Our expert says:
Erectile problems may occur for a number of possible reasons, the most problematic of all could be serious health issues. It seems that you have no trouble at all in getting an erection but that it is not maintained with masturbation.
It is worth excluding serious physcial problems (this could include cardiovascular difficulties - so don't mess with this, have a physical check up!)
If all is well on the physical front, erectile problems may be explained by a psychological block - e.g. fear of sexual failure/poor performance (e.g. losing erection, ejaculating too quickly, partner is not orgasmic or has pain during sex); anger at partner. Psychological factors like this essentially block the normal working of the sexual response and can be addressed through couple work with an experienced professional.
Another possible reason, which may be happening in your situation, is that you may be losing focus on the sensations and starting to worry more about performance (staying hard). When you do this, you start to 'watch' yourself & how you are 'doing', you block your sexual response and are likely to loose your erection. The best way to address this is to take time to refocus on the sensations in your penis/body during sex/stimulation and just going with the flow. If this doesn't help, you can always consider one of the modern medications available, but this does require going to a doctor to get a prescription...
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