In the bedroom, over a third (35%) of men struggle to get turned on, and 37% struggle to admit they’re having sexual performance issues.
The study also revealed two in three men had moments in their lives that made them feel insecure about themselves.
Some insecurities that men have endured are weight gain (46%), quality of life (41%) and sexual performance (37%). Others said they felt insecure in areas such as hygiene, sexual and gender identity, and social anxiety.
In the bedroom, over a third (35%) of men struggle to get turned on, and 37% struggle to admit they’re having sexual performance issues. Close to half (48%) said not being able to satisfy their partner in bed makes them feel depressed, and for 32%, the pandemic has made their libido to be worse than ever.
Even though 35% said bad sex took a toll on their relationships, only 38% of men have actually spoken with their partners about their sexual insecurities.
Aside from feeling low during sex, four in 10 revealed they compensated for their insecurities on a regular basis since 53% said their self-confidence has been at an all-time low during lockdown.
Men recalled doing anything to feel more secure — from applying homemade acne remedies that failed, to buying new and expensive cars.
“Men suffer from all kinds of insecurities, with erectile dysfunction being one of them. Taking supplements or PDE-5 inhibitors (pills) are the most common go-to short-term solutions for men experiencing erectile dysfunction. However, there is a critical third element that is often overlooked: the pipes,” said urologist Dr. Judson Brandeis of GAINSWave. “Men need to pay attention to the underlying causes of ED and how to remedy them, which is overall increasing the flow of blood to the penis. Extracorporeal shockwave therapy is the better, long-term solution because it focuses on not only cleaning out the pipes, but creating new blood vessels to deliver more blood.”