No man likes to see a doctor at the best of times, but when the diagnosis is erectile dysfunction, it can feel like a life sentence.
There was a time not so long ago when talking about erectile dysfunction was taboo and rarely talked about in public. That began to change in the late '90s, when advertisements for Viagra began to air on TV. Today, the erectile dysfunction business is a multi-billion-dollar industry with great promises and limited advice.
The authors of EDucation are a real-life couple who had to deal with erectile dysfunction early on in their relationship. They found a few books on erectile dysfunction, but they were very clinical in nature, so they wrote their own book filled with practical advice, like whisky dick is real and having a few before the lights go out is a bad idea.
EDucation is a light-hearted, helpful and fun view of erectile dysfunction for men and their partners!
Remember: it's all in your head!
EXCERPT: Exclusive Excerpt
What Is the Most Embarrassing Aspect of ED?
a) Not being able to please your partner when ED shows up at the moment that you’re both ready to go at it like rabbits?
b) Admitting to yourself that this is all your problem and not your partner’s?
c) Telling your doctor that you can’t get it up?
d) Worrying that your drinking buddy, in whom you confided one alcohol-fuelled night, is going to blab your secret all over town?
e) Accepting some erection pills from your drinking buddy, and realizing you have no idea how they work?
f) Picking up your first prescription for erection pills from the pharmacist—who just so happens to be drop-dead gorgeous?
g) Telling your new partner about your ED?
h) All of the above?
Whatever embarrassing situation you find yourself in, don’t let it get to your head. Embarrassment is short-lived. If you want to regain normalcy in your life, you can’t sit around and mope about your situation—that will only bring you down even more (wink, wink). Remember that stress plays a big part in this. If you have a permanent partner, get back on the horse, so to speak. If you can’t get porn-star hard, find out what you can do for your partner and what gives you pleasure. Sex should be pleasurable for both of you. It should be a pleasure to give and a pleasure to receive, whether that happens simultaneously or individually. The important thing is that you still find a way to pleasure each other—make that the goal. Sex is about getting turned on—whether that includes a hard-on or not.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
We are Rockie and Kelly, two people in their 50s, who met online after our marriages fell apart. The late 40s and early 50s are a difficult time for many couples, as the kids start to leave home and you wonder what the next chapter holds for you. There may be financial, career, relationship and — in particular — sex issues that suddenly rear their ugly heads.
We spent a long time talking and texting prior to meeting in person, and eventually, as our relationship grew, we were ready for intimacy. He was upfront from the beginning that he suffered from Erectile Dysfunction (ED). His honesty about ED helped us to deal with this and, as our relationship progressed, we found different solutions to improve our sex life. We also discovered that while there is a lot of information available about ED, most of the books on this topic are very clinical and serious. As time went on and we became better acquainted with ED, we decided that we wanted to take what we had learned and write a book that would be both helpful and humorous in order to help other couples.
You will notice that we have included a song at the beginning of each chapter. We felt the song lyrics had hidden meaning for us, from our point of view of ED. If you are not familiar with these songs, take time to listen to them and see if you can find or make the connection with Erectile Dysfunction.
It is important to note that we are not medical professionals, nor sex therapists, and do not offer a cure. We are here to give you fun and practical advice on how to live with ED and have a fulfilling sex life.
This book is meant for both men and women, whether new to the diagnosis of Erectile Dysfunction, or in the midst of dealing with it—married or otherwise. We hope it helps you find a new normalcy in the bedroom, and that you enjoy our straightforward and unconventional approach!