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A 28-year-old male asked:

Am i impotent? i have been masturbating a lot since i was 12, and i am 26. i should add, i've never used lotion during masturbation. within the last year, so all of 2011, every time i have brought a girl home i haven't been able to get hard enough to pene

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Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 20 years experience
It : It sounds like you are dealing with erectile dysfunction(ed). Often times this is due to other medical issues such as diabetes, high cholesterol etc. Therefore i recommend you see your primary care provider for a history and physical. In addition the doctor can go over treatment options for ed as deemed necessary. Best of luck.
Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Likely psychosocial: You are changing the "pattern, " and it is making you anxious. Likely you will need more time and practice to get used to an actual partner. Be sure you are not masturbating while trying to improve performance with partner. Also, can "start" with some self-stimulation to obtain erection, then once safe (use condoms!) sex begins, should help keep you focused. If not, do see a urologist.
Last updated Oct 3, 2016

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