Delayed Ejaculation: Here’s What It Is and How to Treat It

Delayed ejaculation is a frustrating problem for any man to deal with. You may have heard of premature ejaculation, but delayed can be equally problematic, if not more.

Simply put, delayed ejaculation is a man’s inability to reach orgasm/climax within a certain amount of time that’s considered reasonable.

As you may imagine, delayed ejaculation can become frustrating for your sexual partner. As a result, it can also become extremely frustrating for you. It may even make it difficult to have sex.

For example, if your partner reaches their orgasm before you, their body’s natural lubrication will start to slow down. Therefore, they may not enjoy the experience as much.

There are different ways in which delayed ejaculation occurs. There are also different causes. Understanding those possible causes can help you decide on the right treatment.

How Does It Happen?
Delayed ejaculation can happen differently for the men who experience it. You may find that you can achieve climax through other sexual acts, but not vaginal penetration.

Some men lose their erection prior to ejaculating. Unsurprisingly, it’s an extremely frustrating situation.

Others will reach the point of a climax but aren’t able to ejaculate. That can cause feelings of great discomfort. For some men, this can even cause frustration and shame, as well.

Again, delayed ejaculation doesn’t just affect you. It affects your sexual partner as well. If it continues to be a problem, it could cause a strain on your relationship.

In some cases, understanding the cause of delayed ejaculation may also help you uncover some other underlying medical issues.

What Causes Delayed Ejaculation?
There are various potential causes when it comes to delayed ejaculation. It’s either a neurological issue, a hormonal issue, or a psychological issue. Determining where the problem stems from is the first step in finding a solution.

When a man damages the nerve endings around the pelvis or spinal cord, it may result in the inability to ejaculate or cause problems with ejaculation. This is due to a lack of nerve connection from the spinal cord to the tip of the penis.

If you’ve ever had an injury around the lower half of your body, this is something to consider if you’re struggling with delayed ejaculation.

Hormonal imbalances are one of the most common causes behind delayed ejaculation. An imbalance in testosterone or serotonin levels can easily cause issues. Thankfully, they are often the easiest to treat.

From a psychological perspective, things get a little blurrier. Delayed ejaculation could be a side effect from taking antidepressants. But, it could also be a result of certain psychological problems, such as anxiety and depression.

How to Treat Delayed Ejaculation
Treating this problem depends on the underlying cause. It doesn’t matter what you think may be causing your delayed ejaculation. It’s important to see a doctor to get a proper diagnosis.

Hormonal imbalances are handled by talking with a medical doctor who specializes in hormones.

If your delayed ejaculation is caused by mental health drugs like antidepressants, it’s worth asking your doctor for alternative medications or solutions.

It’s also important to work with a therapist if your problems don’t get better when working with a medical professional. This can help you identify the underlying sources of your problems, and also work on any of the emotional or mental elements that are impacting your problem.

Working with a counselor or sex therapist will really help you achieve a better understanding of why you aren’t achieving your climax as desired.

If you’re struggling with delayed ejaculation, feel free to contact me. Together, we can explore some of these underlying issues, and develop a solid treatment plan.

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