Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Ejaculation problems

Ejaculation is the squirting out of semen from the penis during an orgasm (sexual climax). Ejaculation problems are quite common. The three main types of ejaculation problem are explained below.
Premature ejaculation
The most common type of problem is premature ejaculation, which is when you ejaculate too quickly during sexual intercourse. Studies and surveys have shown that around 30% of men experience this at some time in their life.
Many men are not sure how long sex should last before ejaculation. A study of around 500 couples, from five countries, found that the average time between the man putting his penis into his partner's vagina and ejaculation was 5.4 minutes.
However, most experts agree that setting a timescale for ejaculation is meaningless, and that the individual (and his partner) should decide whether they're happy with the time it takes for him to ejaculate.
Delayed ejaculation
A less common problem is delayed ejaculation. This is when you can't ejaculate during sex even though you want to, and your erection is normal. A UK study showed that around 5% of men have this problem at some time in their life.
Certain health conditions, such as diabetes, and certain medicines, such as those that treat high blood pressure, can cause premature or delayed ejaculation. But in the majority of cases, the causes are psychological.
Retrograde ejaculation
A rarer type of ejaculation problem is retrograde ejaculation. Instead of the sperm squirting out of the hole at the end of the urethra (the tube that passes from the bladder through the penis, and carries urine), it travels backwards into the bladder. The feeling of an orgasm is still experienced but there is no, or very little, semen. The condition does not pose a danger to health, but it can affect the ability to father a child.
Many ejaculation problems can be resolved with simple self-help techniques, but see your GP if you feel that it is severe, or if it's ongoing. It is important to remember that these problems happen to a lot of men occasionally. The main thing to remember, to avoid health problems need time to see a doctor, who will pick up your good health drugs.

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