What is delayed ejaculation?
Delayed ejaculation and anorgasmia describe the inability to ejaculate at will, so that ejaculation (and orgasm) takes much longer than desired, or does not happen at all. This might happen only with intercourse, or in all situations including self-stimulation (masturbation).
The term anejaculation describes when a man does not ejaculate after orgasm. “Orgasm” and “ejaculation” are often used interchangeably, but some men can experience orgasm even though they don’t ejaculate.
What causes delayed ejaculation?
- Physical causes include spinal cord injury, major lymph node surgery, diabetes, multiple sclerosis and traumatic injury to the pelvic region, when the nerve supply is affected.
- Delayed ejaculation is a well-documented side-effect of some antidepressants (specifically SSRIs).
- Sex addiction is increasingly becoming a major factor in delayed ejaculation.
- Psychological issues.