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Sexual Troubles that Irk Men

Studies indicate that sexual problems are very common in both men as well as women these days and it is a topic of sheer embarrassment that many hesitate to discuss. Luckily, most of the cases of sexual problems are curable and thus, it is pivotal to share all your problems with a doctor.


These problems can result due to various psychological and physical factors.

Physical factors: Several medical and physical conditions may trigger these issues and these include drug abuse, alcoholism, liver or kidney failure, hormonal imbalances, neurological disorders, vascular disease, heart problems and diabetes. Further, side effects of some medicines including certain antidepressants may also affect the sexual function and desire.

Psychological factors: These factors include anxiety and work related stress, constant concern regarding sexual performance, relationship or marital problems, guilt feeling, depression and effects of some sexual trauma hovering from the past.

Suppressed sexual desire, erectile dysfunction and ejaculation disorders are some of the common sexual problems faced by men.

Ejaculation Problems:

These are of three types and they are retrograde, retarded or inhibited and premature ejaculation.

Premature ejaculation is a condition wherein the man ejaculates soon or before the intercourse.

Retrograde ejaculation is a condition wherein the ejaculation is compelled back to the bladder instead of expelling it out through the male organ. Retarded ejaculation is a sexual condition where ejaculation occurs too slowly.

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) or Impotency:

This is one of the most disgusting sexual problems faced by men worldwide. A man suffering from ED is unable to achieve and/or sustain stronger penile erections required to have a satisfactory intercourse. Causes of impotency include blood pressure problems, nerve disorders, stress, anxiety or any injury to the reproductive organ. Chronic diseases, some medicines and a medical condition known as Peyronie’s disorder may also lead to ED.

Inhibited Sexual Urge:

Inhibited urge or lack of libido causes reduction in the desire to indulge in sexual activities. Decreased sex drive or libido may cause due to some psychological and physical factors. It is usually linked with reduced levels of testosterones. The problem may also occur due to certain psychological factors such as depression and anxiety. High blood pressure problems, diabetes, some medicines such as antidepressants and relationship issues may also lead to inhibited sexual desire.

When to consult a doctor regarding a sexual problem?

Several men experience these sexual problems at some or the other point in their lives. However if the problems turn persistent, then they may cause a great deal of anguish among men and their partners as well. This increases the odds of relationships going haywire. Thus, if you are experiencing any of these sexual problems on a consistent basis, then it is advisable to consult a healthcare expert at the earliest for timely diagnosis and treatment of the same.