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Four signs you have erectile dysfunction

By David Joshua Jennings May 6, 06:00 am
Worried about erectile dysfunction? Here are some signs to find out if you’ve got problems in the erection department.

No, having erectile dysfunction (ED) doesn’t mean you’re less manly – it’s linked to specific physical and psychological causes. Every man has erection problems at some point in his life, but if the problem persists over a longer period of time then it may be a sign that you have more serious problems.

Watch out for these signs:​​

You can’t get a hard -on

It’s not unusual for a man’s penis to not function from time to time, but a frequent inability to get an erection could be a sign of ED or other more serious medical problems. If you get an erection in some situations (while you’re masturbating, for example) but not in others (when naked in front of your partner), then the problem is probably psychological. If you are unable to get an erection under any circumstances, then it’s likely the result of a physical issue.

The inability to maintain an erection 

Okay, say you can get an erection during foreplay with your partner, and your performance is great for the first half of the game, but as you go along, your erection begins to deflate. We’re not talking about coming too soon – that’s an ejaculation problem. We’re talking about being unable to keep an erect penis until you orgasm. If you can’t, then something is going wrong during the process of your penis filling up with blood and hardening. Bad news – you may have ED.

Painful hard-on for over four hours

These erections, called a 'priapism,' are usually painful and can happen even when you don’t want to have sex. Priapisms happen when too much blood flows into the penis, or the blood in the penis is not able to effectively drain out. Such unwanted erections could result in you not having erections in the future because of permanent tissue damage. So get medical treatment as soon as possible. 

Curved or painful erection that makes sex difficult

Of course, penises come in different shapes and sizes and it’s not uncommon to have a curved erection. But some men get erections so bent that it causes them pain or makes sex impossible. Such a curved erection may be a sign of Peyronie's disease, which is caused by scar tissue forming along the length of the penis and results in warped, painful erections. Although the condition usually goes away on its own, if it is causing you anxiety or preventing successful sexual intercourse, you should see a doctor.

Make sure that you use the signs mentioned above as a guide to seeking medical attention. Only a trained doctor can provide clarity about the best steps ahead.

 

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Comments
Excessive masturbation causes erectile dysfunction. What is the cure for erectile dysfunction because even after trying to recover from addiction to masturbation, I still find it hard to maintain an erection and premature ejaculation.
Hi BMK, What you are dealing with is Premature ejaculation and not Erectile Dysfunction. With ED one looses an erection without an ejaculation. Part of the reason for premature ejaculation is a lack of sexual experience which means with experience one gets better at controlling their ejaculation. Also, try relaxing during sex to address fear or anxiety. Check out the following article for more information:- https://lovematters.co.ke/making-love/orgasms/his-orgasms

Hey Louis, there are a number of things you can to try address the issue. It is also important you communicate with your partner and let them know what is going on. The options range from natural remedies to having to see a doctor for treatment since most of the causes are physical. Check out the following article for additional information;- https://lovemattersafrica.com/making-love/sex-problems-how-to-overcome-them/erectile-dysfunction-what-to-do

Hi Ben, Perhaps you are really in-love with your gal that she gets you very excite very fast. You may need to relax during sex to better control you ejaculation. Try distracting yourself with other no sexual thoughts, you can also take short breaks during intercourse. Check out the following article for more information:- https://lovematters.co.ke/making-love/orgasms/his-orgasms
Hi Abdullahi, This is referred to as Premature Ejaculation which is caused by a number of reasons including sexual inexperience or psychological issues like fear, anxiety or stress. As you gain experience you will lean how to control your ejaculation. You can also try relax during sex and also distract yourself by thinking about other none sexual things. Check out the following articles for more tips:- https://lovematters.co.ke/making-love/orgasms/his-orgasms https://lovematters.co.ke/making-love/sex-problems-how-to-overcome-them/i-come-too-soon
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