London: If you think wearing a condom can give you an erection problem, you are probably wrong. According to researchers, it is not the condoms but how they are used are to be blamed for erection difficulties.
Research indicates that the use of condoms may cause some men to experience erection difficulties.
“However, in a study of 479 heterosexual men who used condoms and were 18 to 24 years old, those who reported condom-associated erection problems were also more likely to experience more generalised erection difficulties,” the paper, appeared in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, noted.
Investigators also found that more than one-third of participants had never been taught how to use a condom correctly.
“Clinicians should assess whether men using condoms experience condom-associated erection problems and where appropriate, make referrals for psychosexual therapy or provide educational information on condom use,” explained study co-author Dr Cynthia Graham
Condom-associated erection problems have been a very under-researched topic.
“Increasing evidence suggests, however, that they may influence whether condoms are used correctly or from start to finish of sex,” she emphasised.