Why am I not getting proper erections?
Q: I am a 44 years old man and have two children aged 15 and 10 years. For the last one and a half years I have not been having a good sex life. I have to make some erotic imaginations e.g. with some other lady and then only am I in a position to have sex with my partner. I also feel that my penis is not attaining its full length. The doctor advised me to take Tentex Forte (Himalaya). What is the problem with me? Is this a common problem due to ageing? Please suggest.
A:Yes, with increasing age, the problem in erections often arise and erections tend to take a bit longer time and are not as hard as they used to be when the person is younger. It happens because the arteries (blood vessels) tend to become narrow with the passage of time. To fantasise to get erections is O.K. and there is nothing wrong in it. We do not advise the medicines that have been mentioned by you, as they are Ayurvedic medicines. The best course for you will be to seek a personal consultation with a urologist and get yourself examined. If there are no problems detected in your examination, you should seek consultation with a sex Counsellor. Most importantly, do not worry about this problem because worrying will only worsen it.