Premature ejaculation is where a man ejaculates too quickly during sexual activity. There is no definition on how long sex should last, so it's up to each couple to decide if they're happy with the time taken.
Most men will experience premature ejaculation occasionally. However, if you're experiencing premature ejaculation frequently, see your GP. Some men may start experiencing problems suddenly, others may have always experienced premature ejaculation since becoming sexually active.
Premature ejaculation can be caused by either physical or physiological problems. In some cases, medication could be causing the problem. While there is a range of treatments available, the treatment offered will depend on the cause. There are some measures you can try yourself, including using a thick condom to decrease sensation. You can access free condoms through Condoms by Post (over 16s) or visiting your local Sexual Health clinic.
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Delayed ejaculation occurs when a man either experiences a significant delay before ejaculation or is unable to ejaculate at all.
It is common for men to experience delayed ejaculation occasionally, but if it becomes frequent, see your GP. Some men may experience problems suddenly, while other may have always experienced it since they've become sexually active.
Delayed ejaculation can be caused by either physical or physiological problems. In some cases, medication could be causing the problem. Alcohol and drugs can also cause delayed ejaculation for some men.
Treatment is available for delayed ejaculation, and the treatment offered will depend on the cause. There are measures you can try at home, including using lubricants to make sex more comfortable.
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Retrograde ejaculation happens when semen travels backwards into the bladder instead of through the urethra. This is caused by damage to the nerves or muscles that surround the neck of the bladder.
Men with retrograde ejaculation may produce no semen during ejaculation and may also produce cloudy urine after sex. While this condition isn't dangerous and men can still experience orgasms and have healthy sex lives, men may experience fertility difficulties.
Treatment is not necessary and only usually offered to help fertility.
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