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Does my husband’s habit of masturbating to porn affect his ability to stay hard during sex?

My husband is 37-years-old and he’s been having problems staying hard during sex for the last four years. I recently found out that he’s been masturbating using pornographic magazines for most of our eight-year marriage. Could his impotence be linked to this behavior?

Now that my partner takes high blood pressure meds, he can’t get an erection. What can we do about it?

My sweetie takes a medication for high blood pressure. Now he can’t get an erection or feel desire. If he is able to get an erection, it only lasts 10 minutes. It's very frustrating for me…I wear sexy lingerie and try other things, but it doesn’t help. Is anything we can do?

We’ve been married 33 years and sex is no longer satisfying. Why?

I have been married for 33 years. For the past several years, I have had problems keeping an erection with my wife. For a long time, she’s made up excuses not to join me in sex. I’ve slept on the couch, been depressed and been on medication. I cheated and told her about it. Now we’re trying to work it out and we’re seeing a therapist, but I can’t seem to get excited by her. I love her and feel depressed over the whole thing. What’s the problem?

I’m a 70-year-old with a high libido and a body that doesn’t cooperate. What can I do?

I'm 70, and I still have the hots for my wife. But my mind and body aren't in synch like they used to be. My erections come and go – both before and during sex. Do you have any ideas for how to handle these unexpected interruptions?

Can chemo result in erectile dysfunction?

My boyfriend is a 49-year-old cancer survivor. He’s had trouble maintaining an erection for intercourse over the past four months. Could this be a result of chemotherapy and radiation treatments, or the medication he's on?

What techniques can I try to get over my anxiety-related erectile dysfunction?

My wife and I are in our 20s and we’ve been married for 9 weeks. She was the first person I ever had sex with, and we had great sex up until a couple weeks ago. I will be in the mood, and get an erection. We start having sex, she gets on top...and then all of a sudden, I lose my erection. When it happened once, I started worrying about it happening all the time. I know it’s psychological, not physical...are there some techniques we can try?

Is there a connection between diabetes and lower sex drive?

I’ve had Type 2 diabetes for a few years, and my sex drive just isn’t what it used to be. Is there a connection or could it be something else?

I have an enlarged thyroid and I can’t maintain an erection. What can I do?

I have an enlarged thyroid, and I’m being treated for hypertension and high cholesterol. To top it off, I have trouble maintaining an erection. I seem to have severe numbness or loss of penile sensation. What’s the problem? What can I do?

Since prostate and hernia surgeries, I’m having trouble staying hard…what can I do?

I’ve had several prostate surgeries and hernia repairs. During the last hernia repair, the right testicle needed to be removed. Now my erections are inconsistent – sometimes they’re fine, and sometimes I’ll only last a minute. And when I have sex, I have a burning sensation in my groin area on the right side. I am 50 years old and too young to give up on sex. What can I do?

I’m a 70-year-old with a high libido and a body that doesn’t cooperate. What can I do?

I'm 70, and I still have the hots for my wife. But my mind and body aren't in synch like they used to be. My erections come and go – both before and during sex. Do you have any ideas for how to handle these unexpected interruptions?