Q&A: My Boyfriend Has A Tough Time Staying Hard During Sex

young men often get erections for no particular reason and sometimes during times when they wish they wouldn’t. As they grow older and begin being sexual with a partner, they may have the experience of not always getting erections when they want one, even if they feel sexually excited.

Q&A: Does Depression Contribute To Erectile Problems?

Researchers have found that even mild depression can interfere with men’s and women’s sexual experiences. Depression can contribute to problems with desire, erections and ease of orgasm. When people feel depressed, they may more easily allow distracting thoughts to get in the way of their arousal, which can contribute to erectile problems.

Q&A: Should You Take a Break Before Having a Second Round of Sex?

When men are younger, such as in their teens and twenties, they are often able to get an erection that is firm enough for intercourse even minutes after they have sex. On occasion, they may not even become soft again after they first ejaculate – they may maintain some level of hardness for several minutes or longer and continue having sex.

Q&A: Embarrassed By Erections In Social Situations

Men often go to great lengths to hide the fact that they have an erection in social situations. They may try to adjust their pants, hold things like a book or a newspaper in front of their crotch area, or try to think distracting thoughts in the hopes that such thoughts will dampen their erection.