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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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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 »

I have anxiety during sexual intercourse. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am engaging in vaginal intercourse for the first time. I have tried a couple of times, but I get a bit too anxious and failed. I could not get a completely erect penis. One time I did not get any erection at all. I am sure I do not have an erectile disorder because I get a completely...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. First of all, I like to inform you that one can handle performance anxiety with the use of the right psychotherapeutic approach. In my own experience, around 70 to 80 % of individuals report dramatic improvement in erec...  Read Full »

Could my erection issues be related to fear?

Query: Hello doctor, I got married 2 days before. My penis got erected while doing foreplay. However, after some time penis gets loosen and become small. So, could not penetrate my penis. Is there any issue in my health? Or is this due to first time fear? How to approach this? Please advice.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since you got proper erection during foreplay and there is no history of difficulty in erection it was the result of performance anxiety. This generally occurs in first timers and especially in young age. I do not think you need to be concerned at this level as occasio...  Read Full »

The face of penis bends during insertion. Please advice.

Query: Hello doctor, I am married for the past six years and stayed with my wife for around two years in these six years due to job location reasons. My wife has asked for divorce now as I am not able to insert my penis into her vagina in these six years. I have done following test up till now such as seme...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns about ongoing issues with your sex life after going through all the attachments (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Although, it is never possible to comment conclusively, but from the available description, i...  Read Full »

How do I overcome erectile dysfunction and thyroid issues?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from a thyroid problem. My TSH level is on the higher side. At present, I am taking 50 mg Thyroxine. For the last 4 or 5 months, I have been suffering from erectile dysfunction. Please give me a proper solution.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Unfortunately, the information provided at this stage is very limited, and it is difficult to interpret and make conclusions.I request you to post the following details: Your age. How the problem started, whether it was of acute (sudden) onset or on and off initiall...  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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

Why do I have an erection problem during sex and not during masturbation?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 32 year old male. I started masturbating ten years back. CurrentlyI masturbate daily morning and night. Sometimes, I achieve erection very quick, and sometimes it takes time. I masturbate seeing porn videos. The problem is, when I entered marriage life, I could not get a proper ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. It is your thought, which is creating the problem. For a man of 32 years with regular masturbation for the last 9 years, it is easy to understand that there is no problem with erection. It is the guilty feeling associated...  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

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 »

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