Male Sexual Dysfunction
Male sexual dysfunction is a change in your ability to have or enjoy sex like you did before. These changes are sometimes referred to as sexual dysfunction caused by certain diseases (such as cancer) or their treatments.
What is the difference between erectile dysfunction and erectile dysfunction?
At this point you should not confuse the term “sexual dysfunction” with “erectile dysfunction”. While both terms are interrelated, there are certain key differences between the two conditions.
First of all, erectile dysfunction is only specific for men. However, sexual dysfunction can occur both in men and women. Erectile dysfunction can be a cause of sexual dysfunction in men but sexual dysfunction, in turn, does not always lead to erectile dysfunction i.e. it is quite possible that you have a capability of producing a fully normal erection and yet are lacking sufficient desire to get sexually excited.
What are some signs of male sexual dysfunction?
Some signs of sexual dysfunction men may experience include:
- Inability to get or keep a firm erection (erectile dysfunction or ED)
- Loss of desire for sex
- Difficulty reaching climax
- Having a dry orgasm – a climax without any semen
- Orgasms (climaxes) that don’t feel as good as they did before cancer
- Pain in the penis or testicles during sex
What causes male sexual dysfunction?
Erectile dysfunction (impotence): The number one and the most common cause of sexual dysfunction in men is erectile dysfunction or impotence. . Erectile dysfunction (ED) can increase with age. It can also increase if the man is drinking too much or doing drugs. Men can suffer from performance anxiety and also worry about climaxing too quickly, which is premature ejaculation. When a man is anxious he may decide to forgo sex altogether rather than be a disappointment in bed. All those disorders, such as diabetes, which can lead to ED can indirectly lead to sexual dysfunction as well.
Cancer: A long-term, debilitating illness like cancer can also lead to male sexual dysfunction either directly or through the side effects of its treatment i.e. chemotherapy.
Drug treatment: Side effects of certain allopathic medical drugs can also lead to sexual dysfunction.