Most men have erection problems now and then. But when
erection problems are lasting, they can affect your self-image, sex life,
and relationship. When you have erection problems often, "performance
anxiety" can make the problem worse. If you cannot keep an erection that is
firm enough for intercourse, or if you have an orgasm before or right after
entering your partner (premature ejaculation), you may feel
frustrated and believe you aren't pleasing your partner. All of these things
could affect how you view your relationship.
of the things that cause erection problems can be treated.
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January 27, 2014
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