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Problems getting or keeping an erection

Contrary to what most magazines, films and popular culture would have us believe, it's quite common for men to have erection problems now and then in their lives. From a few too many beers to more deep-seated psychological problems, there are many triggers for erectile dysfunction. Recognising the problem is half the solution.

  • An erection problem?

    Erection problems on your sexual horizon?

    In real life, men are not sex machines as portrayed on the silver screen and can, one day or another, experience erection problems. Almost one out of every three men admits to having erection issues “from time to time”. So what can be done if you get an erection malfunction?
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  • Erectile dysfunction

    Erectile dysfunction

    Erectile dysfunction is an inability to achieve or sustain an erection.
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  • Erectile dysfunction distress

    The vicious circle of erectile dysfunction

    What do we really know about the distress of a man suffering from erectile dysfunction? When in the privacy of his bedroom, he is suddenly overcome with anxiety, seized by a genuine fear that can trigger a vicious circle of failure…
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  • Lifestyle and sexual performance

    Lifestyle, erection and sexual performance

    Many think that erectile dysfunction is a problem for older men only. Not the case. More and more young men are experiencing problems with sexual performance, and lifestyle appears to be a factor...
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  • Erectile dysfunction and your heart

    Erectile dysfunction: a sign of coronary heart disease?

    According to a US study, erectile problems may indicate an increased risk of coronary heart disease. So what if sexual “failures” are a sign of future heart failures? Well, if true, this hypothesis could offer a new way of preventing heart attacks which are a leading cause of death.
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  • Erectile dysfunction: How should women react?

    Erection problems: How should women react?

    How do you react when he's having problems keeping an erection? Is it the result of a lack of desire? Dr Sylvain Mimoun, an andrologist, gynaecologist and psychosomatic specialist, tells us more about erectile dysfunction and the differences between the erection and male sexual desire.
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  • Male depression and sexuality

    Male depression and sexuality

    Some 50-90% of men suffering from depression also experience sexual problems. Such sexual problems can either be a result of male depression or a trigger.

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  • Medication and sexual function

    When medication impacts sexual function

    Many medicines provoke side-effects, some impacting sexual function. So, is medical treatment for some disorders incompatible with good sex?

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