerosis, stroke, herniated disc, paraplegia, Parkinson’s disease
- Diseases in the genital area, e.g. narrowing of the foreskin, malformations of the penis, tumour diseases, inflammation of the prostate, testicles or epididymis
- Operations in the genital area, pelvis or abdomen.
Wearable pleasure: Physical causes of erectile dysfunction
Erectile dysfunction often occurs in connection with general illnesses or as a result of malformations, changes or after operations in the genital area. Diabetes mellitus, arteriosclerosis and vascular anomalies are responsible for about 45% of all physical factors. In the case of poorly controlled diabetes mellitus, the associated damage to nerves and blood vessels as well as hormonal disorders with reduced testosterone lead to erectile dysfunction. It is estimated that diabetics are 3 times as likely to develop erectile dysfunction as non-diabetics.