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A 48-year-old member asked:

Would anxiety about preforming cause me to lose an erection once i put a condom on?

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Dr. Valencia Porter
Holistic Medicine 21 years experience
Yes: Many factors contribute to having an erection, and performance anxiety can be one of them.
Dr. Daniel Karlin
Psychiatry 12 years experience
Could be.: This is a very common experience among men who have erection trouble. The act of putting on the condom represents a commitment to the sexual act that can stir worries about ones ability to follow through. Also, many associate condoms with anxiety inducing concepts like illness and pregnancy. Don't stop using condoms and consider seeing someone about this--there are strategies that can help.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

I lose my erection whenever i put a condom on. What are my alternatives?

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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Have partner help: Try having your partner apply condom. Or could practice in privacy watching stimulating porno movie. Could discuss with sympathetic dr. Including possible temporary use of viagra (sildenafil) or Cialis until problem has resolved itself. Good luck.

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