Ejaculation problems

Inhibited ejaculation can have an effect on men and their partners. It is the difficulty or inability to reach orgasm in men, and can be due to a number of causes:

  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Stroke
  • Nerve damage
  • Anxiety
  • Medications
  • Shame about sex


Premature ejaculation is when a man reaches orgasm too early, and can lead to significant distress and avoidance of sexual intimacy in some instances. It can occur at any age across the life-span. To date, the efficacy of both medical (eg. local anaesthetic gels, antidepressants) and psychosexual therapy are still being investigated, yet preliminary results show that premature ejaculation can be treated with some success.