ADVERTISEMENT

Too young to have erectile dysfunction? Here’s why you can't get ‘it’ up

No matter a man’s age, he is usually concerned if his p*nis cannot maintain an erection.

Here's why you can't have an erection [Shuttershock]

An inability to get and sustain an erection is most embarrassing when he is thrusting or attempting to penetrate and then his penis goes flaccid, it’s even worse when he wakes up in the morning and isn’t greeted by the regular morning erection.

ADVERTISEMENT

There are many mechanisms involved in a man getting and maintaining an erection and all of these mechanisms have to work perfectly.

When a man is aroused, his brain sends a signal to his arteries and they send blood to his penis. Another signal also makes blood trapped in the penis thus causing the erection to be sustained, imagine if the signal is sent for blood to flow to the arteries but the signal to maintain the erection isn't sent?

Before you rush to the pharmacist to complain about erectile dysfunction, these are some reasons you are not getting an erection.

If there is an interruption to blood flowing into your penis or your veins have been damaged, then an erection would be difficult.

Illnesses like diabetes, high cholesterol and hypertension cause the arteries to be narrow and small and this invariably leads to erectile dysfunction or the inability to maintain an erection.

The veins in your penis are supposed to be airtight and impermeable, but a venous leak from the penis as a result of trauma from rough sex or any other reason that can cause wounds and scars can cause a 'leak'. The nerve endings become damaged, and getting and maintaining an erection becomes difficult.

If you are not aroused as you should be then an erection might be difficult to sustain. You might not be easily aroused if you are low on testosterone.

Most times, your mind is playing tricks on you. Depression, stress and anxiety can make it hard to sustain an erection, but even more than that, once you lose confidence in your ability to get an erection, you soon find out that the harder you try, the less likely it is that you will get an erection.

Isn’t it funny? Being worried about getting an erection makes you unable to get it. You have to be calm and relaxed to have an erection, fear and anxiety make it impossible.

Choices like food, alcohol, stress, lack of sleep or exercise can affect your ability to get an erection. Eat healthy, exercise and sleep well and you should be fine.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.
ADVERTISEMENT

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: eyewitness@pulse.ng

Recommended articles

5 work outfits for 5 days of the week inspired by Nengi Hampson

5 work outfits for 5 days of the week inspired by Nengi Hampson

5 home remedies for soft pink lips

5 home remedies for soft pink lips

5 surprise celebrity appearances at Arise Fashion Week Lagos

5 surprise celebrity appearances at Arise Fashion Week Lagos

7 foods you should be eating more for bigger butts

7 foods you should be eating more for bigger butts

All the details on Tems' outfit to the 2023 Grammy Awards and Pre-Grammy Brunch

All the details on Tems' outfit to the 2023 Grammy Awards and Pre-Grammy Brunch

5 sex toys to spice up sex with your partner

5 sex toys to spice up sex with your partner

Worst-dressed celebs at the Grammy Awards 2023

Worst-dressed celebs at the Grammy Awards 2023

The best-dressed celebs at 2023 Grammy Awards

The best-dressed celebs at 2023 Grammy Awards

10 Valentine’s Day frequently asked questions answered

10 Valentine’s Day frequently asked questions answered

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT