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A 22-year-old member asked:

I am 22 years old, i have a question about maintaining an erection, i can get erections, but usually don't last more than 15 minutes with my gf, help?

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Dr. John Tillett
Urology 24 years experience
It depends...: I would have to know, do you ejaculate before you lose your erection? It is entirely normal to lose your erection following ejacualtion. If you do not ejaculate prior to losing the erection, many factors may be at play, including medication side effects, alcohol, recreational drugs, psychological factors, and possible erectile dysfunction. If this is the case, i would recommend seeing urologist.
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Last updated Dec 17, 2012

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