One of the Diabetes symptoms in men is ED. In an act of true emotional intimacy on St Valentines Day, one may share the feeling of inadequacy about one’s physical inability to produce an erection. What is love without intimacy?
2016 heralds the end of the glossy nude. It is too easy to find nude photos. What is not so easy to find is intimacy. People are looking for intimacy. Facebook, Twitter and Instagram give information but intimacy is a language, which social media cannot speak. On -line chats may be disingenuous. There is no substitute for physical familiarity, trust and tenderness. People want to know how to be intimate.
What is intimacy? Sharing one’s unhappiest secrets: this would be one way of showing it. It is familiarity, understanding, caring tenderness and affection. It is also knowing that the other can be trusted.
Valentine’s Day is often touted as the day for celebration of love: would -be love, secret love and new love. What about “less new” love and men who want to continue to enjoy lovemaking with their partners? Loyalty and respect for one another should count for a lot and indeed will probably overcome the emotional stress of discussing the feelings associated with ED resulting from diabetes.
What is the meaning of intimacy? Single men with diabetes and ED who want to start a new relationship need courage to discuss ED. Assessing the character of a would -be sexual partner and quality of rapport and deciding whether one is willing to risk sharing the secret of diabetes with ED is a step towards intimacy.
On St Valentines Day one may wish to live on “love and fresh air” or give gifts for diabetics, like sugar free sweets, candies, chocolate, but mostly, intimacy.
EH – Intimacy and Erectile Dysfunction – www.diabetic.today