This week is Men’s Health Week, an opportunity to discuss and think more about men’s health concerns and the unique health issues experienced by men.
You’ll probably hear lots about mental health, depression, prostate cancer and heart disease. These are some of the everyday things that impact men, and they are so important to talk about. Men are over-represented in the numbers for suicide, cancer, diabetes, heart disease and lung disease. 11% of WA men experience a high or very high level of psychological distress last year. 1 in 4 men will deal with depression at some point in their life.
But there are so many other things that men don’t discuss; topics that can be uncomfortable and embarrassing but impact men’s mental health and wellbeing. It’s time to talk about sex and the unique sexual issues that men deal with.
Why Talk about Sex and Men's Sexual Health?
At least 1 in 4 men will experience problems with their sexual function in their lifetime. When it comes to sex, if something doesn’t quite go to plan, it can affect our confidence, happiness, sense of pride and self. And it can create distance in our relationships.
There are many different sexual problems men may deal with. They all have an impact on our lives, health and happiness in different ways. Some common ones include:
Dealing with these sexual function problems, as well as the underlying considerations that impact them, can have an dramatic impact on a man's happiness, vitality and overall well-being. It can affect his relationships, his feelings of being a dad, a husband, a lover, and co-worker as these concerns can impact a guys sense of self. These problems are common and there’s a lot that you can do to deal with them.
Be proud, be loud, and give yourself the opportunity to talk about what you’re dealing with. If you are experiencing sexual concerns, you are not alone. There is absolutely nothing wrong with you and there is support out there for you.
If you need to talk to someone about what you are dealing with, whether it be concerns about sexual function, relationships or anything else to do with sex, we are here for you. Appointments with our experienced sex therapists are safe, supportive and confidential. You can book an appointment by going to our booking page or contact us at any of the options on our contact us page.