Originally Posted by Grehound27;3***679
Long story made short - wife passed away last January and have started to date a very lovely lady who is close to my age (58). Well, we progressed past the 'friends' stage and had sex (or tried to). While on the couch making out, I am stiff as a broom handle but we proceed to the bedroom and still all is OK. I like foreplay and after about 20-25 minutes of this play, my erection becomes about 50% erect. Finally was able to make an OK attempt but not like it should have been. Performance anxiety, lack of female companionship for almost a year, you tell me. I have some samples of Viagra and Cialis that my PCP gave me "just in case"...should I or am I just going through a 'stage'? Might add that the lady was MOST understanding and didn't put me on any kind of guilt trip!
Thanks for any advice from any guys who have been there and done that (or tried to!!)
I agree with Chevyman.
If you were stiff as a broom handle you don't necessarily have ED, especially if you were totally erect during foreplay. It may be a combination of both anxiety and lack of companionship, or, you know, it has really only been 1 year and some thoughts of your wife may have slipped in. That is certainly not uncommon.
I think you need to be easy on yourself and that may include getting a little help from, I recommend Cialis. Although Viagra would make you as hard as a rock you would have to know exactly when to take it and it may produce unwanted side-effects (especially if you have not tried it yet).
Cialis will give you that little extra boost to keep erect and re-gain that erection for up to 36 hours. It does not have the extreme side effects that come with Viagra (inability to ejaculate is the worst!).
I think you will be just fine with that little boost. Please keep us posted!