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Thursday, November 25, 2010 inquiringmind, Community Member, asks

Q: Is it possible to have situational ED? I have NO problems having sex with those that I have had sex with, but I have trouble maintaining an erection when it is with a new partner.

It seems like whenever I have a new partner, especially someone that I've wanted to be intimate with, when it comes down to penetrating I go limp. Without her performing oral sex prior to intercourse, my penis will not become erect by itself. Now, if I am having unprotected sex(for the first time) my penis will be semi erect and as I attempt to penetrate, I will become fully erect only after being inserted. It's strange because it mostly only happens with females that I have had strong feelings for over a prolonged period of time.
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Jay Motola, Health Pro
1/16/11 11:06pm

Sexual dysfunction that occurs with a new partner is due to psychogenic dysfunction. Sexual counselling may be of some benefit. The short term use of some of the pills that help with erectile dysfunction may also be of some benefit.

BookClubReadingList, Community Member
3/ 2/12 6:30am

Please correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe psychogenic dysfunction is less common than MDs purport it to be.  Most incidences of ED stem from a physiologic issue.

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By inquiringmind, Community Member— Last Modified: 01/18/13, First Published: 11/25/10