Causes of Erectile Dysfunction in Younger Men

While erectile dysfunction can be seen as a common problem for the aging gentleman, it is not normally one that befalls younger men. While there are different types of treatments for erectile dysfunction such as the P shot, or different pills that can attempt to temporarily rectify the problem, it can also be useful to look into the potential factors that might be causing the problem in the first place. 

Performance Anxiety

While sex is generally a physical act, your mental health needs to be in good working order for your body to be able to respond to physical stimuli. Something as simple as nerves before sexual activity can affect your erection. Too much anxiety can cause it to fail completely. While this seems quite redundant and self-fulfilling, it can be all too real. 

Performance anxiety isn’t just something that affects people in stage plays and concerts, it can also dampen your sexual activity. By working on coping measures to rid yourself of anxiety, you might find that your erectile dysfunction problems have been fixed, and that you have a whole new level of confidence within yourself. 


Fifty years ago, smoking was seen as the epitome of the cool man that all women would fawn over. Now, it is increasingly becoming seen for what it is: a smelly habit that can have numerous adverse effects on your health. Smoking can damage your lungs, turn your teeth and fingers yellow, and also kill your erection. This is due to how smoking affects your blood flow. A healthy blood flow is vital to gaining and maintaining an erection. 

Quitting smoking is one of the simplest things you can do to take back your sex life. It can also potentially increase your lifespan, and save you lots of money. 

Underlying Medical Problems

If you have ticked the boxes for the usual suspects in erectile dysfunction in younger men, you may also want to consider your health as a whole. If you have no anxiety problems that you can think of, and don’t smoke, it might be worthwhile speaking to your registered healthcare professional for advice and support.

Sometimes, there may be a biological or medical cause for erectile dysfunction. Your doctor may be able to perform tests based on any other symptoms or suspicions until they find the root cause. From here, you might be able to undergo treatment, medication, or surgery to try and rectify the problem. 

No matter your age, it is always good to speak to professionals regarding anything to do with your genitalia, sexual concerns or otherwise. Erectile dysfunction does not mean that you can never have a successful and fulfilling sex life. It simply means you may need to make some life changes or fix some issues before you can commence with your previous activities. 

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