Common Types of Sexual Dysfunctions Found In Men

Sexual dysfunction is quite a common health issue in men nowadays. It refers to the problem that prevents an individual from enjoying or experiencing satisfaction or pleasure from sexual activity.

Now, let us find out that what triggers these sexual dysfunctions.

Major Causes of Sexual Dysfunction

The causes that trigger sexual dysfunctions in men can be broadly categorized under two divisions: Physical and Psychological.

Physical causes: Most of us are not aware of the facts that a number of health or medical conditions can lead to sexual dysfunctions and often wonder that why they are having problems with sexual functions. You will amazed to learn that a number of medical conditions like diabetes, neurological disorders, heart and vascular disease, some chronic diseases like liver or kidney failure and most importantly hormonal imbalances can lead to serious sexual problems in men.

Besides these factors, alcoholism, drug abuse and side-effects of certain types of medications, including few antidepressants drugs also affect sexual drive and functions.

Psychological causes: This factor is quite common nowadays, since most men suffer from work-related stress and anxiety and this affect their sexual performance greatly. Moreover, it has been studied that depression, marital issues or relationship problems or past sexual trauma can also adversely affect the sexual desire in men.

Here, we have discussed on some of the most common health problems in men related to sexual dysfunction.

1. Premature Ejaculation

Premature ejaculation is one of the most common sexual compliant in men. Estimations found that one out of three men are affected by this health issue. This occurs when a person ejaculates before or sooner after the intercourse. Both biological and psychological factors are responsible for this health problem. Though most men do not feel comfortable in discussing about the issue, it is treatable in most cases.

Symptoms

The primary symptom of premature ejaculation is ejaculation that occurs just before the beginning of the intercourse or shortly afterwards before the wish of either of the partner and causes stress. However, this problem may take place in all sexual situations, even while masturbating. This ailment is generally classified by doctors’ under tow categories: lifelong (primary) and acquired (secondary).

The International Society for Sexual Medicine has pointed out some essential features of lifelong premature ejaculation:

Ejaculation that most of the time happens within couple of seconds of intercourse.
The inability to hold back ejaculation just after the vaginal penetration.
Loss of interest in physical intimacy.
The symptoms of secondary premature ejaculation are found to be similar to the symptoms of lifelong premature ejaculation. However, there is a single key difference.

Secondary premature ejaculation commonly develops in men who have not suffered ejaculatory issues previously and have experienced satisfying physical relationships and acquired the health issue due to some reason.

Causes

Beforehand only psychological causes were held responsible for this ejaculatory problem. However, doctors are also now considering biological factors that may also contribute in developing this problem.

Biological causes

Problems of hormonal secretion in the body
Problems in the level of brain chemicals called neurotransmitters
Dysfunction of the reflex activity of the ejaculatory system
Thyroid problems
Infection or inflammation of the urethra or prostate
Inherited traits
Damage of nervous system due to any trauma or surgery is also a rare cause of premature ejaculation
Psychological causes

Some major psychological factors are:

Anxiety: Many men during the sexual intercourse are highly concerned in obtaining and maintaining their erection for longer period of time and they concentrate a lot on their sexual performance. This often leads to anxiety and the person rushes to ejaculate before time.

Stress: Any mental trauma or emotional strain often leads to stress. Stress affects human health adversely and it has been found that men suffering from stress often develop sexual problems like premature ejaculation.

Incompatible relationship: It has been commonly noticed that interpersonal issues are often responsible for this typical sexual dysfunction.

Other factor

Certain medications

There are some rare drugs that affect the action of chemical messengers in the brain. This often contributes to premature ejaculation.

Treatments and drugs

Sexual therapy

Sexual therapy is quite effective in treating the symptoms of premature ejaculation and often prescribed by doctors. One of the common types of sexual therapy is masturbating few hours before the intercourse, so that ejaculation gets delayed during the sexual act. Some doctors also recommend avoiding vaginal penetration for a specific period of time and to focus on some other kind of sexual play to reduce stress or anxiety that many men experience during the intercourse.

Medications

Many doctors suggest certain antidepressants to treat this sexual health issue. Some urologists prescribe selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), such as paroxetine (Paxil), sertraline (Zoloft) or fluoxetine (Prozac) to delay ejaculation. However, it may take around 10 days to get effect from these drugs.

If the doctor finds no improvement in the timing of ejaculation, sometimes tricyclic antidepressant clomipramine (Anafranil) is also prescribed, which has proved to benefit individuals suffering from this specific disorder.

Topical anaesthetic creams

Topical anaesthetic medication is also prescribed by doctors to prevent fast ejaculation. They are applied on the penis shortly before the intercourse. This reduces the sensation during the intercourse and controls ejaculation. A number of reputed compounding pharmacies supply a range of topical anaesthetic creams. However, it is best to consult an experienced doctor who will prescribe you the suitable one, based on your medical history and reports.

Counselling or cognitive behavioural therapy

This is generally recommended by doctors in combination with medication. This is a kind of talk therapy where you need to converse with a mental healthcare expert. It has been found to be effective in reducing stress and anxiety.

2. Erectile dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction, commonly termed as ED is the inability in men to sustain or maintain erection during the sexual intercourse. If erectile difficulty persists for a brief period, you can avoid visiting doctors. However, if it is a persisting problem, it is essential to visit an urologist to treat the health problem.

Symptoms

Difficulty in attaining an erection
Inability to sustain an erection
Only being able to attain erection while masturbating, but not at the time of sexual intercourse
Causes

Ageing is not the primary cause of erectile dysfunction as many young men also experience the problem. ED generally develops due to specific health condition.

Physical causes

The physical causes can be categorized in four sections:

Hormonal: inadequate hormonal secretion or abnormal level of hormone in body

Anatomical: some sort of defect with the physical structure of the penis

Vasculogenic: Insufficient flow of blood to the penis

Neurogenic: the nervous system gets affected (nerves, brain and spinal cord)

Keep reading to find out the common physical conditions that can lead to this disorder.

Diabetes
Atherosclerosis
Heart disease
Treatment of enlarged prostate
Hypogonadism (low level of testosterone hormone)
Hyperthyroidism and Hypothyroidism (overactive and underactive thyroid)
Kidney disease
Obesity
Stroke
Psychological causes

Stress
Anxiety
Fatigue
Depression
In some cases both physical and psychological causes trigger the disorder. For instance, a person suffering from diabetes may develop some sexual problem and may become stressed and anxious about it. Then the combination of both stress and diabetes may develop erectile dysfunction.

Test and diagnosis

You doctor may examine the penis to find out whether there is any structural issue with the organ. You may also need to do some blood tests to check the level of some essential hormones in your body.

Intracavernous injection test: A synthetic hormone is sometimes injected into the penis to boost the flow of blood. If no erection is found, it implies that the person is having issues with supply of blood or blood vessels and the doctor may prescribe an ultrasound scan.

Duplex ultrasound scan is also sometime prescribed to measure the flow of blood inside the penis.

Treatment

To treat erectile dysfunction it is essential to do proper treatment of the underlying health conditions first. In many cases, it has been found that just by diagnosing the underlying health conditions, the issues of ED have been resolved.

Pharmacological treatment

In many cases oral pharmacological treatment is recommended by doctors to boost the ability to attain and maintain the erection. Some common types of medications are phosphodiesterase (PDE-5) inhibitors and apomorphine.

Transurethral therapy

This is another effective pharmacological solution that is applied in the urethra to improve erection. It can be maintained with the help of an elastic band applied at the base of the penis.

Intracavernous injection

As discussed earlier, this is one of the most effective treatments to improve the condition. Solutions for the injections are prepared with different components like alprostadil, papaverine and drug combinations. They are also convenient for patients who are not compatible with oral therapies.

However, ED treatment is recommended by doctors depending on several factors, including the age of the patient, medication tolerance, severity of the disease, underlying health conditions and more.

3. Low Libido

Low sexual desire is another health problem found in men. Though the figure of men having low libido is not alarming, according to Irwin Goldstein, the chief editor of The Journal of Sexual Medicine and the director of sexual medicine at the Alvarado Hospital at San Diego, about one in five men have low sexual drive. And this is often termed as hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD).

However, low libido in men should not be confused with erectile dysfunction, since it has been found that most men with low sexual drive have no issues in achieving erection.

Though ageing is a major factor for low sexual drive, there are also other reasons responsible for this disorder.

Causes of lack of libido in men:

Physical causes

Obesity
Anaemia
Testosterone deficiency
Major disease such as diabetes
Underactive thyroid gland
Head injury
Prescribed drugs: Many drugs particularly Proscar (finasteride) are often recommended by doctors to treat prostate problems. Such drugs affect the sexual drive of men.
Psychological causes

Stress and depression
Exhaustion
Relationship problems
Each cause of reduced sexual drive has its own treatment. However some common changes in lifestyle like regular exercise to reduce bodyweight, limiting alcohol consumption, smoking cessation, a healthy diet can help in addressing the issue.

Whatever may be the problem, it is best to visit an experienced urologist to diagnose the issue effectively.

Sexual Chemistry – Send and Pick Up Sexual Signals

Have you ever had a friend describe a really “hot’ blind date for you, and you get all excited and eager to meet this wonder person only to come face to face with the person and zero, nothing, no sparks. The person is all that, but you are just not digging him or her.

Or have you ever found yourself so powerfully attracted to someone with whom you have nothing in common, and physically he or she is not even your “type” but he or she makes your libido sit up and howl?

Or may be you’ve been in a passionless and sexually dead relationship with your partner and suddenly you find yourself so attracted to your partner that you can’t keep your hands off him or her?

Two words – sexual chemistry.

Sometimes you instantly feel strong sexual chemistry with someone when you first see him or her and other times sexual chemistry can sneak up on you very slowly. You may like the person, enjoy their company, and you have a lot in common but that spark is missing – that special feeling isn’t there (he or she is just a friend). Then one day you come to the realization that you are very sexually attracted to him or her.

Other times, you feel the chemistry with someone and then when you get to know the person, the sexual chemistry and attraction goes away.

You can’t fake sexual chemistry…

With the tons of books on reading sexual attraction postures, gestures and facial cues, and even with all that “we know” about men-women dynamics, many men and women still can’t figure out if there is sexual chemistry between two people — or not.

We misread and misinterpret sexual signals because there are other energies emitting on the same frequency that tend to interfere with our ability to correctly read someone else’s sexual attraction body language. It’s like when you are trying to tune your radio to 98.1 FM, but your antenna keeps picking up another channel on a higher frequency range. There are sexual attraction signals that your conscious mind could never tell you, because these signals are operating at a higher frequency range (the sub-conscious range).

So what do you do? The answer: Always follow your sexual instincts…

The ability to utilize your intuition is a crucial factor in sexual attraction, since sexual attraction happens at the sub-conscious level. Because your body senses threat or danger before your mind does, your intuitive mind or gut feeling can pick up those aspects of sexual attraction which vibrate at a higher frequency range — and steer you to the right move at the right time.

Intuition not only helps you steer away from potential danger, it also helps you feel confident and wise, knowing that the tools you need to conquer the unknown and unknowable are always at hand. Discounting your own powerful inner feelings and relying on some “expert’s moves” destroys your own ability to think for yourself, and make correct judgments of people and situations.

You need this vital element if you are to be successful with the opposite sex. So trust your intuition/sexual instincts.

Except that there is an alarming exception. If your sexual antenna is weak or faulty or damaged, you will not be able to pick up these signals operating at a higher frequency range and as a result you will not be able to tune into the other person’s sexual wavelength.

Your sexual antenna is weak — when this is the case, you have a problem tuning into a man or woman’s sexual wavelength because your own sexual signals are not strong enough to set off sexual chemistry.

How can you tell that your sexual signals are not strong enough?

Every time you meet someone new conversation is good, you have much in common, you are so sexually attracted to him or her and things seem to be going generally well but the other person doesn’t find you attractive in a sexual way.

If you can’t connect on a sexual level, then there is no sexual chemistry, no sexual attraction.

Your sexual antenna is faulty — when this is the case, you have a problem tuning into a man or woman’s sexual wavelength because even though you are sending strong sexual signals alright, you are sending the wrong ones at the wrong time.

How can you tell that you’re sending the wrong sexual signals at the wrong time?

Every time you meet someone new conversation is good, you have much in common, but when you start getting all “sexual” the opposite sex look at you like “Ugh! Weirdo” if you are a guy. If you are a woman, guys think you are “easy and cheap” because your sexual energy is like all over the place.

Your sexual antenna is damaged — this just means that you are not tuning into the opposite sex’s sexual wavelength because you are not sending any sexual signals at all.

How can you tell that you’re not sending any sexual signals at all?

You are sexually invisible to the opposite sex.

So to pick up these signals operating at a higher frequency range and get sexual chemistry right, you must first make sure you sexual antenna is finely tuned, is sending out the right vibrations — and IS TURNED ON.

With practice, you’ll naturally be able to tune into someone else’s sexual frequencies and set off powerful sexual chemistry. It just becomes part of you, something you do without even trying.

How to Transmute Sexual Energy to Achieve Success and Manifest Desires

Napoleon Hill and others have said that one of the secrets to success is to transmute your sexual energy into creative business energy. Mr. Hill says that this is why men usually become successful only after they pass the age of 40 when they loose interest in chasing after women and therefore transmute their sexual energy in to business rather than wasting it. Other writers have given advice on transmuting sexual energy into creative energy, but few ever explain the process.

Some people have naturally transmuted their sexual energy in to success. Think of the nerds you knew in high school who went on to be very successful in business. The assumption is that due to poor social skills they were unable to achieve sexual success so they turned their attention to technical subjects and created amazing technical inventions. Bill Gates is often used as an example; however, I don’t really know what he was like in high school.

The ancient philosophies of eastern religion had very explicit instructions and practices designed to transmute sexual energy. The “aah” meditation that is commonly practiced is actually based on the transmutation of sexual energy.

Guru Baba explains that the mechanism of the “aah” meditation is moving the creative energy from the sexual chakra to the upper chakras using the creative sound of “aah.” He speaks of using the sound to move the energy up through each of the chakras leading eventually to the forehead chakra. There, the energy will create whatever you are visualizing in your third eye.

The most thorough study I have found of transmuting sexual energy is in the Tao of Sexology by Steven Chang. The ancient Taoist understood the basic workings of the human body and its animal instincts. Rather than trying to suppress or fight against the animal instincts as many modern religions teach, the Taoist embraced the animal nature and used it to benefit the body and life in general.

In the Taoist teachings, the sexual nature of humans is not condemned in any way. Sexual energy can be used for healing the body, enhancing productivity, improving relationships and also in creative manifestation. Of all the religions and philosophies I have studied, the Taoist seemed to be the only ones who truly understood the power of transmuting sexual energy.

In our modern society, sexual stimulation is everywhere we look. This over stimulation is often condemned by religious and humanitarian groups. This form of sexual stimulation often results in the wasting of sexual energy or in the channeling of sexual energy into destructive paths.

Advertisers, politicians, drug companies and crime bosses all know the power of sexual stimulation in motivating people. Entire industries are based on ways to boost sexual prowess or to satisfy these urges. However all these methods only dissipate the sexual energy in unproductive or wasteful ways or they lead to more destructive uses of the powerful sexual energy.

Many so called men’s magazines use sexual images of women to promote the idea that highly sexual and attractive women are somehow unapproachable and unattainable. They can only be found as fantasy in the pages of their books. This form of sexual stimulation leads to separation and loneliness rather than love and oneness.

Sexual energy is the most powerful force on the earth. It can be used to bring people together in love or it can be used to create separation and division. It depends on the way that energy is focused or transmuted as Mr. Hill calls it.

The entire material existence is based on thought energy combined with strong emotion. Sexual energy is the ultimate combination of the two. Many people only see the ability of sexual energy to procreate and reproduce a species. However, that same energy that can create a new being can also be used to create anything which you desire.

In fact, sexual energy is already being used to create the life you live. However, for most people it is used ineffectively and the energy is weak because it is being dissipated or wasted in useless sexual activity. Or that energy may consciously be repressed through guilt or other beliefs that using sexual energy is bad or wrong.

To understand the power of sexual energy, take a few moments to fantasize about a sexual situation. Within just a few seconds of getting a clear fantasy in you mind, you will feel your body starting to react. Depending on how you feel about the fantasy, you may experience hot or cold in the extremities. Your pulse will quicken and if you continue the fantasy, you will become sexually aroused. If you continued the fantasy even further you could likely even bring yourself to orgasm through just the power of your mind.

Now realize that it is possible to use this same energy to manifest other things that you desire in life instead of just orgasms. As if orgasms were not enough.

So how do you focus and use your sexual energy to manifest the things you desire instead of wasting it? The first step is to train the body how to handle your sexual energy. The Taoist deer exercise is designed for this purpose.

The deer exercise trains the muscles in the body how to control the flow of sexual hormones and other body fluids associated with sexual energy. In males, sexual energy is normally completely wasted through the process of ejaculation. This release of energy is why men feel so drained and sleepy after having sex. The deer exercise teaches men how to control ejaculation and how to separate the pleasure of orgasm from the ejaculation and loss of vital fluids and sexual energy.

Through the process of injaculation, men can maintain their sexual energy and also achieve multiple orgasms. Sexual energy is not lost during this type of sexual activity and the pleasure of orgasm is not distracted by the flow of seminal fluid. Many health benefits are gained as well though the conservation of the seminal fluid which contains vital energy.

To learn the deer exercise, see Steven Chang’s Tao of Sexology or my other articles. This article will focus on how to transmute the sexual energy once you have learned to conserve it.

To use your transmuted sexual energy follow these basic steps:

Begin by building up you sexual energy. The deer exercise can be used for this purpose or you can use any other form of sexual stimulation that brings you joy. You may want to practice this alone at first as having a partner can be distracting. However, once you have mastered the process of sexual transmutation, having a partner in your manifestation process will multiply your power.

Once you have built up your sexual energy and have achieved a state of ecstasy and joy, begin to move the energy up your body to the higher chakras. Contract your pelvic floor muscles to pump the hormones up into the endocrine system. Make the sound of “aah” deep form you diaphragm to aid in moving the energy.

You will likely experience a tingling sensation in your spine as the energy moves up. Move the energy first in to the creative chakra. Visualize bright yellow colors as you feel your creativity expand. If you have any kind of problem in your life, now is the time to think of creative solutions. Don’t loose your sexual stimulation by focusing too much on the problem. Allow only the solution to drift into your mind then let it go. Continue with the “aah” sound to help move the energy.

Move the energy up to the heart chakra. Feel the power of love and sexual energy combine. Feel loving appreciation for your sexual power and energy. Experience increasing joy and ecstasy as the sexual energy is transmuted into love.

Now continue to move the sexual energy into the throat chakra. Feel the vibration of the “aah” sound as it resonates in you throat. Feel the power to express your desires. Feel the tingle in your back. If you sexual energy is starting to fade, go back to your sexual stimulation. Build up as much energy as you can without releasing it through ejaculation.

Now bring the sexual energy up to the level of the third eye. Feel the power of your love and sexual energy in your forehead. Feel the tingle in your back.

Now picture the thing that you wish to manifest. Picture it clearly and feel the emotion that you wish to feel. Keep your visualization simple and short so that you are not distracted from you source of sexual stimulation. Now, direct all the power of your orgasm into the visualization. Imagine that your desires are already in place and you feel the orgasmic feeling of satisfaction in their manifestation.

Clench your pelvic muscles to send bursts of energy up through your body. Allow sounds of pleasure to escape your mouth.

Continue to send bursts of energy into your desires as long you feel happy doing so. Do not push yourself to exhaustion. Just enjoy the flow of energy. Maintain the state of ecstasy for as long as possible. Take some time before you return to your normal routine. Let the energy germinate and grow into your desired manifestation.

This process of sexual transmutation has been used for thousands of years to create events that seem miraculous to the outside observer. Due to our modern sexual practices and beliefs it may take some time to get proficient at this method of sexual transmutation. However, you will likely find it a pleasant enough exercise to do every day or multiple times each day. Through consistent practice you will get better and better at the process. You will then be amazed at the results.