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hi i can get an erection sitting or laying down but I lose it quickly when I stand up. I am 22 years old. Do you know anything about this case?

That is very normal.  When you stand up, your blood pressure changes.  The extra blood that causes your erection can drain out pretty quickly.  But you can usually get the erection back at that point.  If you want to have intercourse or masturbate in a standing position, it helps if you obtain the erection while standing.  

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