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Male Orgasmic Disorders

Disorders of the orgasmic response in males have different forms and involve the phase of ejaculation. In particular, except for premature ejaculation, which is generally recognized as a sexual dysfunction characterized by an absence of ejaculatory control, orgasmic disorders include delayed ejaculation, anejaculation (lack of sperm emission), retrograde ejaculation (sperm emission backward into the bladder instead of forward out the urethral meatus), and anorgasmia (perceived absence of orgasm). All of these clinical conditions should be accurately evaluated because one dysfunction could obscure another.

Delayed Ejaculation

To receive a diagnosis of delayed ejaculation, the individual must experience repeated instances of delays in or the absence of ejaculation, and these instances must be associated with life interference (e.g., problems in the partner relationship) or substantial personal distress.

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