What is erectile dysfunction?
Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is a medical condition where a man is consistently unable to achieve and maintain an erection that allows for satisfactory sexual function.
ED affects over half of men between the ages of 40 and 70. Though all men may experience an occasional lapse of sexual function, ED is the persistent inability to achieve an erection, despite being sexually aroused.
In some cases, the penis may become partially erect but is not hard enough to have intercourse. In other cases, the penis will become fully erect at first, but the erection cannot be maintained.
Erectile dysfunction can affect men of any age for a variety of reasons, including (but not limited to) diabetes, high blood pressure, depression, and side effects from prostate cancer therapies.
ED is a treatable medical condition that is not related to masculinity or sexual prowess.