Your health stories: John talks about erectile dysfunction and phimosis

Everyday people come to HealthUnlocked to connect with other people with the same health condition or those going through similar experiences to themselves.

In the latest of our user health stories, John talks about erectile dysfunction and phimosis. 

John is 32 and has both erectile dysfunction and phimosis is estimated that half of all men between the ages of 40 and 70 will have erectile dysfunction to some degree, yet it is one of the topics most men feel uncomfortable talking about to anyone, often even including their doctor. John has had ED for most of his adult life years, and Phimosis, a condition where the foreskin is too tight to be pulled back over the head of the penis (glans). 

John is a member of the Men’s Health Forum online community on HealthUnlocked. This is his story…

Speaking about this video campaign, Martin Tod, CEO of The Men’s Health Forum said: "Too often, men don’t ask for help or support – and we’re always looking for ways that make it easier for men to do so.  It’s brilliant that some men are finding HealthUnlocked so useful – and that it’s making it easier for them to open up.”

We want your stories

Do you have your own health story to share? Could you do your own short video and tell us more?

Whether your video explains what living with an illness or disease is really like, how you overcame adversity, a story about how you learnt to live with a diagnosis or condition, or even how connecting with other people with your condition in HealthUnlocked has helped you, we want to hear from you.

You can email your video to or share with us on facebook or twitter. Please use the hashtag #UnlockYourHealth

A bit more about your video:

  • Your video could be anything between 20 seconds to 1.30 minutes
  • Your stories will be part of our health story campaign, a collection of real experiences that show the real side of illness and wellbeing
  • Tell us a bit about the health condition or disease you have
  • Talk about what you wish other people knew about that condition or disease.
  • Or how you’ve overcome challenges to improve your wellbeing (such as weight loss or Couch to 5k).

Can’t do a video but interested in telling your story?

These videos are just one way to share your story. You can find out about other things we are doing, and indicate your interest, in this recent post on HealthUnlocked Latest

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