We are speaking so much about women’s health on Infano, – physical, mental, and sexual. But while giving relationship tips for women, we cannot ignore the health of male partners because the balance for any good sound and healthy relationship requires both partners to be in sync- both physically and mentally.
However, most men are shy to talk about their health especially when it comes to sexual health. A lot of cultural upbringing also surrounds these inhibitions because so much toxic masculinity abounds and sexualized terms like namard, napunsak, impotent, khada nahi hota kya, are some slurs used often for bullying each other that men often don’t want to discuss this for fear of mean ridiculed that he is not “man enough”.
Sexual performance anxiety in bed is a real thing for most men. Though sex is just another hormone- bodily function for reproduction, it is also a pleasurable activity. It is also an activity that bonds two people. So sexual health and well-being are of utmost importance if one is sexually active and wishes to enjoy it.
Relationship tips for women: Learn about the ‘Male Orgasm’
The male orgasm is the third of four distinct phases comprising ejaculation: arousal, plateau, orgasm, and resolution/refraction, although not all men ejaculate during an orgasm. Male orgasm results from sexual activity (physical sensation) and arousal (cognitive awareness). It involves multiple hormones, organs, and nerve pathways. Testosterone, a hormone produced in the testicles, plays a central role in this process by enhancing sexual desire (libido) that leads to arousal, erection, and ultimately, orgasm. Also involved are contractions of the muscles of the penis, anus, and perineum which ultimately propel semen from the body. During orgasm, the reward center of the brain is flooded with neurochemicals, inciting the intense emotional response associated with an orgasm. When any of these aspects are affected by physical or emotional issues, the individual may be unable to achieve a normal orgasm.– www.verywellhealth.com
According to an article by the Harvard Medical School, optimal sexual health for people with penises includes sexual desire (libido) and the ability to get and sustain an erection (erectile function). Male sexual health also covers the prevention and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases and the assessment and treatment of male infertility.
While these conditions do not pose serious medical risks, they can cause stress and create problems in your sex life and personal relationships. Physical health does affect the desire for sex and the ability to have sex, but mental health and emotional factors also play important roles.
What are the common male sexual problems?
What is Erectile dysfunction (ED)
This is the inability to get an erection or to keep it firm enough or maintain it long enough for satisfying sexual activity. Many things can cause ED, including stress, depression, relationship issues, abnormally low testosterone, damage from urological surgery, and even cholesterol-clogged arteries. In fact, it is often an early warning sign for heart disease. Patients suffering from erectile dysfunction should first be evaluated for any underlying physical and psychological conditions. If treatment of the underlying conditions doesn’t help, medication and assistive devices, such as pumps, can be prescribed. ED can be treated with pills, injections into the penis, or devices.
What are the types of ejaculation difficulties?
This is the inability to delay ejaculation for more than one minute after penetration. The problem might occur during sex with a partner or even during masturbation. Some men might experience natural variable premature ejaculation, which includes periods of rapid ejaculation as well as periods of normal ejaculation. But this does not qualify diagnostic criteria. The average time from the beginning of intercourse to ejaculation is about five minutes. But lifelong premature ejaculation occurs all or nearly all of the time beginning with your first sexual encounters. Premature ejaculation is a common and treatable problem. Physical and psychological factors can cause premature ejaculation. Medications, counseling and sexual techniques that delay ejaculation — or a combination of these — can help treat this.
Delayed ejaculation (DE) or “impaired ejaculation,” occurs when it takes a long time for a man to ejaculate. In some cases, ejaculation cannot be achieved at all. While some men experience DE from time to time, but for others, it may be a lifelong problem. When people with penises need 30 minutes of sexual stimulation to reach orgasm and ejaculate.
This is a common medical condition. Delayed ejaculation appears to be caused by an underlying problem that might need treatment. A medical exam, blood test, and urine tests (urinalysis) may be conducted. Delayed ejaculation treatment depends on the underlying cause, but it might include taking medication or making changes to medications you currently take, undergoing psychological counseling, or addressing alcohol or illegal drug use.
Anorgasmia or inability to experience orgasm upon ejaculation
Anorgasmia is a condition that can affect both sexes. Anorgasmia in people with penises often occurs along with delayed ejaculation and should not be confused with erectile dysfunction or low libido, although these conditions may co-exist. Causes include physiological problems present at birth to side effects from surgery or medications to psychological issues. Treatment is determined once the cause is determined.
Blood tests, biothesiometry, penile sympathetic skin response, and sacral reflex arc testing are some of the medical tests that may be required along with a physical exam and a psychological evaluation. Some medications may also cause this. Treatment may include reevaluating medical prescriptions, psychotherapy, sex therapy, digital prostate massage, or hormone replacement therapy.
From identifying the problem, determining its underlying cause, and getting the right treatment, all of these conditions are mostly treatable. However, the first step is to identify and accept that a problem exists and giving your partner a safe, non-judgemental space to talk about it and the necessary support and medical attention.
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