Valentine’s Day represents a celebration of the intimacy and appreciation you share with your partner. Understanding common obstacles to intimacy is important to cultivating a happy and healthy relationship.


We’ve compiled a list of five common intimacy obstacles, and tips on how to alleviate them. We hope this helps further your relationship and allows you to enjoy Valentine’s Day to its fullest!


  1. Peyronie’s Disease

Peyronie’s Disease is a condition in which the penis begins to curve due to painful, hard plaques that form underneath the skin. This can cause painful erections, soft erections, and overall difficulty with penile penetration. Luckily, Urology Specialists of the Carolinas specializes in the identification and treatment of this disease. If you think you might suffer from Peyronie’s Disease, read about the disease’s 5 most common signs and treatment options.


  1. Male Impotence

Male Impotence (also known as erectile dysfunction) occurs when a man can’t get or keep an erection long enough for sexual intercourse. Erectile dysfunction is more common than you may think, affecting an estimated 30 million men in the United States. Unfortunately, many men do not seek impotence treatment due to embarrassment which can lead to serious intimacy issues. Rest assured, you’re not alone in your struggle, and relief does exist.


  1. Premature Ejaculation

Uncontrolled ejaculation either before or shortly after sexual penetration is classified as premature ejaculation. Premature ejaculation can be caused by a lack of control, but is often comprised of a multitude of factors. By working closely with a urologist, a patient can work to overcome their symptoms.


  1. Male Infertility

Male Infertility refers to the inability to cause pregnancy in a fertile female. Affecting approximately 7% of all men, male infertility is nothing to be ashamed of. A consultation with your urologist will help in identifying the cause of infertility. Before a patient goes in the office, it’s important they are aware of what to expect from a consultation.


  1. Low Testosterone

Low Testosterone is defined by the underproduction (or lack of production) of testosterone. Sexual dysfunction, reduced sex drive or low libido are amongst its symptoms. Approximately 5 out of every 1,000 men are affected by Low Testosterone. While Low Testosterone causes mental anguish in many patients, treatment options do exist, and our Urology Specialists are here to help!


We hope this list helps to provide you with solutions to any intimacy obstacles you may be facing. If you would like to schedule an appointment with our office, please contact us at one of our locations.


Have a happy and healthy Valentine’s Day!