What is delayed ejaculation syndrome? Delayed ejaculation is a fairly common problem amongst sexually active men and it is defined as an inability to achieve climax inside a woman’s vagina, although the man typically does not have a problem ejaculating through masturbation or other means. The condition is listed in the DSM-IV as a sexual dysfunction disorder and can occur in men of all ages and ethnic backgrounds.
Delayed ejaculation disorder is also referred to as male orgasmic disorder, mainly because the main symptom of the disorder is an inability to achieve orgasm via penetrative sexual intercourse. In a normal male, a period of heightened sexual sensation is followed by an orgasm. In a man suffering from delayed ejaculation disorder, an orgasm is impossible through normal sexual intercourse and the only way he will be able to reach orgasm and ejaculate may be through masturbation or stimulation outside of the vagina.
Delayed ejaculation syndrome should not be confused with premature ejaculation or impotence, as these are two entirely different problems that require an altogether different treatment approach; delayed ejaculation syndrome is also a lot less common. It is also worth pointing out that many websites claiming to offer a cure for delayed ejaculation syndrome are confusing the problem with premature ejaculation or impotence, so read the small print before buying what might be touted as a “cure”.
What causes delayed ejaculation syndrome?
Delayed ejaculation syndrome is often psychological in origin and many men with the problem exhibit similar personality types. Sufferers are often men with controlling personalities and/or who have been raised in an excessively strict environment. Other known causes of delayed ejaculation syndrome are an irrational fear of causing pregnancy or repressed homosexual feelings.
Although the condition is usually psychological in origin, physical causes of delayed ejaculation syndrome should not be ruled out. When the symptoms of delayed ejaculation syndrome arise out of the blue, there is more likely to be a physical cause of the problem. Drug use, alcoholism, and some types of anti depressant can cause the symptoms of delayed ejaculation syndrome.
Why is delayed ejaculation syndrome considered to be a problem?
A younger man might not perceive delayed ejaculation to be a problem as it will mean he is able to “perform” for a long time with no danger of spoiling the party too soon. However, the condition can have a negative effect on relationships as many women become upset when a man is unable to ejaculate through normal sexual intercourse—they feel somehow at fault. Delayed ejaculation syndrome can also be a significant problem for men wishing to become fathers as conception is very difficult when ejaculation does not take place inside the woman.
Is delayed ejaculation syndrome treatable?
When the cause of delayed ejaculation syndrome is physical, the condition is very treatable, but when the underlying cause is psychological in nature, it can often be a difficult condition to cure and may require prolonged sessions of sexual and psychotherapy to address the issues at the heart of the problem.