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How are men affected by the pressure to conceive?

Just as trying to conceive can affect your sex life as a couple, it can also pose special challenges for men and women individually. For guys, the pressure to perform -- and deliver -- on demand can be even more stressful than you might imagine. What at first seems like an all-you-can-eat sexual buffet may eventually give a man a proverbial stomachache in the form of low sexual desire, erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, or delayed ejaculation. Be aware of how conception sex can trigger or worsen these issues, and consult a physician or sex therapist if they don’t resolve.

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