Usually, when we notice any symptoms of illness, the first thing that we do is to rush to a doctor. But, would you do the same if you happen to experience any sex related issue? Obviously, you would hesitate to discuss your issues with a doctor.
Compared to women, men are more sensitive regarding sexual problems, and due to embarrassment they seldom disclose their problems to a third person and prefer to suffer of it clandestinely. But, this kind of approach is definitely too dangerous, because, not speaking out your problems or not getting a timely treatment for your sexual issues may lead to serious outcomes.
Besides damaging your self-esteem, sexual problems may be the indication for any other serious health issues which you might be suffering unknowingly. Before discussing about anything further, you have to first know that perceiving that a sexual problem exists is completely related to your mind.
Men by nature are different in physical attributes and every person has his own sexual preferences, level of desire or pace during performing sexual activities. There are no defined standards or rules as to what is best in sex. Hence, before deciding that you have a sexual problem, you should be able to identify that it really is a problem. So, go through the information below which will equip you with the knowledge of the usual problems faced by men related to sex.
Some Of The Common Male Sexual Issues
Men all over the world since ages have been commonly suffering from some or the other kind of ejaculation disorders at some point of time. Ejaculation disorders are mainly of three kinds.
Premature Ejaculation Disorder
An ejaculation which happens very soon, sometimes before or within a few minutes of penetration, and before attaining the climax is said to be a premature ejaculation.
Retarded Ejaculation Disorder
People suffering from this kind of disorder experience delay or problems in ejaculating.
Retrograde Ejaculation Disorder
In this kind of disorder, usually during the climax, instead of the ejaculation happening through the penis it is forced back to flow into the bladder.
While premature and retarded ejaculations are more common and they usually occur due to some of the psychological factors such as inhibitions, nervousness, lack of interest in the sex partner, past sexual traumas, a strict religious background viewing sex as a sin or side effects of medications for treating mental conditions, a retrograde ejaculation happens mainly due to the nerves damage caused on account of diabetes or due to operations taking place in the abdomen, prostrate or the bladder neck.
To put it in simple words, erectile dysfunction or impotence in men is an inability of attaining and maintaining erection that is required for a sexual intercourse. There are a number of factors contributing to this kind of disorder, and it is generally instigated by the diseases like atherosclerosis, nerves disorders and other psychological conditions such as anxiety, nervousness, depression and stress.
Erectile dysfunction can be a lifestyle issue or it may be a significant sign of a cardio-vascular disease. Hence, for treating this sexual problem, it may require bringing about changes in the lifestyle or treating the underlying medical conditions.
Loss Of Libido
Loss of libido or inhibited sexual desire is a condition in which a person experiences a diminished desire for sex. Though there are a number of causes for this condition, it is usually associated with low testosterone levels.
However, going through a blood test would actually help in conforming it. Apart from testosterone deficiency, loss of libido can be the result of the other psychological and medical factors as stated above.
It is a condition in which a person suffers from a narrowed penis. Though it is common for some men to have a curved penis naturally, if the curve is extreme it may cause difficulty and pain during erection and intercourse.
Sometimes, the deformity of the penis may also result due to a previous injury, in which case a hard lump may be formed due to the damage caused by the scar tissue. Unfortunately, at present there are no options available to treat this condition, except to go for a risky surgery with enormous side effects.
Sometimes, while undertaking medications to treat erectile dysfunction, men come across such situations. Prolonged erection is a situation in which a person has a sustained erection for hours. Any erection which prolongs for more than four hours needs an emergency treatment, and it should be immediately reported to a doctor. By failing to do so, the penis could be permanently damaged.
Prolonged erections frequently occur when Viagra is directly injected into the penis or it may occasionally be the outcome of sickle cell disease or cocaine use. The treatment options available for this condition is too painful and it may also necessitate a surgery.
Avoiding Sexual Problems
Though sexual problems are inevitable in men, there are certain things which you can do to help yourself to maintain a good sexual health. For instance, if you smoke then quit smoking, if you are alcoholic, limit your alcohol intake and most essentially strictly adhere to the treatment plans prescribed by the doctor for treating any medical conditions.
In case you find any issues like disturbed relationship, work stress or depression seriously affecting your sex life, try to immediately work out solutions for them. Besides all these, the most important thing that you should do is to increase the communication with your mate. Because, speaking openly to your partner could solve half of your issues, and no one but your partner could understand you better and provide you the needed support in dealing with such situations.
Last but not the least, you should also know the right time to seek help in case you happen to face any sexual issue. Sexual problems can arise temporarily at any point of time in men’s lives. But, when you feel that the problem is persistent and unmanageable, and if it is the primary cause for a disturbed relationship then it is time you should seek for an external help or medication.