im almost positive i have had this problem for as long as i could remember. Its hard to get myself erect when i try to have sex with a girl. However IF and when it does happen ,it doesnt stay up for very long and i dont understand why. Its pretty much ruined my sex life and i want this problem fixed. For a while i thought i could be into guys maybe so i tryed having sex with a guy and still same problem plus i didnt enjoy it very much. Before going to my doctor and asking for viagra it would be nice to have someones opinion on my problem....the only thing i can see myself from getting erect is possibly me smoking. Im going to try and quit smoking and see if its fixed, if that doesnt work nor the edvice from this forum i guess my last chance is my family doctor, which i really dont want to do, just so i can avoid talking about the subject. please help! and thank you
Hi there, thank you for posting your question on Ehealthforum. This is not intended as a substitute to visiting your own doctor.
From your description of things, it would appear that you have developed a degree of erectile dysfunction brought on by Performance Anxiety or watching yourself trying to get an erection. You have three choices now. You can do any one or all of them.
(1) Do nothing and wait for it to right itself. Remember, most erectile dysfunction goes away of its own accord eventually.
(2) Go to a doctor and get a prescription for something like Cialis 20mg. This should kick-start the system for you such that you quickly regain your confidence.
(3) Go to a Sex Councillor and learn how to get round Performance Anxiety through behavioural techniques.
I hope you found this of some help. Given your circumstances an occasional Cialis is probably your best option for thew moment.
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