Understanding Male Sexual Problems -- the Basics
What Causes Male Sexual Problems? continued...
Premature ejaculation (PE) is usually not due to physical causes, although the problem is sometimes linked to a neurological disorder, prostate infections, or urethritis.
Possible psychological causes of sexual dysfunction include:
- Guilty feelings about sex
- Sexual aversion disorder
- Learned behavior pattern of rapid ejaculation seen with frequent masturbation or infrequent sexual activity
Erection problems can be caused by:
Painful intercourse usually has physical causes such as these:
Lack of sexual desire may be due to any of these factors:
- Physical illness
- Hormonal abnormality (usually low testosterone levels)
- Medications that affect libido
- Alcohol or recreational drug abuse
- Psychological causes, including depression or relationship problems, which a therapist may help identify
Retrograde ejaculation may occur in men from these causes:
- Prostate or urethral surgery
- Medication that keeps the bladder neck open
- Diabetes (which can injure the nerves that normally close the bladder during ejaculation)
may be caused by:
Can Medication Cause Sexual Problems?
Many medications have been implicated in sexual dysfunction, causing inhibited sexual desire and/or erectile dysfunction, such as: