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Understanding and Treating Delayed Ejaculation

Delayed ejaculation treatments vary based on the severity of the issue. Delayed ejaculation is a sexual health condition in men, characterized by a prolonged period of ejaculation. Some men may even find themselves unable to ejaculate entirely, which can strain relationships and lead to frustration. The causes of delayed ejaculation can be both physical and psychological. In this article, we'll explore the available treatments for this condition.

Engaging in intimacy and sex, whether with a partner or solo, is a normal part of life, though it can often be considered a taboo subject. Sex is an integral aspect of our lives that promotes better communication in intimate relationships, making individuals more vulnerable. However, if you're grappling with delayed ejaculation, it can complicate your sexual experiences.

Delayed ejaculation is a sexual health issue where a man takes an unusually long time to achieve orgasm. If a man takes more than 30 minutes to ejaculate despite having a typical erection, they are likely suffering from delayed ejaculation. This condition can lead to distress for both the man and their partner, as well as anxiety about general health, reduced libido, and sexual dissatisfaction. Relationship issues may arise, including fears of rejection and concerns for couples wanting to start a family.

In light of this, we will discuss the various treatments available for men dealing with delayed ejaculation. Let's explore these treatments below.

Diagnosis of Delayed Ejaculation

To receive a diagnosis, consult a urologist who will perform a physical examination and review your medical history. The basic tests you may undergo include:

  1. Physical Exam: This may involve a careful examination of your penis and testicles to ensure normal sensation in your genitals.

  2. Blood Tests: A blood sample will be taken and sent to a lab to check for signs of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, low testosterone levels, and other health problems.

  3. Urine Tests (Urinalysis): Urine tests are used to detect signs of diabetes, infection, and other underlying health conditions.


The treatment for delayed ejaculation depends on the results of the diagnostic tests. Here are some common treatments for men experiencing delayed ejaculation:


If certain medications are contributing to delayed ejaculation, your doctor may consider reducing the dosage or changing the medication. In some cases, a new medicine may be added to help address the issue. It's important to note that no drugs are specifically approved for the treatment of delayed ejaculation; the medications used are primarily intended for other health conditions.


Psychotherapy is valuable for addressing underlying mental health conditions that may be causing delayed ejaculation. Conditions like depression or anxiety can contribute to this issue, and psychotherapy can also help address psychological factors affecting one's ability to ejaculate.


Delayed ejaculation can be a source of stress for men who are unable to achieve orgasm during sexual intercourse. However, it doesn't have to be suffered in silence. Seeking the help of a urologist for treatment is a far better option than enduring it quietly. The treatments mentioned above offer effective solutions for managing delayed ejaculation and improving overall sexual health.

Written by: Deepti Dogra

Edited by: Aniket Joshi

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