Signs and Symptoms of Erectile Dysfunction

The primary sign and symptom of erectile dysfunction (ED) is difficulty achieving or maintaining an erection during sexual activity. Other common signs and symptoms may include:

  1. Reduced sexual desire: ED can lead to a decreased desire for sex or a lack of interest in sexual activity.
  2. Difficulty achieving an erection: A man with ED may find it difficult to get an erection even when sexually aroused.
  3. Difficulty maintaining an erection: A man with ED may be able to achieve an erection, but have difficulty maintaining it long enough for sexual intercourse.
  4. Soft erections: The erection may not be firm enough to have sexual intercourse.
  5. Premature ejaculation: A man with ED may experience premature ejaculation or the inability to control ejaculation.
  6. Delayed ejaculation: Some men with ED may experience a delay in ejaculation or the inability to ejaculate.
  7. Anorgasmia, or the inability to achieve orgasm after ample stimulation.

If you’re experiencing any of these signs and symptoms, it’s important to see a healthcare provider. ED can be a sign of an underlying health condition, and treatment is available to help improve sexual function and overall health.