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Unable to maintain erection during copulation. VAIAGRA?

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Hello Doctor
I am 28yrs old professional.I am diabetic since 2008.My hba1c is always 6.5-6.8.I have good sugar control and regularly get myself checked by doctor.
The problem is I am not able to maintain full erection during copulation act.Also I have leaa desire for sex with my partner.
I am married and we are planning for child but dount know how to go about it.
My Sexual life is not so good.
Kindly advise and suggest.
What about Viagra n all.plx prescribe medication or whatsoever needed.
I am also very shy to discuss all this with doctor face to face.plx help.

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Thanks for your query at
However, I would like a few clarifications in this regard:
1) Not able to main tain a full erection- Does that mean that you get a full erection but it doesnt last much.
2) Secondly if you loose the erection, do you loose it after ejaculation or before ejaculation?
3) Further how are your relationships with your partner other than sex and how is your work and family stress as such?
Hope to hear from you,
Kind regards
Dr. Srikanth Reddy

Patient replied :

Dear Doctor 1.I get erection to some extent but not able to maintain it as hard as it should be. 2.when I insert in vagina it is hard but after some time say 1-2 minutes it starts loosing and I am not able to complete act.I ejaculate in semi erect manner. 3.I am computer engineer by profession stress level is as in private sector we have.n I have good relation with my partner n family. My erection is not as hard as it should be n yes does not last longer..also less desire for sex. Plx help..

Thanks for your follow-up
I have gone through your question in detail and I can understand what you are going through.
Its definitely an erectile dysfunction and the cause is psychological. At your age and the fact that you get a good erection but loose it after some time suggests that organic causes can be ruled out.
Normally the patients who visit my clinic have had past traumatic experiences with sexuality or they feel that sex is a bad thing in life or have unexplored subconscious emotional conflicts with their partner which manifests as sexual dysfunction . Occasioanlly even work stress can also lead to this problem. Manytimes the cause cannot be unfolded. Now this illness cannot be helped with medicine and will require psychological help. This is done by a sexologist or a psychiatrist who would like to explore your thoughts about sex and correct them where they are wrong with the cognitive behavioural therapy. Also a therapy called sensate focus therapy is also useful in such cases. In this therapy person should not make insertion as a part of sex and instead have only foreplay with no compulsion for sex for 1-2 weeks so that the patient becomes comfortable with the sex. During this phase the female partner should not touch the genitals of the patient. Now that the compulsion to have sex is solved and hence the confidence improves. I suggest some of my patients to even use aromatic oils for increasing the pleasure. After 2 weeks, you may begin with permission to touch the genitals but still not the actual intercourse. Then after 2 weeks, intercourse may be initiated.
I would suggest that you get in touch with a psychiatrist/sexologist who can help you with these therapies.
Hope this helps,
In case if you have any further query, do let me know.
Kind regards
Dr. Srikanth Reddy MD

Patient replied :

Y not Viagra..I mean it help in ED..My erection z not enough and it is disturbing me...I am planning for child..I too want to enjoy sex.

Viagra (sildenafil 50mg) may help initially, but the main reason behind the problem needs to be evaluated and treated. You may take viagra 50mg one hour before sex as a temporary relief.

Patient replied :

Dear doctor, Can you plx guide where can I get it.and is it safe to take Viagra..I have heard Viagra is only available by prescription. Can you plx prescribe me on prescribtion that I can get it from market. Thanks for your valuable feedback.

Unfortunately, this is an online forum and we can't provide prescriptions.
You need to consult a local GP who can write you a prescription.
Also, you can get it in all pharmacies.

Dr. Srikanth Reddy
Category: Sexologist
Doctor of Medicine (MD), Psychiatry Residency Program,2001 – 2012
M.B.B.S,Mahatma Gandhi Institute Of Medical Sciences, Sevagram

Certificate Course in sex Therapy and Counselling, Sexology and Counselling, A
Sexology,Medikon Sexual Sciences, Mumbai

Training in Advanced Neurology at a leading corporate hospital (CARE hospital) in Hyderabad

Child Psychiatry Training in National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro-Sciences, Bangalore

Sex Therapy and Counsellingat MEDIKON Sexual Sciences, Mumbai.
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