I have trouble getting an erection when I have sex.
Patient :Im 15 years old and my girlfriend and I have sex pretty regularly. I can get an erection when I'm by myself but when we're about to have sex It's extremely difficult to get an erection. I have no problem keeping one once I get it...It's just getting one that troubles me. I'd like to know what causes this and how I can fix it.
Thanks for contacting askthedoctor.com
In your case the cause is most probably performance anxiety which is disallowing you to maintain an erection at the start. You dont seem to be suffering from any erectile dysfuction as you are able to achieve it in private and once achieved can sustain it as well. The concern is at the initiation of the sexual activity , anxiety has to be controlled.
This can be achieved by involving yourself and spending more time in foreplay to arouse each another before initiating the actual act of intercourse. I am sure , such practice can remove your anxiety and you shall find yourself benefitted.
I hope i have answered your query in detail,
wishing you good health ,
These Q&A’s are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.