Once you experience an ED episode, can you really get over it?
Unless you are a teen and get an erection whenever the wind blows, performance seems to become more hit and miss each decade. My first ED episode happened in my late 30's, and it was just once, and I was super tired. It didn't rear it's ugly head again until a decade later. My marriage was on the rocks, anxiety was high, and really didn't feel much like having sex anyway.
Then there is the natural cycles of testosterone production and libido. Testosterone begins to increase during the night (I read around midnight) and decreases from the moment you wake up. So when there is a "traditional" date time, in the evenings, and add to that dinner and maybe some drinks, when the ladies are starting to feel in the mood is when a normal man's testosterone level is at it's lowest of the day.
What compounds the problem is that nature plays a nasty trick on men in that those that are in love produce less testosterone than those not, especially those that have children. It is probably for the good, to keep the man from straying from his family, but still it just adds the additional pressure to keep great sex going throughout a relationship, after the kiddos are tucked away in their beds, after a hard day's work when sleep is on your mind.
So what's the magical potion? Anybody figured it out? Most doctors consider your total testosterone reading over 300 to be "normal" even though at that figure, you are barely functioning. They also neglect the "free" testosterone levels, which are more important than the total testosterone reading for libido, since most of the testosterone in our bodies are bonded to other cells for a specific purpose.
I don't think the answer lies with Viagra, amino acids (such as L-Arginine), or herbs (such as Horny Goat Weed). Cenegenics seems to be onto something, keeping men fit with high libidos well into their 70's, but it is super expensive (over $1000/month after a $4000 initial visit).
Wondering if anybody has found anything that has helped counteract the lame effects of aging that has helped long term. No offense to you young guys (enjoy your spontaneous erections while you have them), but would appreciate the input of older gents here, 40's and up. I just turned 50 not so long ago.