What is sexual dysfunction?
It refers to a problem that occurs during any phase of the sexual response cycle. It prevents the individual or couple from experiencing satisfaction from sexual activity.
What cause sexual dysfunction?
It can be a result of either physical or psychological problems, sometimes both together.
Many physical / medical conditions which includes diabetes, hormonal imbalance, heart & vascular diseases, neurological disorders, chronic diseases, alcoholism, etc. Side effects of certain medications including antidepressant drugs can affect sexual desire & function.
It includes work related stress & anxiety, concerns about sexual performance, marital or relationship problems, depression, feeling of guilt, and effects of past sexual trauma.
What are the most common male sexual problems?
The most common sexual dysfunction problems in men are:
- Ejaculation disorder
- Erectile dysfunction
- Low sexual desire / libido
1) Ejaculationn disorders:
Ejaculation is where semen is squirted out of the penis during an orgasm. This reflux action is controlled by central the nervous system. It is triggered when the sexual act reach to critical level of excitement.
- Premature ejaculation - it refers to ejaculation that occurs before or soon after penetration.
- Delayed ejaculation - it takes a prolonged period of sexual stimulation for a men to ejaculate.
- Retrograde ejaculation - ejaculation is forced back into the bladder rather than through the urethra & penis.
2) Erectile dysfunction:
Erectile dysfunction is defined as the inability to attain & or maintain erection/ hardness suitable for intercourse.
3) Low sexual desire or libido:
Low libido refers to the decrease in desire or interest in sexual activity.
Can sexual problems be treated?
The success of treatment for sexual dysfunction depends on the underlying cause of the problem. Most problems can be successfully treated.
What are the treatment options available?
This involves ayurvedic treatment to solve issue & boost sexual wellness.
Therapy like SHIRODHARA & counselling helps to overcome issues.
Education & communication
Education about sex & sexual behavior or response may help to overcome anxiety. Good communication with partners about the needs & concerns also helps to overcome many barriers to a healthy sexual life.