A man can be sufficiently aroused, have a vigorous enough erection but finds it difficult to ejaculate in a timely manner. In other words, he finds it’s taking him longer than he would like to ejaculate.
Delayed ejaculation (DE) is also called “impaired ejaculation,” this condition occurs when it takes a prolonged period of sexual stimulation for a man to ejaculate.
In some cases, ejaculation cannot be achieved at all. Most men experience DE from time to time, but for others it may be a lifelong problem.
While this condition does not pose any serious medical risks, it can be a source of stress and may create problems in your sex life and personal relationships. However, treatments are available.
A man may be adequately aroused and have a strong enough erection, but ejaculating in a timely manner is difficult for him. To put it another way, ejaculating is taking him longer than he would like.
Up to 4% of men experience delayed ejaculation.
Primary and secondary delayed ejaculation are the two forms of delayed ejaculation. Primary delayed ejaculation occurs when a man has had delayed ejaculation for as long as he can recall, dating back to when he first began sexual activity. Secondary delayed ejaculation affects men who previously had no problems with intercourse yet developed a problem with delayed ejaculation along the way.
Sometimes it may be circumstantial. Meaning it only happens in a particular situation, such as with specific sex partners or during sexual intercourse with a partner but not during masturbation.
What causes it?
It's important to realise that physical and psychological factors may contribute to delayed ejaculation. There could also be more than one contributing factor.
Physical factors include:
Adverse effect of medication such as antidepressants
Alcohol and illicit drug usage
Injury to pelvic area
Hormonal deficiencies such as diminished testosterone level
Psychological factors also can contribute such as:
Inherent beliefs about sex – cultural or religious taboos
Don’t Keep Your Ejaculation Problems To Yourself
If you’re struggling with ejaculation issues, don’t keep it to yourself and don’t continue to engage in intercourse that distresses you. Talk to us together with your partner so that the issue can be identified and addressed early.
The journey to recovery begins with undergoing Delayed Ejaculation Treatment and treating the underlying cause, which may include assessment of:
Delayed Ejaculation Treatment
Delayed Ejaculation Treatment will depend on the underlying cause. Of course, this entails addressing the underlying issue. This may include modifying masturbation behaviors, involving a partner in sex therapy to assess sex beliefs and determine if the threshold of stimulation can be met, a review of all medications taken, whether prescription or over-the-counter, and possibly testosterone replacement if required.
If you’ve had lifelong problems or you’ve never ejaculated, a doctor can determine if you have a structural birth defect. Your physician can determine if a medication is the cause. If so, adjustments will be made to your medication regimen and your symptoms will be monitored.
Some treatments have been used to help DE, these includes :
Cyproheptadine (Periactin), which is an allergy medication
Amantadine (Symmetrel), which is a drug used to treat Parkinson’s disease
Buspirone (Buspar), which is an antianxiety medication