What exactly does Erectile Dysfunction mean?
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is any type of problem getting or maintaining an erection that interferes with sexual intimacy. Along with decreased sex drive (libido) and abnormal ejaculation (premature ejaculation, delayed ejaculation, or inability to climax), ED is part of a broader spectrum called male sexual dysfunction.
What causes erections?
Erections are caused when blood flows from the hypogastric artery into the spongy tissues of the penis (corpora cavernosa and spongiosa) faster than flows out, much like filling a water balloon or an inner tube. It’s a pretty neat system, because the erection itself puts pressure against the draining veins, thereby maintaining the erection.
They begin by psychogenic causes such as erotic thoughts or visual. Auditory, or olfactory stimuli, even fantasy. The can also occur as a reflex by tactile (touching) stimuli. (Nocturnal erections, somehow associated with REM sleep, are ...
Why Tying Your Tubes Is Not Like Tying Your Shoelaces
It is easy to untie your shoelaces. Your tubes are more difficult. What we are talking about here are your fallopian tubes, which carry an egg for fertilization from the ovary toward your uterus (womb) for implantation. Tying them effectively puts up a block so the sperm coming from the other direction can not get to the egg. Pregnancy is prevented in this way, which is why a tubal ligation is performed surgically as a permanent contraceptive.
Tubal Ligation: Is it a permanent solution to a temporary problem?
“Permanent” is the important distinction here. Unfortunately, the simplistic description of merely “tying” them makes it sound so un-doable. Simply untie them if you change your mind, right? Sadly, this is a misconception some women discover only after the procedure.
Shoelaces are inanimate objects made of string, twine, or cloth. Your tubes are dynamic, living tissue with physiologic pro ...