It’s much more common than we may think. Just as things start getting heated, heavy and you're ready to get down to business, your man's manhood goes soft. More often than not, it's thankfully an issue that isn't related to physical health, but more so psychological. Losing an erection doesn’t have to mean an end to intimacy, though. Knowing how to react when your partner can’t stay erect can revive the romance and rescue your round of fun.

Be Supportive

Clichés aside, this really does happen to almost everyone. Don’t assume that his flaccidness means that he’s not interested in you. In fact, his anxiety over pleasing you might have caused the problem in the first place! In any case, don’t make a big deal out of it. If he makes excuses or apologizes, be reassuring but not condescending. Ask him if there is something he’d like to do differently. Sometimes this is the case, and the problem is solved. More often, though, his body simply isn’t cooperating. In such cases, the two of you may have to try a few tricks to get him going again.

Go Slowly

Try restarting your foreplay. Moving slowly and teasing your guy can restore the mood and help him forget his embarrassment. Kiss his neck and work your way back over his body, nibbling his earlobes, toying with his nipples, and maybe even gently raking your fingernails over his ribs. When you get down to his groin, try teasing him until he begs for release. Slowly and gently kiss and lick his thighs, moving gradually inward. Many men like having their testicles played with as well. Further, remember that you can still give oral to a flaccid or semi-flaccid penis; just focus more on mouthing and licking his penis instead of sucking or pumping.

Try Something New

Trying something a little different might get your man back in the game. If he’s up for it, blindfold him or tie his wrists, then tease him by flicking a feather or a scarf softly over his prone body. Penis rings are also a highly underrated tool and are actually designed to help men maintain their erections by preventing blood from draining out of his penis.

Of course, sometimes human bodies just don’t do what we want them to do. If the two of you have tried your best and things still aren’t working, sometimes it’s best to simply take a break, and try again later. If all else fails and that doesn't work, try visiting a GP or health physician, they might be able to offer alternative solutions that can help.