Erection Problems (Erectile Dysfunction)
Most men have erection problems now and then. But when erection problems are lasting, they can affect your self-image, sex life, and relationship. When you have erection problems often, "performance anxiety" can make the problem worse. If you cannot keep an erection that is firm enough for intercourse, or if you have an orgasm before or right after entering your partner (Reference premature ejaculation Opens New Window), you may feel frustrated and believe you aren't pleasing your partner. All of these things could affect how you view your relationship.
Fortunately, many of the things that cause erection problems can be treated.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference May 14, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference Christopher G. Wood, MD, FACS - Urology, Oncology