When a man takes more than 30 minutes of sexual stimulation to achieve orgasm, or if he is unable to ejaculate, he is affected with delayed ejaculation. Sometimes men cannot reach orgasm from intercourse, but are able to ejaculate from manual or oral stimulation. Some men are only able to ejaculate from masturbation. This problem can be temporary or lifelong, and it may be a result of chronic health conditions or medications, so treatment varies depending on the cause. Men may experience delayed ejaculation occasionally, and not be bothered by it enough to seek treatment. Delayed ejaculation is only problematic if it causes you or your partner stress from an ongoing problem.
Delayed Ejaculation Causes
Causes of delayed ejaculation may be from physical or psychological problems, or a combination of both. Physical causes may include injury, infection, prostate surgery, heart disease, or neurological conditions. Psychological causes include depression, anxiety, relationship stress, performance anxiety, or the difference in what a man fantasizes about sex versus the reality. Medication can also cause delayed ejaculation, such as antidepressants, high blood pressure medications, diuretics, antipsychotic medication, and substances such as alcohol.
Delayed Ejaculation Complications
Complications of delayed ejaculation can be devastating to relationships, without treatment, such as lack of intimacy or inability to conceive.
Delayed Ejaculation Diagnosis
Diagnosis of delayed ejaculation can come simply from a physical exam and medical history, but other tests may be required to find an underlying problem. Blood or urine samples may be taken to look for signs of heart disease, diabetes, infection, low testosterone levels, or other underlying health conditions.
Delayed Ejaculation Treatment
Treatment for delayed ejaculation may include medication or psychological counseling. Although there are no drugs that specifically address delayed ejaculation, medication may help alleviate a problem caused by an antidepressant that diminishes sexual stimulation, or anti-anxiety medication to reduce performance anxiety. Psychotherapy is often useful to address issues that affect your ability to ejaculate. It may be beneficial to see a sex therapist, who specializes in talk therapy for sexual concerns. This may be useful for both the man who suffers from the condition and his partner.
If you've been suffering from delayed ejaculation, perhaps its finally time to get treated. West Medical cares about your health and well-being, and we're here to help. Interested in learning more about delayed ejaculation treatment in Los Angeles? Please call West Medical at
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