But this particular day, we were fighting (I have long since forgotten what the quarrel was about). I’d certainly never had this problem before, and I was confused—and quickly devastated.Michelle tried giving me a blowjob, but nothing happened.
It happened with one-night stands, and it happened with women I’d been sleeping with for weeks and months.
The “problem” would disappear for a long time, and then re-emerge with a vengeance.
And other women became anxious, worrying that this was evidence I didn’t really want them.
That only increased my desperation, making the problem worse.
If you’ve turned on a television since 1998, you know how obsessed we are with guaranteeing hard-ons.
Since the little blue pill appeared more than a dozen years ago, countless imitators of varying legitimacy and effectiveness have hit the market.We’d been dating for about three months and had been having sex for two. But no matter what we did, it didn’t work: my penis stayed soft.Michelle and I played hooky from school at least once a week, riding the bus to her empty house and spending a few hours in bed together. I was 17, near the peak of what is supposed to be teenage male horniness.A growing percentage of those taking these anti-ED drugs are men under 30, a population in which medical impotence is rare.Performance anxiety is what’s driving most young men’s Viagra consumption.Unlike that first incident with Michelle, later bouts of impotence rarely had anything to do with a fight.