First, let's define the problem. Erection problems means an inability to get a good enough erection to achieve satisfactory intercourse. Some sufferers can't get a hard-on at all; others get one but it isn't firm enough to penetrate the partner; and others can manage penetration for a bit, but then lose it.
Erection problems are very common, and they occur for a variety of reasons and at different ages:
1. Teenagers and young men. In younger males, the most frequent cause is anxiety - particularly nervousness about having sex, about causing a pregnancy, or about using a condom. A lot of men in this age group complain that they 'can't get on with a condom' because as soon as they try to put it on, they lose their 'stiffy'.
2. Middle age Common causes in this age group are overwork, stress, guilt and bereavement (problems often happens when a widowed man tries to form a new sexual relationship). A few cases are due to diabetes. Sellers of penis pills usually target this agr group.
3. Post-middle age In this group of men, erection problems gets commoner with increasing age. Nonetheless, 70 per cent of all 70-year-olds are sexually potent.
It is now clear that in a very high proportion of cases, the problem is due to deterioration in the blood vessels that carry blood into the penis. You may be surprised to see that I have not listed 'lack of hormones' as a common cause of erection problems. In fact, lack of male hormone is pretty rare.
If you are tempted to go to one of the many private clinics that make a habit of diagnosing 'male hormone deficiency', and then charging huge sums of money for testosterone treatment, I suggest you think twice! Going to a prostitute to see if she can cure you is also a bad idea.
If you have difficulty getting an erection, take a look at erection oils. They are developed to help you get an erection in less than a minute. However if you think you have serious issues, you may problably have an Erectile Dysfunction. Read the How to get an erection review for more information.