Ejaculation problems, such as premature ejaculation, are common sexual problems in men. The three main problems are:
This is the most common ejaculation problem. It is where the male ejaculates too quickly during sexual intercourse. Many men are unsure about how long ‘normal’ sex should last before ejaculation. It’s up to the individual and his partner to decide whether or not they’re happy with the time it takes for him to ejaculate. There is no definition of how long intercourse should last.
Delayed ejaculation (male orgasmic disorder) is classed as either:
There is no set definition to describe ‘how long is too long’, but a persistent (and unwanted) delay of ejaculation that lasts for 30 to 60 minutes may suggest delayed ejaculation.
This is a rarer type of ejaculation problem. It happens when sperm travels backwards and enter the bladder instead of coming out of the end of the urethra (the tube through which urine passes).
The main symptoms of retrograde ejaculation include:
producing no semen, or only a small amount, during ejaculation
producing cloudy urine (because of the semen in it) when you first go to the toilet after having sex
Men with retrograde ejaculation still experience the feeling of an orgasm and the condition does not pose a danger to health. However, it can affect the ability to father a child.
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