According to one studyroughly 18 million men in America have at least some difficulty getting hard enough to engage in sexual activity. While men who are older or have heart disease, hypertension, or diabetes are at a greater risk of erection problems, anyone can experience them. So keep reading. What Is an Erection? An erection is when the penis becomes engorged with blood and ready for sexual activity. When a man is not sexually aroused, his penis is soft or flaccid. The muscles around the arteries in his penis are tight, limiting blood flow into the sponge-like erectile tissue called corpus cavernosa that makes up most of the organ. During the arousal process, when a man becomes sexually stimulated, his brain sends signals through his nervous system to the muscles around the arteries in his penis, telling them to relax, widen, and allow more blood to fill the corpus cavernosa. When more blood rushes in, it creates pressure in the penis, engorging and stiffening it for sexual activity.
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As inviting you to send us your questions around sex and relationships, we've seen themes around libido, lust, accidental sex and sexual dysfunction. But after someone writes to tell us they haven't had sex since because they're trying too hard, we really hunt to help. That's why we're cheerful we can share responses from our resident sexologist Tanya Koens in this way — to help anyone who may also be struggling with a bite that's hard to talk about IRL. Answer: Thank you for writing all the rage and telling us about your circumstance. That's a long time to attempt without sex or connection when it has been something you desire. Assemble Tanya Koens Clinical and somatic sexologist and relationship counsellor Tanya Koens answers your questions on those tricky issues many of us experience in after that outside the bedroom.