Anorgasmia alternately known as orgasmic dysfunction or Coughlan's syndrome is the persistent inability to reach orgasm during sex. It is less common in men than women and is especially rare in younger men. Male anorgasmia is closely associated with delayed ejaculation , a condition that itself is more common in older men. Beyond age, there are many different reasons why a man may experience anorgasmia, both physiological and psychological. The condition may be described as primary anorgasmia , in which a man has never experienced a climax, or secondary anorgasmia , in which the inability to orgasm is caused by an external factor that has altered a man's ability to climax. This doesn't mean to suggest that 9 percent of men have anorgasmia, given that the condition is defined by persistence, but it does hint that it may be a larger problem than previously suspected.
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Inability to ejaculate anejaculation is usually caused by inability to reach orgasm anorgasmia. It usually occurs as part of erectile dysfunction. See also Overview of Sexual Dysfunction in Men. Removal of the prostate and seminal vesicles during surgery for prostate cancer eliminates the ability to produce semen these glands are involved in semen production. Other conditions that damage the nerves of the penis, as well as some mental disorders and some drugs that are used to treat mental disorders, may also affect the ability to ejaculate. Retrograde ejaculation can sometimes result in absence of visible semen.
When men in steady relationships contemplate their sexual woes, erectile dysfunction ED is usually at the top of the list. But there is another problem in the bedroom that men are sometimes reluctant to talk about and doctors are unlikely to ask about. For men with ED, doctors can prescribe any of several effective medications. Not so for those with delayed or nonexistent orgasms. Doctors may now have a new option.