Are you living within a sexless marriage? The New York Times conducted a survey which found that approximately 15% of marriages in this country are sexless. Basically, this means that a couple doesn’t have sex more than 10 times a year. Given that the most important qualities in a marriage are companionship, sex, and love, according to the survey, a sexless marriage can place a strain on this relationship.
Do you or your partner have erectile dysfunction (ED)? In the United States, more than 30 million cases have been reported, and it has been a contributing factor for the failure of 1 out of every 5 marriages. A recent study showed that 25% of the participants that had ED were concerned about satisfying their partners because they weren’t able to have intercourse. Furthermore, they expressed concern that they were “letting down their partners.”
Age can be a factor with ED. The Cleveland Clinic conducted a study that found the following incidences of ED within these age groups:
- Men over 40: 40%
- Men over 70: 70%
There are a variety of causes for ED. However, hardening of the arteries, or Atherosclerosis, tends to be prevalent with men 60 and above. Approximately 50% to 60% of ED cases within this age group are due to this condition.
Vacuum therapy has been shown to assist men with maintaining an erection. When a vacuum pump is used, men are usually able to maintain their erection for around 30 minutes. In general, vacuum pump devices for erectile dysfunction have the following components:
- A clear plastic tube to place over the penis
- A hand or battery-powered pump
- A band that is placed around the erect penis’ base
According to WebMD, a large percentage of men have been satisfied with the results of using vacuum therapy for ED. Estimates indicate that this applies to 50% to 80% of the men that chose to use this method. Despite the cause of their ED, studies have also shown that 9 out of 10 men that use a vacuum pump have been able to engage in and enjoy sex. When men have had prostate surgery, for example, a vacuum pump for ED after prostate surgery has been effective.
If you’re looking for a natural remedy for erectile dysfunction, then you and your partner may be interested in vacuum therapy. Given the study results cited above, it makes sense to explore this as an option. While companionship and love are integral to a successful marriage, so, too, is regular sex.