Erectile dysfunction caused by condoms

A common complaint is that men lose their erections when they use a condom during sex. Many studies have found that losing focus on sex and the partner, rather than the wafer-thin layer of latex, causes erection problems. We have 9 tips to help you maintain an erection during sex.

9 Tips for a better erection

There are many causes of erectile dysfunction. From mental health to nutrition and your own or your partner's behavior. Try to figure out for yourself what it might be for you and see what tips might work for you.
  • Good foreplay - Take time for foreplay; this is very pleasurable for both partners. For example, choose to pleasure your partner with your hands and/or mouth. Letting your partner enjoy is also very exciting for you and takes the pressure off of having to be hard.
  • Healthy lifestyle - No stress, adequate exercise, and healthy eating are very important for a healthy libido including erection. Bad for your erection include smoking and eating a lot of sugar.
  • Foods for a better erection - Bananas, nuts, salmon, coffee, red wine, garlic and red peppers. These foods have a positive effect on blood flow and testosterone levels. All in moderation, of course, especially the coffee and wine.
  • Extra stimulation - There are ways to provide extra stimulation to the penis or brain, such as vibrating toys, cock rings, and erotic movies. These are resources you can use with your partner together. Note that if you watch a lot and/or hard porn, you may become desensitized to "regular" sex and become less quickly and well aroused as a result
  • Positions - The best positions for maintaining an erection during sex are the "missionary position" and "doggy style. In these, blood flow to your penis is better than, for example, a position where the woman is on top of you.
  • Exercising during erection - Practicing maintaining an erection can be done by masturbating and stopping briefly each time, letting the penis go limp and starting again. Focus on the aroused feeling. You will learn to gain control over getting and maintaining an erection this way.
  • Choosing the right condom - If you lose your erection during sex with a condom because it's too loose, too tight, or you don't feel enough through it, try a different size and/or a different brand/type. Many studies have already shown that with a properly fitting condom, the feeling is almost no different than without one. Read more about how to determine your condom size here.
  • Being honest about what you like - If your partner does something you don't like or that makes you uncomfortable, it can cause you to lose your erection. Conversely, if you make it very clear to your partner what you like, they will be much better able to maintain your erection.
  • Practicing putting on a condom - If you lose your erection when putting on a condom, it is a good idea to practice it. The faster and easier you get the condom on, the less it will distract you.

Preventing erectile dysfunction with a Wingman Condom

It's the main reason Wingman was designed - to take away that moment of distraction. You can apply a Wingman faster and easier with one hand, without looking or having to turn on the light. The "wings" on your Wingman allow you to get the condom on in one motion. In addition, your Wingman is thin, flexible, and soft, so, sex feels as natural as possible.
We hope our tips are helpful. If nothing helps, it is best to visit your doctor. They can help you discover the cause and find the right solution.