No matter your age, not being able to get an erection when you want one is frustrating. But, when it happens in your 20s or 30s, you may be wondering if what’s going on down there is normal.

We’re here to tell you that you’re not alone, and that experiencing Erectile Dysfunction (referred to as ED throughout this article) at a younger age is much more common than what you might think.

Indeed, estimates from local studies in the Arab world show that up to 26% of men experience ED in their 20s & 30s, while 40% experience it in their 40s. And while Arab men experience ED at similar rates to the rest of the world, they live in a culture in which male virility and fertility is a foundational component of masculinity, which leaves them battling social stigma and enormous emotional pressures. That’s why Valeo decided to step in.

Debunking the hard truth – What is ED & why does it happen?

ED happens when a man can’t get or maintain an erection that is sufficient enough for satisfying sex – that might include erections that aren’t as long or as firm as wanted. For some men, ED may be a short-term problem that happens occasionally but for others, it is a long-term issue that has been developing over the course of years or decades.

A number of reasons – physical and psychological – such as stress, depression, and heart disease – can lead to ED. To explain how these factors relate to the functioning of the penis, it’s important to cover the basics of how erections work first.

From a physical aspect, the penis grows in size when a man is sexually aroused –  this happens as a result of a complex series of events in the body that involve the nervous system, the vascular system, and of course the tissue of the penis itself. Upon sexual stimulation, the brain releases a chemical to the penis (known as cGMP) which causes its muscles to relax, allowing blood to flow to its base, and leading up to an erection.

Seeing that erections highly depend on proper nerve functioning and a healthy blood flow, it’s no wonder why heart diseases, hypertension, kidney diseases, mental illness – and all other factors or conditions that affect either – would be associated with ED.

Getting hard made easy with Valeo

ED can be a frustrating issue when it happens, but Valeo has made it its mission to make getting hard..easy (the puns are endless).

Valeo provides its users with FDA-approved medications including Viagra a.k.a the famous little blue pill –  as well as state-of-the art and evidence-based natural supplements formulated to combine some of nature’s most potent aphrodisiacs – all delivered next day in discreet packaging –  to help men enjoy a satisfying sex life.