Impotent / Impotence

Impotence (sometimes called 'erectile dysfunction') is the inability to get or maintain an erection during sexual performance.

What does 'impotent' mean?


Impotent is a terms that describes a man who has an inability to either get an erection, or to maintain that erection long enough for intercourse or other sexual activity to take place.

Usually, the term impotent will apply to a man who is unable to get an erection, is unable to maintain an erection and / or is unable to penetrate during sex.

Generally speaking, the causes of impotence can be put into two main categories.

Impotence caused by physical problems

This is where the impotence is caused by a physical problem, such as (amongst other things) a physical injury to the penis or problems with the nervous system for example.

If you believe you have a physical issue that’s causing the impotence problems to happen (such as an injury for example), then the best place to start is to talk to your doctor or other healthcare provider about possible physical treatments.

Impotence caused by psychological problems

This is where the problem is created, or at least made worse, by the way the person thinks about sex (worrying about it, getting anxious, being nervous in case it happens again). This is something that we call ‘Thought Generated Anxiety’, and is something that we’ve found to be quite common amongst men who have a psychological side to their problem.

What can I do if I think there's a psychological side to my impotence?


If you believe that your impotence is caused (or made worse) by anxiety, stress, worry, anticipation that it’s going to happen again, etc, then a programme that can help you to deal with that ‘Thought Generated Anxiety’ could help.

This programme, for example, was written specifically to help men who have a psychological side to their problem, and is all about dealing with the ‘Thought Generated Anxiety’ that can make the problem worse.

Improving a sexual problem can be relatively straightforward, when you know what to do

You might be relieved to know that there are a few things that issues like these tend to have in common. They are often to do with the way you think about the problem, and while they can be relatively straightforward to change when you know what they are, they can be difficult to spot if you don't.

If you'd like help with your problem, check out our male sexual problems self-help programme, or fill out the short contact form below...

Our male sexual problems self-help programme

The Avon HypnoCognition® Male Sexual Problems Programme has been designed specifically to help with sexual problems such as impotence, E.D. and P.E.

We've helped lots of people over the years to see what's behind their problems, and we can help you to do this too. We can show you how to recognise these things for yourself, and we've put all this info into a self-help programme.

What some of our previous clients have said...

Avon Hypnotherapy Testimonials.  Does hypnosis and hypnotherapy work? I'm delighted to tell you that since we last met, the problem I started seeing you about has gone! My girlfriend and I have been very active over the past couple of weeks and all my worrying has vanished!

I felt a great relief after our last session, I feel happier all round and have changed the way I look at things, in particular my over sensitivity about what other people are thinking.

It was a pleasure to meet you, thanks so much for your help. impotence / ED client from London

Avon Hypnotherapy Testimonials.  Does hypnosis and hypnotherapy work?I had a problem with erectile dysfunction, and was about ready to turn to the viagra. I wasn't convinced that simply talking about it would help. But it did: the process isn't a miracle cure (it takes work and a lot of thinking) but it helped tremendously. The problem has been resolved. Paul was a pleasure to deal with and talking about the issue with him never felt awkward or difficult. The mental techniques he proposed began to have an impact almost immediately once I'd gotten the hang of them.
An Ex-Impotence / ED sufferer

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