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Ejaculation Problems

Ejaculation problems can affect men at any stage in their lives and can have a number of different causes, which can be physical, psychological or a combination of the two. There are different types of ejaculation problems, the most common of which is premature ejaculation. However, some men may also suffer from retarded or retrograde ejaculation.

Premature ejaculation

Men who regularly ejaculate within two minutes of the beginning sexual stimulation are considered to suffer from premature ejaculation, and may be able to take prescription medication in order to help treat the condition.

Premature ejaculation is the most common type of male sexual dysfunction, yet until recently there was no medication available to treat it. As many as one in every three men will have suffered from premature ejaculation at some point in their lives, but the problem will usually only require medication if it is ongoing.

During a study on ejaculation time (also known as intravaginal ejaculation latency time, or IELT), hundreds of men were timed with a stopwatch in order to ascertain the average length of time for intercourse.

Graphs show ejaculation time

This graph shows that the average time of intercourse before ejaculating is five minutes.

Graphs show ejaculation time

This graph shows that the majority of men suffering from premature ejaculation last less than a minute.

Premature ejaculation is diagnosed in men who ejaculate within two minutes of initiating sexual stimulation on a regular basis. There are a number of emotional and psychological factors that can cause the condition, as well as underlying medical reasons. Before being prescribed Priligy (dapoxetine) you will need to have a consultation with a doctor in order to ensure that this medication is the most effective treatment for your condition.

Retarded ejaculation

Retarded ejaculation is almost the opposite of premature ejaculation. If you suffer from retarded ejaculation, you cannot achieve an orgasm when you want to. You will still experience a normal and strong erection, and feelings of arousal, but you will not be able to climax and ejaculate.

Retrograde ejaculation

This form of ejaculation problem is very rare and not often diagnosed. Men suffering from this ejaculation problem can have sexual intercourse, but when they ejaculate, rather than moving up the posterior urethra and out of the tip of the penis, the sperm moves backwards into the urethra. This problem does not cause pain, but can be troubling if a couple are trying to conceive.

Retrograde Ejaculation
Retrograde ejaculation diagram

What to do if you have an ejaculation problem

Diagnosis is important, as is finding the root of the problem, as treatments will vary depending on whether the problem is psychological or physical. There are treatments available, such as herbal pills or a prescription medication such as Priligy (dapoxetine) which can make men who suffer from premature ejaculation last longer.

Men who cannot control their orgasms can also use thicker condoms or use specifically designed sprays and creams that contain a light anaesthetic. This helps to minimise sensitivity, which allows them to last longer before reaching climax.

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