Is Delayed Ejaculation Be Negatively Affecting Your Sex Life? What Can You Do?

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What is Delayed Ejaculation?

Delayed ejaculation is one of those sexual issues that gets neglected in the face of other more common issues like erectile dysfunction. Erectile dysfunction affects more than half of the entire male population as opposed to delayed ejaculation which is estimated to only affect about 10% of the population.

Delayed ejaculation can be broken down in to two different types or classifications. The first, or primary is when a man has never been able to ejaculate at any point in his life. The secondary form of this disease is where the individual was able to ejaculate at some time prior in the past, but is currently unable to do so.

Delayed ejaculation is interesting in that it rarely occurs during masturbation and is a much more common problem during regular sexual intercourse. Because of this the problem is seen by many as a large psychological one, and can really put strain on a relationship as a result.

Luckily for those experiencing delayed ejaculation it is more psychological than physical, and thus can be corrected without the need for surgery or other medical procedures.

What Can Cause Delayed Ejaculation?

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Delayed ejaculation can happen when a man who usually takes 3-4 minutes on average to reach orgasm begins having problems doing so before the 15 or even 30 minute mark.

The exact cause to delayed ejaculation isn’t 100% realized, but there is a whole list of potential suspects.

Medication is one major contributor to delayed ejaculation. Medications that are antidepressants, anti anxiety and blood pressure medications can retard or slow down the ejaculatory process. In a study conducted in those who take SSRis for depression, about 35% of them experienced delayed ejaculation.

On top of that, some research shows that some problems involving delayed ejaculation can be linked to surgery or medications taken to reduce premature ejaculation, which just reverses the problem for the patient in a cruel twist of fate.

Other contributing factors to delayed ejaculation include drug use, especially depressants and opiates like alcohol and oxycodone.

Neurological damage is another possible contributing factor as our nerves are what controls the action of ejaculation. A stroke, spinal cord injury or a condition like multiple sclerosis are all possible causes of this too.

How Can You Treat Your Delayed Ejaculation?

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There are multiple treatments out there when it comes to delayed ejaculation. To get the best treatment for you, the underlying cause of your delayed ejaculation must first be identified.

If a medication is believed to be the cause of the delayed ejaculation, then the individual’s doctor should be notified and alternative options should be explored. Alternative prescriptions are usually an option, however medications that can’t be replaced do exist out there, so again consult your doctor.

Delayed ejaculation is a common problem among people who drink heavily. A very common and simple solution is so just reduce your alcohol consumption especially if you are trying to get pregnant. The same thing goes for people who believe that an opioid or other drug is at fault, reduce your consumption of the drug to lessen the effects of delayed ejaculation.

Many experts believe that delayed ejaculation is rooted in the psyche. Counseling, therapy and even medications can be prescribed to reduce the feeling of anxiety and nervousness when it comes to sexual intercourse.

Psychological treatment is done to gradually reduce the man’s sexual anxieties and to boost their confidence back up so that he can climax during intercourse without difficulty. Again if the individual is still able to ejaculate through masturbation, psychological treatment should be the number one option.

A lot of the therapy involved in these treatments simply involves the man gradually moving away from masturbation. Another method is to train the man to masturbate in a similar fashion to how they have regular intercourse, so that both experiences are similar, and that one isn’t favored over the other.

If after treatment a man can still not ejaculate inside of his partner and the couple wishes to have children, there still are options to do so.

One of the most common solutions in this case is to have in vitro fertilization or to artificially inseminate in order for conception to occur.

So, even if you can’t resolve the issue of delayed ejaculation, the silver lining is that you can still procreate.