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Hey, im a healthy 18 year old male with ED. i was just wondering if there is any type of relation ship between poor circulation and ED, and yes, i do know that blood goes in the penis and makes it erect, but is there anything more than that? any help, advice, or statements of "its the same thing with me," are fully appreciated. thanks in advance
i always, in every season, have cold hands and feet. this is how i know i have poor blood circulation, and i am a little confident in the bedroom, but still very nervous and had multiple sexual encounters, all with ED present

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replied June 21st, 2010

Hi there, thank you for posting your question. My answer is not intended as a substitute to visiting your own doctor but I hope I can be of some little help.

From your description of things, it would appear that you have developed a degree of erectile dysfunction brought on by Performance Anxiety.It has nothing to do with circulation as such although the effects are the same. The commonest cause of erectile dysfunction in young men is performance anxiety and the commonest cause of this is watching yourself trying to get an erection. Just one small failure can bring this situation about. It is not your fault by the way. Do not start to blame yourself or anyone else for that matter. When getting an erection you are naturally wondering and you are naturally worried. You are asking yourself is this thing working, is it hard enough, is it long enough, will it last, will I put it in now? It is only natural that you should be asking yourself these questions.

The problem with these negative and intruding thoughts is that they block the delicate subconscious messages that your brain is trying to send to your penis in response to sexual arousal. Your brain wants to tell your penis to get ready but it cannot get through. It keeps getting the busy signal. You are busy worrying and your brain cannot get through to your penis.

This is easily overcome but you would need a stable relationship with someone you thrust. It also often disappears spontaneously.

Dr Andrew Rynne.

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replied November 29th, 2011
someone you thrust lol
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