Men's Sexual Health
Optimal male sexual health includes sexual desire (libido) and the ability to get and sustain an erection (erectile function). Harvard Health
All men, and their partners, know when sexual performance is lacking—whether that means difficulty getting an erection, difficulty lasting or performing in the bedroom, or even having sex drive at all. But many men aren’t quite as quick to the draw when it comes to discussing their sexual health with a professional.
While some men have become more comfortable seeking out products like Viagra and Cialis, which can be a useful tool for some men, these medications are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to optimizing sexual performance and enjoyment. And too often, they’re just masking the problem rather than solving it…not to mention the side effects they can cause.
Aside from the personal pleasure, the emotional and psychological benefits, and the positive impact regular, healthy sex can have on intimate relationships, studies have shown that regular sex can also lead to better cardiovascular health, better sleep, increased immune function, lower mortality, and beyond. So whether you are looking to improve sexual performance to regain your confidence, strengthen your relationship, or give your health a boost—or a combination of all three—you’ve come to the right place.
What exactly is “sexual health”? What does it take to have great sex?
From your body’s hormonal composition to the changes that can take place with the male genitals over time, optimizing men’s sexual health means getting to the root of the problem and helping men boost their libido, enhance their erections and achieve the sexual performance and experience they’re seeking.
Optimal sexual function isn’t cut and dry. It involves a combination of complex physical and mental factors, and at the risk of over simplifying the issue, we believe a man needs five basic things for superior and satisfying sex:
- A willing, suitable partner.
- An intact nerve supply to the penis. Conditions that impede nerve function include, but are not limited to, diabetes, chronic back pain, MS, post-surgical nerve damage, diabetes, and a host of others.
- A structurally intact penis. Peyronies disease*, for example, can decrease one’s sexual function.
- Sexual thoughts and libido. This is often a problem with men suffering from low testosterone levels, and it is very easy to correct.
- Sufficient blood flow, the most common cause of poor erectile performance.
So it’s important to for us to discuss and offer treatment in all these areas (except, of course, for obtaining partners!).
When it comes to the hormonal part of men’s sexual health, testosterone is king. That’s why we always suggest a testosterone screening to see if a Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) might be right for you. When testosterone is sub-optimal, this often becomes the foundation of treatment. In many cases, an HRT program becomes even more impactful on sexual health when combined with additional medications and treatment options we offer that are designed to help you achieve the performance and pleasure you’re looking for.
Pulse Wave Therapy for ED
Pulse wave therapy—sometimes referred to as Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy—is a completely pain-free procedure that uses mechanically induced waves to break up plaque build-up, support healthy blood vessel function and stimulate nerve supply in the male genitals. This procedure helps to improve blood flow in all men—not just those suffering from ED—to help them achieve solid, lasting erections. For more information about Pulse Wave Therapy, click here.
If you have trouble achieving and/or maintaining a suitable erection, or your penis size is less than desirable size, these things can have a serious impact on your sex life and intimate relationships.
The P-Shot is an advanced sexual health treatment that has shown to help men enhance erections, sensitivity and penis size. The shot is a simple, relatively painless, office-based procedure that involves harvesting and injecting one’s own plasma-enriched growth factors into specific areas of the penis. For more on the P-Shot, click here.
For men that are dealing with decreased sexual function as a result of insufficient nerve flow or decreased pelvic floor strength, or for men suffering from urinary incontinence, the BTL EMSELLA is a non-invasive, walk-in/walk-out procedure performed with no drugs, no downtime and no undressing. The brief, pain-free treatment takes less than 30 minutes and uses High Intensity Focused Electromagnetic (HIFEM) energy to stimulate muscles and nerves in the pelvic floor—building muscle strength, increasing blood flow and improving patients’ overall quality of life. In fact, 95% of patients treated with the BTL EMSELLA have reported significant improvement in their quality of life. To learn more about the EMSELLA, click here.
Medications for ED and Other Available Solutions
When appropriate, we can prescribe a number of medications that help initiate and sustain erection and improve sexual ability. This will of course depend on one’s individual health, personal medical history and other medications being taken.
We also offer health coaching for men that are struggling with managing their weight and achieving muscle tone, both of which can help boost self-confidence, relationships and libido.
The first step is a brief free screening to give our medical team insight into your concerns. The free screening is followed by a consultation, during which our medical team will analyze your personal needs, goals and discuss a plan of action that addresses your individual concerns.
Improving your sexual health can improve your confidence, wellness and overall enjoyment of life—for you and your partner. If you have any questions or concerns about your sexual health, contact us today to schedule a free initial screening with our medical team.