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A 20-year-old male asked:

20y/o, no erection with partners but can get very erect for a long time alone whenever i want. ed? anxiety? porn induced? if i stop physical stimulation while masturbating, erection will go away quickly, is this psychological do you think?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
It sounds like the plumbing is in working order. Performance anxiety can impact your ability to become erect. Excessive use of pornography can also be problematic as you may become used to seeing dramatic & intense sex scenes that don't match up with real life sexual intimacy.
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Dr. Judith Tellerman
Clinical Psychology 44 years experience
You may benefit from seeking psychotherapy to deal with relationship issues, with a Clinical Psychologist with expertise in multiple types of psychotherapy.
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Last updated Apr 1, 2021

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