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Not Able To Get Erections? All You Should Know About Causes & Solutions

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Written by the UPGUYS Editorial Team
Published on May 16, 2022

While it is stressful to lose an erection during sex or not get hard enough, to begin with, you should know that this is a surprisingly common incident. 

There are various reasons why a man might not get hard enough for penetrative sex. We are going to discuss this in more detail below. 

If getting hard is not easy for you, don't feel bad or embarrassed. Just keep reading to the end of this article to find out what could possibly cause this & the things you can do to avoid it, such as using Canada Viagra pills.

In this article, we discuss:

- I can't get rock hard anymore: What could cause it?

- Some tips & advice on how to get & maintain an erection during sex

- Final words: Hard can be easy

I Can't Get Rock-Hard Anymore: What Could Cause It?

As mentioned briefly above, not being able to get an erection can have various reasons, from drinking too much alcohol, sexual stressors and having performance anxiety to experiencing erectile dysfunction (ED).

Physical Causes

Physical causes that affect erections happen mostly in older men. These physical problems disrupt the function of blood vessels and blood circulation that are responsible for erections. 

Some medical and physical causes include:

  1. heart disease
  2. atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries)
  3. high blood pressure
  4. high cholesterol
  5. diabetes
  6. obesity
  7. Parkinson's disease
  8. multiple sclerosis (MS)
  9. liver or kidney disease
  10. alcoholism
  11. Peyronie's disease (penile scarring that results in a curved penis)

Other physical causes include:

  1. certain medications, including beta-blockers, diuretics, muscle relaxers, or antidepressants
  2. substance abuse
  3. long-term use of tobacco
  4. trauma or injury to the spinal cord or genital region
  5. congenital genitalia problems
  6. treatment for prostate problems

Psychological Causes

Psychological causes distract men of all ages from being able to get or maintain erections. Some of these emotional issues include:

  1. low body image
  2. stress
  3. worrying about not being able to get or maintain an erection
  4. financial, professional, or social issues
  5. relationship problems
  6. stress, anxiety, and depression

Erection Problems in Younger Men, Aged Between 17 to 40

Younger men also might experience erectile dysfunction (ED) with different severities. 

In this age range, the problem is primarily due to psychological issues or substance use, like alcohol, tobacco, or drugs. 

Studies show that anxiety and depression are the main reasons behind erection problems in younger adults.

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Some Tips & Advice on How To Get & Maintain an Erection During Sex

There are natural ways and treatments to improve your erections and sexual performance

It should be discussed here that it's pretty normal to lose an erection every once in a while, and it's not necessarily a problem. 

When you lose an erection more often than what's considered usual, you have a problem, and you need to seek treatment.

Always consult with your doctor and take their direction on what ED medication is best for you and what dosage you should take. There could be severe side effects if you do it on your own.

Below we briefly name some of the solutions to erection problems:

Get ED Medications

There are many prescription medications to address erectile dysfunction. These medications come in the form of branded and generic pills. They are all FDA-approved, with high success rates. Never try them before consulting your doctor, as they can be highly detrimental to your health.

You can also get delay sprays. Delay sprays do not need a prescription.

Seek Solutions for Psychological Reasons Behind ED 

Research suggests that performance anxiety is one of the most common causes of psychological ED and can be treated with cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT).

Relaxation techniques work well with managing stress too. Meditations, counselling and couple's therapy, are among other methods you can apply to better control your stress.

Get Healthy Lifestyle

Adopting a healthy lifestyle is the answer to almost most of our problems. Today, due to the digital age and, of course, Covid-19, many of us work from home or a cafe, eat more junk food and barely move. This causes lots of physical problems for our bodies. 

Make a routine for yourself to do moderate exercise, like walking, every day for about 30 minutes and fill your food intake with nutritious food. After a while, you can feel the difference in your overall health and your sex life.

Limit Pornography, Alcohol, Smoking, and Drugs

There is still not enough data about the relationship between watching porn and ED. But, some research suggests that watching online porn harms real-life arousal and performance.

If you watch online porn quite often, try cutting it off for a couple of weeks and see how it impacts your sex life.

Final Words: Hard Can Be Easy

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is very common among men. So, if you find it hard to get and maintain erections when with your partner, do not feel ashamed. There are millions of men going through the same thing.

There are many lifestyle changes you can make to help the situation. By eating better, exercising more frequently, and avoiding harmful activities, you can boost the health of your heart and blood circulation and get better, more rigid erections as a result. 

There are also ED medications that your healthcare provider might see fit and prescribe for you. Talk to your doctor and see which one is a good fit for you, considering your physical health.

This article is written for informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. The information provided in the articles cannot and should not replace advice from a healthcare professional. Talk to your healthcare provider about any physical or mental health concerns or the risks and benefits of any treatment or medication.