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Erectile dysfunction is not something that we talk about enough, especially when it comes to how it can affect our mental health. Today I talk about the reasons why we can struggle with erectile dysfunction (there are many various causes) and how it can even be caused by a mental illness!
Many of you who struggle with depression, anxiety, as well as many other mental illnesses have told me how it has negatively affected their sex life and even their ability to have sex. Not to mention those of us who have been sexually abused or assaulted in the past and how that affects our ability to have a happy and healthy sex life.
I hope this videos reminds you that you are not alone, that there is help available, and the more we talk about it, the less likely it is that it will affect our mental health. Also, try to include your partners as much as possible in your treatment so that they can support you as well. xoxo
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I know my comment isn't relevant to this video but I don't really care because this community is awesome! I think that self diagnosing is a bit pointless because it can only make someone assume that they have a problem when they really don't. Anyways I genuinely think that I have some serious Issues and that I am potentially a danger to family, friends and others around me (Doesn't really matter who they are). I intend to tell my mom that I would like to get some professional help but my only concern is that if I talk to a Therapist, will they tell me that the only thing wrong with me is that I simply have bad thoughts when I do believe that there is a greater reason behind the way that I am? I don't want to be told this and then continue to know that there is a deeper problem. I also don't want to Diagnose myself because I'm no therapist. I dont really know what im trying to ask but if anyone can respond with anything helpful, that would be great.
I could give my life story and how things have progressed but its kind of a long story as it starts when I was about 5.
Also I love the videos! they've been helpful so far to me.
Hi Kati, I just found your channel yesterday and it has inspired me to make an appointment with a therapist Friday for the first time to get through what I know was an extremely emotionally abusive relationship with my stepmother.
I know you say we should distance ourselves if we know a relationship would hurt us more, which I have for the last five years, however, I have younger half siblings and as they grow older I am faced with the dilemma of having to see her when they make milestones in their life like graduating high school.
My question is what advice do you (or anyone else in the comments section) have when you have to be in a situation where you would see the person that had emotionally abused you in a public setting without making it uncomfortable for my younger siblings.
Can you answer how to deal with being married to a recovering alcoholic? My husband is recovering and it's been really difficult for me to deal with. He's only been sober for 2 months and he's slipped once but he won't go to AA meetings. Can you answer how to deal with the alcoholism?
I think the only thing that turns me on is space and the great unknown. Yet, apart from my brother and my dad, I don't think I have had a single conversation about it with anybody in nearly 40 years! (I don't get sexually aroused by it - I mean mentally stimulated :P). It's as though beyond our atmosphere doesn't exist! Does our atmosphere even exist!? - the nearest I have gotten to talking about that was at high altitude asking a friend to move their hand about to see if they could still feel the air they were breathing..
Years ago I talked to one guy that I was studying chemistry when both of us went to the University of California Santa Cruz, or UCSC. This one guy told me years ago that he used to smoke marijuana to deal with his depression. Then he go married and started using antidepressants. He told me that antidepressants caused Erectile dysfunctio. He told me that he wanted an antidepressant that did not cause erectile dysfunction. I do not blame him for telling me.
I'm really glad you're a female talking about this issue, because I feel like a lot of women dismiss erectile dysfunction as not really a big deal, but it totally is. There is nothing wrong with wanting a healthy sex life, and if you have an issue that prohibits from having one, you should definitely get treatment for it.
Kati Morton, Thank you for your response! I was thinking about a conversation about sexual dysfunction as a result of depression, bipolar, etc. Also, I've noticed that being treated for these issues (medicinally) can also lead to a lowered libido. How does one mentally overcome such issues. It's almost like taking away one problem to get another. This can lead to bigger issues long term in marriages/ long term relationships. Personally, I've known a few people avoid medication because of the adverse effects.
I can definitely talk about that!! Do you have a specific question? Or would you like me to talk about lack of sex drive? or how we can have sexual dysfunction as a result of our mental health issues? Let me know :) Happy to talk about it! xoxo
This channel is such a great resource and it's been incredibly helpful to me over the years. Nowadays I'm more here for my intellectual curiosity and interest in psychology but when I have friends who are struggling I often refer them to one or another of your videos to provide explanations that I'm not necessarily qualified to provide. Out of curiosity, would you ever refer your own clients to your channel or is it something you keep separate? And if so how do you find a balance between having an online personality/following and keeping healthy relationships with clients? There was a time when I wanted to share things that I've learned from experience in order to help people, but as I've studied more and done voluntary work I've been warned a lot about maintaining privacy and not sharing anything online so that I can be more effective, which I of course understand and I know you don't really share details of your private life but it's something that interests me a lot. Like how do you know what is and isn't okay to put on the internet given that a client might have access to it?
Hey Anna :) Great questions! I do not refer my clients to any of my online content, although 2 of them do know about my channel. From what I know, they don't regularly watch though. Since my online stuff is mostly mental health focused I don't worry too much, but it is something I constantly consult about and check myself about :) xoxo
I have questions, is it weird to not want to fix your "problems" because you feel like you will lose a part of you? I feel like if I get better i won't need to go to therapy and then I'll have no one, no one to be there and actually help me.
Also when I feel myself having fun I suddenly feel a wave of sad come over me and I feel the need to be sad. Why does this happen? Should I be worried?
Keep up the great work.-skye❤️
Hay Kati, awesome video! It would be soooooo helpful, if you could speak about how alcoholism in a spouse effects a marital relationship. My wife is dual diagnosed. She suffers from Alcoholism and anxiety. She takes diazepam for her anxiety, and drinks because of her alcoholism. The two drugs combined can create a fatal reaction. I'm lost because neither she nor I can control her drinking, her drinking changes her personality, and causes enormous stress in the relation when we argue, usually after she drinks..... and the diazepam, combined with alcohol can kill her. She seems unconcerned, as she feels as though her drinking is under control.... which it isn't. Al-Anon has been a help to me in understanding that I can't control her drinking, but what do I do when I understand that diazepam and alcohol can, and likely will.... kill her? I mention this now because of your video on ED. I have ED. Its hard to have a sexual, sexy relationship when you know that your wife can die any day from a mixture of alcohol and Diazepam. The stress kills almost all possibilities of having an erection. Sad for me..... sad for her. We've been married for 26 beautiful years, we've been to therapy, she has 3 doctors, but the drinking is not controllable, because she WANTS to be a 'social drinker'. She likes to drink and doesn't see her illness for what it is.
(I'm not an expert) I know that stress reduces testosterone levels, and low testosterone is one cause of erectile dysfunction and low libido. I'm not sure of the exact way stress reduces testosterone levels, but it could be similar to the way testosterone levels reduce in men who take steroids to enhance performance and build muscles: when we are stressed the pituatory gland triggers the adrenal glands of the kidneys to release cortisol (a stress hormone). Cortisol also acts as a steroid hormone with similar effects to testosterone - this can be seen in women who have cushings disease as they have hairy bodies and male fat distribution - so it could be that the body reacts by reducing testosterone production to keep overall steroid levels stable - the side effect from chronic stress (and certainly chronic steroid use) is that testosterone levels become normalised to a lower level. From what I've seen things that reduce stress and raise oxytocin levels like exercise (in men) can lower cortisol levels. I think in a resting state a man's oxytocin levels are lower than a female's but I don't know if that is related to stress levels? I've seen studies on rats that have shown male rats who exercise more have higher oxytocin levels and that they are more likely to mate. That's just my amateur assessment anyway. I left another comment yay!
Here's what I've noticed about erectile dysfunction with the men who confided me about it:
Most times it isn't a dysfunction, guy just doesn't want to have sex right then, maybe the woman pissed him off, or he's depressed, stressed, tired and he's trying to brave off those things and failed, and they are used to brave those things off, they are trained to brave those things off, but as one gets older (or if the situation is less serious) the willingness to overcome something one is not supposed to overcome dies off.
Same thing with delayed ejaculation, god, even premature ejaculation is usually nothing but the guy over compensating for the fact that he's not in the mood.
And the reality is, yeah, it affects negatively womens perspective on a man saying no even once to a woman, but what's overblown is how important that negative perspective is.
And part of the fault is on the men, as they love to lie about how they want it all the time because they love the positive attention from women they get from telling that lie, and certainly love to partake in passive aggressive pissing contests against each other.
A problem both sexes, any gender suffers from.
Now, I understand how important it's to overcome sometimes, but guys over do it and girls under do it, there's a healthy medium.
Hi Kati, I'm so sorry to comment here as it has nothing to do with this video. But I just watched a YTer who lives in Houston and vlogged about her experience and I realized how many people are going to be suffering from PTSD from #hurricaneharvey. I've already made donations for people and animals, but I would like to donate to something reputable specifically regarding mental health services for people who have been impacted by Harvey. After watching her video this video popped up, and I thought maybe you might have resources to find out. ? I will do my own research as well but in the spur of the moment I saw this video and I was compelled to reach out and at least ask. Thank you regardless!
There are local resources available.. but my guess is that they will be needed even more after all the aid has left. Cause right now we are still in the crisis.. you know?? I haven't heard of any other resources.. but if I do I will share!!! Great idea btw!! xoxo So thoughtful of you! xox
I love the way you professionally explain any topic in a very open way. ♡
It would be great if you could make a video about asexuality or especially sex-repulsion.
I've never had any sexual experiences but the thought of a human (no matter the gender) seeing me naked, kissing me or even touching my naked skin makes me want to vomit. Is that simply asexuality or could this be part of mental problems?
You are amazing! You simplify everything and make people feel okay...normal...when they hear you talk about something that might be happening in their life.
Lots of love and keep up the great work :D <3
Hi Kati, great video!
I was wondering if you could talk about preparing for the loss of a loved one? I'm currently taking care of my father who is suffering from pancreatic cancer and going to pass soon, probably before Christmas. It's physically and mentally draining. I feel like I should prepare for the inevitable, but I don't know where to begin and I still have a tendency to avoid thinking about it. How do I do this?
I am so sorry that you are going through this :( I have talked about losing someone who has been sick for a long time.. see if this video is helpful: https://youtu.be/W8DBZgAROpM as well as this one: https://youtu.be/HHmM1vlqVl8
I think she may have talked about this before, but you have to get therapy/counselling and go to a bereavement group. Also it would be good to watch her videos on bereavement and the stages of bereavement.
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a problem with getting and maintaining an erection that’s firm enough to have sexual intercourse. All men have trouble getting an erection from time to time, and the likelihood of this problem increases with age. If it happens to you often, though, you may have ED.
Viagra is a prescription drug that can help men with erectile dysfunction. For many people, romance means candlelight, soft music, and a glass of wine. The little blue pill, Viagra, can be part of this picture, but only if you drink small or moderate amounts of alcohol.