Recently I have had some difficulty achieving/maintaining an erection. When I’m in a sexual situation it will just disappear suddenly and I can’t get it back again. This is really affecting my confidence and I’m worried that it might start affecting my relationship with my partner. What’s going on?
Having erectile difficulty is something many men suffer from at some point in their lives – so don’t feel like you’re alone in this. It’s perfectly normal for this to worry you but you shouldn’t let it knock your confidence. Erectile dysfunction is a problem that can be dealt with.
First of all, it’s important to figure out whether your problem is physical or psychological. You say you’re in your thirties, but you haven’t gone into detail about your health. How is your weight? Are you physically active? What’s your lifestyle like? All sorts of different factors can affect your sexual function; from underlying medical conditions like diabetes, to personal factors like stress.
I would advise that you first speak to your partner about this. A supportive partner can make the world of difference. Make sure that your sexual problems aren’t caused by problems you might not be addressing in your relationship.
If the problem persists, speak to your doctor. They should be able to address any underlying physical issues and help you on your way to healthy, happy sex life.