Impotence is a sexual disorder known to affect all men at some point in their lives. The degree of effect might vary from person to person depending on several factors. Some men suffer from primary impotence – a condition in which the man has never experienced an erection ever since hitting puberty. This condition is rare but does exist. Some men suffer from secondary impotence in which a man might suddenly stop getting erections at a particular stage of life but had experienced erections earlier. Though there are innumerable factors which might directly or indirectly cause impotence, certain less discussed factors exist such as unresolved sexual orientation.
Sexual orientation in humans is primarily a result of biological make-up of a person. It can be influenced by certain external factors such as childhood abuse or general upbringing of a child. Sex was more of a reproductive activity than a pleasure activity since evolution. Natural reproduction of an offspring is only possible due to mating between opposite sexes. Hence, sexual orientation of any person was assumed to be ‘straight’ i.e. men have sexual attraction with women and vice versa. As time passed by, different formats of sexual orientation emerged such as bisexual, homosexual and asexual which implied sex between both sexes, sex between same genders and no sexual attraction at all respectively. These new forms of sexual orientation did not go to well and were looked down upon as a sin and taboo. This resulted in homosexual and heterosexual men and women suppressing their sexual desire for same sex.
This unresolved sexual orientation has a strong biological effect and losing the sexual desire which might lead to impotence.