Delayed Ejaculation (DE)
Delayed ejaculation (DE) or impaired ejaculation is characterized by a man’s need to have more than 30 minutes of sexual stimulation before reaching orgasm. This concern has been persisting for at least 6 months. For some men, ejaculation could not occur at all. In some cases, this medical concern only occurs in certain situations or with particular partners; this is labeled as “situational delayed ejaculation”.
DE may be caused by various factors such as diseases, drugs, and psychological concerns. For instance, some men with diabetes or heart conditions experience this sexual problem. Also, it may be due to diuretics, antipsychotics, hypertension medications, diuretics, and alcohol. Moreover, it may be caused by a traumatic experience, depression, and anxiety. The treatments include counseling, sex therapy, medication, and looking for alternatives if it is a side-effect.