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So I'm 18 and I am still a virgin. I recently just had a couple sexual interactions where I was about to have sexual intercourse and I was hard before we were naked but once I was about to have sex, I couldnt keep an erection. This is a huge problem I am very worried about please help.

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replied August 20th, 2011
Erectile Dysfunction Answer A26155

Welcome to the ehealthforum. I have noticed 1 thing from the description. It is that you’ve been smoking around 6 cigarettes for the past 1 year. Smoking itself can lead narrowing of the blood vessels of the penis resulting in erectile dysfunction. Right now, you’re not suffering from erectile dysfunction as you’re able to get an erection, although you lose it before ejaculation. I’ll suggest you to firstly give up smoking completely as it has got many other hazards apart from this.

Other causes may be psychological, 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 it looks more psychological and hence i suggest you to get an evaluation done from a urologist.

If the symptoms persist then please get it evaluated from a psychiatrist. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.

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