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.

My erection suddenly went down while having sex with my girlfriend. How to treat my condition?

Query: Hello doctor, Have a good day. I am a 22-year-old male, and my height is 5'7 inches, and my weight is 76 kg. I had this frustrating experience because my girlfriend and I decided to have sex. We have been doing well enough to make ourselves aroused. I will do the work first for her, and after I ma...  Read Full »

Dr. Yousef Abbas

Answer: Hi, Welcome back to I feel with you, but what you describe is not real erectile dysfunction. Of course, porn and masturbation can cause a gradual ED, but, normally, a man cannot have sex two times after another without a break. This pause is flexible in time, sometimes 15 minutes ...  Read Full »

Why am I not able to get an erection without using my hands?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35 year old male. I think I have ED. I am not able to get erections on thoughts alone. However, I am able to get an erection if I use my hand. Also, I masturbate twice daily in an upside down position. I did not have sex recently but when I had it, I was not able to get an erect...  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I need a little more history to be of any help. Do you have morning erections? Do you ejaculate during urination? Did you always have this problem or only with a recent partner? For more information consult an internal medicine physician online --> https://icliniq.c...  Read Full »

Why does my erection suddenly go away during penetration?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 21-years-old male with a weight of 88 kg and a height of 6 feet. I am having an issue with erection. I cannot stay hard for an extended period. Yesterday, I had my first intercourse. I got an erection, and when I penetrated, my penis became soft, and after that, it did not get ...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hi,Welcome to you got a good erection before penetration and then lost it, it was most likely due to psychological reasons. Anticipation, worries about performance, overthinking about sex can result in loss of erection. This is most likely not a physical issue.I suggest you take Silde...  Read Full »

I am not able to get erection during sex. Is it due to erectile dysfunction?

Query: Hi doctor, I want to know whether I have erectile dysfunction. I have a difficulty in getting an erection during sex. Recently, I stopped watching porn and masturbation as it can affect erection. It has been 90 days of stopping masturbation as I want to restore my erection. During oral sex, I am ab...  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran Sr

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. There are various reasons to have erectile dysfunction. The causes are stress due to work or family-related issues or night duties, depression, varicocele, fear of failure, low self-esteem, homosexuality, religious constraints, smoking, an...  Read Full »

Why do I not have the same amount of excitement with masturbation as before?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 24-year-old male. Lately, I do not feel the same amount of excitement I had when I used to masturbate a few years back. I think I am obsessed with masturbation. Even after ejaculating, I am unable to maintain an erection as I used to have a few years back. I am afraid that I am ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concerns. First of all, I like to inform you that loss of erection after ejaculation is entirely normal, and there is nothing abnormal in this regard. Secondly, having an erection and able to masturbate properly indicates the ab...  Read Full »

Can Wilson's disease or its treatment cause erectile dysfunction?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28-year-old male with a height of 5'8 feet and a weight of 57 kgs. I have erectile dysfunction, but my erection is not hard enough to penetrate. Sometimes it is hard and cannot maintain for a long time. Earlier, I used to get early morning erections, but now it is rare. Please ...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Before I could help you with, tell me the following: 1) Do you have any history of diabetes or hypertension or any chronic disease for which you are taking treatment? 2) Is there any history of injury to the lower back or scrotum? 3) Is any treatment taken? 4) Are y...  Read Full »

What medical conditions are responsible for erectile dysfunction?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 27-year-old male doctor. I am moderately obese, but I do weight losing activities like gym and yoga. I can maintain an erection during masturbation but not during sex with my wife. There was no problem two months ago, but now I am having this issue. I used to masturbate three time...  Read Full »

Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The cause of erection problems are many, including medical conditions like diabetes, hypertension, thyroid hormones or testosterone, and prolactin disturbance. So, get these investigations done to rule out these conditions. Secondly, psychological problems such as depr...  Read Full »

What are the causes and management of erectile dysfunction?

Query: Hi doctor, I feel I have erectile dysfunction because I get hard spontaneous erections with stress in my penis, but I cannot maintain hardness in masturbation. So I will be thankful for your advice.  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran Sr

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern about your symptoms. However, according to your complaints, you may have erectile dysfunction. Reasons for erectile dysfunction are, Stress due to work or family-related, night duties, etc. Practice regular exercise and yoga. Depression...  Read Full »

What can cause ejaculation without an erection before sex?

Query: Hi doctor, I have never faced an erection problem. Usually, it is normal and stiff. But a month ago I went to a sex worker. I was tensed, as it was my first time. While I was with her, I was not at all getting an erection. She was stroking all over it, but it was not hard. And suddenly, I ejaculate...  Read Full »

Dr. J N Naidu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I would like 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 and anxiety. You may be fearing that what you are doing is wrong. You are anxious about yo...  Read Full »

What are the causes of erectile dysfunction in young adults?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a teenager, and I am having trouble during erection when I am with my girlfriend. Though I occasionally get it with her, the erection is not as hard as it usually is. I am very much confused. Can you help me with this?  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please provide me with the below details so that I can help you with your problem. Do you suffer from poor erection or no erection regularly? Do you develop an erection while you are alone or have early morning erections? Do you have any other medical issues? Re...  Read Full »

ask-doctor-img Ask a Doctor Online

* guaranteed answer within 4 hours

Search for a Health Issue

Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare 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. Read our Editorial Process to know how we create content for health articles and queries.