Sexual problems occur in adults of all ages. Among those commonly affected are those in the older population, which may be related to a decline in health associated with ageing. Both men and women are affected by sexual problems.
Fortunay, most sexual problems are treatable, so it is important to share your concerns with your partner and doctor.
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According to the Sexual Advice Association, one in 10 men experiences sexual problems.
In some cases, premature and inhibited ejaculation are caused by a lack of attraction for a partner, past traumatic events and psychological factors, including a strict religious background that causes the person to view sex as sinful. Premature ejaculation is often is due to nervousness over how well a man will perform during sex. Certain medications, including some anti-depressants, may affect ejaculation, as can nerve damage to the spinal cord.
The most common sexual problems in men are ejaculation disorders, erectile dysfunction, and inhibited sexual desire.
This is due to problems with the nerves in the bladder and the bladder neck that allow the ejaculate to flow backwards and into the bladder. In addition, certain medicines, particularly those used to treat mood disorders, may cause problems with ejaculation. In other men, retrograde ejaculation occurs after operations on the bladder neck or prostate, or after certain abdominal operations. Retrograde ejaculation is common in males with diabetes who suffer from diabetic neuropathy (nerve damage). This does not generally require treatment unless it impairs fertility.
There are different types of ejaculation disorders, including:
Causes of erectile dysfunction include diseases affecting blood flow, such as atherosclerosis (narrowing of the arteries); nerve disorders; psychological factors, such as stress, depression, and performance anxiety (nervousness over his ability to sexually perform); and injury to the penis. Chronic illness, certain medications, and a condition called Peyronie's disease (scar tissue in the penis) can also cause erectile dysfunction. Also known as impotence, erectile dysfunction is defined as the inability to attain and/or maintain an erection suitable for intercourse. WebMD Medical Reference.
Sexual dysfunction can be a result of a physical or psychological problem.
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