This occurs in men when they are unable to achieve or maintain an erection. An erection relies on a good blood flow to the penis. If a man is not fully aroused or has a health issue which affects this his erection will be compromised. Depression and certain medications can also affect a man’s ability to achieve or maintain an erection. Because of this it is important to ensure you have had a physical check with your GP regarding your health and any medication you may be on. It is also important to ensure you are not suffering from diabetes, heart disease or low testosterone as erectile difficulties can be an early indicator of these conditions.
If you are anxious about having sex or your performance this can also affect the quality of your erection and this preoccupation can also cause the erection disappear during sex causing more anxiety. If there are issues between you and your partner as with loss of desire, this too can get in the way of achieving an erection. Sometimes when a woman is having difficulties with sex the her partner may become fearful of hurting them or causing them pressure which again can cause problems with erections.
Other sexual difficulties which can occur alongside loss of desire are: dyspareunia (painful penetration), vaginismus (inability to have penetrative sex), vestibulitus or vulvodynia (pain associated with the external genitalia), premature ejaculation or delayed ejaculation, sex addiction.
Morency Therapy provide erectile disorder counselling for South Birmingham and Worcestershire, including Alvechurch, Barnt Green, Bromsgrove and Redditch.