While many of the treatments for men will, ideally, help their female partners, there's at least one effort underway geared toward improving the sexual health of both men and women – an antidepressant called vilazodone that has substantially lower sexual side effects than similar drugs, Goldstein says, calling this an "enormous breakthrough" for "men and women who suffer from the tormenting issues of depression."
5. Talk about sex.
Part of the shame that surrounds erectile dysfunction stems from the lack of conversation and education about sex, Goldstein says. "Your parents don't talk about it. The schools don't talk about it [and] doctors aren't educated," he argues. "Basically, you go onto the Internet to learn pornography ... That's the educational process of the United States." The way Goldstein sees it, sex is simply "another biological process, except everyone's all wound up about it." And that gets in the way of critical education about safe and healthy sex.