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Forum Name: Male Sexual Disorders

Question: will a hernia removal effect sexual activity

 remcjj - Sat Nov 07, 2009 10:34 pm

My boyfriend had surgery a few years ago to remove his hernia. We didn't think anything of it till recently when we were trying to figure out reasons for his lack of cuming during sex or forplay. He was a virgin until we met and have only had sex three times but not once has he came. He said that when he masterbated he came but lately it's been really hard for him to. Is this related to his hernia surgery or is there another reason behind his lack of cum during sex?
 Debbie Miller, RN - Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:54 pm

User avatar Hello,
There could be a number of reasons for this, including psychological concerns, but the hernia surgery would not be the problem. He can relax about that and try not to feel pressure to perform, but let things come naturally. If he continues to have trouble he could consult a therapist or urologist. I suspect with time the problem will correct itself. Sometimes masturbation results in a particular style of arousal that is not the same with a partner. While many men have no problem doing both; others do so he may want to try avoiding the masturbation for a while to see if he is able to perform better in the relationship. Most important is to be understanding about it and aware that almost all men experience this at times. It is very rarely any kind of serious concern.

Best wishes.

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