By Dr. Satyan Nanal, Sexology
No matter what the age, social status or the sexual orientation is, sexual health is an important part of a man’s life. In general, male sexual problems involve not being able to get or maintain an erection, difficulty reaching orgasm or ejaculating too soon. Sexual problems can affect any man, whether he is straight, gay, transgender or a bisexual.
Types of Sexual problems in Men-
1. Erectile Dysfunction (Impotence)
This is when you can’t get, or keep an erection. Most men experience it at some point in time, and the causes can be physical or psychological. Physical causes include diabetes, heart diseases, and high blood pressure. Unhealthy habits like smoking, alcohol, and illegal drugs, as well as some prescription medicines, can also cause erectile dysfunction. Psychological factors could be worry about money, work, relationship, family, and even about not getting an erection.
2. Premature Ejaculation
This is when you ejaculate sooner than you would like to. It is a problem only if it bothers you or your partner. Premature Ejaculation has several causes like anxiety or guilt, low levels of certain brain chemicals, being very aroused or stimulated and infection of the urethra or prostate.
3. Loss of Sex Drive
Your interest in sex, also called libido, can vary over the course of life. Losing your sex drive, or libido, is common. It can be linked to a number of reasons, including emotional or relationship issues, health problems, certain medications, and reduced level of male hormones.
4. Low Testosterone
A gradual decline in testosterone is normal in men as they get older. But for a man who is healthy and has age on his side, having no interest in sex is not normal. The low levels can have many reasons including diseases, injuries to the genitalia and certain medications