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Erection troubles - newbie here!

I'm a 27 year old male, and am currently experiencing some issues with erections, both during sex and masturbation.

Some of the time, i can get hard, but lose it during intercourse. Then other times I cannot get erect full stop. And then to confuse matters, sometimes I get erect, and it's exceptionally hard, and stays erect for several hours after sex.

I haven't changed anything in my life; my diet is the same, exercise regime, work etc. I'm not under any stress, and I'm not diabetic/overweight or anything.

I've been to my GP who examined me, but couldn't find anything wrong so to speak. I'm awaiting an appointment with a specialist but it's taking a while, and I'm getting fed up with experiencing this day in day out.

Does anyone have an advise or suggestions that could help? Either things I can try, or advise from personal experiences? I don't want to be on pills, but if that's the only way I'll be able to have sex then it's something I'll have to deal with.

4 Replies

This all sounds like psychological causes.

The simplest way to sort this and improve your confidence (which is important to restore erectile functions) is to get some viagra or similar from your gp.

The alternative of talking treatments will take a long time and cost you quite a lot


See a doctor and get some help. Good luck.


Dear Tomphillips2016

If a GP has found nothing wrong it is likely to be psychological. Have you always been relaxed about sex, or have there been anxiety about it before this recent event?

Think carefully about pills. This video gives more info

Dealing with erection problems because of fear and anxiety is what I do, if you want advice, with no hard sell, contact me



The pills are low in side effects, easily available from your gp and virtually guaranteed to sort this out.

The talking treatment may take months and there is no guarantee it will he help.

You pays your money and takes your choice, but either way don't worry about it


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