Low arousal & no erection

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  1. normalguy

    normalguy New Member

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    Hi all,

    I can't seem to get arouse or erection whenever I see something that should make me arouse :confused:. Well, I may be exaggerate but it's hard (take longer time) for me now to get erection whenever I see porn for example just by watching. I have to give it a physical touch to get it faster. I may be arouse but no/low erection occur. Pre-cum can still appear though no erection occur sometimes! My erection for me is ok though not really hard as rock. I can still get erection fast when masturbating.

    So, is there any problem with me :mad: ? Well, I'm 29. Recently, I have my testosteron level tested and it's 27 and the doctor says it's normal. I masturbate sometimes if it has something to do with it.

    Thank you.
     
  2. SpoiledPrincess

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    Do you find it harder to get an erection when you're with someone or just when you're watching porn? I think there's a tendency to become jaded quite quickly when watching porn.
     
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    How often do you masturbate? Try going a week without watching any porn. Also, like always, mental issues are a major contribution to how the body reacts sexually. Stress, and other factors will keep your body from reacting normally. Of course, normal can be alot of different things for people. I say don't think about it, take a break from porn and see if the time apart makes it more effective when you come back to it.
     
  4. paperguy75

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    I agree with txnrude stress can do alot of weird things. Do you take any medication that can do it too so can smoking pot alot. When you went to the doctor is your blood pressure ok. Some times these things happen if your heart
    isnt getting blood like blocked artries could cause a heart attack. I dont mean to scare you but it happened to me.same as you stated in your post.
     
  5. normalguy

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    Thanks for answering me. I masturbate around once per week. And really I've tried to go on for weeks without porn but still it happen. This actually started maybe about a few months ago. Erection will happen by physical touch and it's not real hard. Watching sometimes makes it hald-hard. I envy your erection txnrude, very hard and beautiful! Do you have any tips for it?

    Btw, I was ok before. Even by imagining, I can get erection!
     
  6. normalguy

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    OMG, is this really happening to you! I sometimes feel pain/discomfort in my chest! Is this a bad warning for me?

    It's been more than a year since I last made my medical check-up. My blood pressure sometimes is on the low side. I also in distress recently, well quite a few months I think due to work pressure. I try to be normal but still the stress put on a lot of weigh on me!
     
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    If you are getting pains in your chest you should go see a cardiologist and get an echo. People can sometimes develop an abnormal heart rhythm due to malfunctioning sinus node. Better to be safe. You said you have been under some distress due to pressure at work, so this pain in your chest could be due to small panic attacks. Basically, go see a doctor just to make sure everything is well.
     
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    Hmmmm, masturbating once a week is kinda low for a man your age. I'd go back to your doctor if I were you:

    -- I don't know which test you had (free testosterone, total testosterone or what), but when you google for normal testosterone levels, the results say that normal is between 250 - 1000 nanograms per litre of blood. I don't know if you had the same test, but if you did, a score of 27 sounds low to me. In any case, "grill" your doctor about it because you might be "normal" but on the low end of normal. Get more information. (I get a full blood panel test twice a year, and your testosterone sounds lower than mine -- and I'm a girl!)

    -- If you're taking medication, that could be the culprit. Discuss that with your doctor.

    -- And, as an earlier poster suggested, you need to rule out heart disease.

    And if your testosterone levels really ARE normal, and you aren't on medication, and if you have no heart disease... the next most likely culprit is EXERCISE.

    Exercise increases blood flow and releases all sorts of yummy chemicals in the brain. Exercise also releases testosterone AND human growth hormone (another hormone vital for a good, healthy libido).

    So, double check with the doctor, and hit the floor at least once or twice a day with push ups, crunches etc. etc. etc.

    :wink:
     
  9. normalguy

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    I'll see doctor then. Hopefull I'll get some insight from doctor.

    Lastly, I hope I can get the rock hard erection again like yours! Wait! Is age has anything to do with this. How old are you actually? You don't seem to have any problem with erection at all.
     
  10. txnrude

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    Hah thanks, I am 23. Like hotmilf said, exercise is really important. Endorphins are a lovely thing.
     
  11. simcha

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    Normalguy,

    I'm glad to read that you are seeing a doctor. Any chest pain should be investigated. Not being able to get an erection could be a physical sign that something else is going on medically. A doctor is most qualified to make that determination.

    Apart from that, there can be psychological blocks to sexual arousal. It sounds like you have a lot of stress in life. That would have an impact on your ability or willingness to be sexually aroused. That's normal. Many men can't "get it up" when life becomes too stressful. What it means, quite possibly, is that most likely you need to attend to your stress level and eliminate as many stressors from your life as you can.

    Also, if there isn't anything physical that is amiss and there aren't really any extraordinary stressors in your life, you could be suffering from Generalized Anxiety Disorder.

    NIMH: Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

    If the doctor determines that you don't have any physical reasons as to why you aren't able to become aroused, you might want to see a mental health professional for an evaluation and support.
     
  12. Dave NoCal

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    Wait a second. as hotmilf said, testosterone levels are almost always reported/callibrated on a scale that yields a "normal" range that has a spread of around 700-1000 points (300-1000, 300-1500, 200-1000). By any of these measures a testosterone level of 27 is basically nothing for a male. Note, if you are not in the U.S. the labs may calibrate it differently.

    My recommendation is that you ask for a copy of the lab report. They almost always include a reference range. Some doctors are prone to defining something they don't want to deal with as "normal" or trivializing results that are grossly out of what is "below normal." (I had a doctor tell me that my level of creatinine phospho kinase of 4600 was "elevated." Yeah, like renal failure elevated!!!) Even if the reference range is 200-1000 and you accidentally dropped a zero and had a level of 270, this technically falls within the "normal" range but that chance of that being normal for a young man is virtually nil.
    If your level actually was 27 on a scale 0f 200-1000, or whatever, you need to dump this clown and see a good endocrinologist or, perhaps, a urologist who does a lot of work with male fertility issues.
     
  13. normalguy

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    Actually it is 27nm/L. The report says normal range is between 6 to 30nm/L. No idea about the range in ng/dl. I also didn't even know we have TT (total) and FT (free). Thank to the net especially you all for enlightening me with this info.

    Hmm, still I have to live with this temporarily since I work in rural area... experts always in a city... However, I already got the appointment letter to see the urologist. Hopefully, this problem can be settled then... imagine, get up with no morning wood like I used to!... sigh...
     
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    You're normnal, in fact fairly far up on the scale. There is a lot of confusion about testosterone measurement because there are several different assays: Total, Free, and Bioavailable, as well as different units of measure for each. You measurement is probably TT (Total Testosterone). The molecular weight of testosterone is 288. Therefore, a measurement of 27 nm/l converts to mass as:

    27 nm/l x 288 g/m = 7776 ng/l

    Since there are 10 dl in one litre, this is equivalent to 777 ng/l, well within the normal range for TT for an adult male.
     
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    Thanks guys ....

    Meniscus.... What is you status now? I mean your libido and erection. I remember for me, it's been a long time but I never think it's abnormal until recently. And it also started before I feel so depressed like nowadays.
     
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    Mate, there isnt anything wrong with you. Its actually just the 'ordinary' way of things, as men aproach there 30's they need more physical stimulas than visual.

    Just a man thing mate, like your ear lobe will always grow and your balls will hang lower and lower with age.

    Congratulations, you're almost a real 30something man but if in doubt, always ask your doctor.
     
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    I'm afraid I don't have any good news to report. I can't remember the last time I had an orgasm. Last night I felt a faint spark of a libido and tried to masturbate, but couldn't get hard. (But I know I do know that I am capable of getting hard, as I woke up with a fairly solid erection a few days ago.) However, I should also say that I haven't been back to my doctor yet and I haven't given up hope. Things have been crazy at work lately and I'm on vacation next week, but I plan to see my doctor as soon as I get a chance. I'm hoping he will have some ideas about what to do.

    I can relate to your feelings of depression. Depression, of course, can be a cause of lack of libido, but I don't think that's my problem. I've dealt with depression on and off my whole life, but in the past I always had a strong libido, even when I was pretty miserable. In fact, one of the ways I used to cope with depression, anxiety, and stress was to create some sensual "alone time" for myself before going to bed. I'd light a candle and some incense and play some soothing music, then...well, you know. I found combining raising and releasing erotic energy with a deep state of relaxation to be very therapeutic. I miss that routine.

    I'd say that my current depression is more of a symptom of my lack of libido than the other way around. Again, I haven't given up hope.
     
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    Congratulations on your erection. BTW, if things are really stressful, stress can reduce libido considerably. See how things go when you are on vacation and relaxing.

    That sounds like a great thing to do for yourself. It's great self-care. And if you're stressed, try the candle, incense, and soothing music without the agenda of forcing yourself to be sexual. Perhaps you can create some time to decompress from your busy work life. That may help things until you get to go on that vacation.

    Yeah, and this can be a self-fueling cycle. If you've struggled with depression before, and have been on meds for it and have been to therapy for it, you might want to see your psychiatrist and therapist. Then again, it's quite natural to start feeling loss and sadness at the loss of something like your libido. It's important to reward yourself in other ways other than with sex in order to keep your self-esteem up. Sometimes by focusing on a lack of libido, you create a pressure situation where psychologically you won't be able to break the cycle. It might be best to let go of trying to force yourself to get sexually excited. Then, paradoxically, it might come back because you've relaxed. If nothing physical is wrong, then most likely there is a psychological issue that you should look into working through.
     
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    Thanks, simcha. I could easily reply at length, but I don't want to hijack this thread and I don't want to succumb to the temptation to whine about my problems. Let me just say that you had several good ideas and insights, and I appreciate it. Thanks again.
     
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