In terms of how erectile dysfunction affects a couple, women are often overlooked. However, a new report by the U.K.’s Superdrug Online Doctor looks at how women deal with erectile dysfunction. The report surveyed 1,000 women about the effects of ED in their life.
Here’s what the survey asked:
“What Portion of Men Between the Ages of 40-70 Do You Believe Experience Erectile Dysfunction?”
85% percent of women who responded to this question said less than half of men between ages 40-70 experienced ED. However, this is a major misconception. Over half of men between ages 40-70 experience ED at some point in their lives.
“What Did You Initially Think When Your Partner Experienced ED?”
At first, women tend to blame themselves for their partner’s ED. Nearly 23% said it directly related to them, and 19% of women said it was because their partner no longer found them attractive.
“Did Your Partner’s ED Affect Your Relationship?”
Interestingly, ED did not have a major impact on those who maintained a strong relationship with their partner. 60% of women claimed that ED did not affect their relationship with their partner.
It’s important to know that ED is a medical issue that can be resolved. Many ED treatments are out there. Couples should work together with their doctor to find a solution.