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Suddenly softer erection?

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  • Posted By: yfm3501999
  • May 8, 2008
  • 03:40 AM

Im 17 years old and about a week ago my erections have gotten progressively softer. I masturbate once a day which i understand is about normal. I am in fairly healthy condition as i have gotten back into shape recently with no type of disease that could cause ED. Im positive that the problem is caused by the whole zinc deficiency thing that I have heard about because around the time of said softening, i noticed it was alot harder getting to sleep at night and Incredibly difficult making myself wake up in the morning which included pain around the eyes.

I guess im looking for confirmation. It seems to me that if i just stop masturbating for a few weeks it will be normal again (and ill be able to sleep) without being a permanent problem. What are the chances of this being permanent?

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  • it's too bad no one wrote back to your thread.it's also too bad for me, since i'm having a similar problem. but i'm a girl. my boyfriend and i are both 28 years old, and we've been together almost two years. our sex has been plentiful, and great. sometimes, we have weekend marathons, so granted, sometimes it's harder to get off faster, or sometimes get off at all, due to the exhausted libido.but recently, about 2 weeks ago, we've both noticed that his erections were suddenly getting softer. he'd always been able to quickly get exceptional erections, even without physical contact, and remain hard until completion. lately, his erections seem soft, and don't last long, if i'm not stimulating them. even during the manual or oral stimulation, they seem to go back and forth between semi-hard and fully hard. it's not such a problem that he can't perform and orgasm. he's been able to orgasm so far. but he's worrying himself about the soft erections, thinking that there's something wrong with him, and that before long, he won't get hard at all. i'm not very worried about them, because he's fairly healthy. he still regularly gets morning wood, he can still orgasm, and he doesn't feel any other strange symptoms. he has stopped masturbating so that he can save up all he has for me, and we'll go a few days without sex. but the soft erections persist. i'm starting to wonder if maybe something serious could be happening. but i'm chalking it up to stress. mental.i've been positive for him, though, trying to make light of it, telling him he's worrying too much and that that could be the cause. sometimes he's tired, etc. i don't want to say yet that he should probably see a doctor (he has no insurance), and put more fear into his mind. i tell him that i love his penis, and he can still get off, and that he shouldn't worry. he can tend to overwhelm himself with stress sometimes. but what is different is that he's had those stressful times before, and he didn't have soft erection problems then. it seems to me that this might be different than the males that sometimes have problems achieving an erection or maintaining it at all, but i don't know. has anyone else experienced this? any tips that might help my boyfriend, or me, to support him?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 15, 2008
    • 06:45 AM
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  • I experience this lately. I've never had problems getting a hard erection, especially around my girl. But just recently, it would not get up, even when I tried to masturbate it. I thought it was broken...however, the next morning my penis was hard. This did not help since I wasn't sure why it would be hard when I left it alone and would not get hard when I stimulate it. Just like you I had problems sleeping for the past two months and I know the problem with my errection is correlated with difficulty sleeping. I went to the doctor and she thought I might have an infection. I didn't touch it for a few days and didn't worry about it. Now it's back to normal. My sleeping is still choppy but it has improved...I've worked out more and try not to do anything that will upset my sleep. I still wake up in the middle of the night and can't get right back to sleep, so I need to find a cure for this. Stress is not the problem. If it's stress then the problem can be easily fixed by eliminating the stress, unfortunately its not that.I'm going to looking at the zinc that you mentioned. If you find a solution I would love to hear your part. Good luck. it's too bad no one wrote back to your thread.it's also too bad for me, since i'm having a similar problem. but i'm a girl. my boyfriend and i are both 28 years old, and we've been together almost two years. our sex has been plentiful, and great. sometimes, we have weekend marathons, so granted, sometimes it's harder to get off faster, or sometimes get off at all, due to the exhausted libido.but recently, about 2 weeks ago, we've both noticed that his erections were suddenly getting softer. he'd always been able to quickly get exceptional erections, even without physical contact, and remain hard until completion. lately, his erections seem soft, and don't last long, if i'm not stimulating them. even during the manual or oral stimulation, they seem to go back and forth between semi-hard and fully hard. it's not such a problem that he can't perform and orgasm. he's been able to orgasm so far. but he's worrying himself about the soft erections, thinking that there's something wrong with him, and that before long, he won't get hard at all. i'm not very worried about them, because he's fairly healthy. he still regularly gets morning wood, he can still orgasm, and he doesn't feel any other strange symptoms. he has stopped masturbating so that he can save up all he has for me, and we'll go a few days without sex. but the soft erections persist. i'm starting to wonder if maybe something serious could be happening. but i'm chalking it up to stress. mental.i've been positive for him, though, trying to make light of it, telling him he's worrying too much and that that could be the cause. sometimes he's tired, etc. i don't want to say yet that he should probably see a doctor (he has no insurance), and put more fear into his mind. i tell him that i love his penis, and he can still get off, and that he shouldn't worry. he can tend to overwhelm himself with stress sometimes. but what is different is that he's had those stressful times before, and he didn't have soft erection problems then. it seems to me that this might be different than the males that sometimes have problems achieving an erection or maintaining it at all, but i don't know. has anyone else experienced this? any tips that might help my boyfriend, or me, to support him?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 7, 2009
    • 08:52 AM
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