Can stress lead to an erection problem during intercourse?

Q. My erection goes down during intercourse. Why?

Answered by
Dr. Dwipannita Kalita
and medically reviewed by Dr. Vinodhini. J
This is a premium question & answer published on Nov 11, 2020 and last reviewed on: May 29, 2023


I got married two weeks ago. Everything was fine before marriage and still fine but getting problem in erection just at the time of intercourse from day first. Firstly I think it is because of so much travel and tiredness it is happening. But still the same, it erected fully during foreplay and everything but when I try to have intercourse erection stops. I do not know why. But I think it might be of psychological thing. Because at that time, I get in stress and start thinking about how, how much, where and what should I do. You can tell me better what is the problem?



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From what I can understand after reading your problem is I can say that it is mostly psychological since you said that you think too much regarding how to proceed which puts a lot performance pressure and in the end it gets stressed out. It is a very natural and common to face such situations after marriage due to mental thinking of that one needs to perform and satisfy the partner. What my advise to you would be that have a relaxing environment and do not overthink it and also talk to your partner openly regarding it which might actually help. If such situations still persists , definitely you might need some medical help but as of now I do not see anything wrong other than being psychological. For anything in future, always I am here to help. Thank you.

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