Sexual dysfunction as it relates to infertility means that there is a disruption in the process of getting the sperm out of the man's body. This can take on many forms and may or may not have anything to do with the quality of the sperm that is being produced. This can be a very embarrassing and painful subject for many couples to discuss. It is important to talk to your practitioner or his about the problems he may be having in the field of his sex life.
Many of the problems associated with sexual dysfunction can be treated fairly easily. Some treatments are medicinal in nature. Other treatments for sexual dysfunction are related to special exercise and treatments.
Erectile dysfunction, or impotence, is the inability to obtain or maintain an erection. It is estimated that 10 percent of the male population will suffer from a problem with erectile dysfunction on a chronic basis at some point. The majority of men suffering from chronic erectile dysfunction are over the age of forty, though some men will suffer well before the typical age.
The causes of erectile dysfunction are numerous. Some causes can be related to medications he is taking, including medications for high blood pressure, antidepressants, and sedatives. Sometimes the causes of impotence are due to diseases such as diabetes or high blood pressure. Stress and worry can even cause erectile dysfunction.
Medications and therapy can be helpful in treating this type of fertility-related issue once the cause is determined. You should always be straightforward about your sex life with your practitioners so that they can best serve you. They should be able to help you determine the cause of an erectile dysfunction fairly easily.
Premature ejaculation is defined as ejaculation that occurs prior to when both partners wish it to occur. Typically premature ejaculation is a problem for younger men. As their sexual experiences increase men learn how to control their ejaculation.
While it was once thought that premature ejaculation was caused by physical problems, it is now believed that premature ejaculation is a psychological problem. This can become an issue as the stress of trying to conceive begins. The added pressure of getting pregnant can cause a performance anxiety of sorts. For some men this can become negatively reinforced and therefore repeat itself.
If your partner is experiencing premature ejaculation, your first line of defense is to talk about it with him. Try not to allow the anxiety of trying to conceive affect your sexual experience, though this is much easier said than done. You may also wish to get a referral to a counselor to help your partner if talking between the two of you doesn't solve the problem.
Other techniques might include using lubricants to decrease some of the friction on the penis during intercourse. Be sure to use lubricants that are sperm and cervical mucous friendly if you choose to use this option. There are also desensitizing creams that can add a degree of numbness to the penis. Check with your practitioner before trying these.
You may also try squeeze therapy. Squeeze therapy consists of squeezing the penis just before ejaculation to disrupt the thought process of your partner. By interrupting the pleasure, it is possible that you can help increase the control your man has over ejaculating.