Got ED?

Erectile disfunction, premature ejaculation, delayed orgasm, etc.

Gentlemen - Ever have trouble getting or keeping an erection?

Rarely have trouble getting erect.
Rarely have trouble keeping an erection.
Rarely have trouble getting and keeping an erection.
Sometimes have trouble getting erect.
Sometimes have trouble keeping an erection.
Sometimes have trouble getting and keeping an erection.
Often have trouble getting erect.
Often have trouble keeping an erection.
Often have trouble getting and keeping an erection.
Always have trouble getting erect.
Always have trouble keeping an erection.
Always have trouble getting and keeping an erection.
I would have without the drugs.
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Postby BelovedsLover08 » Sun Apr 06, 2008 1:33 pm

Wow, you all are such a wealth of information! Thank you.


what is REM sleep?

Postby scooter1 » Fri Apr 11, 2008 8:25 am

Mr. Rkt wrote:
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.


ED Somewhat Cured

Postby hixmale » Fri Oct 31, 2008 1:33 pm

I'm pushing 50 y/o, have a slight heart murmur (controlled with drugs), a Type II diabetic (also controlled through diet and some drugs), and up until a few months ago very overweight. I was suffering from ED and the only thing that helped were Viagra and Cyalis. It was getting to the point where we had to plan on intimacy a few hours in advance so I could pop a pill and be ready. Spontanaity was gone.

The wife and I decided to do something about my problem.We both went on Weight Watchers. I'm down 40 pounds and she is down 70. We feel healthier and are more active.

And as soon as I lost the first 10 pounds the ED all but disappeared!!! I suffer from it maybe once every 6 to 8 weeks now, and that is usually if I have had a hard day at work and relaly too tired to perform. The spark is back in our sex lives and we are back to at least 5 times a week.

Not bad for being married almost 30 years now!!!!

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Postby Mr. Rkt » Fri Oct 31, 2008 10:06 pm

Congratulations on the restored signs of health, hixmale. You two have worked hard and are seeing rewards. Blessings to both of you.
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Re: Got ED?

Postby Ballad » Sat Dec 17, 2011 12:49 am

Is it possible to change a vote? I would need to switch from "Often have trouble keeping an erection" to "Often have trouble getting and keeping an erection." :(
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Re: Got ED?

Postby beekeeper » Tue Dec 30, 2014 3:29 pm

I did not see this poll before.

I now have fairly severe ED [post-prostatectomy], I think that at my next Urologist appointment he will likely give me the injections. So that I can inject myself to cause an erection.

I no longer have the nerve-bundle that goes to the penis, that would normally provide erections.

The last time I was in his office, there was a selection of brochures about the various implants that are also available.

One of them that I found interesting is a hydraulic system, where the pump [a squeeze-bulb] and valve unit are both placed inside the scrotum.

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Re: Got ED?

Postby Job29Man » Tue Dec 30, 2014 5:05 pm

I've heard of that, and DW (an RN) has had a few patients with them. They seemed to report that they liked them, and the implanted pumps seemed to work for them.
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Re: Got ED?

Postby ledgemoor » Sat Jan 03, 2015 11:29 am

For sure, if the injections work, forget the implants, and pumps. I've never tried them, but my understanding is that they do work in most cases, and that you stay hard even after ejaculation. THAT would be cool!

They work by relaxing the muscles that normally block passage of blood into your penis, pretty much bypassing all of the psychological and hormonal and Nitric Oxide chemistry stuff that normally has to happen. There is a story about they guy who discovered this. He was presenting his findings at a urology conference. He injected himself onstage, then proceeded to walk up and down the aisles as he lectured to show off his handiwork. Must be nice to be that confident :lol:.
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Re: Got ED?

Postby pop fish » Sun Jan 04, 2015 11:32 am

Hi all. This is my first post on TMB after lurking for some time. Thought I would jump in to comment on this thread.

By way of back ground, I am almost 71 years old and married for 48 years. I have been a Type 1 diabetic since the age of 17 and using an insulin pump for about the last 9 or 10 years. ED has been a problem for many years and I have been through all the pill solutions none of which work any longer. Current solution is a tri-mix penile injection that is working OK as long as I have a good aim and inject in the right location. DW is a nurse by training and has been very loving, understanding and supportive.

Our marriage has been quite rocky at times with several bouts of long periods with no sex. Longest was 11 months. DW began working with me last March to go through Kevin Leman's video series and has started to understand my needs. We are both realizing that the lack of sex has been a key to our past problems and finally, after 48 years of marriage, have begun to understand, talk, communicate and study the bible much more than ever. Praises to God for all His help to set us both on the right track.

My thanks to everyone on TMB for the very helpful posts on many topics. Your advice and experience and willingness to share has been most helpful.

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Re: Got ED?

Postby bilbo1152 » Thu Mar 26, 2015 6:28 pm

I'm not sure if I do are not seem like it's harder to get it up doing some T shots but seems like I have to work real hard to get it. up like when I mb can't seem to get it up need to do something

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Re: Got ED?

Postby Romantic Husband » Thu Mar 26, 2015 7:32 pm

Have you seen a urologist? I was having problems and getting very frustrated. I'm now on Cialis for daily use, and I'm 16 again. :D
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Re: Got ED?

Postby BenThereAlso » Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:08 am

Just wanted to add my little experience with ED. I'm 61 years old and in pretty good shape. Over the last dozen years I had been having some intermittent ED difficulties. I tried so many supplements and modified my gym training etc with little positive results. I am also a "mild" snorer with a little sleep apnea. Recently I tried a mouthpiece that was intended to reduce my snoring. The device was also effective with my sleep apnea, and the quality of my sleep improved radically! My intermittent ED problem is solved..... It was a lack of quality sleep due to sleep apnea! I hope this helps give some hope to those with milder issues - quality sleep matters.

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