Got ED?

Erectile disfunction, premature ejaculation, delayed orgasm, etc.

Gentlemen - Ever have trouble getting or keeping an erection?

Never
54
12%
Rarely have trouble getting erect.
21
5%
Rarely have trouble keeping an erection.
16
3%
Rarely have trouble getting and keeping an erection.
28
6%
Sometimes have trouble getting erect.
16
3%
Sometimes have trouble keeping an erection.
62
14%
Sometimes have trouble getting and keeping an erection.
66
14%
Often have trouble getting erect.
9
2%
Often have trouble keeping an erection.
49
11%
Often have trouble getting and keeping an erection.
51
11%
Always have trouble getting erect.
7
2%
Always have trouble keeping an erection.
19
4%
Always have trouble getting and keeping an erection.
44
10%
I would have without the drugs.
17
4%
 
Total votes: 459

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Postby moderator » Tue Jul 13, 2004 9:38 pm

Ever have trouble getting or keeping an erection?

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Postby husband_in_training » Wed Jul 14, 2004 6:23 am

As I told my DW, "a strong enough cross wind can wake him up, and it's not my idea". My problem is that any non-painful stimulus outside of standard waste disposal results in blood pooling in the appropriate tissues. It can be very uncomfortable.

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Postby infoman » Fri Jul 16, 2004 10:11 pm

I'm not even sure anymore, since the blue pills take care of it!

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Postby Paul B » Wed Jan 05, 2005 2:19 pm

Just letting folks see the poll

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atria

Postby atria » Tue Apr 26, 2005 12:45 pm

The pills haven't worked for some..

They're very expensive anyway. But it's wonderful they help some couples.

::arg

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Postby Cargoman » Tue May 31, 2005 3:52 pm

[quote="atria"]The pills haven't worked for some..

They're very expensive anyway. But it's wonderful they help some couples.

::arg[/quote]

[size=18]'Sorry to be so late joining in on this discussion, and with a celibate marriage for the last 19 1/2 of the 27 years we've been together, I may not be the most authoritative source on this topic, so take my comments for what they are worth.

I have been a type 1 diabetic for 57 of my 61 years. Diabetes and ED go hand-in-hand, and I have dealt with this subject for more than 10 years. First, of the three pills that improve blood-flow into the penis by relaxation of the smooth muscle tissues, i.e., Cialis, Levitra & Viagra, each works better for some than for others, so ask your Dr. for samples of each and note whether one works better than the others. My Dr. is very liberal with samples, which helps a great deal with our very tight budget. And, since Drs. get the samples for free, their main concern is finding one that will work for you, so they usually don't have any problem dispensing 'samples.' The main problem is getting up the courage to ask for them!

There are many reasons for ED; most are physical and can be treated by a variety of means available; it's just a matter of trying until you find what works for you. There is a group on Yahoo Health called Alt.Support.Impotence that has a bunch of really helpful men (and women) that can answer more questions about ED than most Drs. can because they live with it and have tried to find solutions that really work.

As for myself, diabetic ED is primarily a by-product of poor blood glucose control which results, over time, in venous leakage. Blood-plaque builds up in the veins that prevents the arterial inflow from fully shutting-of the venous outflow. One of the ways that has helped me is use of a penis-pump. Drawing blood into the penis by vacuum expands all of the soft-muscle tissues, allowing the ratio of plaque to vein-diameter to be reduced, and over time, allowing normal penile functioning (I'm still working on this, but making good progress). This, in combination with a constriction ring and Cialis, has resulted in better quality erections for me than I had 20 years ago (when my wife and I were still having active, intimate and satisfying sex).

So, my advice would be, work with your Dr. and search for information on the various means for dealing with ED (TMB has some really good material). It's something that can be dealt with, and doesn't mean an end to one's sex life.

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BoG

Postby BoG » Tue May 31, 2005 4:34 pm

Your survey had one selection marked "I would have, without the pills".

I think perhaps it should have also had "I wouldn't have, without the pills."

I take an antidepressant. It is the reason for ED.

But, I wouldn't trade it for the world. I can function adequately with sufficient stimulation beforehand, so we still have a fulfilling sex life. My libido is decreased somewhat as well, and I suppose as a part of growing older, so is my wife's.

So, our frequency of intercourse, although less than earlier in our lives ("What do you mean how many times per week? How many times per day?"). Still, we get the most satisfaction out of cuddling and repartee. For me, ED does not mean "disfunction", as in "can't perform". It means "difficulty" as in "we have to be number 2, and try harder."

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Postby sweethomeboy » Tue May 31, 2005 6:26 pm

Some years back I had problems. I think they were as relational as physical. Used Viagara for about six months. During that time I read that some exercises (kegels, leg lifts and squats) would help. During that time we also had some counseling for the relationship. I started doing squats and kegels fairly regularly. When I ran out of Viagara, I didn't renew the perscription, and I'm still almost always able get and keep an erection.

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No problem getting it up, just a problem keeping with PE

Postby IdahoSpud » Tue Jun 21, 2005 10:45 pm

I've never had a probelm getting aroused over any little thing. My problem is when I get going with my wife, I last only a minute or two, if that. So my problem is more with premature ejaculation. Still doing a lot of praying and hope that I can find some answers/resources about this problem since I've been married 11 years and nothing has gotten better as I enter my mid 30s.

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Postby gusord » Mon Feb 27, 2006 3:15 pm

I am new to this site.I am 59 years old and for 2 or
3 years now i have had a problem getting and maintaining an erection.
I have been on anti depressant since 1994 but the problem[ED] just
started 2 or 3 years ago.Before this i could get an erection easily but
could not maintain it more than 2 or 3 minutes[married 38 years].
I am currently using caverject which helps some what.Any one out
there ever had a erectile implant surgery?

DONK
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Blue pills helped but then..................................

Postby Joe_ the_ grower » Fri Apr 14, 2006 8:25 pm

My wife & I enjoyed sex and then I started having difficulty so I consulted our doctor. He was more than happy to give me samples of both Viagra & Cialis. Viagra helped & so for more immediate results I switched to Cialis.
But now neither of the pills work? I consulted with doctor again and he has referred me to a Urologist. My appointment is for May 18th! I pray he finds a simple cure. :roll:

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Postby Mr. Rkt » Fri Apr 27, 2007 9:38 am

I voted "Sometimes have trouble keeping an erection." I've written elsewhere the details, but this really started to become evident about 2 years ago, and there have even been a couple times when I could achieve no erection at all.

I always viewed this change as irreversible, but I've seen improvement lately. In fact, one of the signs of true physiological ED is lack of a morning erection, or weak morning erections. Not only is ED becoming less of a problem, and a much less frequent visitor lately, I have noticed the return of morning erections. In fact, it is common now for me to be awakened several times during the night by an uncomfortably full erection, something that had not bothered me for a number of years.

I've been on Lotrel 5/20 for BP for about 10 years, Lipitor for cholesterol for about 7, and a CPAP for apnea for about 9 years. The ED symptoms were more recent than the meds, and the meds haven't changed. The only changes that have been recent are a marked increase in frequency for us, and I've been getting more fit. But I was actually pretty fit when ED first showed up.

So while I seem to be on the mend, I don't know what accounts for it.

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Viagra helps sometimes

Postby crazy39759 » Fri Jul 06, 2007 6:39 am

I am over 50 and Viagra helps sometimes. I am overweight and take heart medication which really thwarts a good erection. However, my DW has never been what you would call a proponent of sex, so it doesn't seem to affect her. However, when we DO get romantic, she is good to be understanding. Oh well, sometimes Viagra comes to the rescue and sometimes it just sits there! I am happy to enjoy other aspects of LMing and DW is satisfied, so I am blessed. Pray that the weight problem will be concluded as it will also help heart problems!

Harry

christian28

Postby christian28 » Tue Sep 11, 2007 4:31 am

Someimes Viagra works, sometimes it doesn't.

Coincidence or not, it seems to be directly tied to whether my wife seems interested or not.

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Postby Mr. Rkt » Tue Sep 11, 2007 10:11 am

christian28 wrote:Someimes Viagra works, sometimes it doesn't.

Coincidence or not, it seems to be directly tied to whether my wife seems interested or not.

And apparently, your own arousal is also tied to whether she seems interested or not. I think that is what you are seeing.
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I am 40 years old and have been married 15 years, with 5 children. The best thing, next to a parenting class, I have done for my marriage was study sex. Techniques, orgasm, G-spot, oral.....

Here is some eyeopening information on sex....ALL BIBLICAL

www.eroticbiblicalsex.com

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My father in law has done extensive research on male orgasm difficulties, but hie website is down. When he is up and running again, I will let you know!

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Postby BelovedsLover08 » Sat Apr 05, 2008 7:58 pm

So, I have a question. Is lack of a morning erection a pretty good indicator of some kind of problem? I'm sure if it's just not there occasionally, that's probably not unusual. But if there's not one for a few days in a row? Does that usually mean something? Do most guys wake up everyday with one?

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Postby Mr. Rkt » Sun Apr 06, 2008 4:15 am

BelovedsLover08 wrote:So, I have a question. Is lack of a morning erection a pretty good indicator of some kind of problem? I'm sure if it's just not there occasionally, that's probably not unusual. But if there's not one for a few days in a row? Does that usually mean something? Do most guys wake up everyday with one?

I think it depends upon which cycle of sleep a man awakens from. "Morning erection" is a misnomer. What is actually happening is that the man awakens from REM sleep. If he awakens from the other stages of sleep (especially by means of an alarm clock), or if his natural sleep passes through REM some time before wakening, it would be unusual for him to see a "morning erection." As a man cycles through sleep during the night, he has an erection each time he passes through REM sleep.

The better test is to have him monitored during sleep. One method (which he can try at home) is to place an easily breakable band, such as a soft paper, around the penis at bedtime. A REM sleep erection will break the band, and he will have his evidence of it in the morning.

If a man is not having erections as a part of his normal sleep cycle, however, it is a sign that something is physiologically wrong in the erection process, and deserving of medical attention.
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Postby mom210 » Sun Apr 06, 2008 6:10 am

As for "test materials" I have heard that a strip of postage stamps around the penis will work..if broke the next morning..you can assume that an erection occured.


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