It is normal to experience erectile dysfunction at times. Our biological, psychological, and social response to sex is a complex process. Hormones, the brain, emotions, and physiological responses are all involved in you having a stress free and successful sexual encounter. But, if this is a relatively new or frequent occurrence, you might want to see someone. First, a urologist can assess if there are any physical issues preventing you from staying hard. The next step after receiving a clean bill of health is reaching out to a sex therapist.
As an individual in therapy, your therapist will evaluate your immediate goals and sexual history and, as a reminder, sessions are completely confidential. Moreover, if you're a part of a couple, they will tell you techniques within the relationship to alleviate some of the different types of sexual dysfunction in addition to speaking with you about how this all started, and ways to make intimacy fun and comfortable again.
Anxiety about sex is the worst, and we can help you learn why you have it, and give you the tools you need to alleviate it.
Erectile dysfunction (ED), or impotence, is essentially, difficulty in maintaining an erection before and during sexual intercourse. Impotence is one of the leading causes of stress in a sexual relationship.
Premature ejaculation is just one of the risk factors of erectile dysfunction. There are many possible causes that might result in someone developing ED. For example, it could be that fear and trauma from past sexual encounters lead you to rush through sexual intimacy, or that holding onto shame prevents you from being being able to maintain an erection. Your sensitivity might have changed over time, or maybe it's just an issue with your medication. But, no matter what the cause, when you are stressed about sex, you are more likely to lose your erection.
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