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… Erectile dysfunction is the term now normally used to describe the condition known as impotence. The word impotent suggests being weak or inadequate, which is how men may feel when they experience the condition. Use of the new term emphasises that it is a medical problem – not a personal failure.

In men, erectile dysfunction can be defined as being a persistent inability to get or keep an erection that is firm enough to attain sexual satisfaction. It should not be …

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… and disadvantages.

For more detailed information on the above, check the web site of the Impotence Association at

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… it does not work for everyone.

Reducing Stress

The most important aspect in combating impotence is to ensure that the man is comfortable. The pressure to perform can be the cause of impotence. If the man feels that he is under a lot of stress, he may have difficulty achieving an erection. If the man feels relaxed then he will become erect more easily.

The language used to talk about sex has become more open, but this may still be a source of discomfort to the older person. …