Trouble Below The Belt: 7 Reasons His Erection Disappeared

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Equipment malfunction? Here's your quick-fix manual for his troubles down there.

Sure, you know when your sex drive stalls, but we often assume that men are pretty much always down for sex — and that's definitely not the case. So if your guy is having a little trouble below the belt, there are several things that may be to blame.

Here are a few common factors that can result in penis problems, plus tips on how to get him going again:

1. Distractions
Does a paper-thin wall separate your mattress from your roommate's? Turns out, a guy can lose his erection if there's a lack of privacy, according to recent study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine. Obviously, you can't kick out your roomie, so make the most of the alone time you do have. 

2. Condoms
Science confirms it: Some men do have condom-associated erection problems—meaning they lose their erection or start to lose their erection when putting on a condom or having sex with a condom. But if you're worried about STDs or pregnancy, this is pretty much non-negotiable. According to new research in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, men with this problem may need more time and extra stimulation to keep their flag sailing. And it may not be the actual condom causing the issue—the study finds that other distractions (like taking forever to put on a condom) can kill his buzz. So if your guy has this issue, try to amp up arousal and stimulation while putting on the condom, but definitely don't ditch it. Plus, a separate study found that men and women enjoy sex with condoms as much they do without them.

Find the other 5 reasons here: 7 Things That Can Mess With His Erection

This article was originally published at Women's Health. Reprinted with permission from the author.

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