Your situation will determine how you can get an erection. You should keep a few things in mind if you're looking for one-off advice. Treatment options are available if you are looking for a long-term solution.
You can improve your chances of getting hard by getting help when needed.
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To get an erection right now, you only need the proper sexual stimulation if your penis usually functions. There are several possibilities here:
Patience is essential – sometimes, it takes a few minutes for your erections to occur or become strong enough for penetrating sex. Relax and take your time. If your penis is flaccid or semi-erect, worrying about an erection won't help.
Erections aren't always reliable – sometimes, they come when you least expect them and at the most unfortunate of times. Occasionally, erections seem impossible to achieve when you desperately need one.
An erection problem is usually not a serious problem – even if you can't get an erection right away, you shouldn't panic. Sexual development is a completely natural and normal process. Whether you have erectile dysfunction (ED) or not, everyone with a penis will experience this at some point.
What is needed to get an erection? An erection occurs when your penis' capillaries fill up and enlarge, causing its size to increase and its shape to stretch. Depending on some factors, mainly the stimulation intensity, they can last from a few seconds to a few minutes. A partner's erection is usually required for penetrative sex to take place.
What if you often need help getting hard? – You should seek advice from your doctor if you have trouble getting and maintaining an erection regularly.
During a consultation, your doctor will determine what's happening, rule out any underlying health conditions, and discuss your treatment options.
It can be hard to get an erection when you're nervous – this can prevent you from getting an erection in the first place or cause you to lose it. You can do many things if you're nervous about having sex, have performance anxiety, or have first-night nerves.
You can tell if it's anxiety-related – if you have difficulty getting an erection around people or with a sexual partner but can get them on your own while masturbating, your problems are most likely psychological or emotional.
Alternate causes – you may not be able to get an erection when you're alone for any reason:
What to do – Don't blame yourself for sex's stress. Take your time and stay relaxed as you go. Talking to your partner(s) can also be helpful if they are supportive. The conversation will make you feel more comfortable and take some pressure off the event.
Getting professional help – You can only figure out what's causing your problems by talking to someone about it. You can seek help from your GP first if there are no physical causes, and if that does not suit you, you can seek psychological or emotional support.
Erections and masculinity – Many people experience anxiety when they have sex or think about it. Although most men will experience erection trouble from time to time, being able to perform sexually is seen as a sign of strength and success in masculine cultures. The ability to have and maintain an erection has no bearing on your character.
PDE-5 inhibitors, such as Viagra, are the most common treatment for erectile dysfunction (ED).
They are available as tablets and can be taken in advance, as and when required for sex, on a day-to-day basis. PDE-5 inhibitors may not be suitable or safe for everyone, but they have generally been shown to have a high success rate when treating erectile dysfunction. It is important to remember that PDE-5 inhibitors do not cause erections alone. It is still necessary for you to be sexually aroused or stimulated to get an erection.
Improve your state of mind – there are different treatment options available if there are other reasons for your erection problems. For emotional ED, counselling, cognitive behavioural therapy, or couples therapy have success rates.
Pay attention to your arousal – sexual arousal is more important for getting erections than physical function. Make sure you are properly stimulated during sexual activity if you want to get erections more often. You can increase your libido by massaging yourself or experimenting with your partner more regularly.
Treatment is also available for people whose erections aren't hard enough – ED treatment is also available for men who can get an erection in the first place but find it challenging to maintain it or who find it difficult to get an erection that is hard enough for full penetration.
Why hardness matters – penetrative sex requires a penis as strong and hard as a cucumber. It is not recommended to use a semi-erect penis, even though it is technically possible.
A PDE-5 inhibitor can help you stay harder longer and provide more penetrative sex if you want harder erections. Your partner(s) and you can decide if you and your partner(s) want to address not getting hard-enough erections. Many people can enjoy sex without regular erections.
Struggling with erectile dysfunction? You're not alone. Get confidential and discreet online consultations with Mobi Doctor. Our team of experienced doctors can help you overcome this condition and improve your sexual health. Book your consultation now and take the first step towards regaining your confidence and enjoying a fulfilling sex life again.