Our treatment is extremely helpful and efficient for those whose complaints refer to the instability of erections and the inability for sexual intercourse.

Being able to get an erection, but not maintain it, can be frustrating. You might feel like you cannot last as long as you or a partner would like, or like there’s a timer counting down as soon as sexual activity starts.

Here are a few tips for understanding some possible underlying causes, along with some solutions that could help.

Why can I not maintain an erection during sex?

There are several reasons why you might find it difficult to keep an erection during sex. Most people find that they face this question at some point in their lives.

Most of the time, this is absolutely nothing to worry about. Losing an erection is very often due to common, everyday factors like:

  • stress;
  • chronic fatigue;
  • anxiety – e.g. ‘first-night nerves’;
  • drinking too much alcohol;
  • the side effects of a drug you’re taking.

Some people will experience this much more often than others.

Signs of Underlying Health Problems

If you regularly lose your erection during sex, it could be a sign of an underlying health condition. This could be a physical or an emotional health condition and may need treatment in the form of medication or lifestyle changes.

The main physical reasons you might lose your erection during sex are:

  • high cholesterol or high blood pressure;
  • blood flow issues (a narrowing of the blood vessels in your penis);
  • a physical issue with the shape of your penis, like Peyronie’s disease;
  • side effects of the prescription medication you’re taking;
  • premature ejaculation;
  • hormone problems.

It can also be caused by psychological reasons:

  • stress;
  • performance anxiety;
  • emotional or mood problems;
  • not having sexual desire, or not being aroused.

Erectile dysfunction is the condition where you repeatedly struggle to get or keep an erection. It’s very common and isn’t lifelong.

Most of the time, ED is easily treated with medication or counseling. If you’re concerned about losing your erections during sex, talk to your doctor for advice.