What is erectile dysfunction?
It is called erectile dysfunction when it is not possible for the man to produce and maintain a satisfactory erection over an extended period of time. The penis relaxes after a short time or does not even reach a sufficiently erected state for intercourse. This makes a fulfilling sex life almost impossible. Erectile dysfunction will come after about six months in which, in the majority of cases, no erection sufficient for sexual intercourse has been diagnosed. Short-term erectile dysfunction, which subsides after a few weeks, are not referred to as erectile dysfunction. Temporary erectile dysfunction may occur, for example, in mental health problems, such as partnership conflicts or other difficulties.