Delayed or lack of ejaculation (DE) is a sexual dysfunction that occurs when a man is unable to ejaculate during sexual activity, even with prolonged and intense stimulation. This condition can be physically and emotionally distressing, leading to feelings of frustration, anxiety, low self-esteem and can cause problems in the relationship. Many partners of individuals who suffer from DE blame themselves, thus putting more pressure on the DE sufferer and creating more anxiety, which may exacerbate the problem. The good news is that DE can be addressed to provide relief and better outcomes for sufferers and their partners. 

There are several possible root causes of DE. In some cases, it can be a side effect of medication or caused by pelvic floor dysfunction, nerve damage or hormonal imbalances. In other cases, psychological factors such as anxiety, stress, or relationship issues can play a role. Regardless of the underlying cause, DE can have a negative impact on an individual’s sexual function and overall quality of life.

The effects of DE can be significant. In severe cases, DE can lead to a loss of interest in sexual activity, including masturbation, and decreased intimacy with partners. Fortunately, at Texas Sexual Health we have helped many individuals overcome DE and have more satisfying sexual encounters. We explore the underlying causes of DE and develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses your specific needs and concerns. These may include pelvic floor therapy, medications, techniques for reducing sexual performance anxiety and stress, behavioral changes, improving communication with partners and practical skills training. If you’re experiencing DE, it’s important to seek help. Don’t let shame or embarrassment prevent you from enjoying a fulfilling sex life. Call us today and let us help you!