Millions of men suffer from EjD or ejaculatory dysfunction. The most common variety is premature ejaculation followed by retarded ejaculation or not being able to achieve an orgasm. Another less common EjD is retrograde ejaculation or seminal fluid going back into the bladder instead of exiting the penis at the time of orgasm. This article will discuss the three common EjD conditions and what can be done to resolve them.
It is estimated that one-third of American men suffer from premature ejaculation or ejaculation within seconds of vaginal penetration. This is of great concern and embarrassment to those who experience this malady.
One folk remedy that is available to all men is self-stimulation or masturbation. Having repeated orgasms will bring on delayed ejaculation in nearly every man. The best premature ejaculation tip is to double the number of orgasms a man has per week. And if that doesn’t work, double it again. Now isn’t that a great assignment?
Another method that requires cooperation with the partner or significant other is the “pull out technique.” This consists of having sex for a few minutes then pulling out and stopping for a few minutes to postpone orgasm.
Another method is to decrease the stimulation of the penis using desensitizing cream such as topical xylocaine. Also, using one or more condoms can decrease the sensation and can prolong ejaculation.
When these non-pharmacologic techniques are ineffective there are medications that can help prolong the time from penetration to ejaculation. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs — are known to cause delayed ejaculation. Using an SSRI four to six hours before intercourse, men prone to premature ejaculation can last longer.
Delayed ejaculation (or retarded ejaculation) affects a much smaller number of men. With this problem, men cannot reach orgasm at all, at least not with a partner. It is most common associated with aging where more stimulatin is required for a man to reach an orgasm with advancing years because the nerve endings in the penis become less sensitive. Delayed ejaculation may be caused by medicines – like antidepressants– are common culprits.
Retrograde ejaculation is the least common of the ejaculation problems. Retrograde ejaculation can be caused by diabetes, nerve damage, and various medications such as alpha-blockers like Flomax, which are used to treat enlargement of the prostate gland. Retrograde ejaculation is harmless and won’t interfere with the feeling of orgasm. (It can also make for an easy post-sex clean-up.) But since it does affect fertility, some men may need treatment if their partners are trying to get pregnant.
EjD is a common medical condition that can be overcome. Be open and communicate with doctor and share your concern with your partner. Don’t suffer in silence and let the tension mount up and compounding the problem. Most men with some advice and perhaps some medication form their doctor can over come this problem. This translates to less worry and more sex. Who could ask for anything more?
Dr. Neil Baum is a urologist in New Orleans, Louisiana and can be reached via his website, www.neilbaum.com or (504) 891-8454