SEXUAL AROUSAL AND RESPONSE IN THE MALE: INHIBITORY FACTORS
FEAR OF FAILURE: Fear, anxiety and doubt are the greatest enemies of erection. A sexually inadequate male often wonders before intercourse, whether he will get an erection or sustain it during intercourse. In such cases the penis remains limp and lifeless. If for some reason erection is absent, there is always a fear of failure the next time the person attempts sex. Sex should be spontaneous and carefree and never performance-oriented. You can certainly pertorm better in your office by conscious effort but in sex you should never say to yourself, 'I must have a strong erection.' The result is no erection.
WATCHING WHETHER AN ERECTION TAKES PLACE: Dr. Masters has called it 'Spectator Role'. During foreplay, instead of letting go with his partner, a man keeps 'thinking' how his penis will perform. His attention is on his penis and not on his partner.
(3) TRYING TO 'WILL' AN ERECTION: I have repeated time and again, that a man cannot force an erection by using his will power. It never works.
(4) PREOCCUPATION: Whenever one is worried or preoccupied with office work or problems one cannot have satisfactory sex.
(5) STRESS: As stated earlier, stress stimulates the sympathetic nervous system. As the sympathetic is the nerve which inhibits erection when stimulated, any erection present is lost.
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