Male Sexual Dysfunction

Male Sexual Dysfunction

Male sexual dysfunction occurs if a man experience problem in his sexual response cycle that prevents him from sexual satisfaction. There are four phases of the sexual response cycle, excitement, plateau, orgasm, and resolution. Male Sexual Dysfunction is one of the most common health issues affecting men, especially as they get older. Treatment serves as the best option for men suffering from sexual dysfunction.


The most common male sexual dysfunctions are ejaculation disorders, erectile dysfunction, and inhibited sexual desire. Several other conditions can also contribute to a male sexual dysfunction that includes both emotional and physical disorder;

  • Physical Causes
    Physical conditions of overall sexual dysfunction include nerve damage from diabetes or surgery, heart and vascular disease, neurological and hormonal problems, organ failure, alcoholism and drug abuse.
  • Psychological Causes
    Psychological causes might include work-related stress and worries, concern about the failure of sexual intercourse, marital problems, depression, feeling of guilt, past sexual trauma.

Ejaculation disorders

There are three types of ejaculation disorders:

  • Premature ejaculation: Ejaculation takes place before or soon after penetration.
  • Delayed ejaculation: Ejaculation does not happen or takes too long to happen
  • Retrograde ejaculation: This is the situation when, at the time of orgasm, the dischargeable is forced back into the bladder.

Premature and delayed ejaculation may cause by psychological factors. While retrograde ejaculation is usual in men with diabetes

Erectile dysfunction

It is also known as impotence. It is an inability to reach and maintain an erection suitable for intercourse. The causes of erectile dysfunction include atherosclerosis, nerve disorders; whereas psychological factors include stress, depression, and performance anxiety. Severe ailments, some specific medicines, and a physical disease called Peyronie also may cause erectile dysfunction.

Inhibited sexual desire

Inhibited sexual desire refers to the decreased interest in sexual activity. It can cause due to physical as well as psychological problems. Low levels of testosterone, anxiety, depression, high blood pressure and relationship difficulties can lead to inhibited sexual desire.

Understanding the potential cause can help you identify why you might be experiencing the condition.


Male sexual dysfunction can be treated by treating the underlying physical or psychological problems. A urologist may suggest a combination of treatment, including medical treatment, and psychological therapy. Following are some treatment strategies that a urologist may use;

  • Medical Treatment
    A urologist may prescribe medical treatment for treating a physical problem that may be contributing to a man’s sexual dysfunction.
  • Medications
    This type of treatment helps manage the symptoms of male sexual dysfunction. The medications prescribed by your urologist works by stimulating blood flow to your penis.
  • Psychological Therapy
    If the cause of your sexual dysfunction is stress, anxiety, relationship tension, or depression, then your doctor may suggest you and your partner visit a psychologist or counsellor.
  • Mechanical Aids
    If medications are not effective or appropriate in your case, a urologist may recommend aids such as vacuum device and penile implants that may help men with erectile dysfunction.

Many men experience sexual dysfunction from time to time. However, when the problems are persistent, they can cause distress for the man and his partner and hurt their relationship. If you consistently experience sexual function problems, visit Uro Clinic Care for evaluation and treatment.


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