What Are the Signs of Impotence in a Man?: My boyfriend and I are both older adults -- both of us lost our spouses and we bonded over this. We have been very slow to be physical, however, and I wonder whether he’s worried about erectile dysfunction or something. He seems to not have much libido and avoids talk about sex. What are the signs of impotence in a man?
Erectile Dysfunction FAQs Erectile dysfunction (or ED), also called male impotence, describes a man's inability to achieve and maintain an erection of his penis sufficient for mutually satisfactory sexual intercourse with his partner. Erectile dysfunction is treatable with a variety of methods, including medications, devices and therapy. ED may be a symptom of other disorders and diseases such as high blood pressure or heart disease.