Men who do not want to practice safe sex sometimes lament that condoms do not make the sex as pleasurable or that they lose their boner while using it. However a study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine shows that the argument does not really hold water.
Of the approximately 500 men between the ages of 18 to 24 who were surveyed, 38 per cent did not have condom-related erection difficulties. Even though 32 per cent said that they had condom related difficulties in keeping their erection, it emerged that they were much more likely to just have general erectile dysfunction (ED), instead of some special condom-prompted ED.
In the study, the researchers said that a lack of knowledge about how to properly use a condom could have contributed to the dysfunction as well as the loss of sensation. In addition, there are some lifestyle habits that could contribute to erection loss like a lack of exercise, over drinking and a poor diet.