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As a Male, I Sometimes Have Trouble Finishing. What's Going On?

It's the kind of problem some men only wish they had: delayed ejaculation. While it may sound like a nice change of pace to some guys, it's no blessing to those who experience this disorder.

Delayed ejaculation is less common than premature ejaculation, but it's still fairly common. Some men affected by this condition never (or extremely rarely) have orgasms. More often, it takes an hour or more of extreme thrusting to achieve orgasm, which may be accompanied by little or no ejaculate and a partner who needs aspirin.

Delayed ejaculation has many possible causes, some of which are physical and some that are psychological. If you repeatedly experience delayed ejaculation, consult with your doctor to start looking at possible physical causes.

Various diseases may lead to difficulty having orgasms -- diabetes, vascular disorders and vascular damage are a few culprits. Spinal injuries you've experienced in the past may also be at fault. Heavy use of alcohol, prescription drugs or street drugs can also result in delayed ejaculation. Even prescribed use of certain medications such as antidepressants can contribute to this condition.

If a doctor is unable to find a physical cause, make an appointment with a psychologist or sex therapist. Guilt, stress, emotional trauma and anxiety can all affect you in physical ways, and they certainly can when it comes to sexual performance.


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