You may be able to avoid
erection problems related to
anxiety and stress by taking a more relaxed approach to sex. Talk to
your partner about your problems and concerns. Sexual intimacy is a form of
communication. If you and your partner talk about sex, it will help
reduce your stress and anxiety. And you may become more relaxed.
Erections may gradually become more difficult to get and keep as you
get older. But foreplay—erotic stimulation before intercourse—and the right
environment can help increase your ability to have an erection, regardless of
Here are some other things you can do that may reduce your risk for erection problems:
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WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
January 27, 2014
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