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 ejaculationa condition that itself is more common in older men.
Delayed ejaculation — sometimes called impaired ejaculation — is a condition in which it takes an extended period of sexual stimulation for men to reach sexual climax and release semen from the penis ejaculate. Some men with delayed ejaculation are unable to ejaculate at all. Delayed ejaculation can be temporary or a lifelong problem.
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Speaking as a male, I can't think of anything that remotely equals the thrill of an orgasm. What's weird is that, for all the attention it receives, the male orgasm doesn't get talked about in much detail despite the fact that there can be a huge difference in intensity from one to the next. My guess is that the most women don't know this.
The male orgasm is a complex experience. The major function of the male orgasm is to ejaculate sperm, although not all men will ejaculate during an orgasm. Beyond delivering pleasure, the role of the female orgasm is less clear, although it may help move the sperm closer toward the ovum egg.
Everyone wants great sex. There's no denying the mental and physical benefits of a sweet sack session. But what is it about sex that men and women crave the most?
Delayed orgasm and anorgasmia are associated with significant sexual dissatisfaction. A focused medical history can shed light on the potential etiologies; which include: medications, penile sensation loss, endocrinopathies, penile hyperstimulation and psychological etiologies, amongst others. Delayed orgasm DO and anorgasmia AO have been described as one end of a spectrum of orgasm timing disorders with the other end being premature ejaculation 1. DO has also been termed retarded orgasm, inhibited orgasm, retarded ejaculation and or inhibited ejaculation.
Sexual difficulties, including difficulty reaching orgasm, are relatively common in men with MS. Sexual issues often result from a complex interaction of physical, social, psychological and emotional factors. You may find it awkward or embarrassing to talk about sex, but there is support available.
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.