Monthly Archives: March 2013

Diagnostic Tests for Verifying Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction or more commonly called as impotence, as a male condition where he is unable to get an erection long and hard enough sufficient for participating in sexual activity.  There are actually a number of factors that contribute to this condition and each may vary between patients.  While the treatment of this condition is no longer far-fetched as there are now many medically and technologically-inspired ways to treat this condition, the diagnosis for this condition is nevertheless important. Continue reading

A Closer Look on Erection – an Important Male Sexual Function

An erection occurs when a man becomes sexually stimulated.  This stimulation can be brought about by touch, sight, or thought.  Once he becomes sexually stimulated, signals from the brain are then sent to the smooth muscle that surrounds a cavity inside the penis telling it to relax so the blood from coming from the arteries there can pump blood inside the cavity.  As blood gets pumps inside the cavity, the penis begins to swell rising up and becoming firm.  The penis is now erect and suitable for sexual intercourse.  However, in order to keep the penis erect, the pressure created upon the skin partially closes the veins underneath the shaft so blood from inside the cavity does not easily escape out.  The erection is supposed to continue only until the smooth muscle receives a signal from the brain telling it to stop relaxing.  The problem though is that the length of erections is not constant as it can turn flaccid even during the peak of sexual intercourse. Continue reading