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Forum Name: Male Sexual Disorders

Question: Problem maintaining erection


 562duece - Mon Oct 22, 2007 6:59 pm

i'm 18 years old. im kind of confused on whats goin on.i can get an erection easily but when im with my girlfriend i do get an erection but when i put a condom on it goes away for some reason. i masturbate at least once everday and i smoke a few cigarettes every other day. i think its because of stress or im worried that i wont be able to maintain my erection or i wont be good.
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Mon Oct 22, 2007 8:26 pm

User avatar Hi 562duece,

Stress or anxiety can have dramatic effects on a man's ability to maintain erection. It is very likely this is contributing to your problem if you are feeling anxious.

Often a counselor can help with this. Your doctor may also be able to direct you to a good psychologist.

Best wishes.

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