What Are Male Sexual Disorders?
Male sexual disorders refer to any issues concerning male genitalia that get in the way of sexual satisfaction and lead to problems with orgasm. These conditions can result from purely physiological issues, psychological barriers, or both. While sex-related dysfunctions can occur at any age, they become more common in people as they grow older.
Some common physiological causes of sexual dysfunction in penis owners are:
- Nerve damage
- Issues with blood flow
- A drop in testosterone levels
- An injury (especially in the lower part of your body)
- Side-effects of certain prescription medications
- Excessive smoking or alcohol consumption
Very often, the causes of sexual disorders are psychological in nature. Past sexual abuse, trauma, performance anxiety, stress, or dissatisfaction in your romantic relationship can make it really difficult to maintain an erection, resulting in continued dissatisfaction in your sex life.
Some of the most commonly known male sexual dysfunctions are Premature Ejaculation (PE) and Erectile Dysfunction (ED). While PE is a condition where ejaculation occurs too soon during (or sometimes even before) sex, ED refers to a person's inability to maintain erections during sex. These conditions often tend to occur together, or PE might act as a warning for ED in later years.
Can ED be treated? Definitely! If you or your partner seems to be struggling with a sexual disorder, you may want to talk to a sex therapist who can help you both figure out how to bring the sparks back to the bedroom. Several treatment options - including medications and therapy - can equip you to manage sexual dysfunctions.
Let us now look at some other sexual disorders you might experience if you have a penis.
Some Lesser-Known Sexual Disorders Affecting Penis Owners
Delayed ejaculation is a condition where it takes the penis owner unusually long to ejaculate during sex or masturbation. Often, even prolonged stimulation isn’t sufficient for ejaculation, though you may experience an orgasm. While it might seem beneficial to not ejaculate too soon, this condition is quite uncomfortable. It also makes it difficult to conceive if you’re trying for a pregnancy.
A somewhat rare condition, retrograde ejaculation is a sexual dysfunction in which the semen is forced back into the bladder rather than out of the penis during an orgasm. It commonly occurs in chronically diabetic people and may also result from bladder or prostate surgery.
Libido, or sex drive, is essential for a healthy and satisfying sex life. Low libido can make it difficult for you and your partner to have pleasurable sexual experiences, which can lead to further conflicts and frustrations. Low libido generally occurs due to reduced testosterone, ageing, or stress and fatigue.
While a slightly curved penis is normal, Peyronie's disease is the term used for abnormal or painful curvatures of the penis. It is usually noticeable through bumps on the surface of the penis and can be treated by injections or surgery.
Postorgasmic Illness Syndrome
Postorgasmic illness syndrome (POIS) is a rare and distressing condition found more often in people with penises than ones with vaginas. Symptoms of POIS include fatigue, fever, mood swings, and allergic and flu-like reactions soon after orgasm. While the exact causes behind this syndrome are unknown, POIS may be caused by autoimmune issues or allergic reactions to semen.
Men’s sexual health deserves proper attention but is often made to be the butt of jokes due to prevalent stigma and gendered expectations around 'masculinity'. But at Rocket Health, you will never have to worry about unnecessary judgement. We believe you deserve safe, confidential, and effective care for all your sexual health concerns. If you and your partner(s) are wondering how to have a better sex life and feel stuck, our experts are a click away