Having sex with someone for the first time can be really awkward.
In fact, it could take a few sessions to really find your rhythm and when you do, it can be seriously mind-blowing.
But for one woman, she’s finding it awkward to come clean about a condition that her boyfriend seems to face every time they bonk.
Erectile dysfunction is a common problem that affects men at some point in their lives.
The woman explained to news.com.au’s Relationship Rehab column where she was given advice on how to tell her boyfriend.
She told the publication: “I’ve just started seeing someone new. The first time we tried to have sex, he had erection problems so we ended up not having sex.
“The second time he got an erection, but he lost it again when we were about half way through. We’re both in our late 30s, but I’ve never had this happen before.
“I don’t want to embarrass him by bringing it up. What’s going on here? Is he not actually attracted to me?”
Sexpert Isiah McKimmie had a simple solution to the woman’s bedroom situation.
The expert said: “Difficulty with erections (like most sexual challenges) isn’t usually about attraction to a partner.
“There are many things that can contribute to erectile dysfunction for men – and it can happen at any age.
“Right now it’s the elephant in the room. He’s probably worried about how you’re feeling about it. Talking about it can actually help. It doesn’t need to be a big deal.
“Let him know that you’re okay with it and ask if there’s anything you can do (or not do) that would help.”
Alternatively, the sexpert suggested that it would be helpful for the man to see a GP if his erection issues are associated with health issues.
ED, also known as impotence, is when a man struggles to keen an erection firm enough to have sex.
It affects millions of men for many different reasons and does increase with age.
There are many ways around ED, like easing stress levels or cutting down on smoking or drinking, otherwise it is advised to speak to your GP.