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Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile Dysfunction, also referred to as ‘Erection Problems’ (or ‘EPs’), affect an estimated 5 million men in the UK1

What is Erectile Dysfunction?

Erectile Dysfunction means being unable to achieve or maintain an erection that is hard enough for full sexual satisfaction. Erection Problems may happen occasionally, or they may happen more frequently. 

How common are erection problems?

Many men could experience occasional EPs if they are stressed, tired, distracted or have been drinking. [Source: NHS] 

It’s not uncommon for men to experience EPs around 20% of the time [source: Cleveland Clinic], and this may occur once every few weeks, once a month or less. Erection problems could be experienced as difficulty getting an erection, not being able to maintain an erection or not having an erection hard enough for satisfactory sex.  Occasional EPs can be challenging to predict as it may be dependent on levels of stress and a variety of lifestyle factors.

EPs could be a symptom of an underlying medical condition.

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  1. ONS 2019 UK population data & Kantar TNS 2010 - survey of 1,033 men - men reporting occasional & frequent difficulty getting/keeping an erection.