Harvard Men's Health Watch

Troubles with sexual release?

Don't be reluctant to discuss delayed or absent ejaculation with your doctor. The key to better sex is pinpointing the root cause.

When men think about their sexual woes, erectile dysfunction (ED) usually comes to mind. But some face a different obstacle they may not think to discuss with a doctor—and that doctors themselves may not think to ask about. Despite being able to have erections, a man can have trouble reaching a satisfying climax. Unlike ED, inhibited ejaculation lacks FDA-approved remedies that doctors can offer.

"It's a tough problem because there just isn't a lot out there," says Dr. Michael O'Leary, a professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School and a urologist at Brigham and Women's Hospital.

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