The Biggest Mistake A Man Can Make When It Comes To Sex

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A report that was published by Daily News Lifestyle, which included information about a poll that was conducted amongst a large number of people, revealed that as almost 20% of American adults are not sexually active. This means that more than 80% of adults in the country are sexually active and participating in sexual activity – some on a regular basis, and some on occasional intervals. Yet, many of these people tend to make some of the biggest sex mistakes.

Sexual intercourse and activities are an important part of life for many people. This is no surprise as scientists have proven* that sex has numerous advantages to contribute toward people who are sexually active. According to Doctor Mercola, regularly participating in sexual activities with a partner has the ability to improve* the human body’s immune system, acts as a stress reliever and even alleviate* pain throughout the body. Sex has also been proven* to be an excellent type of exercise that gets the heart pumping and it even allows you to drop some pounds in the process.

While some people are having sex regularly without any particular problems, there are some couples who experience issues with their sex lives. Many different factors can contribute towards problems with a couple’s issues in the bedroom, as well as with a man’s ability to satisfy his partner. In this post, however, we want to address one of the biggest sex mistakes that men tend to make – and that is to overlook some common symptoms that indicate the development of a sexual dysfunction. Once the sexual dysfunction has developed to a fuller extend, they tend to act upon the problem only to find out that treatment would have been more successful should they have consulted a doctor when they first noticed the symptoms.

What Are The Most Common Sexual Dysfunctions In Men And How Do They Affect A Man’s Sex Life?

There are many sexual dysfunctions that can affect a man and knowing what symptoms may signal the development of any particular sexual dysfunction will help a man know when he needs to seek medical advice to prevent the problem from getting worse. If you are experiencing problems in the bedroom, then the biggest and one of the biggest sex mistakes you could make is simply ignoring the symptoms. Let’s consider some common sexual dysfunctions that men can be develop, including the symptoms that they tend to cause, so that you can know when you should be concerned and when you can ignore a particular symptom.

NHS Choices report that the most common sexual dysfunctions and problems that men experience include premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction and a loss of libido. These problems are experienced by as much as 10% of all men, so let’s address each of these concerns separately to better* understand them.

Premature Ejaculation

Premature ejaculation refers to a condition where a man ejaculates too quickly when he penetrates his partner. This condition usually did not have a measurement for diagnosis, but recently doctors have started to diagnose the disorder based on how long it takes a man to ejaculate after penetration. If you tend to ejaculate within one minute of penetration, then you are considered to be suffering from premature ejaculation.

Stress and anxiety are the two most common causes for premature ejaculation, but some people who have problems with their relationship also find that they are ejaculating too soon when they are participating in sexual intercourse with their partner.

Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction is diagnosed when one of three symptoms present themselves in a man:

  • The man is unable to maintain his erection during sex; thus his erection becomes limb while he is penetrating his partner.
  • The man is able to have an erection, but the erection is not hard enough to have intercourse.
  • The man is completely unable to have an erection at all.

This particular sexual dysfunction affects quite a lot of men over the age of 40 and is often caused by conditions that are not directly related to the man’s sexual organs. Heart disease and high blood pressure, as well as any health concern that affects blood flow, may lead to a reduced* blood supply to the penis; thus resulting in problems with the affected man’s erectile function.

Loss Of Libido

While a loss of libido does not always seem to be a concern for men, it can become problematic when their libido refuses to return at all. A loss of libido refers to a condition where you are no longer interested in sexual activities. It is quite normal to experience the condition occasionally, especially when you are under a lot of stress, but when it presents itself too frequently, it might be a call for concern. When a loss of libido is not attended to, it could lead to other types of sexual dysfunctions presenting themselves due to the man’s lack of interest in sex.

When A Man Should See A Doctor

Making the mistake of not noticing potential signs that a sexual dysfunction might be developing can cause havoc on the male sexual health and his abilities in the bedroom. This is not only the worst bedroom mistake men make, but may also pose as a risk for their physical health as the symptoms that arise in a man’s sexual performance is often caused by diseases that affects other parts of their body. Knowing what symptoms to look out for and acting upon the development of these symptoms immediately will ensure the man’s condition is diagnosed and treated quickly, which increases* the chance for a successful treatment.

We are not advising men to rush to the doctor when even the smallest of symptoms related to their sexual health appear, but when they do notice symptoms that are associated with sexual dysfunctions in men, they should monitor the particular problem and, should it fail to go away, a medical evaluation should be considered.

The symptoms we have discussed in the previous section will help men determine whether there are any particular problems they should be worried about. It is important to remember that some sexual dysfunctions, such as erectile dysfunction, may occur when a man is under a lot of stress and it might be a temporary issue that only happens on infrequent occasions. When such a problem tends to repeat itself regularly, then it is something to be concerned about.

Particular symptoms that men should especially pay attention to include:

  • Not being able to achieve an erection at all frequently – this is especially a concern if you are not able to have a normal erection most of the time when you try to engage in sexual activities with a partner.
  • Continuously losing an erection while having sex with a partner.
  • Ejaculating too soon during sex most of the time or not ejaculating at all most of the time while having sex.

Should you suffer from any of the above-mentioned problems, then a trip to your doctor can help you identify what may be causing the problem, and an appropriate treatment plan can be compiled to help you overcome the issues you are facing and restore your agility in the bedroom. Ignoring the symptoms, however, might be the worst bedroom mistake you can make as the problem might become much worse when left unattended.

What common mistakes men do when making love?

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It often happens that a lot of men are in a hurry to finish the act of making love, before their partners are fully satisfied. This creates frustration the bedroom and it can affect the relationship altogether. It is also important to take your time and discuss about the things that arouse you, as well as your partner. Once you establish such things, it will be easier to have fun in the bedroom. Do not make the mistake of assuming that you know what she wants; rather ask about her preferences and fantasies. Another common mistake is assuming that the same routine works every time; women are not robots and they respond quite well to change. Spice things up and do not be afraid to try new things. This will make the atmosphere more relaxed and you will be able to enjoy yourself to the fullest.

What is the worst thing men do while doing sex?

The worst thing that men do while having sex is expecting orgasm to naturally happen. It is worth mentioning that the majority of the women can reach an orgasm only through additional clitoral stimulation; if you are hoping that sexual intercourse will do the trick, you are in the wrong. You need to acknowledge the fact that your partner needs additional stimulation and not feel threatened by such needs. Do not be in a hurry to assume that something is wrong, just because orgasm does not happen in the expected timeframe. The time spent in the bedroom should not be clocked; what matters is that you have an intimate connection and that you enjoy the experience together.

Conclusion

Sexual dysfunctions are diagnosed amongst men every single day. They can vary in severity from milder symptoms to more serious symptoms. When diagnosed and treated early, many of these disorders can be reversed and normal sexual function can be restored. Unfortunately, one of biggest sex mistakes in men is that they tend to wait until the problem becomes more severe, which causes the problem to have a larger impact on their life and also makes treatment more difficult – a problem that could affect the state of his relationship with his partner.

References

http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/20-percent-people-not-sexually-active-poll-sex-3-4-times-week-article-1.145830
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/11/18/11-sex-health-benefits.aspx
http://www.nhs.uk/livewell/goodsex/pages/malesexualdysfunction.aspx

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Expert Author : Mark Simms (Consumer Health Digest)

Mark Simms is a prolific freelance health and beauty writer, independent researcher with a long history and expertise of providing reliable and relatable health content for magazines, newsletters, websites including blogs and journals. He also enjoy exploring men’s and women’s health category writing articles about sex and relationships, product review and providing information on sexual health.