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Hello Doctor, Thanks a ton for your advises, I have few more questions. 1. My penis doesn't get as hard as it used to be after erecting, I do understand that along with the time erection does decrease but I am only 25. I have been masturbating for last couple of years and I believe because of that my penis veins have been weak which doesn't support it to get hard erection.2 Sometimes I do get erection but sometimes I don't get erection even if I am watching porn I have to shake/rub my penis softly to get erection.3... Even if my penis is erected, I found it flaccid/loose from the left side and I feel that the left penis muscle/veins don't support my penis to erect. I feel that my penis right veins/muscles support/put pressure or force to get it erected but the right muscles/veins become passive and that's why I don't get hard erection. I don't know what to do and how to make it right. You are the one who can advise me completely in details, I would be very obliged. Thanks in advance.

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replied January 13th, 2010
Sexual Health - Men Answer A9108
Thank you for your question on

Your complaint of not getting hard enough erections happens from time to time. Your history suggests that you started alcohol intake recently. Sometimes excess alcohol consumption can affect the function of an erection.

If your erection is not hard enough and you find a difference between the two sides, observe any deviation and note any pain. Pain with deviation to one or the other side/ erect or straight can occur occasionally in a particular condition involving the penis.

Most men do not have a straight erection and it is very common for the erect penis to be slightly curved. Slight curving is very normal. If the deviation is of recent onset, and associated with pain, then it is very important to seek medical advice.

Erectile dysfunction is mainly due to psychological causes, it will usually get better with proper counseling. However, it is always essential to rule out any underlying medical problems, please consult your doctor initially for an examination and advice. Thank you.

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