The essence of Man
The singular thing that can send a man into a tailspin is to not be able to get a hard-on. Seriously. Oh, if it's a permanent thing due to prostate surgery, or a TURP procedure gone wrong, we can eventually adjust. We have no choice.
At best - maybe - we can get a semi hard-on.
But, when it's caused by anxiety (of any kind), when it's caused by medication - or a combination of medications - well, I would think it would be enough to make any man surly.
Friends of ours have been together for over 42 years. His temper has recently been off the charts - he gets surly and moody and downright angry. His wife is beside herself. She asks what's wrong; he answers that he doesn't know, but something, he just can't identify it.
Not only is he going through Andropause, come to find out, he takes two medications which cause ED. He stopped a third one which also gives way to the disappearance of boners. Didn't help, of course.
Has he talked to his doctor? His wife reports, "Sort of."
Yep, another man who can't bring himself to talk about these things with anyone - not even another guy.
No, my good man, no. You don't "sort of" discuss this with your doctor, you tell him. No morning erections,
can't even get hard enough to masturbate,
to release the smallest amount of semen
and the testicles ache something awful.
frustration is mounting.
Do something. Start the Bio-identical Testosterone Cream, change out the medications until we find ones that won't knock the dick in the dirt.
He has an appointment next month. We'll see if anyone heeds my advice.