Coping with rejection in dating

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Advice for women on how to cope with their partner's erectile dysfunction.

By Colette Bouchez Web MD Feature Reviewed By Brunilda Nazario, MD The TV commercials make it all seem so simple: He can't get an erection so he pops a pill.

During this talk, Downey says make certain that your man is aware of the health problems that can be the cause of his ED, and gently suggest he talk to his doctor.

Indeed, Downey believes the more matter of fact a woman can be in approaching this conversation, the more likely she is to get through to her man.

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Mc Cullough adds, "If you put it in the context of a physical problem and not a sexual one, most men will be less likely to 'shut down' or shut you out." While some men would rather go the treatment route alone, others might welcome the support of their partner, so be certain to make the offer to go with him, and then let your man decide.The next thing you know, his partner is cooing about how her guy is back to his old wild and romantic self.What the commercials don't show you: The painful distress a woman can experience when her man suffers with erectile dysfunction (ED)."If you suddenly start trotting out all your old Victoria's Secret underwear -- or buy some sexy new clothes -- well, that's only going to put more pressure on him, and it's not going to help the ED one bit," says Foley.Neither, she says, will more arduous attempts at making love."Stroking him harder isn't going to matter either because you have to remember, this isn't a problem related to being turned on," says Foley.

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