You're extremely lucky if you go through life never experiencing any issues in the bedroom. Despite a high number of people dealing with this, it often goes undiscussed. We sweep it under the carpet with any other perceived "embarrassing issues".
That right there is the biggest concern of all. We're too scared to talk about these problems, so they go unsolved. Wouldn't it be great if we could bin the taboo and stigma around this topic? But that long-overdue conversation isn't going to happen any time soon.
However, the health subscription brand EveAdam has taken notice and is changing all that. They provide a safe, confidential place for people to receive professional advice and treatment for sexual health issues. Now, individuals have somewhere to go other than their local GP, at a time that suits them, and in a private environment.
EveAdam evaluated data based on Reddit and Google searches and have uncovered the most common bedroom issues people in the UK battle with.
Here are the top five:
1. Erectile Dysfunction
ED is much more prevalent than we think. It affects men of all ages: 40% of men over the age of 40 and 30% of men under 40. What's also troubling is that compared to older men, younger men suffer from more severe ED.
There's a long list of ED causes, from physical to psychological, but it really comes down to the individual. Since the FDA approval of Viagra in 1998, several treatments have been developed to treat ED which all work for different lengths of time.
There are tablets for ED out there marketed as 'miracle cures', but beware: they're often counterfeit, which means they may not work and can have very dangerous side effects. That's why it's critical that you talk with a healthcare professional so you can receive the right treatment plan
2. Premature Ejaculation
Premature ejaculation is a very common problem, but you'll be glad to hear that most of the time it isn't caused by a serious underlying condition. It mostly affects younger men and is generally due to anxiety. Most doctors recommend relaxing and taking your time about sex, which can be enough to solve the problem. And if that doesn't work, there are creams and tablets available on prescription to help.
6 out of 7 couples conceive within the first year of trying to have a baby and 9 in 10 conceive within 2 years. It's recommended that after a year of trying and still not conceive, then you and your partner should visit a doctor.
Based on your causes, there are a variety of treatments for both males and females. In fact, being overweight, drinking too much alcohol, being physically inactive, and smoking can all reduce your ability to conceive, and can be easy options to start with to increase your chances.
4. Low libido
Low libido can be physical due to low testosterone levels, or psychological such as relationship problems. It's also a symptom of depression. If this is a problem in your life, speaking to a professional can help. Treatment will vary depending on the cause.
As there is currently still no tested and licensed male version of the contraceptive pill available the female contraceptive pill is one of the most popular forms of contraception along with condoms.
There are so many forms of female contraception out there, some of which contain hormones and others that don't. For most women, it can be a trial and error process to find what's right for them. Some forms can cause side effects, especially if you have an underlying condition, so it's important you discuss your choices with a healthcare professional.
When it comes to sexual health issues, so many people across the UK are suffering in silence. But thanks to EveAdam's confidential consultations and personalised treatment plans for men with ED, we no longer have to.
This information is not a tool for self-diagnosis or a substitute for professional medical advice. It is not to be used or relied on for that purpose. Please talk to your urologists or healthcare provider about your health concerns. Always consult a healthcare provider before you start or stop any treatments, including medications. Information and statements regarding supplements are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or health condition