Male Sexual Dysfunction

Male Sexual Health - Premature Ejaculation & Erectile Dysfunction


Male sexual dysfunctions is a topic that many people are reluctant to discuss. Fortunately, most cases of sexual dysfunction are curable, so it is important to share your problems with your partner and doctor. A sexual dysfunction refers to a problem that prevents the man from experiencing satisfaction from sexual activity.

Physical Problems

Male sexual dysfunctions can be attributed to physical problems such as diabetes, heart and vascular (blood vessel) disease, hormonal imbalances, chronic diseases such as kidney or liver failure, and alcoholism or drug abuse. Along with these work pressure and anxiety, marital or relationship differences and depression can also jeopardize your sexual health. The most widespread sexual dysfunctions in men are ejaculation dysfunctions, erectile dysfunction and loss of sexual desire and these are prevalent in the aged people though men of all ages are susceptible to such dysfunctions.

Premature or rapid ejaculation

The ejaculation dysfunctions can be classified as; Premature or rapid ejaculation delayed or mentally disabled ejaculation and retrograde ejaculation. In premature ejaculation, the usual problem is that a man will climax before or during soon after the penetration. Delayed ejaculation is the inability to ejaculate or a long delay before ejaculation. Retrograde ejaculation befalls when the sperm is forced back into the bladder and does not flow out of the penis.

In some cases, premature and delayed ejaculation are caused by psychological factors such as the absence of attraction for a partner, a painful and distressing experience in the past. Premature ejaculation, the most prevalent form of sexual dysfunctions in men, is generally attributable to jitters over how well one will perform during intercourse. However, such symptoms can also be traced to anti-depressants and rampant use of other drugs.Retrograde ejaculation is prevalent in diabetic males. This generally occurs due to problems with the nerves in the bladder and the bladder neck that allow the sperm to flow back into the bladder.

Physical and psychological.

Erectile dysfunction is also known as impotence. It is the continual inability to achieve or maintain full erection required to complete your sexual intercourse satisfactorily. There are two main causes of erectile dysfunctions: physical and psychological. Experts agree that the majority of cases are physical but sometimes many men with such disorders start to feel nervous or low. These feelings can easily aggravate the symptoms of erectile dysfunctions. The few cases of erectile dysfunction include diseases affecting blood flow, nerve disorders; stress, depression, and performance anxiety; and injury to the penis.

Loss of sexual desire or libido, refers to a decrease your interest in sex, causing concern to you and your partner. You rarely feel like having sex. It has been associated with low levels of testosterone, anxiety and depression; medical illnesses, such as diabetes and high blood pressure; and relationship difficulties. More details here.

The most common form of lack of male libido is the lack of ability to sustain an erection. To such as man, he may have the desire and may even get involved in a good foreplay. The penis is however not able to rise to the occasion. In other cases, the penis may get to erect but fail to sustain the erection through intercourse. Both the man and the sex partner fail to achieve an orgasm. This is often caused by poor nervous communication or poor supply of blood and energy to the muscles responsible for the erection of the penis.


The inability to sustain an erection or sexual dysfunctions can be corrected by addressing factors that may contribute to the poor nerve communication and poor blood flow. This may include diseases such diabetes or gout. Other factors may include poor diet or lack of physical exercises.