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Is depression a cause for Erectile dysfunction ?

Nineteen year old homosexual male with partner of one plus years. Recent times have had erectile dysfunction , possible causes, minor depression, slight curvature of penis downward weighing it down , can t maintain erection for very long, in sexual intercourse if stimulation is not present for a couple of seconds, the erection goes and can t come back. I also have a varicocele . And also my partner is slightly overweight which i don t like and can t really explain it to him otherwise it s a huge argument most probably and i get severely depressed. Any help please?
Asked On : Sun, 5 Jun 2011
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Hello david;
welcome to HealthcareMagic
Erectile dysfunction is more of a Psychological problem than a physical one and should not be at your age.So it can also happen due to loss of interest in sex;over excitement;mental or physical stress;depression.Firstly get the mental issues right ;get treated for varicocele;also discuss issues with your partner and things should be fine.Since you and your partner are in a relationship i guess both of you should understand and respect each others thoughts and there should not be a argument.As for the selection of sex it is not naturally correct but it is your choice and the erection problem needs to be corrected by stabilizing mental stress you have.
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