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Erectile Dysfunction

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As any glance at your email spam filter will tell you, erectile dysfunction is big business (as is money laundering for deposed Nigerian Princes). A common complaint that will affect many men in their lives, it can be just a one-off occurrence, but for some the problem is long-term. Although you may have a normal sex drive, sufferers fail to achieve or maintain an erection of the penis to enable sex to take place. This can be embarrassing for both you and your partner, leading to plaintive mutterings of ‘but I really do want to do it’. Stress, excessive alcohol consumption, smoking and other conditions such as Peyronie’s disease or a tight foreskin may all be contributing causes, but treatments are available – not through your email inbox – but instead through your GP.

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My husband used viagra pills to boost his sex drive n he use to hide those pills from me, my question is am I going to conceive or what





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Hi I'm 24 and cannot have sex without Viagra I get too nervous and have no confidence.This is completely ruining my sex life.When I take Viagra it reassures me and there is no problem but I can't keep doing this forever.I no it's all in my head but is there help for this? Anxiety I think is the cause.





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I've seen two doctors about size of penis. Both times they've laughed so obviously I won't go back. They don't listen when I tell them the problem the bottom of my penis is thinner so doesn't get hard so I can't get a full erection.





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Des i have had that problem been to my doctor varies times as my penis size is long but thin and due to that some times its uncomfortable too pleasure a woman and full fill our men's as the loneliness kills her she says she can feel it in her belly could i ask you some think why do men ejaculate to quick

i am 74 and had a prostate oporasion at 60 and have never had a erection just before and since. viagra do not work ionly get a semi erection,is their anything ican do about this problem.if ican not be a man what else is there.





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Hi, my husband has a problem of a different kind with erections. He has erections all the time, that frequently last for hours. Just because he has an erection it does not mean that he wants sex. After sex the problem is worse. He frequently masterbates to try and make his penis go down, but that doesn't always work. He gets very embarrassed and uncomfortable by it.





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Hi, I have been experiencing a big problem for a while now. I use to be able to perform very well during sexual intercoarse as in keep a full even after numourous times of coming. Last year my ex partner squeesed my left testical very hard which hurt like hell! Gradually over time i kept experiencing pain in my testical and the right one is about just over twice as big as the left one. also where the tubes are at the top of the sack? I have tried having sexual intercoarse with 4 different people since and each time they realised i wasnt getting a full erection like i use to. My sex drive is good and my testosterone levels are higher than average yet i cant seem to get fully erect although it feels erect. This is very frustrating for me and not to mention embarrassing. I have recently met somebody I really like and want to make a go of it with but this problem is holding me back even with her. Please help ASAP Thank you.





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Ps i am 31 years old and started noticing changes gradually just over a year now.





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Hi, I have been experiencing a big problem for a while now. I use to be able to perform very well during sexual intercoarse as in keep a full even after numourous times of coming. Last year my ex partner squeesed my left testical very hard which hurt like hell! Gradually over time i kept experiencing pain in my testical also where the tubes are at the top of the sack? I have tried having sexual intercoarse with 4 different people since and each time they realised i wasnt getting a full erection like i use to. My sex drive is good and my testosterone levels are higher than average yet i cant seem to get fully erect although it feels erect. This is very frustrating for me and not to mention embarrassing. I have recently met somebody I really like and want to make a go of it with but this problem is holding me back even with her. Please help ASAP Thank you.





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Im 41 and after chatting with work colleges i am now a little concerned to the fact i get a minimum of 20 + erections a day is this a problem





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My penis is always leaking clear sticky fluid. After I had a pee. Also normal when sitting down and sometimes when playing with my girlfriend. Im a still virgin but don't know why this is happening. Also since this has started I also ejaculate nearly every day when I am a sleep. Please can you tell me what is happening. And how can I make it go away





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Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the inability to get and maintain an erection that is sufficient for satisfactory sexual intercourse. ED is also known as impotence. Read More »

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