When I reach orgasm, I do not ejaculate. Is that a symptom of ED or is it something more serious??

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  • When I reach orgasm, I do not ejaculate. Is that a symptom of ED or is it something more serious??

    Erectile dysfunction is defined as the inability to obtain and maintain an erection for sexual activity. The lack of orgasm is not part of erectile dysfunction.

    The male sexual response consists of several different phases. Ejaculation and orgasm are part of this. Orgasm is the physical and emotional sensation experienced at the peak of sexual excitation. This results from stimulation of the sexual organ and is usually accompanied by ejaculation in the male, however orgasm and ejaculation may occur independently (without the other).
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    The lack of orgasm is commonly associated with psychological factors which can include guilt about sexual pleasure, fear of intimacy, fear of causing pain to one’s partner, fear of causing pregnancy and a history of abuse. It can also be attributed to the use of certain medications, alcohol, and anatomic conditions which may cause decreased seminal fluid production or retrograde ejaculation.

    Underlying medical conditions such as diabetes due to nerve damage may be associated with this condition. The use of anti-depressants such as Paxil, Zoloftt, and Prozac may also be associated with this condition.


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Published On: October 10, 2006