What is Delayed Ejaculation?
Delayed ejaculation is a condition where a man is unable to achieve orgasm. In a way, it’s the opposite of premature ejaculation.
Causes of Delayed Ejaculation
Several medical conditions, like thyroid disorders or prostate surgery, could cause delayed ejaculation1. The same drug treatments that are used for premature ejaculation could also cause delayed ejaculation in some patients2. Also, the same hormones imbalance that plays a role in early ejaculation could also affect delayed ejaculators. For those situations, PE and DE are like two sides of the same spectrum. You can find more information on this on the premature ejaculation causes page. Finally, some psychologic factors are also believed to cause delayed ejaculation3.
Treatment of Delayed Ejaculation
The standard treatment of delayed ejaculation is sex therapy4. For cases where we can explain the DE with a medical cause, like a thyroid disorder, it’s possible to get rid of the problem by treating the root cause. For this reason, if you suffer from delayed ejaculation, your first reaction should be to visit your doctor.
More information on Delayed Ejaculation
Since this site is specialized on premature ejaculation, if you’re looking for more information on delayed ejaculation, you could check those resources.
- Strassberg, D. S., & Perelman, M. A. (2009). Sexual dysfunctions. In P. H. Blaney & T. Millon (Eds.), Oxford textbook of psychopathology (2nd ed.), (pp. 399–430). NY: Oxford University Press.
- Smith, Shubulade; Robin Murray; Veronica O’Keane (2002). “Sexual dysfunction in patients taking conventional antipsychotic medication”. The British Journal of Psychiatry. 181: 49–55. PMID 12091263. , drugs.com > Delayed ejaculation Review Date: 6/5/2007. Reviewed By: Marc Greenstein, DO, Urologist, North Jersey Center for Urologic Care
- Mann, Jay (1976). “Retarded ejaculation and treatment”. International Congress of Sexology. Montreal, Canada., Sank, Lawrence (1998). “Traumatic masturbatory syndrome”. Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy. 24: 37–42. doi:10.1080/00926239808414667.
- Strassberg, D. S., & Perelman, M. A. (2009). Sexual dysfunctions. In P. H. Blaney & T. Millon (Eds.), Oxford textbook of psychopathology (2nd ed.), (pp. 399–430). NY: Oxford University Press