Delayed Ejaculation

May 18, 2021

Understanding Delayed Ejaculation

Delayed ejaculation, also known as impaired ejaculation, is a sexual disorder characterized by the inability or delayed ability to ejaculate despite sufficient sexual stimulation. It can cause distress and frustration for individuals and their partners, leading to a negative impact on overall sexual satisfaction and relationship quality.

Causes of Delayed Ejaculation

Delayed ejaculation can be caused by various factors, including psychological and physical reasons. Common psychological factors include anxiety, stress, depression, and relationship issues. Physical causes may involve certain medications, medical conditions such as diabetes or prostate problems, hormonal imbalances, or nerve damage.

Signs and Symptoms

The signs and symptoms of delayed ejaculation may vary among individuals. Some common symptoms include:

  • Consistently taking a long time to ejaculate, even during masturbation or with different partners
  • Inability to ejaculate at all, despite prolonged sexual activity
  • Feeling frustrated, anxious, or distressed about the delayed ejaculation
  • Experiencing difficulties in maintaining sexual relationships due to the delayed ejaculation

Treatment Options

At Muir Diablo Occupational Medicine, our team of experts in men's health understands the impact of delayed ejaculation on your overall well-being. We offer comprehensive treatment options tailored to your specific needs. Treatment approaches may include:

1. Psychotherapy and Counseling

Psychotherapy and counseling sessions can help address underlying psychological factors contributing to delayed ejaculation. Through therapy, you can explore and resolve relationship issues, reduce anxiety and stress, and develop healthy coping strategies.

2. Medications

In some cases, medications such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), which are commonly used for treating depression and anxiety, may be prescribed to help manage delayed ejaculation. However, medication options should be discussed with a qualified healthcare professional.

3. Hormone therapy

In instances where delayed ejaculation is caused by hormonal imbalances, hormone therapy may be recommended. This involves restoring hormone levels to a normal range, allowing for improved sexual functioning.

4. Behavioral Techniques

Certain behavioral techniques, such as the "stop-start" or "squeeze" technique, can be employed to enhance sexual response and reduce the delay in ejaculation. These techniques focus on increasing awareness of sexual sensations and learning to control ejaculation timing.

5. Lifestyle Changes

Implementing lifestyle changes, including regular exercise, stress reduction techniques, maintaining a healthy diet, and avoiding excessive alcohol or drug use, may positively impact sexual function and help manage delayed ejaculation.

Consulting with Our Experts

If you or your partner are experiencing delayed ejaculation, it is essential to seek professional help. The highly skilled and experienced team at Muir Diablo Occupational Medicine specializes in men's health and can provide you with the necessary support and guidance to address this issue.

Don't let delayed ejaculation hinder your sexual satisfaction and overall well-being. Contact us today to schedule a confidential consultation and take the first step towards a fulfilling sex life.


Delayed ejaculation can have a significant impact on an individual's sexual health and overall quality of life. With comprehensive treatment options available, including psychotherapy, medication, hormone therapy, behavioral techniques, and lifestyle changes, Muir Diablo Occupational Medicine is dedicated to helping individuals overcome delayed ejaculation and regain sexual satisfaction. Seek professional assistance and embark on your journey toward a healthier, more fulfilling sex life today.

Neil Tyson
Interesting and informative.
Oct 15, 2023