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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.

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My penis does not become erect during sex. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,We got married three years ago and have been having intercourse, but my wife cannot get pregnant. I have been having erection issues for the last two months. My penis does not become erect whenever we have sexual intercourse. It becomes erect when we get close in the morning or afternoo...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajesh Jain

Answer: Hi, I am glad you chose icliniq for your medical-related queries. I understand your concern and will try to help you with it. I recommend incorporating regular perineal and pelvic exercises into your routine. Additionally, ensure to include dates, beetroot, bananas, and green leafy vegetables in yo...  Read Full »

I have difficulty achieving erection during sex. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 36 years old, I can masturbate, but I cannot have sex with my girlfriend for the past two to three years. It started around four years ago when I broke up with my then-girlfriend. I started drinking a lot and would not eat food in time. I consulted a doctor who suggested taking ta...  Read Full »


Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Erectile dysfunction is divided into organic and psychogenic forms. Organic is when there is a problem with the organ itself, and in that case, you will not have any erection. Psychological is when you can have an erection in certain situations like early morning erecti...  Read Full »

I have erectile dysfunction. Can I take dietary supplements?

Query: Hi doctor, I have erectile dysfunction problem. My doctor prescribed me to take Nano Leo sachet twice daily and Tazzle tablet two hours before intercourse. Is it fine to take those?  Read Full »


Dr. Radhakrishnan Nair Bhaskaran

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please provide me details about your medical history, age, weight, marital status and reasons for this. Medicines should be taken after proper evaluation. Please give me more details to help you.  Read Full »

I have difficulty getting an erection during sex. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a male of twenty-one years. My problem is that I cannot get an erection during sex, but I get a full erection while masturbating. I am still a virgin and have been masturbating for years. For the second time with my girlfriend, I cannot get it hard enough to stick it in her. Do I suf...  Read Full »


Dr. Muntaqa Butt

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. Erectile dysfunction usually occurs at the age of 40 to 50 years. In young males, erectile dysfunction is usually due to physical inactivity, hyperlipidemia, alcohol, smoking, too much stress, anxiety, antidepressants or ...  Read Full »

I have not gotten an erection for a few days. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 18-year-old male and have not gotten an erection easily for the last few days. Is it erectile dysfunction? Kindly suggest.  Read Full »


Dr. Raveendran S R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. The reasons for erectile dysfunction (ED) are stress and depression. Other causes include varicocele which can be diagnosed with an ultrasound scrotum, fear of failure having one episode of ED once can make you feel you will end up with E...  Read Full »

I am unable to achieve an erection while having intercourse. Why so?

Query: Hello doctor, I am unable to achieve an erection while having intercourse. Kindly help.   Read Full »


Dr. Raveendran S R

Answer: Hello, Thank you for stopping by! I am here to provide expert opinions on your medical issues. According to your complaints, you may be suffering from erectile dysfunction. The reason for erectile dysfunction (ED) is as follows: Stress due to work or family-related, night duties – Plan for re...  Read Full »

I have a poor penis erection. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, For the last seven to eight months, my penis is not erecting properly. Last month, I tried having sex with my partner. Even after taking Viagra 25 mg, it lasted only for five minutes. Then, I again took Viagra 100 mg immediately but it did not erect properly. I cannot control the tho...  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Udey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems from your question that you might be having a psychological difficulty in performing a sexual act with your partner, as you do not have any difficulty in masturbation which you can do three to four times a day. Masturbation is not harmful, however at the ra...  Read Full »

Why does my penis go flaccid right before ejaculation?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a minor bike accident four years back. A couple of days later, I realized that I was not getting erections. I consulted a urologist and was diagnosed with ED and was administered medicine (in sachets) to be emptied into a glass of water and consumed. That brought back interest in...  Read Full »


Dr. Khant Shahil Ramesh Bhai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Relax and do not worry. If possible, please send me color doppler report. Also, do you watch porn or addicted to porn? If your penis doppler test is normal, then the cause is psychological may be due to excessive stress or porn induced erection problems. I see many c...  Read Full »

Is it safe to take Viagra is you have an aneurysm?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 54 year old male with complex medical histories, including a current splenic artery aneurysm, an occluded right vertebral artery, historical major spinal cord trauma from intradural schwannomas (removed twice) and multiple liver hemangiomas. I have had occasional erectile dysfunct...  Read Full »


Dr. Nidhi Jain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to me, it is better to avoid Viagra as it is a vasodilator. But, the final decision should take after consulting your cardiologist. First, rule out the psychogenic causes of erectile dysfunction. Because, there is no need to take Viagra (Sildenafil), if ...  Read Full »

Why is my blood pressure high, and I am not able to sustain an erection?

Query: Hi doctor, My penis gets soft very quickly and I cannot sustain erection for a long time. Moreover, after one session, it is very difficult to cope up with the next session. Sometimes, when I use a condom it is very difficult for me to enjoy my sex. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Before we can make any conclusions, I request you to provide the following details, so an impression can be made about the cause of the problem. How long you are facing this problem of erection? How the problem started, whether it was sudden in onset or build up slowly ov...  Read Full »

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