What Is Ejaculation?

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That quick, exciting and ticklish feeling that you can’t control while having some intimate time with your lover. Do you know what it is called? We are going to talk about what ejaculation is and identify common causes of early ejaculation. We are also going to answer questions such as what causes ejaculation problems, what to do when you have early ejaculation problem and where to go to seek help.

First we will explain what ejaculation is and the process that leads to ejaculation. Ejaculation is the release of semen from the penis during sexual climax. Semen is the white fluid that is released from your penis. A man can release semen when he is sexually stimulated. This can happen either by stroking the penis as a way of masturbating or by having sexual intercourse. During sexual intercourse, the brain sends signals to the genital area through nerves in the spinal cord to make the pelvic muscles contract. At orgasm, waves of muscle contractions transport the sperm, with a small amount of fluid, from the testes through to the vas deferens. The seminal vesicles and prostate contribute extra fluid to protect the sperm.
This mixture of sperm and fluid (semen) travels along the urethra to the tip of the penis where it is ejaculated (released).

What kind of ejaculation problems exist for men?

There are a few ejaculation problems that men have experienced which can be treated:
• Premature Ejaculation – is when you release semen before you intend to while having sexual intercourse.
• Retrograde Ejaculation – is when semen enters the bladder instead of going out through the urethra during ejaculation.
• Delayed Ejaculation – occurs when a man takes too long to ejaculate. It is reported as a form of sexual dysfunction affecting a man’s ability to ejaculate.
• Painful ejaculation – is normally when a painful, burning sensations are felt during or after ejaculation. The pain can be felt in the bladder, penis or rectum.

How common are ejaculation problems?

Premature ejaculation is known to be the most common male sexual problem that affects men of all ages. A young man who is starting out to have sex can experience a lot of early ejaculation. The cause could be that he is less sexually experienced or feel insecure and under pressure to perform better to please their lovers. It is most likely for the first round to be quick and disappointing. This is caused by too much excitement, which is hard to control if you haven’t ‘had any’ in a while. So don’t worry when you hit a quickie the first round. It is normal.
When you get older your ejaculation will generally start to take a bit longer. So we can assume for now that it goes with experience. Regular sex can illuminate this issue. When this issue of early ejaculation persists it can cause distress for the man and his partner. Let’s look at the causes of ejaculation problems.

What causes early ejaculation?

Early Ejaculation problems can have a variety of causes, both physical and psychological. The physical causes include some illnesses such as diabetes, some types of surgery or trauma, some types of inflammation or infection, certain medicines, and chemical imbalances in the brain (neurobiological disorders). Psychological causes include stress, anxiety (such as anxiety about ‘sexual performance’), relationship difficulties and depression. For each type of ejaculation problem and for each individual man there may be one or more causes of an ejaculation problem.

How do I tell my partner about my ejaculation problem?

It is best to talk to you partner about any sexual issues that you have. Talking to your partner can be very helpful, as your partner will be able to support you. Your ejaculation problem is affecting your partner as much as it is affecting you. When you are seeking treatment do involve your partner.

What should I do if I have an ejaculation problem?

If you have an ejaculation problem that is bothering you, come visit any of our Men’s Clinic International closest to you.

Contact us using the following options and we will get back to you, SMS ‘Help” to 32110, Send a "please call me" to 072 315 2574 or Call us on 0860 362 867, Live Chat www.menshealth.co.za.

The doctor will diagnose the cause of the problem and recommend how best to treat or manage the ejaculation problem.