Impotence The inability to have an erection (get hard). “Erectile dysfunction” is now the preferred term. Related Articles: Paraphilia | Urges, Fantasies, Fetishes, and MoreCan Societies Acceptance of New Sexualities Open Up to Ending the Stigma Around Paraphilia? Sasha Co- Founder of Psych n Sex, previous writer and campus educator for the Kinsey Institute & published psychology researcher. Manhattan girl obsessed with post ww2 abstract expressionism, beet juice, vintage clothing & Scandinavia.