Delayed Ejaculation

Resources for Patients and Caregivers

Delayed ejaculation — sometimes called impaired ejaculation — is a condition in which it takes an extended period of sexual stimulation for men to reach sexual climax and release semen from the penis (ejaculate). Some men with delayed ejaculation are unable to ejaculate at all.


Cluster Number:
Wiki Number: 12-Delayed Ejaculation
Diagnosis: Adjustment Disorder
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Sex Ratio: Male Only
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Symptoms: Inability to achieve orgasm without 30-40 minutes of masturbation or stimulation; or not at all.
Therapies: Sex therapy with a partner, training in stages toward vaginal climax.

Resources for Physicians, Counselors and Researchers


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  • Mating-induced analgesia is dependent of copulatory male pattern in high- and low- yawning male rats
    by Porfirio Gómora-Arrati on January 7, 2022

    Mating behavior in rodents can modulate pain sensations in both sexes. In males, the execution of mounts, intromissions, and ejaculations induced a progressive increase in their vocalization thresholds induced by tail shocks and other types of noxious stimuli. We selectively inbred two sublines from Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats that differed in their spontaneous yawning frequency. The high-yawning (HY) subline had a mean of 20 yawns/h and a different pattern of sexual behavior characterized by...

  • Efficacy Evaluation of Plant Products in the Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction Related to Diabetes
    by Stefania Nobili on December 28, 2021

    Erectile dysfunction affects more than 50% of diabetic male patients, with a higher prevalence compared with the general population. Age, clinical factors, and lifestyle habits have been suggested to contribute to the pathophysiology and worsening of erectile dysfunction in diabetic patients. First- and second-line standard treatments are represented by phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) inhibitors and alprostadil, respectively. However, natural compounds have been suggested to ameliorate this...

  • Disorders of Ejaculation: An AUA/SMSNA Guideline
    by Alan W Shindel on December 28, 2021

    CONCLUSION: Disturbances of the timing of ejaculation can pose a substantial impediment to sexual enjoyment for men and their partners. The Panel recommends shared decision-making as fundamental in the management of disorders of ejaculation; involvement of sexual partner(s) in decision making, when possible, may allow for optimization of outcomes.

  • The Impact of Postponed Fertility Treatment on the Sexual Health of Infertile Patients Owing to the COVID-19 Pandemic
    by Meng Dong on December 27, 2021

    Background: With the onset of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic at the beginning of 2020, all non-essential medical treatments were suspended, including fertility treatments. As a unique group in society, patients with infertility may be more sensitive and vulnerable in the face of pressure and crisis. However, to the best of our knowledge, there have been no reports on the influence of postponed fertility treatment on the sexual health of infertile patients owing to COVID-19....