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Male Aging - Difficulty Reaching Orgasm


If you search the web for information on orgasm problems, you will typically find plenty about premature orgasm a problem usually confined to  young men, inability of females to have an orgasm, and a wealth of information about psychological problems that cause difficulties with orgasm in men. There is very little information available about male orgasm problems that are age-related. 

Older man rarely suffer from premature orgasm. More often they have the opposite problem, delayed orgasm (delayed ejaculation) or inability to achieve orgasm (ejaculation) during sexual activity, even with adequate sexual stimulation. This condition is medically known as anorgasmia and it is often related to erectile dysfunction. It can also be caused by  other medical conditions, particularly diabetes.  Sometimes a man may be unable to have an orgasm during sexual intercourse, but will be able to ejaculate with manual stimulation. This is quite common.   

Orgasmic dysfunction or anorgasmia is when a man is able to have a satisfactory erection, but unable to have an orgasm during sexual intercourse. There are several possible causes for this condition. Like many male  disorders, it is strongly linked to advancing age. As men age, nerves in the penis tend to become less sensitive. Chronic health conditions like diabetes can compound the problem by accelerating nerve deterioration.

Another common cause is the use of antidepressant medications. These drugs, known as SSRIs, have a well-documented side effect of causing delayed ejaculation in men.  They are also known to  lower your libido. Other medications, particularly those used to treat Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH) are known to cause altered ejaculatory sensations and/or anorgasmia.

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If you search the web for information, you will find plenty of information about anorgasmia caused by psychological problems.  Difficulty in reaching orgasm can be caused by psychological factors. Successful sex occurs in the mind as well as in the body. Relationship or marital problems along with a boring sex life can often cause anorgasmia. 

However, if psychological factors, nerve damage, and medications for other conditions are excluded, the condition is nearly always due to hormonal imbalances, particularly low free testosterone levels.  Correcting low free testosterone level with natural supplements that may help raise testosterone levels, or even using prescription testosterone creams can often resolve the problem completely.

There are many nutrients, herbs, and natural products that may help boost free testosterone levels. See the Supplements section. 

In my book, Your Prostate, Your Libido, Your Life I discuss many natural techniques that may help.

 

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