Can Binaural Beats Help with Erectile Dysfunction? A Sex Therapist Weighs In

Can Binaural Beats Really Help with Psychological Erectile Dysfunction?

An image of headphones playing binaural beats for erectile dysfunction

As a sex therapist, I often get asked about various treatments for erectile dysfunction. One such treatment is binaural beats.

In this article, we’ll explore what binaural beats are, their potential benefits, and whether they can be an effective treatment for psychological erectile dysfunction.

What are Binaural Beats?

Binaural beats are an auditory illusion created by the brain when two tones with slightly different frequencies are presented to each ear.

The brain interprets these frequencies as a single tone with a frequency equal to the difference between the two tones. The resulting tone is thought to have a relaxing effect on the brain and body.

Potential Benefits of Binaural Beats

The phenomenon has been studied for its potential effects on cognitive and physiological processes, such as relaxation and focus.

Results suggest that binaural beats can significantly reduce self-reported anxiety and improve cardiovascular responses to stress, which could theoretically help if ED is caused by stress or anxiety. However, more research is needed to fully understand the potential benefits of binaural beats.

Can Binaural Beats Cure Erectile Dysfunction?

Binaural beats cannot cure erectile dysfunction but may temporarily reduce some of the symptoms associated with psychological ED.

Binaural beats have been shown to have a calming and relaxing effect on the body and mind, so it is logical to assume that they may be able to help reduce anxiety and stress levels, which in turn may help alleviate symptoms of psychological erectile dysfunction.

While this connection may seem plausible, it’s important to note that more research is needed to determine the true effectiveness of binaural beats as a treatment option for erectile dysfunction, as no specific research on this topic has been conducted as far as I am aware.

The main issue with binaural beats for erectile dysfunction is that it is not clear if it has a lasting effect or if the effect only lasts for a limited time after listening to the recordings.

Binaural Beats Alternatives for ED

If you like the idea of using audio recordings to reduce stress and anxiety, mindfulness meditation can be a great and more acceptable form of treatment.

Mindfulness meditation teaches us how to stay in the moment during sex, which prevents our minds from wandering around and getting caught up in negative thinking patterns that can lead to performance anxiety.

Practicing mindfulness meditation daily has been shown to greatly reduce stress and help combat depression, both of which are causes of psychological ED.

One study, in particular, found that practicing mindfulness helped 9 out of 10 men with psychological erectile dysfunction regain the ability to get and maintain an erection after four weeks of practice.


In summary, while binaural beats may not be the most effective treatment for psychological erectile dysfunction, there are plenty of other options available, such as mindfulness meditation, therapy, and medication. It’s crucial to find a treatment option that works for you and to be patient with the process.

Remember, it’s never too late to seek help and improve your sexual health and overall well-being.

About Bailey Hanek PsyD

Clinical Psychologist and Certified Sex Therapist

Dr. Bailey Hanek is a clinical psychologist and an AASECT-certified sex therapist. She serves as a professional consultant for Between Us Clinic. Dr. Hanek provides sex therapy and general psychotherapy to adults in her private practice. In addition, she works to increase access to information about relationship and sexual health through her founding role in The Relationship Coaches.