In this guide, Prof. Rafi Heruti explains the condition, its causes, and the possible ways to treat it, ranging from prescription medication to experimental radio wave therapy
Impotence is one of the common medical issues in the world, but many men are hesitant to seek help and treatment for it.
So, what exactly is impotence, and how can it be treated? Prof. Rafi Heruti, a sexologist and specialist in sexual rehabilitation, provided Ynet with an authoritative guide on the issue and how to tackle it.
How is impotence defined?
In recent years, the medical term has been changed to Erectile Dysfunction to prevent the derogatory nature of the word “impotence.” It refers to the difficulty in achieving a full, rigid erection or maintaining an erection during penetration. “The term is subjective and up for interpretation,” says Prof. Heruti, “but a man who previously had a normal and satisfactory erection can describe whether the degree of rigidity is normal based on his experiences.”
How does an erection occur?