I'm having some ED. Advice appreciated.
If you have any thoughts on this, please respond.
I am 32 and in decent shape. About 1 year ago I was doing PE, some jelqing and hanging, for a few months. I was not having sex at the time but masturbated regularly. I Stopped PE this past fall. Before that I could get rock hard consistently.
In January I got a girlfriend and started having sex, which is where I first noticed my ED. The first time I lost my erection halfway through. After that there were a few times I could not get it up at all, others where I lost it after a couple minutes, and only a few times where I maintained it. But it was clearly an issue, and ultimately we broke up. Over the next couple months I was with 3 other girls and had ED with all of them. Now I’m not seeing anyone because it’s just embarrassing. It’s been two months since I have tried to have sex.
2 days ago I went to my doctor for a physical exam. He seems to think it is not a mechanical problem, and it’s just in my head, but he’s having me get blood work done just in case. What could blood work reveal to be a cause?
Guys, I seriously doubt it’s in my head. I can understand feeling some performance anxiety with a woman because of the past couple bad experiences, but when I’m masturbating I am feeling no anxiety. I am totally comfortable and turned on by the porn I watch, but physically it’s just not happening.
Some online studying suggested that perhaps masturbating too much is the cause, so I stopped masturbating about 2 weeks ago. Since then I find I am not really feeling the urge to. I have like no libido. More strange is that my balls ache sometimes. It’s the kind of aching I have felt after having sex twice in a night. It feels as if I am empty or something. Any ideas on what could be going on?
2 months ago while masturbating, although it took more work than usual, I was able to get rock hard EQ. Now, I am finding it difficult to get that kind of EQ at all.
I decided to masturbate last night for the first time in 2 weeks to see what happens and after 30 minutes I only had a semi and I stopped, frustrated and thinking it just wasn’t going to happen. I could feel everything I was doing but it wasn’t really feeling that much pleasure from it. After 5 minutes I tried again and eventually came but only ended up with an 80% erection.
If the problem was mechanical like a leaking vein then I would assume I should not have been able to get hard since stopping PE, which I have on more than one occasion. Also, I am assuming that if it were mechanical I would still be feeling the itch to have sex, which I am not, and of course it would not explain the aching feeling I am getting in my balls. Could this be low testosterone? Prostate problems? Some other illness?
Any advice or a direction to research would be greatly appreciated.