Help, my penis isn't working right and I am freaking out

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    Aug 01, 2013 6:03 PM GMT
    This morning I just wanted to get off, but I wasn't feeling especially turned on at the moment, so I lubed myself up and started stroking. It felt good, and I eventually ejaculated, but I never got an erection, not even a little bit. I'm in good health, but I am under a lot of stress. I couldn't really get a good fantasy scenario going in my head. This has never happened to me before! What is the matter? Have I suddenly become impotent? Naturally this is making me even more anxious.
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    Aug 01, 2013 6:57 PM GMT
    Here's another detail in this medical mystery: I am hungover this morning. Could this be interfering with my ability to get hard? It never has before.
  • Hothouse

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    Aug 01, 2013 7:05 PM GMT
    If this is the first time it's happened, I wouldn't worry. There are a number of things that might have kept you from getting fully hard.

    If it continues, and you have difficulty getting erect, then you need to have it checked out.

    You are approaching 40, and things do change with age, not to say that's your problem, just something to be aware of.

    I've had occasions when I've started out hard, but had difficultly maintaining an erection, and time's I've been able to reach orgasm without being hard. The usual cause is because my mind isn't fully in the moment and I'm distracted. That could be what happened with you.

    You do need to be stimulated to reach erection, and if you're mind is not in the game due to stress or whatever, then that could effect your ability to get hard.
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    Aug 01, 2013 10:40 PM GMT
    Just a question for you..
    Was your semen..

    1) Thick, yellowish and "globby" ?
    2) Thin , Clear , watery?
    3) Thick, white, globby?
    4) Thin , yellow, watery ?
    5) Normal?.. just like every other discharge?
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    Aug 02, 2013 3:12 AM GMT
    My semen seemed normal.
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    Aug 02, 2013 10:37 PM GMT
    Stress , stress , stress,..
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    Aug 04, 2013 3:27 AM GMT
    We need an update. Did the problem clear up on it's own?


    Also, did your semen taste normal? icon_razz.gif
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    Aug 10, 2013 7:38 PM GMT
    Thanks for asking. The problem did clear up on its own. I think this must have been a psychological problem. I took a few days off and expected nothing from myself in that department. Now everything seems to be working as usual. I appreciate the advice, fellas.
  • HottJoe

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    Aug 10, 2013 7:53 PM GMT
    Anocxu saidJust a question for you..
    Was your semen..

    1) Thick, yellowish and "globby" ?
    2) Thin , Clear , watery?
    3) Thick, white, globby?
    4) Thin , yellow, watery ?
    5) Normal?.. just like every other discharge?

    What would that have to do with it???icon_eek.gif
  • seafrontbloke

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    Aug 10, 2013 8:02 PM GMT
    HottJoe said
    Anocxu saidJust a question for you..
    Was your semen..

    1) Thick, yellowish and "globby" ?
    2) Thin , Clear , watery?
    3) Thick, white, globby?
    4) Thin , yellow, watery ?
    5) Normal?.. just like every other discharge?

    What would that have to do with it???icon_eek.gif


    It might suggest physical issues rather than mental ones.
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    Aug 10, 2013 8:19 PM GMT
    halfjock saidThis morning I just wanted to get off, but I wasn't feeling especially turned on at the moment, so I lubed myself up and started stroking. It felt good, and I eventually ejaculated, but I never got an erection, not even a little bit. I'm in good health, but I am under a lot of stress. I couldn't really get a good fantasy scenario going in my head. This has never happened to me before! What is the matter? Have I suddenly become impotent? Naturally this is making me even more anxious.

    halfjock saidHere's another detail in this medical mystery: I am hungover this morning. Could this be interfering with my ability to get hard? It never has before.

    Your own posts provide 2 reasons for your underperformance, either separately or in concert. Stress & alcohol can each prevent a man from getting a quality erection. Combined they can be cock killers.

    Are you on any meds? Some can also impair erection, especially the psychotropic drugs, to include the SSRI family (examples: Prozac, Paroxetine, Paxil, Zoloft, etc).

    But stress and alcohol are more than enough to cause it. Nothing serious, it will pass. Go without alcohol for a few days, and try again when you're under less stress, maybe on a Sunday morning (assuming you aren't a 24/7 workaholic). Then get back to us.
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    Aug 12, 2013 4:52 PM GMT
    Thank you, men. Stress and alcohol definitely seem to have been the culprits this time. My penis is working right again. icon_biggrin.gif

    But a doctor did just prescribe an SSRI for anxiety for me this morning. After hearing about the side effects, I'm not sure I want to start on it. My anxiety is moderate, but for now I can function OK without drugs. So I'm not sure I want to do this pharmacological experiment on myself. But maybe my life would be better if I wasn't so anxious. It's a tough call.