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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?

What’s the link between erectile dysfunction and heart disease?

I’ve read that men with ED are more likely to develop heart disease. What’s the connection?

Do undescended testicles make it more difficult to get an erection?

I am a 30-year-old who was born with an undescended right testicle. Can this issue make it more difficult for me to get an erection? Sometimes I don’t get aroused enough for sexual activity, unless I'm really comfortable with the woman and in a long-term relationship. What’s wrong with me?

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?

My partner’s spinal chord injury makes me feel self-conscious...what are some ways we can bring equal pleasure into the bedroom?

I'm very attracted to a man with a spinal cord injury, but when we've tried to be intimate, I find that I'm very self-conscious because the focus is more on my pleasure than his. I'm used to there being an obvious sign of a man's arousal (erection) and I feel awkward being the only one who appears to be aroused.

I have a spinal chord injury and I’m slow to ejaculate...is there a toy that could help?

I am an incomplete C5-6 quad. I’m 26, male and I’ve been injured for nine years. I have no problem getting or maintaining an erection (with little or no stimulation), but my ejaculations take too long. When I stimulate the base above the testes, I get quicker results, though…so I’m wondering if there’s a toy that stimulates just this area?

My boyfriend is on blood pressure medication and can’t get it up. How do I talk to him about it?

I am a 56-year-old post-menopausal woman with a healthy interest in sex. I have begun a serious relationship with a 66-year-old man, who is on medication for blood pressure and SSRI medication. He knows that the blood pressure med affects his sex life, but he acts as if there’s no problem. He hates the idea of Viagra and doesn’t want to talk about it. I love him and we talk about spending our lives together...but I want to be able to have sex. How can I get through to him?

As my wife goes through menopause, we’re trying to keep a good sex life. What can we do?

I am a 44-year-old male, and my wife and I have enjoyed a very good and regular sex life for about 14 years. However, I’ve had intermittent erectile dysfunction for the past four months...and I think it’s because my 50-year-old wife is going through menopause. It seems like sex is a chore for her and this puts me off. Then I get anxiety and I can’t keep an erection. What should I do? I don’t want to stop having sex with my wife as we get older.

At 72, what can help me get an erection?

I’m 72 and unable to get an erection...even with Viagra. What else could help?

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