Facebook Pixel
EmpowHER Guest

Why can't my boyfriend stay erect?

By Anonymous December 10, 2011 - 9:01am
Rate This

My boyfriend and I have had a very healthy sex life until recently. We have been watching porn because I wanted to improve my oral sex skills, Now he is only able to hold an erection while getting head or masturbating, As soon as it is time for penetration he goes completely limp and I am so confused as to why. He is very apologetic but that doesn't help anything.

Add a Comment2 Comments

EmpowHER Guest

Hi Anonymous,

Thank you for your question. I am unsure why your boyfriend is only having issues during the sexual intercourse portion only of your sexual experience. It wouldn't appear to me that this would be a medical condition such as erectile dysfunction since it only occurs when penetration is necessary. Have you talked to him about it? He is afraid of pregnancy? It may be a personal preference as to why this is occuring.


I hope this helps.


December 10, 2011 - 11:09am
EmpowHER Guest
Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

It couldn't be a fear of pregnancy because I have had my tubes tied for over 3 years. Thank you for your reply though.

December 11, 2011 - 9:12am
Enter the characters shown in the image.
By submitting this form, you agree to EmpowHER's terms of service and privacy policy
Add a Comment

All user-generated information on this site is the opinion of its author only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for any medical conditions. Members and guests are responsible for their own posts and the potential consequences of those posts detailed in our Terms of Service.

Sexual Health

Get Email Updates

Resource Centers

Related Checklists

Sexual Health Guide

Have a question? We're here to help. Ask the Community.


Health Newsletter

Receive the latest and greatest in women's health and wellness from EmpowHER - for free!