Twitter chat: Thinking About Sex Day
Thinking About Sex Day takes place every 14 February. It’s an opportunity to talk about all things sex and this year The Urology Foundation are taking part in a live Twitter Chat that will look at erectile dysfunction (ED).
• More than 50% of men over 40 suffer from some degree of ED
• ED is estimated to affect 25 to 35 million men over the age of 18 in Europe
Even though it is so common, ED is something that is simply not spoken about enough, and when it is spoken about, it is usually accompanied by laughter and embarrassment. This live Twitter Chat is hoping to have a slightly different approach.
It is important that we don’t underestimate the psychological impact of ED on a man. The World Health Organisation states that sexual health is fundamental to the physical and emotional wellbeing of humans. Whilst it is something that is easy to make jokes about, ED can be an awful condition that can affect men of any age.
Consultant urologist, Asif Muneer told us, ‘Within my work there is no discrimination regarding age. I have treated men in their early 20s to a man in his 90s.’
John Goodridge experienced ED after he was diagnosed with prostate cancer, he has spoken about what ED was like for him: ‘In the three years I spent searching for the right treatment I became depressed and lonely, mainly because, although these conditions are well known, they are rarely talked about. Men like to joke, but it is women who are far more practical at getting themselves help.’
If you are suffering from ED, it’s important that you know that it is a condition that can be treated and so you should seek medical help. If you have any questions, please see your GP, and also take a look at the Twitter chat on 14 February.
Using #LearnMoreAboutED people, health care professionals, and companies will be able to ask and answer serious questions about ED. Please also feel free to leave any comments and thoughts in the space below. These can be added to the Twitter chat when it goes live.