Man’s Sense of Masculinity | Alvaro Garcia Blog

Man’s Sense of Masculinity

Success in a job or career is very basic to most mens’ sense of well-being and masculinity. This can cause you to take the cialis into play. Being passed over for a promotion, not getting an expected raise, or being fired or demoted may have a significant effect on erectile function. At other times, more subtle changes in the workplace, including new bosses or colleagues or subordinates, may affect erectile function when these changes suggest an upcoming change in the status quo. Even positive events such as a job promotion may trigger concerns of adequately meeting more demanding responsibilities, which can translate into erectile dysfunction.

Retirement can be a very stressful time. Men who mourn the loss of their careers are particularly vulnerable to the development of sexual problems. Since most men’s self-esteem comes largely from their work, even those individuals who look forward to retirement may experience problems. Without the daily routine of work, a man may feel stripped of his prestige, identity, significance, and power. At this time a man may also believe that his wife, knowing he now has more time for her, will expect more of him in general, and particularly of his services as a lover. If a man was sexually insecure prior to retiring and had used his work as an excuse for less than inspired lovemaking, his perception of increased expectations may lead to more erectile dysfunction.

A financial reversal may easily have a profound impact on a man’s sexual function, since monetary success, or the lack of it, is a measure of a man’s worth in today’s culture. Setbacks in the financial arena can adversely affect self-perception, add to marital stress, and put strain on relationships with others.

Erectile dysfunction frequently emerges during episodes of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). In this setting, the man often blames himself for being powerless either to prevent the event or to deal with it effectively. For our peace of mind and general well-being, we have to realize that we aren’t Rambo, James Bond, or any of the other superheroes whose portrayals in movies and television create unrealistic expectations of how men respond to crises.