What is erectile dysfunction?

How do you know if you have erectile dysfunction? Is it just a normal part of getting older?

In this video, you’ll learn:

  • Erectile dysfunction is the persistent inability to reach and/or maintain an erection that is sufficient for sexual performance.
  • Men can expect some progressive decline if sexual function as they age. This change is common and can include:
    • An increase in the amount of time between sexual stimulation and erection
    • Less rigid erections
    • Less forceful ejaculation
    • Decreased amount of ejaculation
    • Increased time between erections
  • Erectile dysfunction is common. Up to 30 million men in the U.S. and 150 million men worldwide have it.
Last reviewed: 
August 2020
Alternative Names: 
ED

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