Hi, I'm 21. I've been sexually active for 6 years now, and have finally found someone who I'm incredibly happy with and sexually compatible with. Something I notice about myself is that at the beginning of a relationship I can get hard in an instant. And as time goes on, it only gets erect when I need it to, and stays erect indefinitely. But lately I've noticed that when my partner is on top, my erection isn't as hard as usual, although remains hard enough to have sex. But as time goes on it feels like the erection is getting softer. The problem is, is that when I'm on top, I have no problem. I can go for quite a while. I'ts just when Im sitting or on my back, that my erection seems to fade slightly. I tested this with masturbation, and the same thing happened. On my knees, fine. On my back, declines. I also began losing my erection during oral sex while sitting. We have great sex, and that doesn't stress me at all pleasing her, as I always do. Is this just poor circulation?
Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out.
An erection problem is the inability to get or maintain an erection that is firm enough for a man to have intercourse. If the condition persists, the medical term is erectile dysfunction. Causes may be psychological, smoking, alcohol, illicit drugs and medical conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, heart or thyroid conditions, poor circulation, low testosterone, depression, spinal cord and neurological causes.
In your case psychological reasons can be responsible for your symptoms which can be treated by psychotherapy and behavvior therapy. If the symptoms persist then you need to get a complete examination done from a urologist.
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