If you’re able to get erections in other occasions that don’t necessarily anticipate sex, such as when masturbating or when you wake up, it would indicate that your issue may be psychological. Being stressed or getting anxious about having sex are some examples of things that can cause “performance issues”. Not being able to get an erection in any situation often means that there may be a physical problem causing ED.
You should get a consultation with an online doctor or your GP if you’re not sure of what the reason could be.
Your GP will check your blood pressure, cardiovascular health (heart and blood vessels) and perform blood tests to check your cholesterol and blood sugar levels. If you are over 50, it is important that your GP also examines your prostate. Depending on your general health, the GP may need to do other tests, for example, blood tests for hormone levels.