Our expert says:
Erectile problems may occur for a number of reasons, the most problematic of all could be serious health issues and so you need to have a physical check up. Not all causes are related to such problems however:
1. It could be a physical problem (e.g. diabetes, very overweight) it could be a complication of this problem. (It would be necessary to ask whether you have good early morning erections.) It could also be the side effect of medication.
2. It could be that you have psychological blocks - this is where he may fear sexual failure/poor performance, and this essentially blocks the normal workings of the sexual response. If there is conflict in the relationship or if you have individual concerns (e.g. not feeling 'man' enough, etc), this could also affect your erection.
There are treatment options for ED - both pharmaceutical and psychosexual - why not consider some of these option together to see how this can be addressed.
As a first recommendation - try to get yourself checked out physically by a GP or urologist. If you get the all clear, perhaps you should go to see a health professional with experience in this area. For further information please consult SASHA’s website at www.sexualhealth.qw.co.za/dru. For referral to a professional in your vicinity, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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