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5 Common Sexual Disorders in Men

Published on Sep 09, 2022


By Dr. Surya Bhagwati
Chief In- House Doctor
BAMS, DHA, DHHCM, DHBTC | 30+ Years of Experience

5 Common Sexual Disorders in Men

People say that men are the more active partner when it comes to sex. Dealing with sexual problems can affect the pleasure of both parties involved. But it is very important to address sexual issues to preserve sexual wellbeing and the spark of your relationship. Sexual disorders in men are common issues that affect many men in their lifetime. 

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However, sex is a sensitive topic for many men, which makes them much less likely to talk about their sexual issues. Some common causes of sexual problems in men include ageing, emotional stress, smoking and alcohol use, unhealthy diet or obesity (especially belly fat), and drug use (for example, steroids or recreational drugs). 

Common Sexual Disorders in Men

Sexual disorders among men are sometimes caused by a physical condition, such as a hormone imbalance, side-effects of medication, or anxiety and stress. These disorders include:

  • Premature ejaculation
  • Delayed ejaculation
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Pain during sex
  • Impotence

Let's explore these sexual disorders in men:

1. Premature Ejaculation

It is estimated that most males have had this problem at least once in their lifetime. It is characterized by orgasm before or shortly after sexual penetration and the inability to delay ejaculation in all or nearly all sexual encounters. 

Many men who are not sexually active with a partner can also suffer from premature ejaculation, though they might not realize it. 

The common causes are nervousness due to: 

  • Inexperience
  • Performance anxiety
  • Over-arousal of the sexual response cycle
  • Excessive masturbation 

Some of the symptoms of this premature ejaculation are the inability to delay ejaculation from a few seconds to a few minutes, being preoccupied with sexual stimulation, and being unable to focus on pleasurable aspects of sex.  

2. Delayed Ejaculation

People often believe that delayed ejaculation is not even a problem but rather a blessing, since it prevents them from having premature ejaculation and thus lasting longer. 

This is a myth because the very existence of delayed ejaculation means that men can take much longer than usual to reach orgasm, which is a clear indication that something is wrong. Delayed ejaculation can lead to mental, physical, and sexual exhaustion. 

It can also cause pain during sex. In extreme cases, some men will get so tired from trying and failing to reach orgasm that they will simply fall asleep without ejaculating.

Some common causes of delayed ejaculation include: 

  • Overuse of porn
  • Not enough stimulation
  • Obesity
  • Fatigue
  • Thyroid problems
  • Low hormones
  • Medications like antidepressants

Symptoms of this issue include being unable to ejaculate during sex, experiencing orgasm and still not ejaculating, taking a long time to reach orgasm with a partner or when masturbating.

3. Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the failure to develop or maintain an erection during sexual activity. This is one of the most common sexual disorders in men, especially as they age. Here are some common causes of erectile dysfunction: 

  • Diabetes 
  • High blood pressure 
  • Smoking 
  • Obesity 
  • Heart disease 
  • Psychological factors, including stress and performance anxiety.

The symptoms of erectile dysfunction include:

  • Erection difficulties 
  • Painful erections 
  • Trouble achieving or maintaining an erection 
  • Premature ejaculation

4. Sharp Pain during Sex


Sex should not be painful in any sense! Sharp pain while having sex is commonly thought to occur due to poor blood circulation that can possibly lead to nerve damage and pain. Pain during sex is not a single problem but can be due to some causes and conditions such as: 

  • Tension in the pelvic area or the muscles around it
  • Hormone problems
  • Infections in the reproductive organs
  • Serious injuries such as fractures or damage to the prostate gland and other pelvic organs can cause pain during sex

The classic symptom of this disorder is pain during sexual intercourse—whether during penetration, ejaculation, or post-ejaculation.

5. Impotence

Impotence is one of the major sexual disorders in men where the quality of semen and production of semen is impaired. A lack of sexual desire or libido is another commonly reported complaint in men with such a disorder. 

The common causes of impotence are being overweight, smoking, alcohol, heart and blood pressure problems and diabetes. You need to take prompt treatment to prevent any long-term damage to your reproductive system and sexual life.

Natural Treatments for Sexual Disorders in Men

Natural treatment is considered one of the safest ways to managing various kinds of sexual disorders and relieving symptoms. The choice is obvious since natural treatment allows you to combat your sexual disorder in a non-invasive way without any pain or physical discomfort. 

Getting natural medicine paired with the right exercises enables you to restore your sexual functioning without side effects. Ayurveda is an ancient science that uses ayurvedic herbs to help against sexual disorders and their symptoms. 

These Ayurvedic medicines rely on natural herbs, pure extracts, and minerals to achieve the desired results without any side effects. One of the most popular Ayurvedic medicines to help boost stamina, performance, and pleasure include Shilajit Gold Capsule. Along with Shialjit, quality Ayurvedic male power boosters include ingredients like Gold Bhasma, Ashwagandha, Shatavari, and Safed Musli.

FAQs about Sexual Disorders in Men 

1. What are sexual weakness symptoms?

Sexual weakness symptoms are mostly experienced as low energy and inability to feel any sexual drive or libido. Men also face problems with erection and premature ejaculation, resulting in delayed performance or failure to achieve an erection. 

2. What makes a man weak in bed?

It is not a single thing or issue that makes a man weak in bed. A man's inability to achieve an erection stems from a variety of physical and psychological factors, including the kind of relationship he has with his partner, depression or stress, frustration at his sexual inadequacy, and body image issues. Ejaculation problems are also a sign of weak sexual performance.

3. Is there a male impotence test? 

While there isn't a hard and fast rule for every male impotence, there are tests to identify symptoms of different health problems. If you are constantly suffering from low libido, tiredness, and unable to achieve or sustain erections, you might want to consult a medical expert. 

4. What causes a man to not be sexually active? 

A variety of factors can result in a man not being sexually active, such as difficulty achieving an erection or ejaculation, underlying health issues, obesity, lack of stamina, and anxiety, among others. 

5. What is male performance anxiety? 

Sexual performance anxiety, also known as male performance anxiety or erection difficulties, is a psychological condition where men experience some degree of difficulty in obtaining and maintaining an erection during sexual activity. 

6. Can Ayurveda manage sexual disorders in men?

Yes, Ayurvedic medicines and treatments prescribed by an Ayurvedic doctor can help manage sexual disorders in men with no known side effects. It’s recommended to consult an ayurvedic doctor before starting any treatment or medication to combat sexual disorders. 

Dr. Surya Bhagwati
BAMS (Ayurveda), DHA (Hospital Admin), DHHCM (Health Management), DHBTC (Herbal Beauty and Cosmetology)

Dr. Surya Bhagwati is an established, well-known Ayurvedic expert with over 30 years of experience in treating and consulting in the field of Ayurveda. She is known for the timely, efficient, and patient-centred delivery of quality health care. The patients under her care receive a unique holistic treatment comprising not only medicinal treatment but also spiritual empowerment.

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