Male Centric Sexual Problems

Sexual dysfunction in men is the struggles they face during intercourse. This relates to the health of an individual, stress levels, concerns about relationships, and other issues. 

Sexual problems in men 

Some of the sexual problems faced by men during coitus include irrelevant orgasms that are either too slow or too rapid, unable to have orgasms, absence of sexual desire, and inability to get an erection. Sexual problems can also include deformities in the penis and ejection of semen. Desire in coitus and sexual performance majorly relates to the age of the individuals. Over the years, men may need more foreplay and stimulation to keep an erection or it may take longer than usual to get an orgasm. Medical conditions of men such as heart diseases, diabetes, obesity, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and hormonal imbalances can also affect the sexual drives of males. 

Unhealthy habits such as smoking and alcoholism, or mental health issues such as stress and depression can also affect the sexual drives of males. Studies have shown that anxiety related to sexual performance, fear of pregnancy, and traumatic past sexual experiences can create mental stress in men. These factors can also reduce male intimacy. The presence of dry orgasms is a common symptom of major sexual problems in men. Furthermore, dry orgasms can also occur due to prostatectomy (removal of the prostate gland in men), cystectomy (surgical removal of the bladder), and radiation therapy in pelvic areas. 

Peyronie’s disease 

It is a male-centred non-cancerous condition that causes painful erections in males. In this sexual dysfunction, fibrous scar tissues develop on the penis that causes pain in men. Peyronie’s disease can be one of the major factors of the erectile dysfunction which can make it extremely difficult for men to maintain or get an erection. 

Sexual problems in men can happen due to the demand for the penis during intercourse or during athletic activity. As the human body can heal every injured body part, while trying to heal the disrupted penis, it forms scar tissues. If the scar tissues get arranged in a disorganized manner, it will lead to the development of Peyronie’s syndrome. Due to the formation of disorganized scar tissues, elastic tissues called tunica albuginea find it difficult to stretch during an erection. Generally, heredity, connective tissue disorders, and old age are the causative factors of Peyronie’s disease. 

Symptoms of Peyronie’s disease 

The most common symptom of Peyronie’s disease includes the presence of scar tissues on the penis called plague. These scars can be present as flat lumps or hard tissue mass under the skin of the penis. Another symptom to identify Peyronie’s disorder is bending of the penis upward or downward in a curved manner. Maintaining or getting erections while suffering from Peyronie’s syndrome can be extremely difficult. In some cases, penile pain and shortening of the penis are also seen in individuals suffering from Peyronie’s disease. Individuals suffering from this sexual disorder may find their penis getting narrowed or may observe indentations around it. The shortening of curvature and penis is mainly associated with Peyronie’s disease. 

Retrograde Ejaculation 

It is a sexual problem where semen from the penis of a man enters the bladder instead of out of the penis. The condition is not harmful but turns unfavourable to men wanting to conceive a child. Taking a closer look at the anatomy of the male genital, a thin tube known as vas deferens associates with the transportation of sperms to the prostate gland. Mixing the sperm with seminal fluids to make semen is the major role of the prostate gland. There are several muscles to govern the release of semen from the bladder. The bladder neck does not tighten properly in case of Retrograde Ejaculation

Causes and symptoms of Retrograde Ejaculation

This sexual disorder can arise from the side effects of medications used to treat blood pressure, depression, and prostate enlargement. Retrograde ejaculation can also be caused due to nerve damage occurring in diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, and spinal cord injuries. Generally, males having diabetes, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, or bladder surgery are at a higher risk of developing Retrograde Ejaculation. 

Common symptoms for the identification of this sexual disorder include the presence of cloudy urine after orgasms and male infertility. The occurrence of dry orgasms (where there is no semen is discharge while ejaculating) is another symptom of Retrograde Ejaculation. 


Sexual dysfunction in men refers to the struggles faced by men during coitus. To manage the overall sexual health in men, consulting doctors is a very thoughtful measure. For solving erectile problems, many individuals prefer medications such as Viagra, Cialis, or Levitra. For treating hormonal imbalances, testosterone replacement therapies have gained a lot of attention. Advanced methods such as wearing penile traction therapy and vacuum erection devices also allow men to correct penile deformities. 

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