We continue our interview with Simon, suffering from ED.

DOC: What about your partner?

SE: After I had admitted it to myself, I then went on to admit it to Mandy, my wife. This wasn’t actually that hard- by this time the situation had got so bad she had realised that something pretty serious must be up.

DOC: How did she react?

SE: Mandy was fantastic. We are still great, close friends. We only divorced about 18 months ago. Mandy really supported me; she comforted me and totally took the lead. This was exactly what I needed-She told that it didn’t matter-I had done the hardest thing- admitting it her and myself and the rest would follow and fall into place.

DOC: What happened next?

SE: From this point on Mandy took charge of me and looked after me. She told me that it didn’t matter and that we were a team…..that together we would fight and sort out the problem. Together we began researching into solutions…..We also went to see a councillor

DOC: Did that help you?

SE: Yes, it did. It enabled me to put the whole thing in proportion. I realised that I wasn’t the only open who was suffering there are many more out there-not as lucky as I was. It also pointed me in the right direction. The councillor gave us many pointers as to what step to take next.

DOC: What was that next step?

SE: Mandy and I began researching on the Internet. I’d heard of different pills -but didn’t know anything about it-it just seemed to be the butt of everyone’s jokes. Mandy then suggested that we went to the Doctors-just to ask about it- to find out whether I was suitable candidate for the drug.

DOC: Was it hard to take this step?

SE: No not really….by this time I’d already been to see the councillor. My Doctor has been my Doctor for the last 10 years- I see him as more of a friend than a Doctor. He helped me considerably. He explained all about Viagra and it’s side effects and suggested another option. Herbal products that help men get an erection. And trust me, they work! My girlfriend is 4 months pregnant now. I couldn’t imagine this before.

DOC: Finally Simon, what’s your advice for other men?

SE: My advice is simple-just tell someone and take the first step. The results are life changing- my life is evidence of that…