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Author: John Dugan
Many men who enjoy an active sex life (whether with a partner or alone), find that the result of all that pleasure can be a very sore penis. (Is the pain worth the price? Most men would say yes.) A sore penis is especially likely in the cases of men who find themselves the victim of delayed ejaculation. Treating a sore penis, and attempting to treat delayed ejaculation, is a requirement to ensure continued penis health ( – and to restore enjoyment of a man’s sexual activities.

Premature gets the publicity.
Delayed ejaculation may not seem like much of a problem to many men. Guys are much more used to hearing about the problem of premature ejaculation, in which a man ejaculates too soon. But delayed ejaculation is indeed a concern for some men.

Also called impaired or retarded ejaculation, delayed ejaculation refers to any situation in which a man is either unable to ejaculate (despite the presence of a strong erection) or can only ejaculate after an abnormally long time of continuous stimulated activity. In some cases, a man with this condition may engage in sex for two or more hours without releasing – which can indeed cause a mighty sore penis.

This should not be confused with edging, a practice in which a man intentionally prevents himself from ejaculating over a period of time. With delayed ejaculation, a man is trying to orgasm, but not succeeding.

Figures are hard to come by, but some experts believe the incidence of delayed ejaculation is 3% or less; however, sex therapists have reported that this figure may be increasing.

Why the increase?
The supposed reason for the possible increase is related to either a presumed greater incidence in masturbatory activity in general among men and/or a greater exposure to pornographic stimulation.

Delayed ejaculation sometimes results when a man’s penis becomes sensitized to being handled a certain way during masturbation. When this happens, a man may find that the sensations of vaginal intercourse, while pleasurable, are not intense enough to stimulate the penis to ejaculation.

By the same token, some men who incorporate pornography into their masturbatory experiences may become “wired” to find specific pornographic images and scenarios exciting. Without those images, they may find it difficult to achieve sufficient stimulation for release.

It should be noted that both of these explanations are theories only and that most men who masturbate frequently and/or use pornography continue to enjoy a healthy sex life.

Other causes
Delayed ejaculation may also be related to other causes, such as certain medications (including some antidepressants and high blood pressure medications) and certain medical conditions (including nerve damage, prostate problems, urinary tract infections and heart disease).

Depending on the cause, there are several things a man can do to alleviate delayed ejaculation. Decreasing the frequency of masturbation and/or masturbating with a different hand may be helpful, as may be cutting down on the amount of exposure to pornography. Consulting a doctor about a different medication or getting treatment for a medical condition that may be contributing to the problem is also advised. It may take some time to “retrain” the penis so that the issue resolves.

As mentioned, many men with delayed ejaculation can experience a seriously sore penis from all the friction and stimulation over an extended period of time. Treating the sore penis is generally easier than treating delayed ejaculation, especially if one employs a superior penis health crème ( health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil). Proper hydration is essential for soothing a raw manhood, so using a crème that include both a high end emollient (such as shea butter) and an exceptional natural hydrator (such as vitamin) will help to replenish the skin oils and aid the healing process. Since penis de-sensitization may contribute to delayed ejaculation, using a crème with acetyl L carnitine is highly recommended. This ingredient is neuroprotective and can help to avoid peripheral nerve damage that can impact penis sensitivity.

Visit for additional information on most common penis health issues, tips on improving penis sensitivity and what to do to maintain a healthy penis. John Dugan is a professional writer who specializes in men's health issues and is an ongoing contributing writer to numerous websites.

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