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Erection Problems (Erectile Dysfunction)

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Erection problems (erectile dysfunction) may be caused by physical problems related to the blood vessels, nerves, and hormones or by psychological issues. Physical problems cause about 8 out of 10 cases of erectile dysfunction.

Normally, an erection occurs when your imagination or senses (vision, hearing, touch, smell, taste) are stimulated and you become aroused. Your central nervous system sends nerve impulses that increase blood flow to your penis. Blood fills the spongy chambers (corpora cavernosa) in the penis, causing them to expand and become rigid.

Four requirements for a normal erection are:

  • A properly functioning nervous system that sends the necessary signals to the penis.
  • An intact system of blood vessels (vascular system) to allow blood to flow into and out of the penis.
  • Normal smooth muscle in the penis, which must relax so the penis can fill with blood and enlarge.
  • The ability to trap the blood in the penis so that it stays firm.

Physical causes of erection problems include long-term (chronic) and short-term (acute) injuries and complications of prostate or other surgery that interfere with nerve impulses or blood flow to the penis. Physical problems are often the cause of erection difficulties in men age 50 or older.

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Getting it up and keeping it up?

by omnigirl

Erectile Dysfunction.
Yes, I know it happens sometimes. But the last 3 men I've slept with:
1. Cute boy. Drunkard. Did a lot of coke (i think). In his mid 20s. I thought it was weird when he just wanted to snuggle (like, voluntarily wouldn't make a move). Then when I made the move, he really couldn't perform. Sometimes he could get it up but then it would just go limp.
2. Age 34. In good shape, fit. Slept with many women. Pretty weird, sexually. He loved to orally pleasure me and would do it so he could get hard, but then it would only last a minute. Condom = impossible

I am thankful that

by Rex_Tremendae

I can talk about erectile dysfunction with my doctor and get the help that I need.
This is why I play in a crappy band with a bunch of other grey men, spend crisp fall weekends driving and repairing my classic car and most of all I like to sit in a bathtub outside with another bathtub that contains my wife right next to me.
We hold hands until the Doctor prescribed medication kicks in.

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