Sexual problems can be described as disorders or conditions that hamper the ability of a person to enjoy and derive satisfaction from any type of sexual activity whether practiced alone or with a partner.
Both men and women can suffer from such issues and no one should be blamed for them. It is a very common and natural situation which could affect anybody. In men these problems can be more pronounced and visible due to the structure of their reproductive system and the genital region.
The role of a man in sexual intercourse is much more performance oriented than a woman; this could lead to the occurrence of such issues.
The penis is a mainly a combination of muscle and cartilage. When a man is sexually aroused by something, the brain sends messages through various nerves to the penis. The blood supply dramatically increases in the arteries and small sponge-like parts within the penis start absorbing the blood.
This results in the hardening of the organ which is known as an erection. After performing intercourse, sperm from the testis is ejaculated outside. The sperm does not have enough fluid to be transported, that is why the prostrate gland provides a liquid carrier. Sexual problems can arise due to a malfunction of any of these processes.
Common Sexual Problems In Men
Low Sexual Libido
Doctors prefer to refer to this problem as inhibited sexual desire. This problem can be both, psychological and physiological. It is said to happen when a man does not feel aroused by a sexual situation or does not feel the urge to indulge in sexual intercourse.
This is one of the most common problems in men. Psychological reasons for this condition can include various things like clinical depression, anxiety issues, panic attacks and even marital discord. Men who have high stress jobs or work environments are also prone to this problem.
Physiological issues for sexual problems include hormonal deficiencies, hormonal fluctuations, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, low blood pressure etc. Certain medicines and treatments can also cause low libido.
This problem is known as Erectile Dysfunction in medical terms. When a man is unable to get an erect penis even when he is sexually and mentally aroused, it is known as impotence. This is more common in middle-aged and older men even though it can affect anyone.
The physical reasons for this problem include fracture of the penis, nerve malfunction, prostratitis and other underlying medical conditions (diabetes, high blood pressure etc.). Mental issues like an over anxious personality, childhood sexual abuse and depression can also make a man suffer from erectile dysfunction. Mental tension can also contribute to this problem.
Climax is the culmination of sexual activity by way of release of the semen. This process can be affected by various problems. Some men suffer from premature ejaculation where they are unable to sustain the erection for too long and achieve climax much too soon.
Slow ejaculation is when the climax is delayed far beyond the normal time range and the man needs to perform sexual activity for a long time. Such problems are usually caused due to medication and treatments like chemotherapy and radiation therapy.