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Erectile Dysfunction (ED)

Keeping it hard

11/03/2003

Question:

I have an average size penis, it is 6 in. When I am erect, I go from hard to limp to hard. How is it possible for me to maintain a hard penis? Why is it when I am erect my penis does not stay vertical, its usually pointing semi vertical but to the side?

Answer:

There are many reasons as to why the penis can go from hard to limp during intercourse. Please see a physician to have this issue evaluated. Also, a slight bend is normal during erections. A curve may not be normal. Again, please see a physician for an evaluation. 

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Response by:

Allen D Seftel, MD Allen D Seftel, MD
Formerly, Professor of Urology
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University