In females, this occurrence is known as menopause. The male counterpart to this is known as Andropause.
There are 3 main ejaculation problems faced by men:
Premature Ejaculation is the most common ejaculation problems. It is a condition when a man ejaculates too early during sexual intercourse than he or his partner would wish to.
The average time for ejaculation to take place during intercourse is around 5.5 minutes. Having said that, it’s up to each couple to decide how long sex should last and happy for the time to take place before ejaculating.
Occasional episodes of premature ejaculation can be normal. However, if premature ejaculation happens too frequently, it can develop into negative emotions such as stress and loss of self-esteem as well as put a strain on the relationship between you and your partner.
This can be subdivided into physical (medical) related causes and psychological causes.
Physical related causes:
Common psychological causes:
Sometimes, a man can develop premature ejaculation even after becoming sexually active. This can be due to
Allow your partner to masturbate you, but stops before ejaculation and squeeze the head of the penis firmly for 10-20 seconds. Then let go and wait for 30 seconds and continue masturbation. Repeat this process a few times before allowing ejaculation to occur.
In stop-go technique, it is similar to the squeeze technique except without squeezing the penis. Try a few cycles, when you are more confident about delaying ejaculation, you and your partner can try the act of sex.
These techniques may seem simple but require practice and open communication with your partner.
When you have tried various own methods without success, your doctor may offer medication options such as
Delayed Ejaculation is defined as experience of an unwanted delay that last for at least 30-60 minutes before ejaculation, or being unable to ejaculate at all despite the man has desire and has normal erection at least half the time when having sex.
Psychological causes of Delayed Ejaculation are similar to those or Premature Ejaculation that was discussed in the previous topic.
Physical causes include
Retrograde Ejaculation is uncommon. It occurs when the semen flow backs into the bladder instead of flowing into the usual tube (urethra) where urine passes through. In this
condition, one can produce no semen, or cloudy urine especially during the first pee after sex. This could result in fertility issues which will affect couples who are trying to conceive.
Retrograde ejaculation can be due to nerve and muscle damage over the bladder neck. When orgasm occurs, the nerves around the bladder neck will stimulate the muscles to contract to ensure the ejaculated semen does not back flow into the bladder and flows normally out of the urethra.
Problems of back flow ejaculation can be due to
Most men do not seek treatment for this condition as they can still enjoy sex. Treatment may be required in those trying to father a child. Medications such as pseudoephedrine can sometimes be effective in reversing this condition. Other options such as artificial insemination or in-vitro fertilization (IVF) can also bypass this condition.
Sharing is Caring
It is encouraged for someone suffering from premature ejaculation to be open with your partner about your sexual concerns as much as possible. This will help reduce anxiety and allow your partner to develop a better understanding about your condition and help you through it.