Impotence, being unable to achieve or sustain an erection, can be embarrassing and destructive for suffers – but it is an extremely common problem. One third of men are expected to suffer from erectile dysfunction at some point in their lives
Experts think stress and anxiety caused by job insecurity, long working hours, home pressures and rising costs could be contributing to the rise of impotence among men in England.
This would explain why Westminster, London, where stresses are high and life is work and money-orientated, has the highest level of men seeking treatment for impotence in all of England.
North West England, home to just 2.4% of impotence sufferers, proved to be the most virile place in the country.
Dr Hilary Jones, who lead the study, said: ‘Impotence is not something men should be...