Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.
Sexual Problems in Men
Difficulty reaching orgasm or ejaculating is also known as inhibited or delayed orgasm. Not being able to have an orgasm at all is called anorgasmia. Both problems can interfere with sexual pleasure.
Difficulty reaching orgasm can be caused by a number of underlying medical conditions, including
side effects from medications
nerve damage from surgery, injuries or medical conditions
stress or anxiety.
Let's start with medications. A variety of medications can affect the ability to achieve orgasm, including drugs used to treat the following conditions
depression and other psychiatric conditions
Drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are one of the most common causes of inhibited orgasm. Drugs in this family include fluoxetine (Prozac), citalopram (Celexa), sertraline (Zoloft), paroxetine (Paxil), and escitalopram (Lexapro). Keep in mind that these antidepressant drugs may be used to treat a variety of other conditions including anxiety and stress.
Are you taking any prescription or non-prescription medications, particularly for one of the conditions listed above?
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- Sexual Problems in Men
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