Erectile Dysfunction And Premature Ejaculation – A Possible Link

Could there be a link between erectile dysfunction (not getting it up) and premature ejaculation? For some people there might be.

What Is Erectile Dysfunction?

For those of you who don’t know, this is a condition that affects mainly older men where they are unable to obtain an erection. This is due to poor blood flow to the penis which worsens with age and due to lifestyle factors.

Can It Lead To A Higher Chance Of Premature Ejaculation?

Usually, premature ejaculation happens for men who are young and sexually inexperienced. However, doctors and the medical establishment have noticed that many older men are also suffering from this problem and many of them have a degree of erectile dysfunction.

Why Does This Happen?

Nobody can say with 100% certainty and tests and studies are ongoing. But it looks like the problem is one of being too aroused.

For instance, a man with erection problems may be able to overcome them with several minutes of foreplay, arousal and stimulation. The problem is that when the man is finally erect and able to penetrate, he has already been aroused for a long time and is especially sensitive.

Within a very short space of time he will often ejaculate prematurely to his dissatisfaction.


This type of PE is called secondary premature ejaculation. It’s called this because there is actually an underlying cause, the erectile dysfunction. In fact, most PE problems are of the primary type and anxiety related.

The best thing about secondary problems is that they are normally much more easily cured.

Typically, your doctor will prescribe you with sildenafil (Viagra) or other similar drugs such as tadalafil (Cialis) or vardenafil (Levitra).

About Chris

After being diagnosed with PE I've looked up or tried just about everything out there, this blog is a collection of my thoughts and findings. I research everything I write but if you find a mistake let me know in the comments...

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