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Default How would you deal with a partner who has E.D.?

I am not sure how to handle it as I take it as him not being attracted to me. He doesn’t even know why it’s happening as this has never been an issue..literally, one minute we were having sex quite regularly (every 2 days) then the next he lost his sex drive...he literally doesn’t want to be intimate AT ALL. When he has a couple drinks with me, he is kissing me and being flirty..he will hold my hand other times but he doesn’t want to kiss, or have any sort of sexual contact. I have tried to talk to him about it and concluded it isn’t me. There’d no infidelity, nothing I am doing or not doing..a few days ago we tried to have sex, and he couldn’t perform and he was embarrassed and was sobbing..he rarely ever cries..
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Default Re: How would you deal with a partner who has E.D.?

I wouldn’t say that he “couldn’t perform”.

I would stress that he has a dysfunction that can be treated.

I would recommend that he start with a visit to a doctor.

If that resolves the dysfunction, great!

If not, I would recommend seeing a sex therapist.

ED is a known phenomenon. With treatment the prognosis is good.
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