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Question: Unable to ejaculate


 a_six - Sun Oct 07, 2007 4:30 pm

My boyfriend is 35 and since we have been having sex he ejaculates on a sporatic basis. Most of the time he does not and when he does it takes hours, and I become very sore. It is sometimes several weeks (3-8) between his ejaculations, and he told me that he has had problems masturbating recently. He has no problem keeping an erection, infact it will stay hard for hours at a time when we have sex.

He has told me that this is a problem he has been dealing with for 2 years, but has never been to see a doctor. He has had no surgeries, and is no family history that I know of. He takes no prescription, or over the counter meds. He quit smoking cigaretts and that seemed to make things better, but now that he is smoking on a regular basis things are the same.

I was wondering if it could be the cigaretts or if it is the fact that he is a long-term weed smoker, or if there could be something else wrong? He has told me that he has cut way back on the weed, but still does it. Should I insist that he go and see a urologist?

Any insight would be helpful.

Thank you
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Wed Oct 10, 2007 7:54 pm

User avatar Hi A_six,

There are many possible reasons for this problem, both physically and psychologically (which is not to say that he is making this problem up).

I would recommend he start by seeing a urologist. It is important to get a thorough history and physical examination to help guide the work up process.

Best wishes.

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