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Ejaculation


Types of Ejaculation

There are several types of ejaculation. In some cases, the fine-tuned process of this sexual response is disrupted.

  • Retrograde Ejaculation. In a condition called retrograde ejaculation, the bladder's sphincter does not close off properly during ejaculation, so semen spurts backward into the bladder. This condition is usually found in some men who have multiple sclerosis, diabetes, or after some types of prostate surgery. It can also occasionally occur in men who do not have any serious problems. It is not physically harmful, but it does render the man infertile and he may have a different sensation during ejaculation. A retrograde ejaculation is also known as a "dry come" because the man may experience orgasm, but no semen is released from the penis.
  • Premature Ejaculation. This condition, also known as rapid ejaculation, is a sexual response problem in which a man consistently feels he has little or no control over the timing of his buildup to ejaculation. Click here for a more complete explanation of premature ejaculation.
  • Retarded Ejaculation. Also known as delayed ejaculation, this condition is a sexual response problem also known as ejaculatory incompetence in which a man is unable to ejaculate even though he is highly sexually aroused.
  • Female Ejaculation. This has sparked controversy among sexuality researchers. There is a body of research documenting that some women expel a fluid from the urethra at the time of orgasm through G-spot stimulation. It has been theorized that this fluid may come from a "female prostate," rudimentary glands surrounding the urethra whose tissue corresponds to the male prostate gland. In fact, some suggest that the female prostate is the anatomical location of the G-spot. Not all researchers have been able to duplicate the female ejaculatory response in their studies, but among those who have, the composition of the ejaculate is subject to debate. Some researchers have demonstrated that the fluid emitted is not urine and does not contain any significant amount of urine. Others assert that the fluid is urine. Not all women experience the ejaculation-like response (estimates vary between 10 percent and 40 percent as to the number of women who have ever experienced ejaculation), but for those who do, it is perfectly normal.

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