This study aims to reveal women's perceptions and experiences regarding sexual perceptions and to understand the barriers and challenges when facing problems in experiencing erectile dysfunction due to diabetes mellitus. Generally, women want romantic relationship activities, so they feel pain when they experience erectile dysfunction. The study was conducted at the Public Health Center in Surabaya with a purposive sampling method on 21 women whose husbands had sexual problems due to complications of diabetes mellitus. The interview became the most dominant instrument and the results were interpreted by phenomenological analysis. The results of this study indicate that deficiencies in meeting sexual needs due to erectile dysfunction can be followed up by always responding and maintaining patterns of fulfilling sexual needs that support each other physically, psychologically and socially and understand each other between partners.
- Erectile Dysfunction