Psychological Cause For Erectile Dysfunction

The sexual dysfunction in a man, where he is unable to keep an erection firm for sexual intercourse is called erectile dysfunction. 10 to 20 % of ED is caused due to psychological reasons. These causes include stress, anxiety, the guilt of not satisfying the partner, low self-esteem, depression, and loss of interest in sex.

Recently Answered Questions Recently Answered Questions

All the answers published in this website are written by Verified medical doctors, therapists and health experts. The Content has been moderated by iCliniq medical review team before publication. Post your medical clarifications on iCliniq by choosing the right specialty and get them answered. Your medical queries will be answered 24/7 by top doctors from iCliniq.

Why is my erection weak even after taking Tadalafil?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 32-year-old male without any medical history. I got married before two years and I do not have kids. Usually, I will have sex with my wife weekly till before three months. But now, I am staying away from her and so I am doing masturbation once a day. In these last 45 days, I met her...  Read Full »

Dr. Abdul Rub

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Erectile dysfunction and ejaculation can get influenced by many factors. If you are under stress, you will have lower performance. If you are relaxed and happy, you will have a better performance. This occurs because it gets affected by neurotransmitters. It influen...  Read Full »

My erection goes flacid in a few minutes. What is the problem?

Query: Hi doctor, I have type 2 diabetes with erectile dysfunction for a year. It gets hard for few minutes and then it comes back completely down. I have this problem often. Please give me a solution to solve these two problems. I do physical activity like yoga and walking. My sugar levels are under cont...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I assure you that erectile dysfunction is one of the common complications of long-standing diabetes mellitus and the majority of patients respond well to the available medications. To manage erectile dysfunction, try to control your blood suga...  Read Full »

Does shock wave therapy work for erectile dysfunction?

Query: Hi doctor,I am suffering from erectile dysfunction. I recently visited a sexologist and did a penile Doppler ultrasound test and ultrasound scrotum. After seeing the results, the doctor told me that I have inconsistent responses with borderline on both sides and absent reversal of diastolic flow. It...  Read Full »

Dr. Purushottam Sah

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Sexologist, Andrologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Erection problems can occur due to lifestyle factors like drinking alcohol, smoking, and obesity. It may also occur due to major illness or due to some medicines. It can also occur due to stress, anxiety, due to blood abnormalities for which you need to do blood tests f...  Read Full »

Does BPA overexposure cause problems with erection?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 20 years old and have recently been having problem with erection and loss of sexual energy. These symptoms started about two months ago and have been slowly getting worse. There are several factors that I believe are contributing to this, but one in particular is exposure to BPA. I...  Read Full »

Dr. Shahil Khant

Andrologist, General Surgeon, Urologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Erectile dysfunction can occur because of many reasons. The most common is psychological that is excessive stress, performance anxiety, etc. Also, smoking and alcohol are major factors contributing erectile dysfunction. If you have night erection (erection during sleep...  Read Full »

Is it possible for me to get proper erection without taking Nervon forte?

Query: Hi I am not getting erection while having sex with my wife. Even after foreplay its not happening.The interest is also not there to have sex  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Thanks for using Icliniq. I read your query and understand your concerns. Lack of erection along with decreased interest in sex could be due to many factors but the following ore often commonly found. 1. Low testosterone- Testosterone is male hormone which is responsible for proper sexual function...  Read Full »

Please suggest a solution to my premature ejaculation problem.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 36 years old. I weigh about 106 kg, and my height is 5.8 feet. I am going to be married soon. I have been masturbating since I was 15. Now, I have the problem of quick release. I get an erection and get discharged within 20 seconds. I am very much worried and depressed due to this p...  Read Full »

Dr. Nishant

General Practitioner, Family Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Congratulations on your marriage. I can understand your concern. First of all, your problem of premature ejaculation is completely psychological. I suspect, because of your obesity, you may be low on confidence and may have certain insecurities and apprehensions about ...  Read Full »

I am not having complete erection during sex. Does this problem remain forever?

Query: Hello doctor, I am masturbating since 14 years. I used to masturbate while watching porn videos. Recently I got married, I am unable to get an erection. It has been five months now. No complete erection. Few times occasionally partial erection with early ejaculation is happening. My wife is not ge...  Read Full »

Dr. Gajanan Bhat

General Surgeon, Urologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It appears you had a good erection while masturbating and also during few attempts at intercourse, wherein you could penetrate your wife's vagina, which itself suggests you are normal as far as erections are concerned. You appear to be having premature ejaculation as we...  Read Full »

Please suggest ways to improve sexual performance.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 43 years old. I do not have any sex problem other than premature ejaculation. Now, my penis looks so small in the flaccid state. By thinking this, I could not perform well. I am currently on Nano Leo, Lvate and Virilex. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Uphar Gupta

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The most important and the most common reason for sexual dysfunction is psychological. Over thinking and being over anxious will be the biggest mistake in the situation. Then, the other things would be to avoid alcohol and smoke. Take adequate rest and plenty of water. Av...  Read Full »

What can cause ejaculation without an erection before sex?

Query: I never faced an erection problem, it's normal and stiff. But a month ago I went to a Sex Worker, I was tensed, as it was my first time. While inside with her, I was not at all getting an erection. She was stroking all over it but it was not hard. And suddenly I ejaculated. Even after that, I checke...  Read Full »

Dr. J N Naidu

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, I want to warn you in the beginning that sex with a sex worker may contract Sexually transmitted diseases if proper protective methods are not adopted. Your problem is fear,anxiety.You may be fearing that what you are doing is wrong.You are anxious about your erection. Erection can occur only wh...  Read Full »

I am unable to ejaculate inside my partner as I am losing erection too fast. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering an erection problem for the last three years. I am married for the last 1 year but I never did satisfaction and natural sex with my wife. My problem is I used to do a lot of masturbation heavy masturbation with oil so it is erect for a while and again loose. One more thi...  Read Full »

Dr. Purushottam Sah

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Sexologist, Andrologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Anejaculation is a condition where a man cannot discharge semen. It can be absolute when he cannot discharge in any situation and situational when he cannot discharge in certain situations but can discharge in other conditions. If he can ejaculate with masturbation b...  Read Full »

ask-doctor-img Ask a Doctor Online

* guaranteed answer within 4 hours
Chat with a Doctor

Chat with a Doctor

Starting @ just $29.99

Search for a Health Issue


Disclaimer: All health Q&As published on this website are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek the advice from your physician or other qualified health-care providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website.