A lot goes into achieving an erection. When you're turned on, nerves fire in your brain. Blood then flows into your penis. If all goes well, you’re ready for sex.
Sometimes, all does not go well. Occasional problems aren’t anything that need treatment. If issues happen more often, you may have erectile dysfunction or ED.
There are many things that can lead to ED. Stress, depression, anxiety, and alcohol use can often trigger it.
In other cases, physical factors are the culprit.
If anxiety or stress is causing your ED, it may help to talk to a professional therapist.
Life-changing problems or even everyday stress can trigger erectile dysfunction. Talking about these things with a licensed therapist can ease sexual anxiety and help you feel more confident in your relationship.
Usually you’ll only need a handful of sessions. You may want to include your partner, as well.
ED medicines can be pills, drugs inserted into the tip of the penis, or injections into the penis.