Delayed Ejaculation: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

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Delayed ejaculation is common problems faced by men at some point. For some, its short-term and some, its lifelong. So, what delayed ejaculation is? Let's understand.

Delayed ejaculation occurs when you take a longer time than average to ejaculate during sexual climax. It is said that if you’re taking more than thirty minutes to ejaculate semen, then probably you’re suffering from this.

It is also called as ‘impaired ejaculation’. In this case, some men even struggle to ejaculate at all. 

Though it doesn’t pose any severe health issue, it can create problems in your sex life with a partner and affect the relationship. But, no need to worry. Treatment is possible for this disease.

So, what are the symptoms you experience when you have delayed ejaculation? Let’s discuss.



The fundamental symptom which we discussed above is ejaculating after thirty minutes or so. If you’re experiencing this, then probably you’re suffering from delayed ejaculation. 

Some men feel irritation in their penis and get tired, but no ejaculation takes place. This could also be one of the symptoms of delayed ejaculation.

Delayed ejaculation symptoms can be classified into two categories:

  1. Lifelong vs acquired 

Lifelong delayed ejaculation generally occurs since sexual maturity, whereas acquired delayed ejaculation occurs during regular intercourse.

  1. Generalized vs Situational

Generalized ejaculation refers to normal delayed ejaculation during a regular sexual act, whereas situational delayed ejaculation refers to specific partners or situations.

In rare cases, it may occur due to diabetes or heart-related diseases.



There are three types of factors responsible for delayed ejaculation:

1. Physical  

  • Certain birth defects in reproductive organs
  • Certain injuries to pelvic nerves
  • UTI (Urinary Tract Infections)
  • Prostate related problems
  • Hormonal imbalance like low thyroid hormone level or low testosterone level

 2. Psychological

  • Stress, depression or anxiety
  • Relationship problems
  • Sexual performance anxiety
  • Poor body image
  • Cultural or religious taboos
  • Sexual fantasies


  • Anti-depressants
  • High B.P. medications
  • Certain diuretics
  • Antipsychotic medications
  • Alcohol



Certain complications may occur in this case of delayed ejaculation. Let’s have a look.

  • Decreased sexual pleasure
  • Anxiety about sexual performance
  • Male infertility
  • Loss of libido
  • Relationship or marriage problems due to unsatisfactory sex life



Treatment depends on the root cause. Most of the doctors will straight away ask you to get urine tests or blood tests to determine whether any health issues are there underlying.

Then you will be given certain medications and see whether symptoms are controlled.

If you are an alcohol or drug addict, probably certain anti-alcohol therapy programs will help.

Psychological counselling may help overcome stress-related issues which will further alleviate DE (Delayed Ejaculation). Certain sex therapy might also help to cure delayed ejaculation, which applies to you or both, you and your partner.

Many prefer Ayurvedic treatment to cure sexual dysfunctions like ED, PE and DE. Like Vajikarana therapy in Ayurveda is very fruitful in this case as it deals with male infertility and virility. 

Apart from all these above treatments, one can always follow certain lifestyle changes like food habits, exercise, healthy routine that can positively contribute to sexual health.


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