Suffering from a sexual dysfunction can be difficult for anyone to cope with. Although there are many sexual disorders men specifically suffer from, none are more mysterious than Male Anorgasmia. This condition is found in 24% of women versus only 8% in men. Male Anorgasmia is when a man cannot achieve orgasm, even with sufficient stimulation. The condition is closely related to delayed ejaculation and leads to sexual frustration.
Medical doctors have debated on the actual causes of Male Anorgasmia, with various theories being proposed. Some classify the condition as a psychiatric disorder, a symptom of the mind. Others feel it is more closely related to other medical problems like diabetic neuropathy, genital mutilation, and multiple sclerosis. Spinal cord injuries and pelvic trauma have also been directly correlated with Male Anorgasmia. Mostly, medication has been blamed for unwanted side effects, those of which include Male Anorgasmia. Tranquilizers, antidepressants, even antihistamines can cause problems with ejaculation. Alcohol and other drug abuse problems are also associated with the sexual disorder.
Situational Anorgasmia, found in both women and men, is attributed to the use of antidepressants, mainly selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, which results in the inability to orgasm. Research shows that up to 50% of people prescribed this medication are affected by Anorgasmia. Although no cure has been found, the chemical amantadine has been show to relieve symptoms of Situational Anorgasmia. This condition can also be a result of opiate abuse.
Other men may suffer from Primary Anorgasmia, which is defined as the inability to reach orgasm apart from any inducing agent. Unfortunately, this kind of Anorgasmia occurs naturally in men due to a lack of glandipudendal reflexes. Men with this condition never experience an orgasm even though there may be no obvious reason why orgasm is never achieved. Despite no signs of any medical issues, and having a loving partner, men afflicted with this disorder cannot obtain an orgasm. This condition is extremely frustrating with no solution to be found. Some seek the help of a therapist to induce hypnosis, or practice mediation to help relieve the symptoms.
Two categories of men suffer from Male Anorgasmia. The first category contains males between the ages of forty and fifty and is a result of aging. The explanation for this condition is simple and is based upon the fact that as people get older, reflexes slow down. Ejaculation is a reflex, which, in return, makes it difficult for men to achieve orgasm.
The other category is younger men, those who already have anxiety about having sex in the first place. Male Anorgasmia can have a detrimental affect on any man’s psyche, let alone a man at the peak of his sexuality. This can be an embarrassing disorder for a young man to deal with and many individuals do not know where to turn. It is believed that at least 90% of Male Anorgasmia problems are directly related to psychological issues, with performance anxiety being the number one problem.
Male Anorgasmia has been studied very little in comparison to other sexual disorders. Effective treatments have not yet been discovered, besides seeing a psychiatrist, or sex therapist. It is important in any relationship to let your partner know your needs and expectations. This will help nurture a safe and comfortable environment for anyone struggling with Male Anorgasmia.