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What causes erectile dysfunction?

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Dr. Ravi Soni


Practicing since :2010

Answered : 538 Questions

Posted on Fri, 29 May 2015 in Erectile Dysfunction
Question: hi, Am 35 years old male, from couple of months i noticed that, my pennis is loosing its hardness very soon before having sex, it remains hard for short time and then between changing the position it looses its hardness, this is happening from around 2 months now,
i don't smoke and i don't take alcohols, wanted to know if this is because of the age ? or if something wrong and how can it be corrected ?
Answered by Dr. Ravi Soni 55 minutes later
Brief Answer:
It may be because of the stress

Detailed Answer:
Hi, thanks for writing through HCM.

I have read your query and understood your concerns.

It is classical symptoms of erectile dysfunction because of stress. It may be the recent stress of any kind in your mind that may be related to job, financial issues, family conflict, conflict with spouse, anxiety related to performance in bed or partner's satisfaction. Psychological issues are major cause for erectile dysfunction at this age.

What you need to do is to identify the psychological issues and resolve them. Performance anxiety is a kind of vicious cycle that continues for long once started. Poor performance for the first time gives anxiety for for the next time and it will distraction and loss of erection which ultimately increases anxiety. So, on and on this vicious cycle continues. Solution is to forget everything regarding past failures in bed and start a new beginning.

some tips to solve this problem:
1. Engage in foreplay for at least 20 to 30 minutes before going for penetration.
2. Sex doesn't only mean penetration, foreplay should continue throughout the sexual encounter.
3. Use of oral sex, masturbation, fingering, licking, sucking and biting are the basics of sex.
4. If you lose the erection during the intercourse then take a break and ask your partner to seduce you and make the penis hard again. This works always.
5. You should be aware of sensitive parts of your partner, if you are not then start exploring that.
6. Identify the sex positions that you and your partner are most comfortable with.

There is nothing wrong in your body or reproductive system, it is the stress that makes it complicated. Try to exercise during morning hours.

There is no need to take drugs for erection otherwise you shall become dependent on it.

Hope I have answered your query. If you have any further query then I shall be happy to help.
Wish you good health.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
Follow up: Dr. Ravi Soni 17 hours later
Thank You Doctor for the details explained.
what kind of exercise would be good, yoga or jogging etc any suggestions here would be appreciated.
Answered by Dr. Ravi Soni 10 hours later
Brief Answer:
Depends on how much time you have

Detailed Answer:
Hi, thanks for writing again.

Any kind of exercise will be good. It may be jogging, walking, aerobics etc. If you have enough time then yoga and exercise both will help you more.

Hope I have answered your query. If you do not have further query then close the discussion and rate the answer.

Wish you good health.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj

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