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Male Anorgasmia Explained

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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.

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  • peter babcock August 10, 2011, 12:22 am

    I am 71 and have no problem getting an erection but have a hard time having an orgasm. I also have lost desire and interest in sex which may be my problem. I had my testosterone blood level checked and I was told it was within the healthy range of 600. I think it may be within the healthy range for some men but not enough for me? Any thoughts on this?

    • Francis Radice February 24, 2015, 8:44 am

      I am 75 and have had the same problem for the last four years. I can obtain a good erection but it often doesn’t last long enough. It feels that I can reach the plateau just before orgasm, a very pleasurable feeling, but there I stay for some time until my erection fails. I can usually continue on the plateau until I have made sure my partner has reached orgasm. If I use viagra I can continue until I get to an orgasm but it is often painful and I feel an irresistable desire to start crying. It’s as if I’ve made it to the top of the mountain but then fall off. If I stop sex before I get to this stage I can restart after ten or fifteen minutes and feel I could go on with this stop-start procedure all night or in the morning after I’ve had a few hours sleep. I would be interested to hear from anyone who has a similar experience.

  • regis hanna December 6, 2012, 4:55 pm

    I am 65 and having a similar problem. There is a wide range of herbs out there which you may explore (consult your personal physician). Some of them increase desire, some help with erectile disfunction, some increase testasterone levels, some stimulate production of semen (prostate health). Pollen, “Swedish” pollen, and royal jelly are also alternative treatments to be tried to see if they can help. Good luck.

  • Max Young April 1, 2015, 12:12 am

    I’m 17 and have the primary one I have a mild sacrelagenisis from birth yet I also have had some strange sexual experiences, so I don’t know if it’s mental or physical and I’m not 18 so I don’t really know what to do?

  • Harley September 18, 2015, 7:35 pm

    I’m 19, I’ve only been having sex for the past six-seven months. I haven’t been able to reach orgasm once. I practically have little to no feeling. I don’t have any medical issues or problems, I don’t drink, some, or take recreational drugs. All I do is work. But when I don’t work I hang out with my boyfriend who’s uncut. I was cut at birth like most men in America. I feel this genital mutilation that was forced on me has resulted in psychological, and physical issues in the bedroom. I can keep an erection for a LONG time. However, I can’t orgasm. Anyone know of any lawyers that’d take a case? I’ve contacted several and was told I have a good case for medical malpractice. But they turned me down because they didn’t have the experience with this sort of case.

    • jackson September 27, 2016, 8:52 pm

      Hey we’re about the same age and I have never been able to achieve orgasm either. I’m not gay, but I don’t think that makes a difference here. I thought that once I became sexually active it would change but to my dismay it has not. I have spoken with multiple psychologists, my primary physician and a urologist and nobody can figure out what’s wrong. Have you had any breakthroughs since posting this comment? I would be very interested.

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