Age, hormonal problems, genetic disorders are all known and common causes of sexual disorders in men. However, several unknown or underlying causes can lead to erectile dysfunction or lack of performance. These causes, if identified and managed in time, can help you lead a better sex life. Here are some of the conditions that can impact your sex life regardless of age:

Psychotic disorders

In the case of schizophrenia, over 70% of men and 50% of women report sexual dysfunction. Some of the common symptoms are an inability to feel positive feelings and emotions, a diminished will and a loss of motivation and desires. The possibility of maintaining personal and sexual relationships diminishes drastically; desire and orgasms become rare and erectile dysfunction occurs in one in two men.

Anxiety disorders

There are different types of sexual disorders in anxious patients. An aversion to sexuality, fear of panic attacks during sexual arousal, or an apprehension related to performance and intimacy are common. In the case of social phobia, several men may suffer from difficulties in arousal, orgasm and premature ejaculation.

Lifestyle and physical activity

Physical activity promotes and increases oxygen supply which, carried by the blood system, will feed billions of cells in your body. Physical activity, thus, contributes to the health of the arteries by improving the blood circulation. A sedentary lifestyle can, therefore, have a negative impact on your sex life.


Most antidepressants cause a decrease in desire and erectile dysfunction. This is especially the case for medication that helps increase the serotonin level, a neurotransmitter present in the brain. Anxiolytic drugs and some particular high blood pressure medication are also among them. Diuretics and Betablockers can prevent the blood from flowing to the penis and may lead to erection problems in men.

Neurological conditions

One of the unknown causes of sexual disorders in men is Parkinson's disease which is characterized by weakening of the amount of dopamine (neurotransmitter) in the brain. This neurotransmitter is essential to the communication of nerve cells with each other. This causes a lack of coordination of the different brain areas involved in the control of voluntary muscles during erection. This has an impact on sexual function.

Epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease and stroke are other underlying causes of erectile dysfunction.

Prostate issues

Any kind of prostate infection can also lead to sexual problems, even though temporary. This is because the erector nerves are very close to the prostate gland.

Other causes

Kidney or liver failure can also lead to a lack of desire as the liver helps regulate sex hormones.

Along with the natural causes, keeping a close check on these factors might ensure that you do not have to experience any downtime between sheets.