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23 Year Old and Suffering Getting Hard and Staying Hard Problem During Intercourse

ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION QUESTION:

I am 23 years old and I am suffering getting hard and staying hard problem since last 2 months, not so much erection as before so very difficult to intercourse..what are the causes and suggest remedies or supplement, please

DOCTOR ALSAYES ANSWER:

Let me first point out to you that erectile dysfunction has many factors and underlying causes, one of these aspects are the psychological aspect.
A psychological aspect can in form of anxiety or pressure to perform under heightened anxiety, or acute stress disorder, or Low sex drive due to underlying cause (as a bad memory from a previous relationship).

Watching pornography and masturbation more frequently can also lead to erectile dysfunction during actual sex relation. Some studies have found that frequently masturbating to porn can contribute to ED by desensitizing you to certain imagery and physical intimacy. We must first identify the cause and then treat it accordingly, in your case, I advise you first to visit your doctor and make some evaluation tests to exclude any medical/physical cause, and if all tests came up negative then your doctor will advise you on how to deal with your stress and performance anxiety or he may refer you to a psychotherapist.

In the meanwhile, I advise you to establish a healthy lifestyle by exercising regularly, eating healthy food (low cholesterol), and stop or avoid alcohol and tobacco as they both contribute to ED. These steps will help you regain your normal erection faster.

I hope this answers your question.

Thanks, Dr. Alsayes

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